The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest growing and most innovative sports league, today announced the hiring of accomplished executives to bolster its leadership team. Tim Clyne joins the PFL as Chief Financial Officer, overseeing all financial activities, and Jon Werther will serve as Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships & New Business, where he will spearhead international expansion efforts and new business initiatives.
Tim Clyne is a well-established financial executive with more than 20 years of experience in the media, entertainment, and lifestyle space, having held leadership roles at Ion Media Networks, IMAX Corporation and SFX Entertainment. Most recently, Clyne was the CFO at Ion Media Networks where he successfully managed the sale of ION Media to The E.W. Scripps Company.
“I am thrilled to join such a forward-thinking and innovative organization like the Professional Fighters League,” said Clyne. “The PFL has an ambitious global growth strategy as the No. 2 MMA league and I’m excited to be part of this high performing team that continues to disrupt the sports space.”
“The PFL is positioned for aggressive international expansion and revenue diversification,” said Werther. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to develop new business, and to capitalize on PFL’s market position, IP and assets. I’m looking forward to working with my new colleagues and business partners.”
“As a global and innovative league, PFL continues to be a disruptor and we are thrilled to expand the team by bringing in two experienced executives like Jon and Tim,” said PFL CEO, Peter Murray. “They will bring their expertise and leadership to amplify the next phase of growth for the PFL and I look forward to working with them.”
Professional Fighters League has quickly established itself as the No. 2 MMA company in the world. With the addition of world-class talent – from elite fighters to established business executives – and partnering with industry-leading brands such as Presidente, CarParts.com and Socios, the PFL continues to accelerate its global expansion in the lead up to its much-anticipated return this April.