SOURCE: Stealth SME

Stealth SME

August 19, 2014 08:30 ET

Rob Ponger Appointed as President of Stealth SME

Former IMG Executive Joins Growing Sports, Media and Entertainment Group

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 19, 2014) - Stealth SME, LLC. ("Stealth"), announced today the appointment of Rob Ponger as President. Mr. Ponger will oversee the Sports, Media House, Entertainment and Consultancy divisions of Stealth. Most recently, Mr. Ponger served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Financial Operations at IMG Worldwide.

Mr. Ponger formerly served as Business Unit CFO of IMG's media division from 2001 until 2007. In 2008, he moved into a senior vice president of IMG corporate financial planning & analysis role as well as served as the Senior VP, finance director -- IMG Fashion / Models.

"I am excited and honored to be joining the talented team at Stealth SME," said Ponger. "Stealth has aggressively moved into the Sports, Media and Entertainment space and my goal is to work with the team to develop a plan for growth, both organically and via strategic acquisitions and partnerships while building a global infrastructure that has the bandwidth to handle rapid growth. My vision is to build a world class organization and create a team culture that can be dynamic and strategic in developing new platforms for revenue."

"We are fortunate to have Rob join Stealth at the helm, as he has an exceptional strategic finance and operations expertise in the industry," said Stealth SME partner and co-founder, Christopher Aden. "Rob understands the agency business model and will bring value to Stealth SME across all of the platforms."

"Rob Ponger is an outstanding operating executive with proven leadership skills. Over his 20-year career at IMG, Rob touched all aspects of the sports and fashion business and, like the best leaders, led by example. Without Rob, we could not have achieved what we did at IMG," said Michael Dolan, interim CEO of Bacardi and former CEO of IMG.

Mr. Ponger will be based in New York City at the Stealth SME headquarters.

About Stealth SME, LLC

Stealth is an integrated consultancy, sports, media, and entertainment business. The company provides management services to some of the finest sports athletes, musicians, producers, artists, songwriters, actors, and TV personalities in the sports, media, and entertainment industries. Services consist of management, image and brand development, tour and engagement management, licensing and rights management, philanthropy management, and marketing. Stealth SME aims to evolve the management business. Stealth is headquartered in New York City, with offices in St. Louis, Mo., Houston, Texas, East Aurora, N.Y. and Los Angeles, Calif. To learn more, please visit www.StealthSME.com.

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