Today SportingPulse announced the appointment of new chief executive officer, Adam Oakes.
Today SportingPulse announced the appointment of new chief executive officer, Adam Oakes, as News Limited increase their stake in the business to 89.5%.
What does this mean for SportingPulse?
This is an exciting time for grassroots sport with News Limited showing massive support to the SportingPulse business – including the injection of significant resource. This will enable exciting new initiatives and an increase in staff resource to better service the grassroots sporting community.
What about Nick Maywald, the founder and current CEO?
After 13 years setting up and leading the SportingPulse business, Nick proactively supported News Limited in a search for a new CEO to help take the business to the next level. He felt the timing was right to appoint a new CEO to lead the business through the next exciting growth phase.
Both the additional investment and the appointment of a new CEO have been made under the proviso that Nick commits to remain in the business for the next 3 years as Director of Innovation. This is a full time executive role and he is very much looking forward to having the time to help drive additional innovation to the benefit of grassroots sport. This will include integration with and leveraging elite sport broadcast and content functionality through both Fox Sports and News Limited Sport.
Who is Adam Oakes?
Adam Oakes brings with him vast experience in the Sports Media & Publishing space. He has had 12 years with Fox Sports, most recently in the capacity of Director of Specialist Channels, a position he has held since February 2009. Adam Oakes is responsible for the FOX SPORTS News, Speed and Fuel TV channels, as well as the FOX SPORTS Marketing and Traffic departments.
He has previously occupied the Director of Marketing, Director of Digital and Director of On Air Promotions roles, as well as the Director of Television Services position.
He has an extensive network and relationships across high profile sports and media including cricket, AFL, Rugby League and Rugby Union.
Adam Oakes will start in the business on Monday 22 October
Will our sports be affected?
No, we will continue to operate our business as we have done and look forward to building on our platform and expertise. SportingPulse will continue to provide sport with excellent products and services, enabling grassroots sport to run more efficiently and build additional value for all levels
More questions on the change in ownership?
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nick Maywald or your sport's SportingPulse account manager.
To download the News Limited Media Release click here.