OverActive Mediathe global sports, media and entertainment company for today’s generation, has announced that the CEO Chris Overholt, who joined OverActive in 2018, is stepping down from his position to pursue other opportunities, but will remain as a strategic advisor to the company for thirty days to ensure a smooth transition. The co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Adam Adamou will fill the position.
Overholt is leaving the organization having been hired as founding CEO of the company in October 2018. He had previously served as Executive Director of the Canadian Olympic Committee. for more than eight years through four Olympic Games.
During his tenure at OverActive, he attracted a team of industry-leading executives and staff, who together secured very notable investors, such as. The Weeknd, Bell and the Canadiens de Montreal. Executed several key acquisitions and established marketing partnerships with a number of top-tier brand partners in Europe and Canada, including. Bell y TD Bank. His team also led the company to be successfully listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2021.
Under Chris’ leadership, OverActive has emerged as one of the world’s leading esports organizations. His experience, passion and vision for our potential have established a solid foundation on which we will continue to build our business. We are grateful to have had Chris at the helm of our organization during such a pivotal time in our development. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Chris for his wonderful contribution and convey our best wishes for his continued success. Adam, since co-founding OverActive in 2018, he has been a trusted leader in our industry and a strong advocate for the global opportunity our company represents. He is the leading voice of influence in the industry and his extensive experience in early stage venture opportunities has already contributed significantly to OverActive’s success.
Sheldon Pollack, President, OverActive Media
I am honored to continue my work as a leader with this incredible executive team and all of the talented staff here at OverActive and would like to thank the Board for this incredible opportunity. We are in an exciting industry, at an incredible time, and OverActive is poised to take advantage of the many opportunities ahead. Our priority remains to redefine the future of sports and entertainment by focusing on today’s generation. We have all the ingredients for sustained success: a strong and committed Board, wonderfully supportive marketing and fan partners, and a fantastic management team and staff.
Adam Adamou, interim CEO