BSE Global Hires Entertainment Industry Veteran Laurie Jacoby as Chief Entertainment Officer

Feb 8, 2021

BROOKLYN (Feb. 8, 2021) – John Abbamondi, CEO of BSE Global, which owns the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center and supports the management of the New York Liberty, has announced the hiring of Laurie Jacoby as Executive Vice President, Chief Entertainment Officer.

As Chief Entertainment Officer, Jacoby will oversee programming and marketing for Barclays Center, including the booking of concerts, non-tenant sporting events, family shows, and award shows. Additionally, she will be responsible for the development of other premier live events at the venue.

“Laurie is one of the most talented and respected executives in the entertainment business and we are thrilled to welcome her to the BSE Global family,” said Abbamondi. “With experience in booking shows and events at award-winning and globally-recognized venues, she is exceptionally qualified to lead programming efforts for Barclays Center. I am looking forward to Laurie leveraging her expertise to bring an incredible slate of events to Brooklyn.”

“I am proud to join BSE Global, an organization that is committed to elevating the standard for the entertainment industry,” said Jacoby. “Barclays Center has built a reputation as being a place where artists and fans alike can come together to have the ultimate live event experience and celebrate their mutual love of music. What the arena has been able to accomplish since opening is remarkable and I am excited to build on that success.”

Jacoby joins the organization after serving as Senior Vice President of Concerts and Entertainment at Madison Square Garden Entertainment. With decades of entertainment industry experience, she is a widely-respected leader in the business and the current Pollstar Award winner for Venue Executive of the Year, an honor she has earned a total of three times. Other accolades include being named to Billboard’s 2019 Women in Music Executive list and 2019 Power 100 List.

Jacoby will begin work at BSE Global on March 1 and report directly to Abbamondi.