President & Chief Executive Officer
Dan Beckerman serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for AEG, one of the world’s leading presenters of sports and entertainment programming.
In addition to oversight of key AEG divisions such as AEG Facilities, AEG Presents, AEG Sports, AEG Global Partnerships, AEG Europe, AEG Asia and AEG Digital (including the AXS platform), Beckerman, who reports directly to AEG Founder and Chairman Philip Anschutz, oversees long range planning, acquisitions, financial oversight and corporate governance while serving on the six-member committee that constitutes AEG’s Office of the Chairman.
Previously, Beckerman served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for AEG. In this capacity, his responsibilities included overseeing the day-to-day operations for AEG and fiscal planning for its subsidiaries including STAPLES Center, the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) (which he also represents as an Alternate Governor), the Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) (also serving as a member of the league’s Board of Governors), two minor league hockey franchises, international holdings and AEG Presents, the firm’s “live” entertainment division. He was also responsible for the financial oversight, long range planning and debt financing for AEG’s development projects throughout the world, including The O2 arena and sports & entertainment district (London), Mercedes-Benz Arena and adjacent Mercedes Platz (Berlin), Sprint Center (Kansas City), Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles) and L.A. LIVE (a $3 billion downtown Los Angeles sports & entertainment district) among others.
Since joining the organization in August 1997 as CFO of the Los Angeles Kings, Beckerman has played a key role in the investment of over $5 billion dollars to develop facilities such as STAPLES Center, LA LIVE, The O2 in London (deemed the world’s top music venue by Pollstar magazine eight consecutive years), Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, The Ritz-Carlton/JW Marriott hotels at L.A. LIVE, StubHub Center (which opened as The Home Depot Center) and BBVA Compass stadium; the operations of over one dozen sports franchises worldwide; and the creation of AEG Live, the country’s second largest 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.
Prior to joining AEG, Beckerman served as Vice President, Finance for the Los Angeles 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.
Beckerman 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 lives in West Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.
Sports Business 2025: Forecasting the Future
Over the past five years, the changes in sports business have been unprecedented. TV viewership is down as a new generation of fans consume sports content on numerous devices and on their terms. The emphasis on the fan experience — both in-venue and at-home — is at a fever pitch level. And a new wave of deep-pocketed companies out of Silicon Valley are moving into the distribution business. In the next five to ten years, the changes will be even more dramatic. In this session a cross-section of senior sports executives will examine these changes.