Steve Hasker came to CAA as a seasoned media business executive, but was considered an outsider in the close-knit world of talent agencies. Before arriving at CAA, Hasker served as president and chief operating officer of Nielsen Holdings.
Hasker, a top executive at Creative Artists Agency, is leaving the storied Hollywood talent firm after a tenure of less than two years, according to three people familiar with the matter who were not authorized to comment.
Hasker was named chief executive of CAA Global, then a newly formed group within the company, in November 2017, a move orchestrated by CAA’s majority shareholder, the Fort Worth- and San Francisco-based private equity giant TPG Capital. He started in January 2018. The units Hasker oversaw mostly exist outside the company’s traditional talent representation business.
TPG confirmed that Hasker is exiting effective immediately and will become a senior advisor to TPG. There, he will work with the company’s Internet, Digital Media and Communications group.
Before joining Nielsen in 2009, Hasker served as partner at McKinsey & Company’s global media, entertainment and information practice, focusing on television, film, sports, data and digital advertising. He previously served in a multiple financial jobs in the U.S., Russia and Australia.