Brian Grey to Punch His Ticket as CEO of The Bleacher Report

The Bleacher Report will report to a new leader, as Brian Grey will grab a beer, a hot dog and the CEO position in July.

Grey had been executive in residence at Polaris Venture Partners, and he also served as senior vice president and general manager at Fox Sports Interactive, overseeing strategic direction and day-to-day operations at properties including, FOX Sports Mobile, Scout Media, and Prior to Fox Sports, Grey was GM of Yahoo! Sports.

He will be based out of The Bleacher Report’s San Francisco office when he assumes command of the top-15 digital-sports property.

The Bleacher Report co-founder and VP of business development Dave Nemetz said:

Brian’s experience and reputation within the online-sports industry makes him the perfect executive to lead Bleacher Report into its next phase of growth. We look forward to working closely with him and the rest of our team as we pursue opportunities that lie ahead of our business.

And Grey added:

This is an exciting time to be joining Bleacher Report, and I look forward to building from the solid foundation that The Bleacher Report team has created to date. Bleacher Report is well-positioned to continue its growth as one of the engines helping shape the evolution of digital-media content development, distribution, and monetization within a consumer media environment that craves content breadth and depth, social-media community experiences, and access to digital media across multiple outlets and devices. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.