Randy Phillips Joins TEG Board In Advisory, Operational Roles
– Randy Phillips
Randy Phillips is joining the board of directors of TEG Live, a global leader in live entertainment, ticketing, and technology, where he’ll have roles in both advisory and operational capacities, the company announced.
Most recently, Phillips led TEG’s efforts on behalf of Donda Touring in financing, producing and promoting the Free Larry Hoover Benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with Ye (Kanye West) and special guest Drake.
“I have had many opportunities in my career to work with some of the greatest artists and executives in the live entertainment sector of the music industry,” Phillips said in a statement. “Joining the extraordinary TEG team is a dream come true for me since I have so much respect for TEG Group CEO Geoff Jones who built an incredibly well-run and market-dominant company in Australia/New Zealand and has built on that success across the globe.”
TEG, while based in Australia, operates worldwide and has offices in seven countries and includes TEG Live, TEG Sport & Experiences, TEG Dainty, TEG MJR, TEG Van Egmond, Laneway Festival, Handsome Tours, TEG Rockefeller, Qudos Bank Arena, Ticketek, Ticketek Marketplace, Eventopia, Softix, TicketCharge, TicketWorld, Ticketek Singapore and Ovation.
Phillips will work alongside TEG Los Angeles-based executive Amos Pizzey to contribute to the expansion of the TEG footprint in live entertainment, including the creation of unique, owned, or co-owned, and financed intellectual property, according to a statement. Pizzey was the founder of branding/sponsorship company Talenthouse, where he worked with artists like David Guetta, Pitbull, Linkin Park, Eric Clapton, Green Day, and Mumford & Sons and started his career as a member of the group Culture Club.
Of his work on the Larry Hoover Benefit and with TEG going forward, Phillips adds: “Working with a true musical genius like Kanye, again, was an opportunity that my role at TEG afforded me and the results were financially and historically significant. This is just the beginning since our artists work for their fans and TEG works for our artists. Together with my colleagues on the Board and in the operating divisions of TEG, we plan on strategically growing the business through organic growth and acquisitions.”
Phillips most recently served as President and CEO of LiveStyle, Inc. one of the world’s largest music event producers, which he joined in December 2016. Before LiveStyle, Phillips was CEO at AEG Live for 13 years, where he promoted world tours for artists such as Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Rod Stewart, and Prince, among others. He directed AEG’s network of regional offices and worked with subsidiaries including Goldenvoice, Concerts West, and TMG-AEG Live.
Additionally, Phillips produced films featuring Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, as well as heading the company’s expansion of its festival division. Previously, he managed or co-managed, Lionel Richie, Usher, and Toni Braxton, and launched a joint venture with MCA Records (Gasoline Alley).
“Randy’s track record in the business speaks for itself,” Geoff Jones, Group CEO of TEG said. “He has done just about everything in the live space and has enormous knowledge, experience, and expertise that I look forward to tapping into and working collaboratively with in order to grow the TEG business globally. Randy shares our growth aspirations, and I have really enjoyed working with him so far. He has already added so much, and I look forward to a long partnership with Randy.”