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At the commence of the summer, Chelsea appointed a new CEO in Chris Jurasek, a company gentleman from Clearlake Money, whose 1st get of organization and major aim was to get our sponsorship situation sorted out. That took a little bit longer than predicted, but we did sooner or later get a deal agreed with Infinite Athlete — and even get it previous Leading League sluggish-as-molasses approval, with the IA emblem appearing, at extensive previous, on the Chelsea shirts for the very first time before this week, in our 2- gain in excess of Fulham.

With that organization performed, Jurasek has evidently turned his attention to shaping up the rest of the again-of-residence, setting up with Tom Glick. We had questioned what would turn into of Glick, the former de facto CEO, and it turns out relatively unsurprisingly that he was in truth just designed redundant. Farewell, “President of Business”, or no matter what it was that you did … or didn’t do.

As relayed by the Every day Mail from a Chelsea statement sent out to inboxes that did not contain mine, we also appointed a new Chief Financial Officer in Adriel Lares, who will come from a tech track record, owning served as CFO at the likes of Stash (micro-investing), Fastly, and Lookout (each in cloud computing). He’s also a founding partner of Memento Mori winery in Napa, who make ridiculously high-priced wine.

In addition, we have confirmed previously rumors that AC Milan sponsorship director Casper Stylsvig will be joining us upcoming month as “Chief Revenue Officer”.

But probably the most crucial appointment is that of Jason Gannon, whose formal title is Chief Operating Officer. He is “expected to guide the way on the club’s stadium redevelopment plans”. It is unclear if that will be in conjunction with or rather of Jonathan Goldstein, who’s component of the ownership group and sits on the Chelsea Board.

Gannon’s biggest declare to fame is as Handling Director of SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, the award-winning and relatively one of a kind semi-open-air stadium shared by NFL teams LA Rams and LA Chargers (as effectively as a host venue for the 2026 Globe Cup and 2028 Summer months Olympics), setting up all the way at its groundbreaking in 2016. Gannon possibly did not have any input on the actual style of the stadium (which was carried out by the firm HKS), but he has the practical experience to take care of such a task for us. (Not that it’s suitable, but HKS created the stunning Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and much less impressively, experienced at the time also proposed this matter as an Anfield rebuild for Liverpool.)

SoFi Stadium In Inglewood

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