VStar Hires Grilly as CEO

Following a national search led by Turnkey, VStar Entertainment Group has hired Eric Grilly to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

At VStar, Grilly will be tasked with expanding VStar Entertainment Group’s Production Services, overseeing live entertainment tours, and growing the company’s roster of live events. Prior to joining VStar, Grilly was President of Alli Sports

“Eric has a strong understanding of live event entertainment,” said David Benyaminy, Chairman of VStar Entertainment Group, in a recent release announcing the hire. “His honed skills as an interactive and digital expert are complemented with extensive brand building and business development experience. We’re eager to welcome him to the team.”

Other positions recently filled by Turnkey Search include Director of Athletics (University of Michigan), CEO (U.S. Masters Swimming) and Chief Operating Officer (Learfield Licensing Partners). Take a look at our job board to see a list of our current open searches.


Turnkey Search has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Our success and differentiation is grounded in actual, hands-on operating experience in college sports (Gene DeFilippo) and professional sports and entertainment (Len Perna), supported by an experienced and diverse team of recruiters (led by Carolyne Savini and others) with unmatched subject matter expertise in sports and entertainment.



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