Our Team

LEADERSHIP

Our senior management team reflects our place at the intersection of live sport, entertainment, technology, and e-commerce. They have decades of experience delivering change, innovation, and growth across a range of sectors and businesses – from FTSE 100 companies to football clubs, streaming giants, global media groups, and more.

Board
Group Executive
Local Territory Leaders
Special Advisors

Shay Segev

Chief Executive

Shay Segev is Chief Executive Officer of DAZN Group, responsible for the company’s global strategy and driving DAZN through its next phase of growth. Shay was previously CEO of Entain,...

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Shay Segev

Chief Executive

Shay Segev is Chief Executive Officer of DAZN Group, responsible for the company’s global strategy and driving DAZN through its next phase of growth. Shay was previously CEO of Entain, a FTSE 100 sports betting and gaming company, where he led a phenomenal period of growth, including – most notably – the acquisition of bwin.party and Ladbrokes Coral, and establishment of US market leader BetMGM. He brings vast technology and operations experience with a proven track record in transformation and scaling digital consumer businesses. Earlier in his career, Shay held executive positions at Playtech, Gala Coral and global software company Mercury Interactive

Bosco Aranguren

General Manager, DAZN Spain

Bosco Aranguren is General Manager at DAZN Spain and responsible for growing DAZN in Spain by delivering the most exciting, sociable and engaging viewing experience for sport fans. He joined the...

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Bosco Aranguren

General Manager, DAZN Spain

Bosco Aranguren is General Manager at DAZN Spain and responsible for growing DAZN in Spain by delivering the most exciting, sociable and engaging viewing experience for sport fans. He joined the DAZN team in 2022 from Vodafone Spain, where as part of the Executive Committee, he ran Vodafone’s digital and growth areas. Previously, he held senior roles in Microsoft and Google. Bosco has a considerable knowledge of the domestic and European consumer market and expertise in digital transformation

Stefano Azzi

CEO, DAZN Italy

Stefano Azzi is the CEO for DAZN’s Italian branch and he is responsible for all business activity to be carried out in Italy. He plays a strategic role in running...

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Stefano Azzi

CEO, DAZN Italy

Stefano Azzi is the CEO for DAZN’s Italian branch and he is responsible for all business activity to be carried out in Italy. He plays a strategic role in running all the key aspects aimed at driving business growth in the market. Prior to DAZN, he spent nearly a decade at TIM and has a proven track record at both an operational and strategic level. With a strong expertise in digital transformation and consumer market, Azzi is an experienced executive with a wealth of commercial and managerial experience across telecoms, digital entertainment, and consumer goods/services.

Ben Barlow

Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Ben Barlow is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. In this role, he is responsible for all of DAZN Group’s global legal activities including corporate and financial matters, rights and...

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Ben Barlow

Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Ben Barlow is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. In this role, he is responsible for all of DAZN Group’s global legal activities including corporate and financial matters, rights and content, regulatory affairs, commercial partnerships and distribution, technology, intellectual property and company secretarial matters. Prior to joining in 2013, Ben was a senior associate at Olswang LLP (now CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP).

Shelley Blackburn

EVP of Transformation

Shelley Blackburn is DAZN’s EVP of Transformation.  Having joined Perform Group in 2008, Shelley has been with DAZN since its inception. She has been instrumental in shaping DAZN into the...

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Shelley Blackburn

EVP of Transformation

Shelley Blackburn is DAZN’s EVP of Transformation.  Having joined Perform Group in 2008, Shelley has been with DAZN since its inception. She has been instrumental in shaping DAZN into the business it is today, always occupying roles focused on driving operational and cost efficiencies. In her present position, Shelley and her team govern the implementation of critical, company-wide programmes seeking out synergies and ensuring operational excellence.

Neil Colligan

Chief Delivery Officer

Neil Colligan is DAZN Group’s Chief Delivery Officer and currently Interim Chief People Officer. He joined the company in 2002 from the consumer retailer Comet, where he held various senior...

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Neil Colligan

Chief Delivery Officer

Neil Colligan is DAZN Group’s Chief Delivery Officer and currently Interim Chief People Officer. He joined the company in 2002 from the consumer retailer Comet, where he held various senior management positions across commercial, operations and HR. During his time with the Group, Neil has led many parts of the business, including content, international markets, technology, product development, HR and operations.

Veronica Diquattro

CEO, Global Platform

Veronica Diquattro has been at DAZN since its inception. Having been Chief Revenue Officer, Europe – managing DAZN’s growth in Italy, Spain and DACH – in September 2022, she was...

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Veronica Diquattro

CEO, Global Platform

Veronica Diquattro has been at DAZN since its inception. Having been Chief Revenue Officer, Europe - managing DAZN's growth in Italy, Spain and DACH – in September 2022, she was appointed to the newly created position of CEO, Global Platform. In this role, she is responsible for reshaping DAZN’s global offering, building DAZN's catalogue of sports that have passionate global fanbases and making DAZN the partner of choice for rights holders internationally. The appointment reflects the momentum with which DAZN is executing its global growth strategy and diversifying its content offering. Prior to DAZN, Veronica was Managing Director of Southern and Eastern Europe at Spotify, after leading the launch of the music service in Italy and key markets in Latin America. She also worked on the launch of the Android Market and Google Play in Italy for Google

Mark Kemp

CEO, DAZN Bet

Mark Kemp leads DAZN Bet, a strategic recreational betting business partnership between DAZN Group and Pragmatic Group, a leading platform technology and content provider. DAZN Bet is operating in the...

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Mark Kemp

CEO, DAZN Bet

Mark Kemp leads DAZN Bet, a strategic recreational betting business partnership between DAZN Group and Pragmatic Group, a leading platform technology and content provider. DAZN Bet is operating in the U.K., Spain, Italy and is expanding internationally. He has over 20 years commercial, senior management experience building, marketing and operating B2C products.  Mark joined DAZN Bet from BoyleSports, Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker, where he was CEO. He previously served as Managing Director of Ladbrokes Coral, successfully integrating and significantly growing both brands following their merger.

Joe Markowski

CEO, DAZN North America

Joe Markowski has been with DAZN since its inception. Major milestones in his decade long tenure include supporting the founding team in establishing the company’s initial go-to-market strategy; overseeing DAZN’s...

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Joe Markowski

CEO, DAZN North America

Joe Markowski has been with DAZN since its inception. Major milestones in his decade long tenure include supporting the founding team in establishing the company’s initial go-to-market strategy; overseeing DAZN’s commercial and operational rollout in Japan; and successfully spearheading the company’s U.S. launch in 2018 and swift transformation into a disruptive and innovative industry leader. With DAZN’s international expansion in 2020, his responsibilities broadened to include countries and territories worldwide where he drives commercial growth on a global scale.

Alice Mascia 

CEO, DAZN DACH

Alice Mascia has 20 years’ valuable experience in the media and telco industries. She has a proven record of launching new business, products, and brands. A recognised international executive, she...

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Alice Mascia 

CEO, DAZN DACH

Alice Mascia has 20 years’ valuable experience in the media and telco industries. She has a proven record of launching new business, products, and brands. A recognised international executive, she has led on M&As, business transformation and business strategy and execution. Previously, she held senior roles at Foxtel Group and at Sky Deutschland. Mascia’s huge experience in the industry will help further accelerate DAZN Group’s ambitious growth aspirations in DACH as it becomes the leading sports entertainment platform.

Ed McCarthy

Chief Operating Officer

Ed McCarthy is DAZN’s Chief Operating Officer. Ed joined the business in 2020 from Access Industries, where he oversaw some of its key European portfolio companies in the technology and...

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Ed McCarthy

Chief Operating Officer

Ed McCarthy is DAZN’s Chief Operating Officer. Ed joined the business in 2020 from Access Industries, where he oversaw some of its key European portfolio companies in the technology and media sectors. Upon joining DAZN, Ed was responsible for resetting the business during the Covid pandemic. Today, he oversees all corporate activity including DAZN’s investments in StatsPerform, Goal.com and Meadowlark, and new ventures, such as DAZN’s recent acquisition of Eleven Sports. Earlier in his career, he worked as an attorney at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP before expanding to a more commercial role with Prudential UK as Director of Corporate Transactions.

Pete Oliver

Chief Marketing Officer

Pete Oliver recently joined DAZN as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the group’s global marketing activities and teams, and its distribution partnerships. Oliver has a strong track record of launching and...

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Pete Oliver

Chief Marketing Officer

Pete Oliver recently joined DAZN as Chief Marketing Officer, leading the group’s global marketing activities and teams, and its distribution partnerships. Oliver has a strong track record of launching and growing transformative consumer brands - in his previous tenure at BT, where he was most recently Managing Director, Small & Medium Enterprise, BT & EE, he spent the past 20 years launching, marketing and distributing BT’s consumer services and ran BT Sport’s marketing teams for seven years, among other roles

Warren Palk

Managing Director, DAZN Channels

Warren Palk has been at DAZN since day one, in a number of roles including COO and EVP Customer Experience. As Managing Director DAZN Channels, Warren is responsible for leading...

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Warren Palk

Managing Director, DAZN Channels

Warren Palk has been at DAZN since day one, in a number of roles including COO and EVP Customer Experience. As Managing Director DAZN Channels, Warren is responsible for leading the B2B subscription business, partnering with Rights Holders and federations to create new branded OTT experiences for their fans. Prior to DAZN, Warren lead the Media Services division at Perform.

Sandeep Tiku

Chief Technology Officer

Sandeep Tiku is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of DAZN Group, responsible for Product, Technology, Innovation, and Customer Success. Sandeep joined DAZN in 2022, before which he was Chief Operations Officer...

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Sandeep Tiku

Chief Technology Officer

Sandeep Tiku is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of DAZN Group, responsible for Product, Technology, Innovation, and Customer Success. Sandeep joined DAZN in 2022, before which he was Chief Operations Officer and CTO of Entain, a FTSE 100 sports betting and gaming company, where he led the group’s growth through technology and operational excellence. During his eight-year tenure, Sandeep was instrumental in developing Entain’s industry leading proprietary technology platform. Sandeep has an impeccable track record in building complex technology with a customer-centric approach and is recognised as a global technology leader and respected innovator.

Jacopo Tonoli

Chief Commercial Officer

Jacopo Tonoli is DAZN Group’s Chief Commercial Officer and is responsible for rights strategy and content acquisition across DAZN, as well as delivering and executing the Group’s global strategic rights...

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Jacopo Tonoli

Chief Commercial Officer

Jacopo Tonoli is DAZN Group’s Chief Commercial Officer and is responsible for rights strategy and content acquisition across DAZN, as well as delivering and executing the Group’s global strategic rights partnerships, including WTA Media, FIBA Media, EHF and FC Diez Media. Having joined the business in 2008 as Managing Director for Southern Europe and Latin America, Jacopo oversaw its successful expansion in Italy, Spain, France and across South America, before transferring to London to lead the Group’s Commercial function in 2015. Prior to joining DAZN Group, Jacopo was at Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP

Ian Turnbull

EVP, New Revenues

Ian Turnbull is responsible for new revenue streams at global sports broadcaster DAZN. These include betting, NFTs and ecommerce revenue lines. Ian has previously held senior commercial roles at global...

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Ian Turnbull

EVP, New Revenues

Ian Turnbull is responsible for new revenue streams at global sports broadcaster DAZN. These include betting, NFTs and ecommerce revenue lines. Ian has previously held senior commercial roles at global gaming companies Entain and Microgaming, and was responsible for defining the global go-to-market strategy for betting and gaming at AWS (Amazon). Ian has extensive experience in launching and monetising new business lines, including working for a number of years developing and executing the US market entry strategy for Entain, including the establishment of the BetMGM joint venture. Prior to working in the betting and gaming sector, Ian worked in the advertising industry as a communications planner on brands such as the UK National Lottery and Unilever. Ian is based out of our London office.

Darren Waterman

Chief Financial Officer

Darren Waterman joined DAZN Group in January 2022 as Chief Financial Officer.  In his previous role at Amazon, he led the finance team responsible for Prime Video internationally.  As a...

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Darren Waterman

Chief Financial Officer

Darren Waterman joined DAZN Group in January 2022 as Chief Financial Officer.  In his previous role at Amazon, he led the finance team responsible for Prime Video internationally.  As a seasoned TMT industry executive, Darren brings to DAZN a track record of successful geographic expansion, video streaming, product innovation and investment in sports, TV, and movie content. Prior to Amazon, he held senior finance roles in the telecoms industry and in management consulting.

Daisy Wells

EVP, Communications

Daisy Wells joined DAZN in early 2022 from London-based communications firm Powerscourt, where she specialised in advising companies operating in complex or controversial sectors to be better understood. Daisy comes...

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Daisy Wells

EVP, Communications

Daisy Wells joined DAZN in early 2022 from London-based communications firm Powerscourt, where she specialised in advising companies operating in complex or controversial sectors to be better understood. Daisy comes from a strategic communications and corporate intelligence background. She began her career working with high-profile individuals from politics and business on their communications strategies and personal narratives. Following this, Daisy moved to Delhi, where she worked for international corporate intelligence firm Control Risks, advising foreign companies on how to navigate opportunities in India. She continued to work in this sector from London until joining Powerscourt in 2017.

Manabu Yamada

EVP, DAZN Japan

Manabu Yamada is Executive Vice President of DAZN Japan, leading all business in the Japanese market. Manabu has extensive experience in sports and digital business throughout his career, in which...

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Manabu Yamada

EVP, DAZN Japan

Manabu Yamada is Executive Vice President of DAZN Japan, leading all business in the Japanese market. Manabu has extensive experience in sports and digital business throughout his career, in which his earlier major achievements include the launch of the first official MLB website in Japan, and involvement in the digital strategy for many sports such as the NFL and the J.League clubs. His more recent career highlights include the broadcasting of major sports at media such as J SPORTS, and led Sports Navi, the biggest digital sporting media in Japan, through business developments and partnerships with various sports leagues and entities. Manabu was appointed to the role of President and Representative Director for Sports Navi K.K. in 2018 where he exhibited excellent leadership, and joined DAZN in September 2021 as EVP, as the first Japanese business leader for DAZN Japan.

KEVIN MAYER

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Kevin Mayer is the DAZN Group Chairman of the Board of Directors, providing strategic direction as the company continues along its aggressive growth trajectory. Driving one of the largest disruptions...

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KEVIN MAYER

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Kevin Mayer is the DAZN Group Chairman of the Board of Directors, providing strategic direction as the company continues along its aggressive growth trajectory. Driving one of the largest disruptions in the history of social media, Kevin served as the CEO of TikTok and COO of its parent company, ByteDance, in 2020. He was previously Chairman of Disney's Direct-to-Consumer & International Division. As Chairman, he oversaw the development and successful rollout of Disney+, ESPN+, and Hulu. Kevin also directed ad sales, content sales, and channel distribution globally and international operations. Prior to that role, Kevin served as Chief Strategy Officer for Disney.

LINCOLN BENET

Non-executive Director

Lincoln Benet is the Chief Executive Officer of Access Industries, the privately held industrial group with long-term holdings worldwide founded by Len Blavatnik and a DAZN shareholder. Prior to joining...

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LINCOLN BENET

Non-executive Director

Lincoln Benet is the Chief Executive Officer of Access Industries, the privately held industrial group with long-term holdings worldwide founded by Len Blavatnik and a DAZN shareholder. Prior to joining Access Industries in 2006, Lincoln was a managing director at Morgan Stanley, where he spent 17 years. His experience spanned corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, fixed income and capital markets. Lincoln also serves on the boards of LyondellBasell, Perform Group and Warner Music Group. Lincoln graduated with a BA summa cum laude in Economics from Yale University and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

JOHN GLEASURE

Non-exec Director

John Gleasure is a Non-Executive Director for DAZN. In this role, he works on the company’s long-term strategy and focuses on key priorities including key global business partnerships, new ventures...

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JOHN GLEASURE

Non-exec Director

John Gleasure is a Non-Executive Director for DAZN. In this role, he works on the company's long-term strategy and focuses on key priorities including key global business partnerships, new ventures and diversity and inclusion. John is a member of the DAZN Group executive committee management team and is a founder of DAZN and Perform Group. With more than 25 years of experience within international media, rights, marketing and distribution, John previously held leadership roles at Sky Sports, EMI Records, Hutchison Whampoa and Sony Pictures.

GUILLAUME D’HAUTEVILLE

Non-exec Director

Guillaume D’Hauteville is Executive Vice Chairman of Access Industries and serves notably as Chairman of Deezer, STT Properties and AINMT ASA. He is also a Non-Executive Director for DAZN. Before...

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GUILLAUME D’HAUTEVILLE

Non-exec Director

Guillaume D'Hauteville is Executive Vice Chairman of Access Industries and serves notably as Chairman of Deezer, STT Properties and AINMT ASA. He is also a Non-Executive Director for DAZN. Before joining Access Industries in 2011 Guillaume has previously worked in Investment Banking for more than 25 years. Guillaume was Vice Chairman of Nomura International and served as Chairman and CEO of Banque Lehman Brothers France. He was also a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers Inc in charge of French Investment banking before becoming Vice Chairman of Lehman Brother International. During his career in banking, Guillaume has advised on many transactions in M&A and Capital issuance. He has worked in New York, London and Paris. Guillaume has also been the Treasurer and General Secretary of the Fondation Hôpital Foch, member of HEC advisory board and board member of AROP (Paris Opera) . Guillaume graduated from HEC and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

FRANCO BERNABE

Senior Strategic Advisor

Franco Bernabè is one of Italy’s most distinguished executives with unrivalled experience in the telecommunications sector; most notably he was CEO and Chairman of TIM, Italy’s leading telecoms group and...

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FRANCO BERNABE

Senior Strategic Advisor

Franco Bernabè is one of Italy’s most distinguished executives with unrivalled experience in the telecommunications sector; most notably he was CEO and Chairman of TIM, Italy’s leading telecoms group and DAZN’s distribution partner. Known as a principled and visionary leader, Bernabè emerged as one of Italy’s most formidable executives in the 1990s when he overhauled energy company Eni and built it into the respected multinational it is today. He subsequently turned around the fortunes of TIM, establishing his reputation as a transformational CEO. Since then, he has held high-profile positions in the ICT sector and is a sought-after strategic advisor and board member.

ANTHONY JOSHUA

Special Advisor

Two-time former unified world heavyweight champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Joshua OBE joined DAZN Group in June 2022 as a shareholder, special advisor, and brand ambassador for the business,...

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ANTHONY JOSHUA

Special Advisor

Two-time former unified world heavyweight champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Joshua OBE joined DAZN Group in June 2022 as a shareholder, special advisor, and brand ambassador for the business, marking a pivotal moment for DAZN. As a special advisor, Joshua joined DAZN's strategic advisory board helping the business continue to develop its global boxing offering and provide a richer and more immersive experience for its customers. Joshua has held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles twice and is also an entrepreneur and businessman, having founded a number of enterprises including management agency 258 MGT in 2016, representing boxing's greatest rising stars, including Josh Buatsi, Derek Chisora and Ben Whittaker.

JAMES RUSHTON

Co-founder

James Rushton is Co-Founder at DAZN Group and has oversight for markets, rights and content globally. A 25-year veteran of the sports industry, James spent the majority of his career...

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JAMES RUSHTON

Co-founder

James Rushton is Co-Founder at DAZN Group and has oversight for markets, rights and content globally. A 25-year veteran of the sports industry, James spent the majority of his career at Perform Group where he led many significant innovations, market expansion and revenue growth, including the launch of DAZN in 2016. James has held a variety of leadership roles including Acting CEO, Co-CEO, Chief Revenue Officer, Managing Director of APAC, Managing Director of Australia and New Zealand and Managing Director of DAZN Player. Prior to this, James was Commercial Director at Birmingham City Football Club.