We are delighted to confirm the appointment of former Formula 1® Manager for Global Partnerships & Licencing, Albert Gomà, as a Non-Executive Director and Andy Webb, former Managing Director at Rothschild & Co, to the board of The Memento Group (TMG).
Gomà has worked over the last ten years with international sports and marketing firms in the UK and Spain including leading ticketing marketplace Viagogo, prior to joining F1 to work on commercial projects including licensing agreements, digital media and sponsorships. His new role at The Memento Group will see Gomà lead business expansion across new sports properties in key European Markets.
Andy Webb is a senior figure in the international finance community. He spent some twenty-five years with Rothschild in both the USA and UK, advising on strategy, M&A, fundraising and debt financing for deals totalling in excess of £20bn.
Both appointments not only strengthen TMG’s senior management team but demonstrate the company’s ability as a leading sports licensing, retail and memorabilia business to attract senior industry figures. This follows a year of sustained growth across the business which has included the rolls out of our proprietary digital sports memorabilia and auction platform and also significant investment in our state-of-the-art logistics, automated warehousing and fulfilment services.
Barry Gough, CEO of The Memento Group, comments, “We are building a world-class business that realises the value of the relationships between fans, players and their sport. This has seen us develop a digital e-tail and auction platform that services some 500 million F1 fans globally, and the infrastructure to support that business. With a proven model we are now seeing other rights holders look to our systems to leverage new commercial opportunities. The addition of Albert and Andy as Non-Executive Directors adds real strength to our management team and will facilitate the scaling of our business into new geographic markets and sports verticals.”