CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER/CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Dan Beckerman serves as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer for AEG, one of the world’s leading presenters of sports and entertainment programming. In this capacity, his responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations for AEG and fiscal planning for its subsidiaries including the Kings, STAPLES Center, the Toyota Sports Center, two minor league hockey franchises, international holdings including hockey and soccer franchises operated in Europe and AEG LIVE, the firm’s “live” entertainment division, The Home Depot Center and the Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer (while serving as a member of the league’s Board of Governors). He is also responsible for the financial oversight and debt financing for AEG’s development projects throughout the world, including LA Live and the O2 in London. Beckerman is instrumental in long-range planning for facilities and major real estate development for projects including Nokia Theatre Los Angeles and LA Live (a $2.5 billion downtown Los Angeles sports & entertainment district), The O2 arena and sports & entertainment district (London), The O2 World arena (Berlin), Sprint Center (Kansas City) and Farmers Field in Los Angeles.
Since joining the organization in August 1997 as CFO of the Kings, Beckerman has played a key role in the investment of more than $2 billion to develop facilities such as STAPLES Center, the Toyota Sports Center, The Home Depot Center and the operation of more than one dozen sports franchises worldwide and creation of AEG LIVE, the country’s number two ranked live entertainment promotion entity. In each case, he was responsible for financial planning, budgeting, financial reporting and overall analysis for all matters pertaining to each division or company’s business plan.
As a key member of the STAPLES Center development “team,” Beckerman oversaw the $315 million asset-backed private placement that led to the creation of STAPLES Center (which still remains the largest-ever funding of its kind for an arena) while additionally being responsible for the negotiation of several key contracts including those with original anchor tenants (Lakers, Clippers, Sparks and Avengers) as well as with hospitality providers Aramark and Levy Sports and Entertainment. The STAPLES Center model continues to be one that nearly every new arena project team consults as the “industry standard.”
Prior to joining AEG, Beckerman served as Vice President, Finance for the Clippers for two seasons where he was responsible for all financial matters. Previously, he worked as a senior accountant at Arthur Andersen in Los Angeles where he specialized in corporate taxation.
Dan received his MBA in Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA. In 1992, he graduated with honors from UCLA with a Bachelors Degree in Economics. He and his wife Annette have two daughters, Olivia and Julia.