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Jennifer Koester

President, Sphere Business Operations

As President, Sphere Business Operations at Sphere Entertainment Co., Jennifer Koester leads the strategy and execution of all business aspects of Sphere, a next-generation entertainment medium that is redefining the future of live entertainment. The first Sphere venue opened in Las Vegas in September 2023.   

In this role, Ms. Koester works together with executive leadership to grow the Sphere businesses. This includes maximizing the calendar and ticket sales with the Company’s proprietary shows and attractions; driving strategic partnerships as well as focusing on bespoke “only in Sphere” bookings with artists, managers, and promoters; delivering the best customer experience; growing Sphere as a premium global brand; and developing a corporate conference business for product launches and other events.

Ms. Koester is a leader with over 25 years of experience across functional areas including business development, marketing, technology, legal, and product management. Throughout her career she has leveraged her diverse expertise with a unique ability to integrate legal, technical, business, and operational matters. She joined Sphere Entertainment in 2024 from Google, where she served as Managing Director, Americas Strategic Alliances, Global Partnerships. In this role, Ms. Koester was responsible for leading the overall relationship with Google’s most strategic partners to drive greater incremental value across Google’s products and services. She also previously served as Director, Telecommunications and Video Distributors, Global Partnerships at Google, where she was a key contributor to product strategy and roadmaps that delivered new revenue opportunities, including development and monetization of advertising product lines. Her experience prior to Google includes serving as Senior Vice President of Advanced Advertising Product Development, Data Analytics and Ad Operations at Cablevision, as well as various legal positions.  

Ms. Koester received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Binghamton University.