OVERACTIVE MEDIA APPOINTS CO-FOUNDER ADAM ADAMOU AS INTERIM CEO TO REPLACE CHRIS OVERHOLT
February 23, 2023
February 23, 2023 (TORONTO, CANADA) – OverActive Media (“OverActive" or “the Company”) (TSXV: OAM, OTCQB: OAMCF), a global sports, media and entertainment company for today’s generation of fans today announced the appointment of co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Adam Adamou as interim CEO. Chief Executive Officer Chris Overholt, who joined OverActive in 2018 is stepping down from his role to pursue another opportunity but will be staying on as a strategic advisor to the Company for thirty days to ensure a smooth transition.
"Since co-founding OverActive in 2018, Adam has been a trusted leader in our industry and a strong advocate for the global opportunity that our company represents,” said Sheldon Pollack, Chair, OverActive Media. “He is a leading voice of influence in the industry and his broad-gauged experience in early-stage venture opportunities has already contributed significantly to OverActive’s success.”
“I am honoured to continue my work as a leader with this amazing executive team and all the talented staff here at OverActive and I would like to thank the Board for this incredible opportunity,” said Adam Adamou, Interim CEO. “We are in an exciting industry at an incredible time and OverActive is poised to seize the many opportunities that lay ahead. Our priority remains - to redefine the future of sports and entertainment by focusing on today’s generation of fans. We have all the ingredients for sustained success – a strong and engaged Board, wonderfully supportive marketing partners and fans, and a fantastic leadership team and staff.”
Mr. Overholt leaves the organization having been hired as the Company’s founding Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. He had previously served as CEO of the Canadian Olympic Committee for more than eight years across four Olympic Games. During Mr. Overholt’s tenure with OverActive, he attracted an industry-leading team of executives and staff who together secured such notable investors as The Weeknd, Bell and the Montréal Canadiens, executed several key acquisitions, and established marketing partnerships with a number of blue-chip brand partners in Europe and Canada including Bell and TD Bank. His team also led the Company to its successful go-public listing on the Toronto Venture Exchange in 2021.
“Under Chris’ leadership, OverActive has emerged as one of the world’s leading esports organizations. His experience, passion and vision for our potential has established a strong foundation on which we will continue building our business. We are grateful to have had Chris leading our organization during such a pivotal time in our development,” continued Mr. Pollack. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Chris for his wonderful contribution and extend our best wishes for his continued success.”
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