The Feldman Agency (TFA) has announced the appointment of Don Simpson as Chief Operating Officer effective immediately.
The Canadian with over 25 years of entertainment experience in the entertainment and show industries was formerly affiliated with AEG Live and was previously EVP, Productions and Business Development for Madison Square Garden.
"We are very excited to have Don Simpson return to Canada to join our expanding team. His business acumen and track record are certain to be a catalyst for TFA," said Jeff Craib, President, The Feldman Agency.
Agency Chairman Sam Feldman added that "we are very fortunate to have Don join the team. His character and experience are a perfect fit for our continued growth (and) relationships and resources will provide tremendous added value for our distinguished talent roster,"
As the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MCA Concerts Canada, Simpson started the company in 1990 and was instrumental in transforming the company into the dominant concert promoter in the market.
Through the company name changes to Universal Concerts Canada and the House of Blues Concerts Canada, Simpson, as President of the Canadian operations designed, built and managed Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre (now Budweiser Stage) in 1995, as well as the negotiation to operate and renovate The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver in 1999.
"I am honoured to be joining TFA as I have known, worked with and highly respected Sam Feldman, Jeff Craib and Vinny Cinquemani for over 27 years,” Simpson said at the announcement.
“Even while living in New York City for the past decade I have followed the Canadian music scene, and I am thrilled to be back here to work with all the great people at The Feldman Agency, their incredible roster of artists, and all my old friends in the industry," said Don Simpson.
With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, TFA’s business interests include artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. Its rosters of worldwide artists includes Alessia Cara, Bryan Adams, Daniel Caesar, Hedley, Johnny Reid, Michael Bublé, The Tragically Hip, and Sarah McLachlan.