This week saw ASM Global announce details of its executive leadership team, which will report to president and chief executive Bob Newman.
ASM Global was formed last month following the merger of Onex-owned venue management services company SMG and AEG Facilities, the venue management subsidiary of sports and entertainment AEG.
Effectively immediately, the firm’s executive leadership team will include Mark Rozells as chief financial officer. Rozells, who previously worked as executive vice-president and chief financial officer for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International and held senior roles at Liberty Media and The Walt Disney Company, will lead ASM’s global finance organisation and corporate development strategy.
Chuck Steedman also joins the team as executive vice-president of strategy and business development, arenas and stadiums. Steedman previously served as the chief operating and development officer of AEG Facilities and will oversee acquisition growth strategies for ASM’s various arenas and stadiums.
Gregg Caren has joined the team as executive vice-president of sales and business development and convention centres, while Doug Thornton will serve as executive vice-president of arena, stadia and theatres. Caren formerly served as executive vice-president of convention centres for SMG.
Richard Krezwick has been announced as ASM Global’s chief commercial officer. A former senior vice-president for AEG Facilities, Krezwick will oversee the company’s commercialisation strategy and the adoption of new services, products and technologies.
Shauna Elvin, who previously worked as senior vice-president of human resources for SMG, has been appointed executive vice-president of global talent at ASM Global, while Bob McClintock has been named as executive vice-president of convention centres. McClintock worked as senior vice-president of convention centres at SMG.
Industry veteran John Sharkey has been named executive vice-president of European operations and will focus on maximising results across ASM’s venue and food and beverage operations in the continent.
Harvey Lister will serve as chairman and chief executive of ASM Asia Pacific. Lister, the former chairman and chief executive of AEG Ogden, will continue to oversee the company’s portfolio in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Finally, Shaun Beard will serve as senior vice-president of food and beverage and will oversee operations including Savor, Premier and CGC Event Caterers.
Newman said: “Since closing the merger two weeks ago, our top priority has been to ensure that we have the right leadership in place to advance our priorities and growth strategies focused on creating the best experience for our clients, guests and staff across all venues.
“We are honoured that the executives we are announcing today represent the very top industry professionals who will collectively lead our new company and global teams as we reinforce and expand our venue management services and capabilities.”
Elsewhere, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has named Andrea Gaudenzi as its new chairman on a four-year contract that will begin on January 1, 2020.
Gaudenzi (pictured), a former player, most recently worked on the board of ATP Media and led the successful restructuring of the business.
Sportswear giant Nike has announced that John Donahoe will become its new president and chief executive from January 13, 2020, taking over from Mark Parker who will become executive chairman.
Parker will continue to lead Nike’s board of directors and work closely with Donahoe and the company’s senior management team.
Donahoe currently serves as president and chief executive of ServiceNow and as chairman of PayPal Holdings. From 2008 to 2015, he was president and chief executive of eBay.
Rival sportswear company Under Armour has also announced that president and chief operating officer Patrik Frisk will become its new chief executive from January 1, 2020.
Frisk will report to Kevin Plank and join Under Armour’s board of directors. Plank, who has served as chairman and chief executive of the company since its foundation in 1996, will become executive chairman and brand chief.
Frisk joined Under Armour in 2017 having previously served as chief executive of The ALDO Group, a global footwear and accessories company.
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