KORE Software, the leading provider of business management software and services for the sports and entertainment industries, has appointed Jason Fletcher as the company’s new CEO.
Jason brings more than 20 years of sports, analytics and technology leadership expertise to KORE, most recently acting as Operating Partner for K1 Capital across a number of technology startups after having been CEO at three successful software and insights providers.
Before his most recent executive roles, Jason spent over eight years in the sports and entertainment industry, largely focused on digital business channels including e-commerce, new media and related sponsorship packages. This includes Director roles at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment where he drove the organization’s new interactive media efforts, and at The Bonham Group, focused on sponsorship sales and valuation projects.
“Being at the forefront of this wave in sports and entertainment taught me a lot about leveraging innovation to build more engaging relationships with customers and partners, improve core business practices and ultimately drive better performance,” said Jason Fletcher when asked about his unique background.
It was that experience that served Jason well in the next phase of his career, working with investor backed companies providing industry specific SaaS solutions, just as KORE does for the sports and entertainment industry. This includes successfully running three different businesses – Insight Software, Granicus, and Cii – and most recently acting as an advisor for the executive teams of a portfolio of businesses with K1 Capital before joining KORE.
“I am extremely excited to be able to bring both my sports and technology experiences to bear with KORE,” added Jason. It is a unique opportunity to apply the full scope of my professional career for an organization that is so critical for the many teams, leagues, colleges and brands they support.”
“Someone of Jason’s caliber joining us as CEO truly continues a trend of this past year where we have built out our C-suite with incredibly talented executives,” shared outgoing CEO, Todd Cusolle. “Dan Grote joined KORE earlier this year as our new CFO, Adam Grow was promoted to COO, and Russell Scibetti became our CMO. I am excited for KORE’s future as I hand over the reigns to Jason while staying involved through the company’s Board of Directors.”
When Jason isn’t hard at work with the talented KORE team and its customers, he spends time with his wife and three sons, often on a soccer field or the ski slopes.
KORE is the global leader in engagement marketing solutions, serving more than 200 professional teams and 850+ sports and entertainment properties worldwide, providing practical tools and services to harness customer data, facilitate sponsorship sales and activation, and create actionable insights.