Concord Announces Executive Promotions In Concord Theatricals
Sean Patrick Flahaven, who became President of Concord Theatricals upon its formation in December 2018, has been promoted to Chief Theatricals Executive for Concord. He will now report to the company's CEO, Scott Pascucci. Flahaven, a producer of Tony and GRAMMY Award-winning shows and albums, has 25 years' experience as a licensing executive, music publisher, record and show producer, conductor/arranger and composer/playwright. He was recently honored by The Dramatists Guild Foundation with their inaugural Alan Jay Lerner Award.
Bill Gaden, who has served as President, North America of Concord Music Publishing since 2017, has been promoted to President, Worldwide of Concord Theatricals, reporting to Flahaven. Gaden served in senior executive roles for 12 years at Rodgers & Hammerstein and Imagem prior to its acquisition by Concord.
Also announced this week are the promotions of Victoria Traube to Executive Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs, Michelle Yaroshko to Senior Vice President of Professional Licensing, North America and Imogen Lloyd Webber to Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications. Traube and Yaroshko were previously with Rodgers & Hammerstein and Imagem before Concord. Lloyd Webber, also an Emmy Award-winning television journalist, was with The Musical Company, Concord's joint venture with The Really Useful Group.
"While the music and theater businesses have both been severely impacted by the pandemic, Concord remains emphatically committed to both -now, while we are all working from home, and going forward when we are able to get back to a more normal routine," commented Pascucci. "Our senior executives and staff have all distinguished themselves these past few weeks, including the executives receiving these well-deserved promotions -- all of whom have bright futures at Concord. Sean has done a great job of building and integrating the elements of our theatricals business, and providing thoughtful and articulate leadership; Bill played a key role in the growth of Concord Music Publishing and now gets to focus again on his love for theater; and Vicky, Michelle and Imogen are all exceptional executives who make Concord Theatricals the best in the industry. We remain optimistic and determined about the future, committed to serving all of our creative partners and our staff through this difficult period."
"I couldn't be happier to be continuing with Concord in an expanded role," said Flahaven. "Having worked for many companies, Concord's ongoing dedication to theatre and music in all their forms is truly unique. We're fortunate to work with the best writers, composers and producers, and I have a team that is second to none."
"It has been a privilege to be part of Concord Music Publishing for the past few years," stated Gaden. "As head of R&H Theatricals for over a decade, I am delighted to be returning to the theatrical world and to be joining my great colleagues on the Concord Theatricals team. I look forward to working with them as we continue to serve our customers and grow our business."
With offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Berlin, Concord Theatricals has over 80 experienced theatre professionals worldwide. Ted Chapin, President & CCO of Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Sarge Aborn, CEO of Tams-Witmark, also now report to Flahaven.