Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Group has appointed long-time general counsel Rob Lia as president.
Lia is to oversee and manage all business operations, as well as planning and investing across all subsidiaries of the group, including entertainment and content, marketing and brand initiatives, and Wheelhouse’s events division and investment and real estate ventures.
Lia – who is based out of Wheelhouse’s New York and Connecticut offices – was previously a partner in the corporate department at law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, specialising in executive compensation and taxation in private and public M&A transaction.
He left the role in 2015 to assist Montgomery in his various business ventures, including launching Wheelhouse.
Wheelhouse CEO Montgomery said: “The most satisfying part of any entrepreneurial venture I’ve ever been a part of is curating the team I get to work with every day, the people you want in the foxhole with you. Rob possesses expertise across so many disciplines critical to our business, and he has the ability to navigate important short-term needs, and the vision to take the long view, anticipating and planning for the future.
“Working in lockstep with chief strategy officer Ed Simpson and me, Rob is instrumental in constructing and executing our partnerships and M&A activity which will hit overdrive this fall.”