“Bringing Mike to CSMG underscores a major change at the company as we continue to innovate and expand the traditional ways of managing sports clients,” says Alan Nero, chairman of CSMG. “We are thrilled to gain Mike’s vast experience in the strategic development of worldwide brands. His natural leadership style and brand savvy are well-known throughout the marketing community and will help CSMG represent the future of sports management.”
In his new position, Hall oversees CSMG’s entire global operations and leads the company in growing the brand equity of its athletes through effective management, marketing, corporate consulting, content development and new initiatives based on digital media and technology. His experience in building global brands will be instrumental in helping CSMG fulfill its long-term strategy of bringing traditional sports marketing into the digital age and becoming the leader in sports and entertainment management.
“I look forward to the challenge of continuing the outstanding service that CSMG’s founder and chairman, Alan Nero, has provided to sports clients over the past 23 years,” Hall says. “I am fortunate to have the best group of agents and staff in the business and the leadership talent to make CSMG the world’s premier sports management company.”
BROWN GIBBONS LANG & CO.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. made several promotions and appointments.
John R. Tilson became managing director from his position as director. He has 15 years of experience in investment banking.
In another move, Michael D. Shaffer was promoted to vice president from senior associate. He is responsible for managing the firm’s analyst staff.
In addition to these promotions, the company hired Julie A. Crothers as communications director. She previously held positions with Morningstar Inc. and JPMorgan Global Asset Management.
The company also promoted Sean J. Sullivan to vice president. He previously worked as an associate. He has completed transactions mostly in the health care, business services and industrial manufacturing areas.
Parksite Inc. named Ron C. Barthel chief financial officer.
Before joining the company, he was a partner with McGladrey & Pullen LLP’s Great Lakes practice and specialized in advising middle-market manufacturing and distribution businesses.
He earned bachelor of science degrees in accounting and finance from Eastern Illinois University.
DiamondCluster International hired Chris C. O’Brien as partner in the company’s public sector practice.
He previously worked as chief information officer of the City of Chicago. In that position he earned several awards, including Crain’s Chicago Business’ 40 under 40 and one of Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers and Drivers.
Ocean Tomo hired Kevin Sheehan to head the institutional sales and marketing effort for the firm’s asset management group.
He joins the firm from GE Asset Management, where he was senior vice president of institutional sales. Prior to that, he worked for Nuveen Investments.
DEL GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
Del Global Technologies Corp. appointed M. Thomas Boon to the newly created position of vice president of global sales and marketing at Del Medical Systems Group.
He joins the company from Bekaert Progressive Composites, where he was general manager for its global business with responsibility for operations in the United States and Spain.
JMB Insurance hired Barry Gersowsky as chief administrative officer and chief financial officer.
He previously worked as executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Learning Curve International.
NATIONAL STOCK EXCHANGE
National Stock Exchange appointed Michael A. Watkins senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the exchange.
He previously worked as senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Wachovia Corp. He earned a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a bachelor of arts degree from Princeton University.
THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
The Chicago Board of Trade hired Kevin J.P. O’Hara as chief administrative officer and chief strategy officer.
He previously worked as executive vice president and co-general counsel of the New York Stock Exchange Group Inc. Prior to that, he served as CAO and general counsel of Archipelago.
CSMG made two executive appointments as part of its long-term growth and leadership strategy. Jonathan Siegel was appointed chief financial officer.
Additionally, the company named Marty Pereira chief operating officer.
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