Live Music company and venue operator tvg hospitality, founded by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons, has made two key appointments in the US.
Jayne Davis has been named Chief Operating Officer and Katie Millar as General Manager of the Orion Amphitheater in Huntsville, AL.
Based in New York, Davis has more than 14 years of leadership experience across the hospitality industry, ranging from food & beverage, hotels, private member clubs, airport operations, fine dining and more.
Before joining tvg hospitality, she served as the Senior Vice President of Operations Development at OTG Management, Head of Opening Operations at Soho House and led Operations and Food & Beverage across all Starwood Hotels brands including St. Regis, W and Westin.
Now General Manager of The Orion Amphitheater, Millar has worked in the entertainment industry for over 18 years.
After graduating from Georgetown University and IAVM’s Venue Management School, Millar worked in event production at Spectra Venue Management and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, oversaw multiple venues for the City of Mississauga, Ontario.
She was also Assistant General Manager in Live Nation’s Clubs & Theatres division.
tvg’s Huntsville’s Orion Amphitheater opened this past May.
The Orion is nominated for New Concert Venue of the Year at the 2023 Pollstar Awards, won the 2022 Partnership in Tourism Award from the Alabama Tourism Department and Attraction of the Year from the Alabama Mountain Lakes Association.
tvg has created and manage venues in London — Southwark Quarter, Goods Way and The Social — with additional projects underway in Washington, DC, Nashville, TN, Detroit, MI and Austin, TX.
The company raised $50 million in February 2022 to expand its team and venue portfolio in the UK and across the United States.
The financing was led by Nat Zilkha and Gibson Brands, with participation from a heavyweight list of investors from the music industry.
The company’s backers include C3 Presents, Irving Azoff and Oak View Group, Mike Luba and Don Sullivan, Justin Kalifowitz and Andrew Bergman, Coran Capshaw, Ron Laffitte, Lucy Dickins, Adam Tudhope and Tom Windish, and musicians Ryan Tedder, Maggie Rogers and Ted Dwane.
Funding was also provided by entrepreneurs and hospitality industry leaders including Jen Rubio and Stewart Butterfield, Joe Gebbia, Olga Segura, Tom Kartsotis, Samantha Marquart, Brent Montgomery, Ann Berry, Bippy Siegal, and Dani Ricciardo, as well as investors including, LionTree, Goldman Sachs, John Howard, Pete Muller and multiple partners from KKR.Music Business Worldwide