SBD/July 1, 2014/People and Pop Culture

Executive Transactions

A source said that Golden Boy Promotions co-Founder & President OSCAR DE LA HOYA yesterday “fired three staffers” -- Deputy COO ARMANDO GAYTAN, Exec VP RAUL JAIMES and Marketing Dir NICOLE SPARKS. None of the departures “can come as a total surprise.” Former Golden Boy CEO RICHARD SCHAEFER’s wife is Jaimes’ aunt, and Jaimes “is the one who introduced” Schaefer and de la Hoya. Gaytan is married to Schaefer’s longtime executive assistant, “who left the company shortly after Schaefer.” Sparks reported to former Golden Boy COO & CMO BRUCE BINKOW, “whose exit came as no surprise because he was Schaefer’s right-hand man” (, 6/30).

EXECS: EPL Chair ANTHONY FRY “has been forced to step down … after just a year in the role due to illness.” Acting Chair PETER MCCORMICK “will continue in that capacity for the time being” (GUARDIAN, 6/30)….Twitter named Goldman Sachs co-Head Global TMT Investment Banking ANTHONY NOTO CFO. Noto previously served as NFL Exec VP/Finance & CFO from '08-10 (Twitter)....Steiner Sports Marketing & Memorabilia promoted CFO KELVIN JOSEPH to COO & Exec VP/Sales (Steiner)….Fordham Univ. named Columbia Univ. Associate AD/Intercollegiate Sports Programs JOHN BARRETT Senior Associate AD/Business Affairs (Fordham)….Columbus State Univ. named Georgia State Univ. Senior Associate AD/Development & Sports Services TODD REESER AD. Reeser replaces JAY SPARKS, who left in April after 25 years at the school (six as AD) to become Francis Marion Univ. women’s basketball coach (CSU).

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