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WWE announces new hires for senior leadership team

WWE issued the following:

WWE® Names Chris Legentil Head of Global Communications, Scott Zanghellini Head of Revenue Strategy and Development

STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Chris Legentil has been named Senior Vice President & Head of Global Communications, and Scott Zanghellini has been named Head of Revenue Strategy and Development.

As part of WWE’s senior leadership team, Legentil will be responsible for the company’s communications strategy.

“Chris has phenomenal instincts. His experience working across the media and content landscape is tremendous,” said WWE President & Chief Revenue Officer Nick Khan.

Previously, Legentil was Senior Vice President of Global Communications at DAZN, where he oversaw consumer and corporate communications while working under then-Executive Chairman John Skipper. At DAZN, Legentil helped launch the sports streaming platform in the U.S. in 2018 and later the company’s global platform in 2020.

Legentil, a 2020 PRWeek 40 Under 40 honoree, previously worked at the National Basketball Association and Showtime Networks.

As the Head of Revenue Strategy and Development, Zanghellini will pursue new business, and identify innovative and creative new lines of revenue for WWE as a whole.

“Scott has a great eye for spotting trends and creating additional value for brands,” said Khan. “His track record identifying and securing new revenue streams is remarkable.”

Zanghellini joins WWE from Creative Artists Agency (CAA) where he most recently served as a Senior Talent Agent. In this role, he managed various deals for talent across commercial endorsements, motion pictures, music, television, business development and sports. Zanghellini was also responsible for the development and sale of some of the agency’s biggest clients’ consumer product brands.

Joining Zanghellini will be Alex Varga, who will serve as Vice President of Revenue Strategy and Development. Varga also brings experience as a CAA Agent, working with multi-hyphenate talent with a focus on new business development.

Both Legentil and Zanghellini will report directly to Khan.

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