Sheldon oversees booking at Barclays Center and NYCB Live: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and will help reopen Webster Hall this spring. (Courtesy BSE Global)
College: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.; Brooklyn Law School.
First job in the industry: When I was 13 years old I booked and managed private parties and events at a children’s indoor play space in my hometown.
Favorite part of the job: I love being creative and entrepreneurial to source content opportunities for our venues.
Least favorite part of the job: Early morning meetings after marathon concert nights.
Favorite mentors: My dad; Chuck Steedman (COO, AEG Facilities); and Brett Yormark (CEO, BSE Global and Brooklyn Nets).
Best advice received: “Look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”
Favorite live event attended: The Kentucky Derby.
Biggest career achievement: I’m particularly proud of the friendships and relationships I’ve been able to build.
Best day on the job: My best memories are of the events I’ve been able to enjoy with my family in attendance.
Worst day on the job: Anytime we don’t live up to the high expectations we set for ourselves with the guest or an artist’s team.