SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) Majority Owner Hasso Plattner today announced changes to the organization's business operations unit.
Jonathan Becher (@jbecher) has been named sole president of Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE), effective immediately. Becher will also serve as an alternate governor for the franchise with the National Hockey League.
John Tortora, who has served as co-president with Becher since 2017, will be leaving the organization to pursue other opportunities but will remain in an advisory position to the organization until the end of June.
Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson will continue to oversee the hockey operations department and continue to report directly to Plattner.
"I would like to thank John Tortora for his dedication to our organization and fans for nearly a decade," said Plattner.
Plattner continued, "Over the last two years at the Sharks and his previous decade at SAP, I have seen first-hand that Jonathan delivers an outstanding end-to-end experience to customers. With his combination of technology and sports background, I am confident he is the right person to lead the organization through our next evolution."
Plattner added, "While we are all very disappointed in the team's performance thus far this season, Doug has a long history of leading our team to success. The last time we failed to meet our winning standards in the 2014-15 season, we were able to quickly rebound and re-establish a winning culture for the next several years. I am supportive of Doug's plan to get our team back on track."