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November 22, 2016

PrimeSport Adds To Its Growing List Of Thought Leaders

Company continues to thrive after acquiring CID Entertainment

ATLANTA – PrimeSport, the leader in providing hospitality and premium experiences to the biggest sports, music and entertainment events in the world, today announced it has hired Raghu Polavarapu as chief technology officer.  In addition, CID Entertainment’s General Counsel Brian McEntee will take on a larger role and will serve as general counsel for both companies.   

As Chief Technology Officer, Polavarapu will lead tech operations across PrimeSport’s portfolio of businesses and will be located in its Atlanta office.

Polavarapu is an Emmy-Award winning veteran in the digital operations industry and served as vice president, CTO of digital operations for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies prior to joining PrimeSport.  In that role, Polavarapu was responsible for the execution of the networks’ digital mission through the development, deployment and maintenance of its digital presence.

Prior to Turner Broadcasting, Polavarapu served as group director of interactive and research and development for WCG, Inc. where he assisted in digital activation and social media strategy for a variety of companies.  

Polavarapu has also served as chief technology officer for Enthuze Inc. and vice president of engineering, QA and product for Fox Interactive Media.      

“Raghu and Brian are proven leaders in their respective spaces as well as within sports and entertainment.  We are happy to have them as part of our growing team,” said Jon Lavalle, COO for PrimeSport.  “The knowledge and experience each of them bring to PrimeSport will benefit our partners and our Guests, and continues to differentiate and add to the services that we bring to the industry.” 

As General Counsel, Brian McEntee will be responsible for overseeing and identifying legal issues in all departments and its interrelations.  With more than 10 years of legal experience, McEntee will be located in the company’s Philadelphia office.

Prior to joining PrimeSport, McEntee served as a prosecutor with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office where he conducted bench and jury trails for a wide range of felony offenses.  He has also worked as a civil litigator for two Philadelphia civil defense firms where he represented small to mid-sized companies as well as large Fortune 500 corporations.

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