Washington D.C. — Today, Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) announced the appointment of Charles Myers as its first-ever Chief Technology Officer. Effective August 22, Charles began reporting to Zach Leonsis, President, Media & New Enterprises.
In this newly created position, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will oversee a new department inclusive of information technology, engineering, cyber security, digital development, new technologies & innovation projects, and other critical technology needs. The CTO’s office will work collaboratively across all MSE departments as a shared service to enhance the fan experience, drive new business, optimize technology workflows, and much more.
“Coming out of the pandemic, the importance of making strategic investments into our digital and technology infrastructure is a clear priority. As we considered how to best position the organization for the future, the creation of a new technology office led by a new Chief Technology Officer became an exciting path forward,” said Zach Leonsis. “Charlie Myers’ extensive technical knowledge, development expertise and forward-thinking philosophies will benefit our fans, our many partners, and our employees as we maximize digital initiatives across the organization.”
Charles joins Monumental from Sirius XM where he served as Vice President, Media & Development Engineering for seven years, adding the General Manager role under his responsibilities in 2020. In this capacity, he was responsible for technology and media infrastructure, strategic planning and design for all linear media platforms and oversaw video production, network and asset management systems. Under his leadership, Sirius deployed multiple new strategies and platforms to align with evolving best practices and digital advancements contributing to $8B in annual revenue.
“I am inspired by Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s double bottom-line mission for the organization and passion for innovation in technology,” said Myers. “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to lend my 20+ years of experience to this already thriving media enterprise, and to reach new heights together.”
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is an industry leader in integrating pioneering technologies across its entire portfolio of sports and entertainment businesses. MSE is a platform enterprise built in the vision of a SaaS platform. From the robust Business Intelligence team powering the company’s data and analytics-driven approach behind the scenes, to tangible, fan facing uses of AI technologies such as at security screenings, for concessions and on digital payments to its external investments in new frontiers like OTT/streaming, sports betting and esports – technology-first is not just a slogan, it is the practice.
Charles holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Farmingdale State College – SUNY. He is a longtime resident of Northern Virginia alongside his wife and two sons.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is America’s leading sports and entertainment family. Our people, players, teams and events bring excitement and joy to millions. We invest and innovate to consistently raise the game so we can deliver extraordinary experiences that will inspire and unite our community, our fans and our people. To learn more, please visit www.monumentalsports.com.