Arctos Sports Partners, an investment platform focused on professional sports franchises, has formed the Arctos Sports Advisors, Fellows & Executives Council. The council will advise and support Arctos in identifying and understanding key industry trends and opportunities in the sports, media and entertainment landscape. Among those on the council are TJ Adeshola, who heads U.S. sports at Twitter; Tim Leiweke, founder and CEO of the Oak View Group; and Stephen Master, former global head of sports media at Nielsen.
We are pleased to formally announce the formation of the Arctos Sports Advisors, Fellows & Executives Council (SAFE). SAFE is a group of deeply knowledgeable and connected industry executives and operators with expertise in the critical drivers of the sports, media, and entertainment landscape. The council will provide their experience and relationship network to enhance Arctos’ connectivity across the industry, collaborate on Arctos Insights proprietary knowledge development, and advise and support Arctos in identifying and understanding key industry trends and opportunities.
“Members of SAFE have deep expertise and perspective in the most important areas of the sports, media and entertainment industry including media rights, sports betting, ticketing, sponsorships, arena safety and security, stadium development, digital media and esports.” said Ian Charles, Arctos Managing Partner.
“We are thrilled to have such a wealth of experience in senior-level capacities at leading sporting ecosystem organizations as an extension of our team at Arctos” said Doc O’Connor, Arctos Managing Partner.
SAFE members have held senior leadership roles at organizations including: The National Basketball Association, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, Clear, Twitter, The Oak View Group, Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment, StubHub, The Sports Innovation Lab, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), The American Gaming Association (AGA), The International and U.S. Olympic Committees, Immortals Gaming Group, Nielsen Sports, Wasserman, McKinsey, and the Arizona Coyotes. Members of the inaugural council can be found below.
About Arctos Sports Partners
Arctos Sports Partners is an investment platform focused on acquiring passive minority stakes in professional sports franchises as well as providing thoughtful liquidity and structured growth capital solutions to sports franchise control owners and governors. The management team has significant experience and expertise across the media, sports, technology and alternative asset industries. Arctos is a U.S.-based firm with offices in New York and Dallas. For more information, visit www.arctospartners.com. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com