Shay Segev is to be the sole CEO of DAZN Group, with James Rushton stepping down from the role while continuing with his existing responsibilities overseeing growth in local markets, rights and content.
At the same time, Darren Waterman has been appointed group CFO. Based in London, he was formerly at Amazon, where he led the finance team responsible for Prime Video internationally. Meanwhile, after almost four years as CFO, Stuart Epstein will continue in the role of senior advisor and member of the DAZN Board, enabling a smooth and effective transition of his current roles and responsibilities during the first half of 2022.
Commenting on the managerial changes, Kevin Mayer, DAZN Group chairman, said: “DAZN has become the global leader in sports streaming in just five years and it is time to take this business to the next level. Shay’s technology background and outstanding history of delivering a strong performance culture will be hugely beneficial as DAZN introduces additional interactive fan engagement services such as betting and e-commerce for users to enjoy alongside our core offering of live sports streaming. James’ expertise in sports rights and deep understanding of the markets will ensure that DAZN continues to nurture and grow its core business. We thank Stuart for his many valuable contributions and look forward to his on-going involvement in this new capacity and we are delighted to be onboarding such strong talent as Darren Waterman. Being able to attract such high calibre individuals is a testament to the strength of our business and our future”.