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rEvolution, the integrated global sports marketing agency, invests in strong business and finance leadership as the agency continues its enterprise growth with the hiring of Emily Szymczak as its new Chief Financial Officer.

“John Rowady and his team have done an incredible job building rEvolution and setting it up for even greater momentum moving forward,” said Szymczak. “I am honored to join at this moment in the agency’s story, and am excited to bring in my expertise and strategically position our finance team to successfully handle rEvolution’s next chapter in growth.”

Szymczak will be primarily responsible for leading rEvolution’s financial strategic guidance and support in this new phase of organizational development across its integrated sports marketing services team, sales group and global presence. Following rEvolution’s exceptional year of expansion in 2018, including a new headquarters in Chicago’s Fulton Market and London agency acquisition, the leadership team will look to Szymczak’s unparalleled expertise across process improvement, growth organization, and mergers and acquisitions to build strategic global financial structures that support the agency’s aspiring expansion and market positioning.

“Emily has incredibly invaluable business insight and financial acumen that she has proven time and again as a financial leader in the marketing industry,” said John Rowady, rEvolution’s President and Founder. “She will be instrumental in steering rEvolution toward realizing our vision to be the global leader in sports marketing.”

Previously CFO of Engine Media with management experience at The Marketing Store and Leo Burnett, Szymczak has demonstrated remarkable financial leadership in the marketing and media industries, both building financial infrastructure for startups from the ground up and taking established agencies to the next level on the global stage. Szymczak graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Michigan and holds a CPA and CFE. She is located in Chicago and reports directly to the CEO.

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rEvolution is an independent, fully integrated sports marketing agency comprised of industry experts in consulting and business strategy alongside marketing and creative specialists who produce award-winning sponsorship and marketing campaigns for brands and rights holders throughout the global sports industry. Founded in 2001 with a focus on representing brands in sport, rEvolution’s global headquarters is in Chicago with its international office based in London. rEvolution’s unique intersection of strategy, creative and analytics helps brands drive business through sports, providing clients with a suite of integrated services, including sponsorship consulting, media planning and buying, creative, production and design, experiential marketing, hospitality, public relations, social media, research and analytics. Client partners include Continental Tire, SAS, Northwestern Mutual, Land Rover and Shell. rEvolution has garnered numerous industry accolades, including recognition by Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies for an unprecedented eight times and for consistent presence on Event Marketer’s Top 100 It List. Learn more at