Kayo Sports today announced that Ant Hearne will join the company as chief commercial officer.
The new role will focus on leading commercial strategies and customer acquisition and management. Hearne will be responsible for driving business growth through innovative data driven digital initiatives.
Hearne brings over 20 years of digital experience having worked across telco, digital media and marketing for large corporates and global tech start-ups.
He joins Kayo after recently returning from New York where he was chief commercial officer for marketing technology startup, Rokt. During his time at Rokt he led global business development, operations and marketing among other responsibilities.
He will report into Julian Ogrin, CEO, Kayo Sports.
“Ant joins the company at an exciting time. He will help supercharge our commercial and digital strategies, tapping into his global experience to deliver new and contemporary ways to grow the business. We can’t wait to have him on board,” Ogrin said.
Hearne added: “With some impressive early success, Kayo is quickly transforming how Australians experience sport. The product is world class, and with plenty more in store, will only get better. I can’t think of a more exciting business to be a part of at this time.”
He will join the company on September 9, 2019.