Chris Lucarz RWS Global
November 11th, 2023

Finance Executive and Former NBCUniversal CFO of Production & Operations Chris Lucarz Joins RWS Global as Chief Financial Officer

New York, NY – November 13, 2023RWS Global, the world’s largest producer of live experiences, announces the appointment of former NBCUniversal CFO of Production & Operations, Chris Lucarz to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Lucarz joins RWS Global with more than 20 years of experience in various leadership roles including, Vice President, Rockefeller Center Operations to SVP & CFO. With his extensive financial experience and strategic acumen Mr. Lucarz is poised to strengthen RWS Global’s financial and administration operations, as the company continues its worldwide expansion.

RWS Global’s Founder and CEO, Ryan Stana, expressed his enthusiasm for the company’s newest executive appointment, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome Chris Lucarz as our CFO. His extensive experience in production operations and his financial expertise are essential as we continue to expand and innovate in the live entertainment and experiential industry. We are confident that Chris will play a pivotal role in shaping our financial strategies and contributing to our overall success.”

Chris brings over two decades of financial leadership experience to his new role as CFO. His distinguished career includes positions with companies including, General Electric and NBCUniversal, overseeing the live production environments for shows such as, Today Show, Saturday Night Live, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo. Prior to that he held various operational finance roles at NBCUniversal supporting the studios, control rooms and facilities while partnering with the business on strategic investments and innovation.  His impressive background makes him a valuable addition to the RWS Global executive team as the company embarks on new initiatives and continues to deliver world-class entertainment experiences.

As CFO, Lucarz will oversee all financial and administration aspects of the company, including Finance, HR and Legal. He will collaborate closely with the executive team to develop and execute financial strategies aligned with RWS Global’s long-term objectives.

Chris expressed his excitement about joining RWS Global, saying, “I am honored to join a company with such a strong reputation for creativity and innovation in the world of live entertainment and experiential design. I look forward to contributing to the company’s financial success and supporting its growth and development.”

Lucarz’ appointment comes two months after Bluestone Equity Partners, the global Sports, Media & Entertainment private equity firm announced a minority investment in RWS Global. Chris Lucarz’ appointment further bolsters RWS Global’s leadership team, positioning the company for continued success and growth as the world’s largest provider of live experiences.

Kevin Kreczko | SVP, Business Development & Marketing | RWS Global | +1 716.310.7887 | [email protected]

About RWS Global

As the world’s largest producer of groundbreaking live entertainment, RWS Global creates meaningful connections and customized experiences spanning from theatrical productions to events, multimedia and more. In 2024, the entertainment leaders expanded capabilities into live sporting events with the introduction of RWS Global Sports. 

Headquartered in New York, London, Cincinnati and Sydney with dedicated RWS Studios in NYC and the UK to serve its vast talent pipeline and client base, RWS Global serves major brands and corporations, theatres, cruise lines, sports properties, live venues, parks, resorts and more. Offering end-to-end services from ideation to operations, RWS Global’s team of world-class designers, creators, producers and visionary talent provide unrivaled scale, producing over one million live moments every day and employing over 8,000 individuals worldwide.

The RWS Global roster of clients includes Apple, Azamara, The Coca-Cola Company, Commonwealth Games, Crayola, Europa-Park Resort, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, The FRIENDS™ Experience by Original X Productions, Hard Rock Resorts, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Holland America Line, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, International Cricket Council, Invictus Games, Lionsgate, Marella Cruises, MSC Cruises, Roompot, Rugby World Cup, Six Flags, Space Center Houston, TUI Group, Vera Wang, Warner Bros., Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway, Chicago the Musical, Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes and more. For more information, visit