Ross MacEacharn, long-term executive of Perform Group, has communicated via LinkedIn that he has ended his 11-year tenure with the sports data and media rights firm.
MacEacharn, the current CEO of Perform, informs that he will not form part of the new executive management team taking shape at ‘Stats Perform’, the new business entity formed by US hedge fund Vista Equity, merging the assets of Perform and US sports data firm STATS.
“This has proved a surprisingly difficult message to write, but after more than 11 years and following the successful completion of the acquisition of Perform by Vista I have stepped down from my role at Perform,” MacEacharn said.
MacEacharn was appointed CEO of Perform in July 2018, as the company undertook a structural reorganisation by splitting its operating divisions of Perform Content and DAZN OTT services.
During Q1 2019, Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, the controlling investor of DAZN Group, confirmed that it would sell Perform outright, seeking to concentrate DAZN’s strategy on leading global sports OTT services.
“It’s been an incredible journey and I have been enormously privileged to be part of that and to have had the opportunity to work with a very large number of passionate, committed and knowledgeable people,” MacEacharn added.
“Over the years Perform has grown to become one of the leading sports media businesses operating across the media, sports betting and professional space and I’ve genuinely loved (almost) every step of the way.
“So a big thank you to everyone who I’ve interacted with, both externally and internally, and enormous good luck to the new management team at Stats Perform on what I’m sure will be a very successful next few years.”