August 18, 2023 – Prodigy Search, a boutique recruiting firm serving the talent needs of media, sports, and entertainment organizations, has recruited Sam Voisin as the new president and chief operating officer of Notes Live. “We are thrilled to welcome Sam Voisin as our president and COO,” said JW Roth, founder of Notes Live. “His industry expertise and strategic vision will play a vital role given how fast our young company is growing and how much excitement we’re seeing in the communities we’re bringing live entertainment to. As we prepare to open even more new venues in cities around the country, I know Voisin’s experience and relationships will prove invaluable to Notes Live’s continued expansion.”
With 28 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Voisin brings dynamic leadership and a proven track record in driving growth and profitability. As a former regional vice president for SMG (now ASM Global), Mr. Voisin oversaw assets exceeding $1 billion, including 15 entertainment and meeting facilities, seven cultural tenants, and a team of 1,000 members. With his strategic vision and execution, he has forged corporate, stakeholder, and municipal partnerships while achieving strong revenue growth within his region.
In his role as president and COO at Notes Live, Mr. Voisin will be expected to establish strong relationships with venue managers, stakeholders, and industry leaders and will oversee all aspects of the business to ensure profitability across multiple market operations. “I am excited to join Notes Live and contribute to its rapid growth in the live-entertainment industry,” said Mr. Voisin. “With a focus on delivering exceptional guest experiences, we will bring world-class entertainment to audiences across North America.”
Notes Live (previously B-Entertainment) is a rapidly growing hospitality and entertainment company. The company owns and operates the award winning 5 Star Bourbon Brothers Smokehouse and Tavern as well as Boot Barn Hall, a state-of-the-art music and event center located in Colorado Springs, CO. Currently, the company is expanding its multi-million-dollar Colorado campus into the northern Atlanta market as well as laying the groundwork to expand into 10 additional markets over the next 60 months.
Serving Sports and Entertainment Organizations
Prodigy Search, which has been involved with the sports and entertainment business for years, is one of the sector’s leading boutiques. The firm has placed hundreds of candidates into a variety of functions and roles. It represents all disciplines, including senior management, sales, marketing, operations, and administration.
Prodigy’s client roster reads like a Who’s Who of the sports world. It includes: the Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Lakers, Pittsburgh Steelers, TD Garden/Boston Bruins, AEG Worldwide, Liverpool Football Club, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Oak View Group, Live Nation, PGA TOUR, Legends, the TGR (Tiger Woods) Foundation, and Endeavor.
Prodigy Search Assists United States Association of Blind Athletes in Selecting New Board
The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) has announced its new board of directors, which includes seven new appointees. Prodigy Search helped to lead the search process for the board member positions. The at-large board directors are chair Mark Ackermann, vice chair Dr. Skye Arthur-Banning, treasurer Gary Remensnyder, Secretary Amy Wasson, and David Cohen. Two independent directors, who are both new to the USABA board, are Eve Wright Taylor and Brian Eaton.
Aside from the traditional sports space, over the years, Prodigy Search has expanded by bringing its expertise from the traditional sports business to the “non-traditional” sports space. Prodigy Search has done work throughout the ever-expanding esports industry; sports technology industry; and education and non-profit industries. Today, the firm’s senior partner involvement, high level of service, and transparency of process have presented opportunities to expand beyond sports and entertainment.
Last year, Prodigy Search assisted in the recruitment of Carlos Barron as director of security for the Major League Baseball Players Association. In this role, Mr. Barron plans directs, and coordinates programs relating to the protection, safeguarding, and security of company assets, employees, players, and invitees. Mr. Barron most recently served as director of security and transportation for the Houston Dynamo/Houston Dash/BBVA Stadium. He is also the founder of Salus Security Services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Barron spent nearly 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving as assistant special agent in charge.
The Major League Baseball Players Association is the union that represents players on the 40-man rosters of the 30 Major League baseball teams and oversees MLB Players Inc., which exclusively represents the group commercial and licensing activities involving active players.
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