Talent and media agency holding company Endeavor has named former eBay and PayPal executive Guy Schory as its first chief digital officer.
Schory will lead Endeavor’s digital efforts across product management, marketing, data platforms, advertising and commerce, and will operate Endeavor’s digital D2C and B2B businesses, including Endeavor Streaming, which provides premium video streaming distribution for live and on-demand sports and entertainment content.
Among other activities, Endeavor represents the NFL and NHL sports leagues and owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Miss Universe competitions.
Schory most recently served in a variety of leadership roles at eBay and PayPal, where he led global strategic initiatives focused on scaling key capabilities in commerce and payments, including mergers and acquisitions, R&D development, strategic partnerships and innovation programmes. His tenure also included leadership roles in product management and corporate strategy.
He was responsible for several of eBay’s consumer mobile products and digital marketing platforms, and is an inventor of three issued patents in e-commerce and mobile technologies.
Schory is also a member of the board of directors and advisory boards of several technology and commerce companies, including Timbuk2 and Dataminr.
“As Endeavor continues to evolve, our ability to create innovative digital businesses, products and experiences for our clients and platform matters now more than ever Guy is a strategic executive who has the experience operating world-class businesses at scale and the expertise required to take us to the next level ,” said Ariel Emanuel, CEO of Endeavor.
“Endeavor is uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional digital products and experiences for a wide variety of audiences given our global network across entertainment, sports and content. I’m excited to be joining at a key inflection point for the business and look forward to leading Endeavor’s continued evolution in this space,” said Schory.