(EDMONTON, AB) – Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) announced changes to its organizational structure to facilitate growth in its burgeoning sport and entertainment business. This structure will foster alignment and coordination across operating units and is a reflection of the significant growth the company has experienced as it prepares for the opening of Rogers Place in 2016.
Highlights of the new structure include:
- Integration and alignment of all OEG operating units, including business and hockey operations
- Creation of a new Executive Team that includes:
- Daryl Katz, Chairman
- Bob Nicholson, CEO & Vice Chairman
- Kevin Lowe, Vice Chairman
- Peter Chiarelli, President of Hockey Operations and General Manager
- Darryl Boessenkool, Chief Operating Officer
- Stew MacDonald, Chief Commercial Officer
- Bob Black, Chief Project Development Officer
- Jason Quilley, Chief Financial Officer
- Adam Barrie, Vice President, Human Resources
OEG also announced the addition of other senior leaders to the company in new roles. They include:
- Stuart Ballantyne, Sr. Vice President, Operations
- Kevin Galvin, Sr. Vice President, Enterprise Security and Risk Management
- Jeff Harrop, Sr. Vice President, Marketing
“We are tremendously excited about the future of OEG. Our new operating structure will help facilitate growth and opportunity. We have a great group of people who are committed to growing the OEG portfolio of business,” said Oilers Entertainment Group CEO and Vice Chair Bob Nicholson. “From our hockey club to Rogers Place, to new opportunities in sports and entertainment, these are exciting times for OEG.
“Since joining the organization, I’ve focused on building the foundation that will take us to the next level. Our focus is empowering our staff to reach their full potential and having clear areas of roles and responsibilities.”
OEG delivers leading sports, entertainment and special event programming to fans and patrons in Canada and the United States. The company owns the 5-time Stanley Cup Champion Edmonton Oilers and will operate Rogers Place, the new home of the Oilers in downtown Edmonton. Currently under construction, Rogers Place will be North America’s leading sports and entertainment venue when it opens its doors in fall 2016.
OEG also owns the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL), Bakersfield Condors (AHL) and is a partner in Silver Pictures Entertainment, a new company that will develop, produce and provide or arrange financing for its own slate of feature films, television and digital projects, both independent of and within the traditional studio system.