Big3 Names Amit Bajaj CEO As League Enters Third Season
The Big3 has hired Amit Bajaj as its new CEO, and while the move will be announced today, he has already started with the league. Big3 co-Founders Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz acted as co-CEOs last season, while former Raiders Chief Exec Amy Trask served in the role during the inaugural ’17 season. Trask continues as Big3 Chair. The league recently announced a broadcast deal with CBS as well as its expansion from eight to 12 teams, with the ’19 season starting on June 22.
“We got to know Amit as we worked with him to evaluate several deals and transactions the league has considered,” Kwatinetz said. Bajaj was with Centerview Partners as a partner with a focus on media and technology companies. Previously, he worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.