Former President, Live Nation Japan; CFO, Insomniac Events
John Boyle most recently served as President of Live Nation Japan, overseeing and leading Live Nation’s current business and future growth in Japan. Prior to this, as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Growth Officer of Live Nation’s Insomniac Events, Boyle led the company’s international expansion efforts expanding flagship festival Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC), whose Las Vegas edition is the largest single-weekend festival in North America with 420,000 attendees, to London, Mexico City, Sao Paolo, Delhi, Tokyo and Shanghai. Previously, Boyle was as an A&R and marketing executive at Giant Records, Virgin Records, and Warner Bros. Records. As a talent manager, he represented acts including actor and platinum rapper Xzibit, multi-platinum rock band Alien Ant Farm, and hip-hop legends Blackalicious. Boyle begin his career producing concerts for events such as the X Games and the US Open of Surfing, which led to working on the Vans Warped Tour and eventually to producing and owning winter music festival SnoCore. Boyle holds a dual MBA from Columbia Business School in New York and Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, as well as a BA in Economics from UCLA.