As part of its strategy to strengthen its client services, operations and to drive growth, Accelerate Sport has today announced the appointment of Daniel Quinta as the new CEO, effective 1 February 2020. He succeeds Edward Gregory, who has recently moved to the UK where he has joined global e-sports powerhouse, Fnatic.
Commenting on his new role, Daniel said, “I’m honoured and grateful to have been given the opportunity to lead this exceptional organisation of young, creative and talented professionals. We continuously strive to provide sponsors and clients with the platform to create a meaningful impact in the sports market. We believe that true value lies beyond just cricket, rugby and soccer, that is why we work with federations that are not restricted by traditional norms. Our passion is to empower women’s sport, and I look forward to helping them reach the heights they deserve”.
Born in Rustenburg where he attended school at Fields College, Daniel later went on to earn a BCom Honours degree in Recreation and Sport Management from the University of Pretoria. He joined Accelerate in August 2015 as a Sales and Marketing Executive, and then later moved on to Head of Marketing. With his impressive track record of strong leadership and industry knowledge, Daniel has been responsible for a great portion of Accelerate’s success over the years. In essence, Daniel will now be responsible for growing the business and expanding the model beyond the current scope. He will also continue to play a key role in developing dynamic content for federations and create new opportunities and value for sponsors.
“Daniel is a perfect fit for the role to lead our brand into the future, given his wonderful personal growth, strong command of our business and proven ability to drive results in the sport market”, said Gary Grant, Managing Director of Accelerate. He further added, “We are on a positive growth course and well positioned to continue building on our strong momentum. I’m pleased that Daniel will lead our organisation to ensure a seamless transition of growth and market leadership, he thoroughly deserves it”