Next League Hires Sports Tech Veteran for Executive Role

Roland Lange joins Next League as its Chief Commercial Officer

NEW YORK, NY - October 11, 2023 - Next League, the leading digital growth consultancy and technology services organization working exclusively within the global sports industry, today announced the hire of Roland Lange as its first Chief Commercial Officer.

In this newly created role, Roland Lange will be responsible for creating and executing commercial strategies aimed at accelerating the growth of the overall business. He will be part of the Executive Management team and will report to David Nugent, Next League’s Chief Executive Officer.

With over 20 years of extensive digital media and sports industry experience,  Roland joins Next League from Kiswe, a technology company that creates custom digital experiences connecting content owners directly with their audiences, where he was most recently their Global Head of Business Development. He had previously spent over a decade at Google, including four years with YouTube Sports, where he worked closely with some of its largest properties including the NBA, MLS, NASCAR, Turner Sports and The Whistle. 

“Roland’s hire marks another significant milestone in the evolution of the Next League business,” said David. “We are excited to leverage his extensive industry experience and vast network. We are confident that, in collaboration with our great team and capitalizing on the great work being done, he will continue to accelerate Next League’s vision of being the leading digital evolution and technology services company in the sports industry.” 

“I am thrilled to join the Next League team, especially during this very exciting time for the company and the sports industry,” said Roland. “As the sports technology industry continues to rapidly evolve, the counsel and value we bring our partners becomes that much more imperative. I look forward to leveraging my experience, building upon relationships cultivated across the years and working closely with the Next League team and our partners to continue to drive this exciting and ever-changing industry forward.” 

Roland, who received his B.S. from Cornell University and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, is the latest senior-level Commercial hire brought on by Next League to support its growing business. He follows Juan De Jesus (Chief Strategy Officer – April), Lindsay Schwartz (Director, Business Development - July), Katherine Krohn (Principal - EVP, Venues & Events - September) and Jenna Trabulus (VP, Client Strategy & Delivery – September).

About Next League

Next League is the leading digital growth consultant and technology solutions organization helping lead the sports industry to “know what’s next”. They work with leading sports organizations including TMRW Sports, the PGA TOUR, the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), NASCAR and the XFL, among nearly a dozen others. 

Founded by a team of technology experts with decades of success in sports, Next League is redefining the digital agency and technology services model to unlock new business growth, digital innovation and technology solutions with a commitment to lasting social impact. The people-first, culture-driven approach puts a focus on building inclusive, curious and collaborative relationships that deliver next level digital experiences. 

Joanna Solowey
Next League
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