BSE Global and AEG Facilities have identified new leaders for Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The internal promotions name Matthew Felker as the general manager of Barclays Center and Joe Zino as the general manager of NYCB LIVE. Both promotions take effect October 1.
The announcement comes on the heels of the upcoming departure of Regional General Manager Steve Rosebrook, who will be overseeing the transition for AEG Facilities.
“Steve and his AEG Facilities colleagues have done a tremendous job building world-class arena operations teams at both venues.We thank Steve for his years of service and wish him all the best in his next chapter,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of BSE Global, which oversees both venues. “We’re excited about the future with Matt and Joe and congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions. They have been integral leaders in the operation of Barclays Center and NYCB LIVE.”
“We were very fortunate to have an experienced executive like Steve operating these two venues for us. His leadership has prepared Matt and Joe for assuming bigger roles,” said Senior Vice President of AEG Facilities, Richard Krezwick, who both general managers will report into.
Felker, who currently serves as general manager of NYCB LIVE, will lead operations for Barclays Center as general manager. Felker was a key member of the operations team that opened Barclays Center in 2012 and was promoted a number of times, eventually to the role of assistant general manager. In 2016, he transitioned to his current role on Long Island. Felker has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in sports and entertainment venues, including at XL Center in Hartford, CT, and Toyota Center in Houston.
In the transition from his current role as assistant general manager to general manager, Zino will become the head of operations for NYCB LIVE. Zino, a Long Island native, has been with the venue since 2008 when he was hired as an operations manager, and during its renovation served as a director of event services at Barclays Center. He played an integral role in the reopening of NYCB LIVE following its $180 million renovation.