KUALA LUMPUR (OCT. 19, 2012) Nectar Capital is pleased to report that Total Sports Asia has today announced the appointment of Mr. Shawn Hunter as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Shawn Hunter, as a former president of AEG Sports (part of the Anschutz Entertainment Group), helped start the Tour of California, which has become one of the top non-Grand Tour cycling races in the world. It drew 1.3 million spectators in its first year in 2006 and 1.6 million its second year. Hunter then worked for nearly 4 years as President and CEO of Chivas USA of Major League Soccer. Under Hunter’s leadership, the club became one of the first in league history to broadcast every match on television in both English and Spanish, attained a position as one of MLS’s top-sponsored teams, and also introduced a number of innovative grassroots initiatives including the Jerseys Off Our Backs program, the Chivas at the Park youth clinics with the City of Los Angeles, and Chivas USA’s Practice in the Community Series. In 2011 Hunter was appointed co-chair of Colorado’s Quiznos Pro Challenge cycling race.
“I’m very excited about joining the Board of TSA.” Hunter said. “I have great belief in the TSA business proposition and operating model. Marcus Luer and the TSA team have a strong vision for the business going forward and I am delighted that I will be able to use my experience to assist in this development.”
“I am extremely pleased to have Shawn take over the Chairman’s role. Shawn’s experience will be of great value as we work to fulfill our long-term strategic vision and his direct experience in the US and global sports business will be invaluable as we position TSA for further growth.”” said TSA Managing Director Marcus Luer.
Scott Rudmann, Managing Partner of Nectar Capital said “We delighted that our partners at TSA have succeeded with the appointment of Shawn Hunter as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Shawn brings with him a history of achievement and success in the sports marketing and promotion business. Shawn will be able to assist TSA in their continuing growth and exploration of new sports and markets”
About Total Sports Asia:
Since 1997, Total Sports Asia is one of the leading independent sports marketing agencies in the world with core focus on Asia and has five strategic offices in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing, Mumbai and Delhi. Our core business is media rights distribution, TV production, sponsorship/licensing, events management and consulting. We represent major international rights in Asia and worldwide including the US Open Tennis, BWF Super Series (Badminton), ITTF (Table Tennis), PSA Pro Tour (Squash), French League and the current EURO/WORLD CUP Winner Spain. TSA works closely with the top English Football clubs, Formula 1 Teams on sponsorship and licensing sales in Asia. TSA is also provides activation and consulting services to a host of blue chip corporate clients.
For more information please see: www.totalsportsasia.com
About Nectar Capital
Founded in 2002 by Scott Rudmann, Nectar Capital has a successful track record in asset management in private equity as well as investment advisory services for family offices in the private equity sphere where the firm has focused on growth capital for the media, leisure and creative industries.
In the recent past, due to specific investor demand, Nectar has enhanced its fund product offering space and is the Investment Manager to the Nectar Global Alpha hedge fund.
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