WESTPORT, Conn., January 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Isos Capital Management (“Isos” or the “Company”), an independent investment firm focused on identifying and executing opportunities in the global media, entertainment, sports and technology sectors, has today announced the appointment of Brian Flinn as general manager. In this role, Mr. Flinn will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and executing opportunities across a range of investment vehicles, expanding key areas of the firm and playing an advisory role to Isos portfolio companies. He reports directly to the co-founders and co-CEOs George Barrios and michelle wilson.
Mr. Flinn’s versatile operational experience in analyzing consumer insights and data, building and repositioning brands, driving customer engagement, creating revenue opportunities, managing business units and the development of global teams further strengthens Isos’ position as an investment company created by operators for operators. His experience includes C-Suite roles at global sports and entertainment properties and advisory roles with startups in health and wellness, human performance, games, sports and media. . The appointment aligns with the company’s expansion plans following the completion of a business combination between Bowlero Corp (NYSE: BOWL) and Isos Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company led by Barrios and Wilson.
“Brian’s analytical skills and deep understanding of consumer mindsets will prove invaluable as we diversify our portfolio and identify investment opportunities with companies disrupting the status quo,” said George Barriosco-founder and co-CEO of Isos Capital Management.
“We know Brian’s ability to innovate, strategize and execute firsthand as he worked alongside us for nearly a decade in WWE,” said michelle wilsonco-founder and co-CEO of Isos Capital Management.
“It is a privilege to join George and Michelle as they expand the Isos portfolio with investments in companies disrupting the sports, entertainment, media and technology sectors while exploring new opportunities in the areas of DEI, education, health and wellness, human performance, games and sustainability,” Mr. Flinn said. “I have witnessed their unique ability to accelerate the growth of an organization through astute and strategic planning, meticulous operational management and old-fashioned hard work. I look forward to building on these learnings and apply them to the work I lead alongside the leadership teams we work with to drive their businesses forward and create exponential value.”
In addition to bringing deep industry and operations experience, having worked at leading global companies in the media and sports sectors, including the National Basketball Association, Time Warner, HBO, The New York Times and the United States Tennis Association, Barrios and Wilson recently served as co-CEOs of Isos Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company that completed its business combination on December 15, 2021 with Bowlero Corp. (NYSE: BOWL), the global leader in bowling entertainment, media and events, and owner of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), in a $2.6 billion transaction. They are proven Fortune 500 leaders who have achieved success in the areas of leadership, strategy, expansion, branding and digital transformation. Barrios and Wilson served as co-presidents of WWE where they co-led the company’s day-to-day operations and strategy, building WWE into one of the world’s most successful cross-platform media companies across traditional, digital, social and direct-to-consumer media platforms.
On Brian FlinnManaging Director, Isos Capital Management
Mr. Flinn is a C-Suite executive with more than 25 years of experience disrupting legacy businesses, creating direct-to-consumer offerings, using data and insights to engage consumers, rebuilding brands and developing breakthrough promotions in sports and entertainment. sectors.
Most recently, Mr. Flinn has served as an advisor to various entrepreneurs in the health and wellness, human performance, gaming, sports and media industries. Previously, he served as WWE’s Director of Marketing and Communications, and during his nine-year tenure he was responsible for the company’s global marketing and promotions, network subscription business WWE, consumer products, special events, consumer information, creative services, communications and corporate. areas of social responsibility. Prior to joining WWE, Mr. Flinn served as the NBA’s Global Marketing Manager, overseeing brand management, market research, digital and multicultural marketing, broadcast promotion, advertising and marketing. corporate communications for 12 years. He began his career in communications with the New York Knicks and served two terms as a member of the Special Olympics Connecticut Board of Directors.
About Iso Capital Management
Situated at Westport, Connecticut, Isos Capital Management is an independent investment firm focused on identifying and executing investment opportunities in the global media, entertainment, sports and technology sectors. With its deep operational, strategic, digital and branding expertise, the Firm is built by operators for operators, in partnership with management teams to accelerate their growth, transform their business models and better meet the needs of consumers and customers of tomorrow. . Isos invests in early-stage, growth-stage and late-stage media, sports and entertainment businesses and considers a variety of investment vehicles. For more information, visit www.isoscap.com.
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