Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Ian K. Partilla started his career in 1998 at the ESPN X Games in San Francisco, CA and was working the vert ramp when Tony Hawk did his famous 900. He then joined Disney and ESPN Media Networks where his primary focus was the emerging sports live streaming business.
In 2011, ESPN asked him to return to X Games fulltime and to help launch the global expansion of the X Games property. The team created 6 events around the globe with events staged in the Barcelona and Munich Olympic parks, as well as in Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil, Tignes, France, LA and Aspen.
In 2013, Ian joined NBC Sports Ventures as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Dew Tour, Red Bull Signature Series, and Spartan Race. Later Ian moved into a new role as the Vice President of Sponsorship Strategy and worked on NBC’s Golf Channel.
Ian joined GumGum Sports as the Head of Revenue, Vice President in February of 2018. Ian played an integral role in the globalization of the product offering and of the technology platform.
In November of 2019, Ian joined Além International as the EVP of Sales and Marketing. In his newly created role, Ian leads all sales and marketing efforts for Além International and will drive new partnerships around the Olympic, Sports, and Corporate business lines at Além.