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Jay Berhalter is president of Kentaro’s new US office

28 July 2009 | Posted in | By

Jay BerhalterAs part of its continued global expansion, Kentaro has appointed Jay Berhalter as president of its new US office in Chicago. Berhalter will run the U.S. operations of the Swiss-headquartered company that handles media rights for many soccer federations - including global rights for U.S. Soccer - and also organises all friendly matches of the Brazil national team.

"We are thrilled to open our office in Chicago and welcome one of the most knowledgeable US [soccer] business executives to our organization," said Kentaro joint-chief executive Philipp Grothe. "We have great belief in the US soccer market and have ambitious plans to further the growth of the sport in the States. With his unique experience and network of contacts, Jay will lead Kentaro's expansion into North America."

Berhalter previously worked for the United States Soccer Federation where he was chief operating officer.

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