Appointments round-up: New York Giants, Barclays Center, Harlequins and more

This week saw the New York Giants NFL American football team hire Russell Scibetti as the franchise’s vice-president of strategy and business intelligence.

Scibetti (pictured) joins the Giants from business management software provider KORE Software, where he had served as chief marketing officer. Scibetti spent five and a half years at KORE Software, previously working as president of KORE Planning & Insights and vice-president of product strategy.

At the Giants, Scibetti will launch and manage a new business intelligence department, with more details to be announced in due course.

Earlier in the week, David Levy stepped down from his role as chief executive of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center after less than two months in the role. Levy took up the role in September after Joseph Tsai completed his acquisition of the NBA basketball team and its home arena.

According to Bloomberg, Levy said that it had been a mutual decision to part company.

Check out our story from earlier in the week for more details on Levy’s departure.

English Premiership rugby union club Harlequins has named Laurie Dalrymple as its new chief executive.

Dalrymple most recently worked as managing director at Premier League football club Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he spent five years. He previously served as executive director at the Ricoh Arena, and international sales director at global event producer EMAP.

The IMG agency has announced Adam Kelly and Sam Zussman as co-presidents of IMG Media & Events.

Kelly most recently oversaw rights, acquisitions and content distribution for IMG’s media group. Zussman joined IMG in 2006 and most recently served as president of the company’s events division, overseeing a portfolio that includes sports such as tennis, golf, football, motorsport and rugby.

IMG Media president Ioris Francini has also been elevated to the position of chairman of the media group.

Simon Gresswell has joined the organising committee of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup to support the licensing, merchandise and retail strategy for the tournament, which will be held in England.

Gresswell formerly served as vice-president of EMEA and International at IMG Worldwide Licensing and now runs his own sports licensing consultancy, SGLP Ltd. In his new role, he will support RLWC2021 ahead of a formal licensing, merchandise and retail tender process, which will launch this month.

Image: KORE Software