At the beginning of the summer season, Chelsea appointed a new CEO in Chris Jurasek, an organization man from Clearlake Monetary, whose first order of enterprise and fundamental focus was to get our sponsorship scenario sorted out. That took a bit longer than anticipated, however we did ultimately get a deal agreed with Infinite Athlete — and even get it previous Premier League slow-as-molasses approval, with the IA brand showing, in the end, on the Chelsea shirts for the primary time earlier this week, in our 2-0 win over Fulham.
With that enterprise achieved, Jurasek has evidently turned his consideration to shaping up the remainder of the back-of-house, beginning with Tom Glick. We had questioned what would turn into of Glick, the earlier de facto CEO, and it seems moderately unsurprisingly that he was certainly simply made redundant. Farewell, “President of Enterprise”, or no matter it was that you simply did … or didn’t do.
As relayed by the Daily Mail from a Chelsea assertion despatched out to inboxes that didn’t embrace mine, we additionally appointed a brand new Chief Monetary Officer in Adriel Lares, who comes from a tech background, having served as CFO on the likes of Stash (micro-investing), Fastly, and Lookout (each in cloud computing). He’s additionally a founding associate of Memento Mori vineyard in Napa, who make ridiculously costly wine.
As well as, we’ve confirmed earlier rumors that AC Milan sponsorship director Casper Stylsvig will probably be becoming a member of us subsequent month as “Chief Income Officer”.
However maybe an important appointment is that of Jason Gannon, whose official title is Chief Working Officer. He’s “anticipated to paved the way on the membership’s stadium redevelopment plans”. It’s unclear if that will probably be at the side of or as a substitute of Jonathan Goldstein, who’s a part of the possession group and sits on the Chelsea Board.
Gannon’s largest declare to fame is as Managing Director of SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the award-winning and pretty distinctive semi-open-air stadium shared by NFL groups LA Rams and LA Chargers (in addition to a bunch venue for the 2026 World Cup and 2028 Summer time Olympics), beginning all the best way at its groundbreaking in 2016. Gannon most likely didn’t have any enter on the precise design of the stadium (which was achieved by the agency HKS), however he has the expertise to handle such a undertaking for us. (Not that it’s related, however HKS designed the beautiful Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and fewer impressively, had as soon as additionally proposed this thing as an Anfield rebuild for Liverpool.)