San Jose Sharks Owner SSE Reveal Organisational Changes

By Community | June 14, 2013

Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE), which owns and operates a number of sports properties, most notably the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. today announced changes to the structure of the company’s business operations. 

The company’s Board of Directors has approved a new organizational model designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its business and hockey operations. 

As part of this new structure, the company has named John Tortora (formerly the company’s general counsel) to the newly created role of chief operations officer. All of the company’s business operations and administrative functions will report to Tortora effective immediately. Tortora will continue to report directly to the Board of Directors. 

Additionally, Jim Goddard, the company’s long-standing executive vice president of building operations is adding responsibility for all revenue and marketing activities for SSE and will report to Tortora. 

Doug Wilson remains the company’s executive vice president and general manager of hockey and will continue to lead all of the hockey operations for the organization. Wilson will also continue to report directly to the Board of Directors. 

SSE does not have any plans to hire a president or chief executive officer at this time. 

As a result of the new organizational structure, Malcolm Bordelon, Charlie Faas and Mike Lehr have stepped down from their roles and will be leaving the company.