The Madison Square Garden Company announced that David O’Connor has been named president and chief executive officer. As MSG’s president and CEO, O’Connor will be responsible for setting the company’s overall strategic vision, as well as for the advancement of its sports, media and entertainment businesses. O’Connor will identify new initiatives that enhance MSG’s existing brands and represent new opportunities for growth.
Before joining MSG, O’Connor spent more than 30 years at Creative Artists Agency, serving as managing partner of the world-wide entertainment and sports agency for the past 20 years. In 2008, O’Connor also co-founded and established Evolution Media Capital (EMC), a CAA affiliate that provides investment banking and advisory, asset management, industry research, and capital-raising services to the media and sports industries. And in 2012, he was instrumental in the creation of CAA Eleven, a dedicated CAA subsidiary that manages the media, sponsorship, and licensing rights for all National Team Football in Europe governed by UEFA (Union of European Football Associations).