Perform, the digital sports content group, has announced that Oliver Slipper, joint-CEO since the company was formed in 2007, is to step down from his current role to take up the position as a non-executive member of the Perform Board, as well as pursue other opportunities in different industries. Simon Denyer will continue as Perform’s sole CEO.
Slipper founded the company with Denyer in 2007 following the merger of Premium TV and Inform Group. Under their leadership the company has grown to over 1,500 employees in 26 countries, providing digital sports content to the world’s leading media and betting companies, as well as millions of sports fans across the globe.
Slipper commented: “Now feels like the right time for me to step aside. When I think back to some of the early days, it is quite extraordinary what we have been able to achieve – something that will always bring a smile to my face and something I am immensely proud of. Led by Simon and a superbly talented senior management team, Perform has an incredible chance to continue to transform the market. The breadth and range of opportunities in front of the company have never been greater and, as both a shareholder and Board member, I am excited to be part of its next phase of growth. I would like to thank every member of staff at Perform, past and present, for their efforts in getting where we are today together.”