Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Austin Wallace and Jack Lennard Join Quidditch Post as COOs

The Quidditch Post is thrilled to announce that after a worldwide search we have selected Austin Wallace and Jack Lennard as co-Chief Operating Officers of the Quidditch Post. Both will join Andy Marmer and Lindsay Garten, who will be assuming the title of co-Chief Executive Officers in running the organization and be integral in helping to position the Quidditch Post for the future.


Lennard (left) and Wallace (right) will help lead the Quidditch Post going forward

“Austin and Jack were both tremendously impressive when we interviewed them and bring great experience to the position,” said Marmer. “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to work with the two of them and am confident that they’ll be assets for the Quidditch Post’s future.”

Lennard, the outgoing captain of the Oxford Quidlings, is also serving as the European Quidditch Cup 2015 publicity director. He is in his second year at the University of Oxford where he is studying Archaeology and Anthropology. Lennard will be crucial in bringing a European perspective to our leadership, keeping the Quidditch Post as an international leader in quidditch media.

“I am hugely excited to be taking a place at the helm of such an important outlet for quidditch media,” said Lennard. “The Quidditch Post’s wide-ranging and fascinating reporting of quidditch from all corners of the globe has been something I have always admired and respected, and I look forward to helping grow that foundation further than ever before as we seek to build on existing audiences and continue to find new ones.”

Wallace, a seeker at the University of British Columbia, is in his first year of quidditch. He is currently pursuing a data science/analytic sports management degree and is in his third year. He brings extensive experience in sports media having worked with the UBC Thunderbirds hockey team as the team’s video coach, and as an associate editor with Dobber Sports, where he recruited and managed a team of more than 20 scouts and writers.

“I’m honoured to have been chosen to help lead the Quidditch Post, especially during such an important time in both quidditch and Quidditch Post history,” Wallace said. “I am confident that I will be able to help guide us to our potential as reporters, as analysts, as facilitators and as providers of quidditch information and excitement.”

“This is a great opportunity to expand the Quidditch Post and continue providing top notch quidditch coverage,” said Garten. “When Andy, Kristin Backert, Sarah Goad and I founded this site, we never dreamed we’d be able to bring on two people as talented as Jack and Austin to help bring us forward.”

Lennard and Wallace will begin their positions immediately. The Quidditch Post is currently interviewing for a variety of positions. If you’re interested in joining our ranks please fill out this form.

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