Executive TransactionsPublished July 14, 2017
ESPN is naming ad services firm Mediaocean Exec VP & GM/Global Platform Solutions TRAVIS HOWE Senior VP/Digital Ad Product Sales & Strategy. He will be responsible for establishing a go-to-market strategy for ESPN's digital ad business. Howe will be based in N.Y., reporting to ESPN President of Global Sales & Marketing ED ERHARDT. Howe also has had previous stints at Sony and Accenture (Austin Karp, Assistant Managing Editor).
EXECS: Verizon IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports named former JMI President & COO/Americas JON FLACK to the newly created position of President. This will also allow SPM GM PIERS PHILLIPS to solely focus on the competition side. Flack said he also will also try to help grow Schmidt’s other businesses (Adam Stern, Staff Writer)....The Hawks named Warriors Senior Dir of Communications DAN MARTINEZ to a position within the team's administration/basketball operations side (TWITTER.com, 7/14)....The ACC named former college football official RON CHERRY Special Adviser (RICHMOND.com, 7/13)....The Aspire Group promoted the following: DEREK SCHRAMM to Manger of Sales & Service (Miami Univ.); DILLON DELROSSO to Senior Sales Consultant (Maryland); and KENNETH RUBONGOYA to Senior Service Consultant (Maryland). The collegiate ticketing outfit also hired the following: TAYLOR FORLANO Manager of Sales & Service (Penn); RYAN BECKNER Sales Consultant (Army); KRISTI LAWLESS Sales Consultant (Army); AZIA EVANS Sales Associate (Aspire HQ); GRAYSON HEATH Service Consultant (Denver); CHAD WILKINSON Database Marketing and Analytics Coordinator (Denver); RYAN MOREHOUSE Group Sales Consultant (Maryland); MARK SUTCLIFFE Sales Consultant (Miami Univ.); MICHAEL VALACER Database Marketing & Analytics Coordinator (Miami Univ.); and STEVEN VOGELGESANG Sales Consultant (Miami Univ.) (THE DAILY)....Snodgrass Partners' college coaching recruiting/leadership team hired the following: JOHN GRAHAME (Hockey); PETER ARCH (Soccer); LANCE SNODGRASS (Soccer); and ROB CAROLLA (College Athletics Administration) (THE DAILY).
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