Oak View Group, the global venue development, advisory and investment company for the sports and live entertainment industries, announced Ade Patton as chief financial officer.
Patton will direct and oversee the global financial and accounting activities of OVG, the parent company of Pollstar and VenuesNow. Based in Denver, Colorado, Patton will report to OVG chairman and CEO Tim Leiweke. He assumes his new role effective immediately.
“I’m pleased that Ade will be joining OVG as our new Chief Financial Officer,” said Leiweke in a statement. “Ade is a seasoned financial executive who has helped lead world-class companies, and I look forward to having him on our team to help guide OVG’s continued strategic and sustainable growth at scale.”
“I am both proud and excited to join Oak View Group at this moment.,” said Patton, according to a press release. “We truly have an opportunity to transform the sports, live entertainment, and hospitality industries globally, and I am eager to join the world-class management team that Tim and Irving Azoff have assembled.”
Patton most recently served as CFOof HBO Max/Global DTC at WarnerBros Discovery and previously in investment management roles at Millennium Management LLC and Citadel LLC. Patton holds an MBA and a law degree from Harvard, where he attended both business and law school after graduating from the University of Virginia.