Ebene News – EN – CEO of Devils and Sixers announces his departure to pursue new opportunities

Scott O’Neil, the CEO of the parent company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, resigned after eight year O’Neil announced on Wednesday June 30, 2021 that he is leaving Harris Blitzer Sports & EntertainmentPA

Scott O’Neil is stepping down as CEO of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, the parent company that owns the Devils and Sixers The teams released a statement Wednesday morning:

After eight successful years guiding Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) through exponential growth and expansion, CEO Scott O’Neil has elected to step down from the organization in order to pursue new O’Neil opportunities has over two decades of leadership experience within the sports and entertainment industry, including his most recent tenure with HBSE, a leading sports and entertainment company focused on renowned assets, Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL

“I want to thank Josh Harris and David Blitzer for inspiring, engaging and empowering me to bring together the most talented management team in sport and entertainment,” said O’Neil “Josh and David are amazing leaders, partners and friends Their commitment to our teams, our brands, our people – and most importantly – their dedication to serving the city of Philadelphia, Newark and Camden – has made our success together possible Being entrusted with the opportunity to managing epic brands – as well as buying, building, integrating, acquiring and developing complementary businesses to create HBSE as it is today – has been the adventure of a lifetime, for for which I am humbled and grateful ”

“HBSE is the best organization I have ever been a part of, the highest level of difficulty I have ever encountered, and the most fun I have ever had, because every day brought a new opportunity to learn and grow This company has grown thanks to a culture of amazing teammates ready to be innovative, with the discipline to get the job done and the courage to lead simultaneously While I have truly enjoyed every moment of my stay here, I am even more excited to create, develop and pilot my next platform.”

“Scott has accomplished so much on behalf of the organization in a relatively short time, fostering our growth, culture and commitment to strengthening the communities in which we live, work, play and win,” said HBSE Co -Founder Josh Harris “I cannot stress enough how important we place Scott’s tremendous contributions to the company and how grateful I am for his leadership and partnership in creating a top-notch culture at HBSE We know he will be very successful in whatever he chooses to accomplish in the future, and we will always be among his greatest advocates ”

“We are extremely grateful to Scott for his partnership over the past eight years of unprecedented growth,” said David Blitzer, co-founder of HBSE “His ambition, his strategic vision and his spirit of innovation have been and will continue to be decisive for the long-term success of our company. On behalf of everyone at HBSE, we thank Scott for his transformational leadership, drive and passion, and we look forward to celebrating his future successes ”

Under O’Neil’s leadership, HBSE has grown from a single-entity team, the Sixers, to a full sports and entertainment franchise that includes two professional teams, an esports business, an esports business, prominent in arenas and entertainment, and several growth and venture capital investments in sports technology He led the Sixers to sign the first shirt badge sponsorship in the history of the sport “Big Four”, oversaw the construction of professional sports’ largest and most technically advanced training complex, the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex, established a cutting-edge innovation lab and became the first US professional sports franchise to acquire a team world-renowned esports company In addition, he became an interim co-manager for Elevate Sports Ventures, a sports and entertainment agency he helped set up as part of a partnership. at between HBSE, Live Nation Entertainment | Ticketmaster, the San Francisco 49ers and Oak View Group He also helped create HBSE Venture Fund and HBSE Real Estate to complete the portfolio

During his tenure at HBSE, O’Neil and his team were recognized for their impact in creating an innovative and top-notch workplace and workforce, with the Sixers being named one of the country’s ’50 most important cultures’ by Entrepreneur (2017) O’Neil’s leadership and role as a change agent within the sports and entertainment industry has been widely praised, as Philadelphia Magazine recognized him as one of Philadelphia’s “most innovative leaders” Sports and tech store SportTechie named O’Neil ‘Most Innovative Executive’ of 2017 and most recently the Sixers received five Clios, including one for ‘Team of the Year’ in 2021

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Ebene News – US – Devils and Sixers CEO announces his departure to continue new opportunities

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