As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment), David Byrnes works closely with MSG Entertainment’s executive management team to support the long-term direction of the Company. He provides strategic financial insight on all facets of the business and oversees the Company’s financial matters, including the financial planning and analysis, controllership, treasury, investor relations, tax, and procurement functions.
Mr. Byrnes is a seasoned executive with nearly 30 years of finance experience. He joined MSG Entertainment in January 2022 from ViacomCBS, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Finance. In this role he was responsible for the company’s budgeting, forecasting, and long-range strategic planning processes. He joined CBS Corporation in 2008 before the company merged with Viacom in 2019. His prior roles with CBS Corporation include as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, as well as leadership positions in Division Finance; Internal Audit; Technology Finance; and Corporate Development functions. Prior to joining CBS, Mr. Byrnes held various leadership positions over more than five years at Automatic Data Processing, including as Divisional Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Financial Reporting and Policy. He began his finance career in the audit practice at KPMG, where he spent 11 years.
Mr. Byrnes received his B.B.A. from Pace University, and an MBA from the Columbia Business School. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.