The former Miami Open match director has joined the BNP Paribas Open crew.
Desert Champions introduced at present the hiring of longtime tennis business veteran Adam Barrett as Chief Financial Officer.
Barrett joins Desert Champions with a extremely completed background that features a multi-decade profession within the tennis business working at international sports activities, occasion and expertise administration firm IMG. Barrett will take over as CFO efficient instantly following the latest departure of Steve Birdwell.
Barrett’s established profession within the tennis business features a 29-year stint at IMG the place he labored with the Miami Open, serving as Tournament Director from 2006-2019. Barrett’s tenure at IMG included the coordination of the Miami Open’s venue change from Key Biscayne to the Miami Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium, in addition to time spent engaged on the annual WTA Tournament in San Jose. He presently serves because the Council Chair and Americas Representative for the WTA Board of Directors.
“I am incredibly excited to join the award-winning team at Desert Champions and one of the finest sporting events in the world in the BNP Paribas Open,” Barrett stated. “Tennis Paradise continues to serve as a gold standard not only in the tennis industry, but across all of sports and entertainment, and I look forward to working alongside the incredible team at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as we strive to make the 2023 event the best yet for players, fans and partners. I can’t wait to get started.”
In different strikes throughout the group, Steve Christian has been elevated to Chief Operating Officer, having labored as a strategic advisor to the Desert Champions’ government crew since December 2018. Christian carries with him greater than 30 years of expertise within the banking business and knowledgeable information of the Coachella Valley Region.
Philippe Dore has been elevated to Chief Marketing Officer having overseen the group’s advertising and media division since 2016. Dore’s tenure at Desert Champions has included the creation of the award-winning ‘Tennis Paradise’ marketing campaign and moniker. In the brand new function, he’ll proceed to steer all model, client and partnership advertising efforts, in addition to oversee the match digital platforms, media and public relations, and function the Executive Producer of the BNP Paribas Open in-stadium expertise. Brittany Trabert was additionally promoted to Marketing Director, having been a key contributor to the Desert Champions advertising and media crew since 2008.
Desert Champions manages and operates a curated choice of sports activities and leisure occasions and properties, the most important of which is the BNP Paribas Open, the most important ATP Tour and WTA mixed occasion on the earth. In addition to internet hosting this prestigious sporting occasion, Desert Champions manages the Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships – all held yearly on the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.
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