In October of 2009, I lost my beautiful wife, Gahlit, after her two year battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. When approached to be involved in the 2012 Man & Woman Of The Year campaign, I was immediately inspired to participate to honor my wife and our now five-year-old daughter, Maayan.
I have worked in the music business all of my adult life and I am currently an executive at the international concert promotion company, AEG Live. Prior to working at AEG Live, I was an executive at several record labels (Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Warner Brothers Records and Hollywood Records), and was a music agent at the William Morris Agency (now William Morris Endeavor). I grew up in Palm Springs, CA. and attended the University of Southern California.
I am surrounded by the most wonderful and supportive family and friends in the world, many of whom are on my Love Lives On “team” and I can’t thank them enough! Among the interests in my life are golf (understatement!) and playing the drums. But there is no greater interest for me now than trying to be the best father, friend, brother and son…and now philanthropist I can possibly be.
- Marc Friedenberg