@The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency Appoints Don Simpson As Chief Operating Officer
TORONTO, ON - The Feldman Agency (TFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Simpson as Chief Operating Officer effective September 18th. Simpson brings over 25 years of entertainment experience in senior management, operations, business development and strategic planning to the North American premiere talent agency.
"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.
"We are very fortunate to have Don Simpson join the team. His character and experience are a perfect fit for our continued growth through the artistic and entertainment community. His relationships and resources will provide tremendous added value for our distinguished talent roster," said Sam Feldman, Chairman, The Feldman Agency.
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 Canada. Through the company name changes to Universal Concerts Canada and then House of Blues Concerts Canada, Simpson, as President of the Canadian operations, designed, built and managed The Molson Amphitheatre (now Budweiser Stage) in Toronto in 1995, as well as the negotiation to operate and renovation of The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver in 1999.
After the sale of the concert company in 2007, Simpson relocated to New York working with Madison Square Garden Entertainment as Executive Vice President, Productions for eight years. Most recently as Merger & Acquisition Consultant for AEG Live in New York, Simpson was involved in the AEG/The Bowery Presents merger and subsequent integration, execution and build out of their New York office.
"I am extremely honoured to be joining The Feldman Agency as I have known, worked with and highly respected Sam Feldman, Jeff Craib and Vinny Cinquemani for over 27 years. Even living in New York city for the past 10 years, I have followed the ever growing Canadian music scene and I am extremely excited to be back in Canada to work with all the great people at The Feldman Agency, their amazing roster of artists and all my old friends in the industry," said Don Simpson.
With over 40 years in the entertainment business, with offices in Toronto and Vancouver, The Feldman Agency`s services include artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. The Feldman Agency represents hundreds of artists worldwide including Alessia Cara, Bryan Adams, Daniel Caesar, Hedley, Johnny Reid, Michael Bublé, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan and many others.