Dhruv Prasad

Dhruv is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Live Events at Townsquare Media (NYSE: TSQ).  In this role, he leads the Company’s live events division, which produces approximately 550 events each year reaching nearly 18 million attendees.  Townsquare’s properties include acclaimed music festivals such as WE Fest, Mountain Jam, and the Taste of Country Music Festival; unique touring lifestyle and entertainment events such as the America on Tap craft beer festival series, the Insane Inflatable 5K obstacle race series, and North American Midway Entertainment, North America’s largest mobile amusement company. 
 
Prior to co-founding Townsquare in 2010, Dhruv spent nearly a decade in private equity investing and corporate finance, completing transactions in media, communications, financial services, real estate, and energy/infrastructure.  Most recently, he was with Thomas H. Lee Partners, a $22 billion global private equity firm based in Boston, MA.  He began his career in the investment banking division of Salomon Smith Barney, where he worked in New York and Hong Kong. 
 
He received an A.B. cum laude from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dhruv lives in Old Greenwich, CT with his wife Bonnie and two daughters.

 

My Sessions:

Thursday, May 11

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Checking The Festival Pulse