As Executive Vice President of Programming & Development for BSE Global, Keith Sheldon oversees the booking of concerts, sporting events, family shows and special events for BSE venues including Barclays Center, NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. He also plays an integral role in planning and development as the BSE roster of venues expands to include Webster Hall, which is undergoing renovation and is expected to reopen in Spring 2019.
Since joining BSE as Vice President in 2014, Sheldon has increased Barclays Center’s bookings year-over-year and delivered premium live content such as concerts from Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, JAY-Z, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, and Justin Bieber, and premier sporting events such as Premier Boxing Champions, major NCAA college basketball, and WWE SummerSlam. Under Sheldon’s leadership, BSE venues have been ranked among the top 10 venues worldwide and top three domestically in their respective categories by premier industry publications. Sheldon was named to Billboard Magazine’s 40 Under 40 in 2016, and nominated as Venue Executive of the Year by Pollstar in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to joining BSE, Sheldon worked for AEG Facilities in a variety of roles, serving as Director of Events at KFC Yum! CENTER in Louisville, KY and Director of Business Affairs and Programming at XL Center in Hartford, CT.
Sheldon graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. in Business Management and received a law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Originally from Sudbury, MA, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sally, and their three children.