Players’ Tribune Adds Former ESPN Exec

Raphael Poplock joins the team.

Derek Jeters’ The Players’ Tribune has named Raphael Poplock executive vp of partnerships and business development.

Poplock comes to the site from ESPN, where he most recently served as vp of interactive games and partnerships. Poplock had been with ESPN since 2003.

“Our first year was about proof of concept and establishing ourselves as a company,” said TPT president Jaymee Messler, in a statement. “As we move into year two, our focus is shifting to scale and revenue. With Raphael’s proven track record and experience, he will help us build our strategy as we look to drive revenue and profitability.”

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