Giampiero Rinaudo to Retire as CEO and Assume Non-executive Chairman Role
Andrea Marini, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, to Succeed Rinaudo as CEO From the End of October
LONDON, UK and TURIN, Italy, Oct. 19, 2021 — Deltatre, the award-winning international technology company, has today announced that CEO Giampiero Rinaudo will soon retire after more than 35 years with the business. Existing Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, Andrea Marini, will succeed him at the end of October.
Rinaudo, one of three company founders in 1986, will step down to assume a new role as Non-executive Chairman and Board Member. He is making this transition on the back of successfully leading the company through decades of continued expansion and the development of crucial technologies that serve many of the world’s most influential sports and media properties. He will remain a substantial shareholder in the business.
Marini has held the role of Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer since mid-2019. He is well-equipped to lead Deltatre’s expert management teams across hubs in 18 key cities worldwide, with record year-on-year financial growth and successful expansions into North America and Asia under his belt. Marini will also maintain his seat on the Board, representing the interest of his family shareholding in the company.
Rinaudo said: “It is a testament to our incredibly talented and dedicated staff to see how the company has adapted, evolved and grown since we first opened our doors so many years ago. Together, we have established Deltatre as an essential partner to more than 130 of the most significant sports leagues, federations, and media companies across the globe.
“Andrea is exceptionally talented, cares deeply about the organization, and understands what makes Deltatre so unique. There is no person better equipped to lead the company as it enters the next chapter in its growth. Of course, I must also thank George Pyne. Not only is he a great business partner, but he is also a great friend.”
Looking ahead to his appointment, Marini said: “I am honored to take on this new role for Deltatre. It holds special significance for me as I am particularly proud to continue the legacy of my father, Luca, who co-founded Deltatre and served alongside Giampiero as co-CEO for many years. Giampiero has been a fantastic mentor throughout my career, especially during my tenure as Deputy CEO. His industry knowledge, business acumen, and leadership qualities are rare.
“I am particularly excited to continue our strong partnership with George Pyne and the Bruin team. Together we are redefining the sport and media sector, and I am humbled at the trust they have placed in me to guide Deltatre across the next phase of our evolution.”
George Pyne, Bruin Capital Founder and CEO, the majority owner of Deltatre, said: “Giampiero is a giant. Under his leadership, Deltatre has become an industry leader, pioneering technology that powers some of the most-watched and consumed sports events of all time. He is a fantastic partner and is a great friend. I want to thank him for everything he has done for us and with us as CEO. After accomplishing so much, I am thrilled that he can spend more time with his growing family, and I’m also pleased that he will still be close by as a shareholder, Non-executive Chairman, and Member of the Board.
Pyne continued: “I am also very excited that Andrea will be Deltatre’s new Chief Executive. He has demonstrated all the essential qualities to run a global company in this era of disruption and transformation. He has the industry’s respect and valuable relationships across sports, media, and technology. He also has an acute understanding of Deltatre’s value proposition. We are confident he can build on its momentum and take its customers and employee community to new levels. I look forward to collaborating with him, and he will have the full extent of our resources and support.”
Deltatre is the global leader in fan-first video experiences. Named in Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020’, Deltatre’s market-leading product and services portfolio has helped redefine the way the world consumes sport, media and entertainment by offering specialist innovations in over-the-top streaming, websites and apps, graphics, data, officiating systems, user experience, and product design. Over its 35-year history, the company has grown to employ more than 1,000 staff who are globally distributed across its hubs in 18 key cities. Deltatre has announced significant deals with the likes of Bally Sports, Major League Soccer, Rogers, Volleyball World, and many more in the last 12 months alone.