Danny Wimmer Presents Adds Four To Executive Team
August 25, 2015 at 11:34 AM (PT)
DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS, producer of some of the largest U.S. music festivals in the rock and alternative landscape, including ROCK ON THE RANGE and MONSTER ENERGY AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL, has made several new additions to its executive team and support personnel. These include Vice Chairman TONY GUANCI, EVP GARY SPIVACK, SVP/Operations CHARLIE JENNINGS and VP/Marketing EILEEN MERCOLINO.
Founded in 2007 and based in LOS ANGELES, DANNY WIMMER PRESENTS is on pace to sell over 400,000 tickets this year, a 25% increase from 2014. In FEBRUARY, DWP announced that it had received substantial funding from the UNITED AUBURN INDIAN COMMUNITY (UAIC) to purchase other festivals and promoters, launch new events and expand its operations, including its subsidiary, SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY CONCESSIONS.
Commented CEO DANNY HAYES, “In order to effectively deploy our capital, we needed to first add some key executives to our team. I am confident that these additions will allow us to reach our goal of adding at least five new festivals in 2016 -- through growth or acquisition -- to our current slate of nine. I also expect that we’ll hire an additional five to 10 people next year as we continue to aggressively add events over the next five years.”
GUANCI -- who was appointed to the DWP board earlier this year along with fellow sports and entertainment executive PETER LUUKKO -- now joins the company full-time in his role of Vice Chairman with more than 30 years of professional experience in the areas of business development, mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, and management as well as an overall knowledge of the sports and entertainment industries. GUANCIi has consulted for many of the top companies in sports, music and entertainment and has developed over 35 million square feet of real estate, which includes industrial, hotels and high-rise residential throughout CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, LAS VEGAS and MASSACHUSETTS.
As DWP’s new EVP, SPIVACK will exclusively buy talent for DWP and DWP-related events. He has three decades of music industry experience, including a successful history in talent buying, marketing and curating hard rock and alternative rock music events across NORTH AMERICA. His ROCKHOUSE PRESENTS INC.. is being folded into DWP.
New SVP/Operations JENNINGS is a concert industry veteran of 13 years, serving as VP/Producer at AC ENTERTAINMENT, including GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD featuring MUMFORD & SONS..
VP/Marketing EILEEN MERCOLINO comes to DWP with extensive experience in entertainment marketing, artist relations, brand and sponsorship marketing at a variety of companies, including GIBSON GUITAR, HARD ROCK CAFE and VANS WARPED TOUR.
In addition, DWP has added additional support personnel and is still interviewing for other positions, including office manager and controller.