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Wayne Montague, Jr., MBA

Director of Finance and Operations, Madison Square Garden

Wayne J. Montague, Jr. was born and raised in Providence, RI and currently resides in New York City. He graduated from Classical High School and attended the University of Rhode Island (Talent Development Program) where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from the College of Business. Additionally, he obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from URI’s intensive one-year College of Business graduate program. 

During his undergrad, Wayne worked as a summer intern at Big 4 accounting firm, PwC, in Boston and earned a full-time offer during his junior year. Immediately after graduating from URI, he transferred from PwC’s Boston office and began his career in audit at their NYC location – working within their Entertainment, Media, and Communications (EMC) industry division. At PwC, he successfully audited international and domestic clients within the entertainment industry, including: Def Jam Music, VEVO, and Thomson Reuters.

After two years with PwC, Wayne found an opportunity to start a dream career at Madison Square Garden within their Live Entertainment Finance division. At MSG, he has grown from Senior Financial Analyst to Director of Finance, Live Concerts and Operations – where he successfully leads financial operations for high-profile live events, conducts strategic deal/offer analysis that drives forward business development, and spearheads organizational process improvements. Over the course of his career, he has led financials for 430+ live events at venues across the country. Event highlights include: 

  • The 60th Grammy Awards
  • Drake (Summer Sixteen / Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour)
  • Post Malone (Runaway Tour)
  • Travis Scott (Astroworld – Wish You Were Here Tour)
  • Kanye West (Yeezy Season 3 Fashion Show / Saint Pablo Tour)
  • Ariana Grande (Sweetener World Tour)
  • J. Cole (Forest Hills Drive / KOD Tour)
  • Billy Joel (Historic Consecutive Run)

Additionally, he is the recipient of the following awards and recognition:

  • Top MSG Overall Performance rating for multiple years
  • 2‐Time PwC Team Contributor Award Winner
  • Arthur Hardge Award for All‐Around Outstanding Community Service Winner, University of Rhode Island Community Service Award
  • Sodexho Presidential Scholarship Winner, Rhode Island State Leadership Award 
  • Rhode Island Lt. Governor Leadership Award Winner, Rhode Island State Leadership Award
  • Urban League Scholarship Winner, Rhode Island State Academic Award

Wayne is very passionate about entertainment and empowering others through financial literacy and mentorship.

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Cool Numbers: The Business of Live Entertainment

PM Session Only

Cool Numbers: The Business of Live Entertainment – PM Session ONLY

Room 111

For this session – I will share my personal career journey and broaden the perspective of individuals around financial empowerment and careers within the entertainment industry. I hope to help others understand the business aspect of live entertainment and developing a creative career within finance. Session: PM ONLY Language: English Ages: 18-24 REGISTER HERE

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