DAZN, the Perform-owned over-the-top (OTT) service, has announced the appointment of Veronica Diquattro to lead its new, and fast-growing, business in Italy as executive vice president of revenue.
Diquattro will officially join DAZN at the end of August, ending her tenure at Spotify, the music streaming service, where she was managing director, Southern and Eastern Europe, responsible for 16 countries. She will report directly into James Rushton, chief executive of DAZN.
Perform announced the launch of DAZN in Italy last month after securing a landmark, three-year US$1.2 billion live rights package for soccer's Serie A.
Rushton said: “We’re leading the charge to give sport fans a better and fairer way to watch their favourite teams and stars on any device, doing for sport what Spotify has done for music, so Veronica’s experience will be invaluable.“
In the National Hockey League (NHL), the Arizona Coyotes have promoted Ahron Cohen to team president and chief executive.
Cohen has served a variety of leadership roles in four years with the organisation and replaces Steve Patterson, who will advise the team as a consultant while pursuing outside business ventures.
Elsewhere, Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Baltimore Orioles have appointed Miami Heat chief revenue officer John Vidalin to the "newly created" role of chief operating officer.
Dave Richardson will step down as International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive after next summer’s Cricket World Cup. Richardson has held the post since 2012 having previously been general manager from 2002.
London-based marketing agency FleishmanHillard has appointed Chris Gratton, formerly of sports marketing agency Octagon, as its new head of sports and entertainment.