The Stronach Group, a leading North American thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering company, has announced the appointment of Kevin Gilmore as the group’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Belinda Stronach, the Chairwoman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of The Stronach Group, believes that Gilmore’s extensive experience in sports, entertainment, and business management will support the company’s continued growth and diversification.
Gilmore’s Role at The Stronach Group
In his new role, Gilmore will work closely with Belinda Stronach on corporate objectives and key strategic initiatives, including matters related to The Stronach Group’s 1/ST business. He will collaborate with the 1/ST executive leadership team to drive growth, performance, and achieve strategic objectives. Gilmore’s appointment reflects Belinda Stronach’s mandate of continued growth and diversification of The Stronach Group’s successful businesses and assets across the verticals of thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering, technology, entertainment, media, content, and real estate development.
Kevin Gilmore’s Career and Expertise
Gilmore is a seasoned sports, entertainment, and business executive with over 30 years of senior global executive leadership experience. He has been a catalyst in the transformation, growth, and success of some of the world’s most iconic sports teams and organizations, including with the legendary NHL Montreal Canadiens. During his tenure with the Canadiens, he transformed the legacy team into a contemporary and global brand, driving the club’s profitability and franchise value significantly over his five-year tenure.
Before joining The Stronach Group, Gilmore served as President and CEO of the Montreal Impact/CF Montreal in Major League Soccer, where he successfully built the club’s global brand presence, brought in soccer legend Thierry Henry as manager, and spearheaded a rebrand while restructuring the club’s sporting direction and approach.
Prior to his leadership of the Montreal Canadiens, he held the role of Senior Vice President in charge of strategy and business development for AEG (Anschutz Entertainment Group), overseeing global corporate development projects including entertainment district projects in Shanghai and Guangzhou, and a joint venture with the NBA in China leading to the development of a new arena project in Beijing in advance of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Gilmore’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a License in Civil Laws (LL.L.) from the University of Ottawa and an executive certificate from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He practiced law in Canada with Fasken Martineau Walker (Montreal) and in the US with Latham & Watkins (Los Angeles).
Belinda Stronach’s Vision for The Stronach Group
Belinda Stronach has a clear vision for the evolution of The Stronach Group as they work to identify new opportunities to capitalize on the shifting sports, entertainment, and content landscape. She is pleased to welcome Kevin Gilmore to The Stronach Group and believes that his breadth of expertise crossing sports, entertainment, real estate, and business management will support her vision for the company’s future.
“I am pleased to welcome Kevin Gilmore to The Stronach Group and look forward to working with him to further strengthen our company’s innovative and forward-thinking businesses,” said Belinda Stronach. “Kevin’s ability to build on the existing company facilities and create urban ‘live-play-work’ communities anchored by sports and entertainment represents a tremendous opportunity to which I am excited to be able to contribute.”
The appointment of Kevin Gilmore as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Stronach Group is a clear indication of the company’s commitment to growth and diversification across its verticals of thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering, technology, entertainment, media, content, and real estate development. Kevin Gilmore’s extensive experience in sports, entertainment, and business management makes him an excellent fit for the role. He has a proven track record of driving growth and success in some of the world’s most iconic sports teams and organizations. His appointment reflects Belinda Stronach’s mandate of continued growth and diversification, and his expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the company’s future success.
In conclusion, The Stronach Group’s appointment of Kevin Gilmore as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is significant news for the thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering industry. The company’s continued growth and diversification across its verticals of technology, entertainment, media, content, and real estate development make it a leader in the industry, and Kevin Gilmore’s expertise will undoubtedly support the company’s ongoing success.
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