Salzburg, Austria / Zug, Switzerland – Effective March 1, 2018 Matthias Pietza will take over the position as new Sales Director at Infront Austria GmbH. In this capacity he will lead the Infront Austria sales team and directly report to Michael Witta, Managing Director of Infront Austria. Pietza brings along many years of experience in the sports market, a diversified knowledge and extensive contacts within the world of sports. Past career steps brought Pietza from holding leading roles at IMG to his last assignment at Tridem where he was managing director and partner of Tridem Germany for the past 3 years. Matthias Pietza is German citizen, married and father of two kids.
Adding to the strong Infront Austria sales team Matthias Pietza will focus on all Infront Austria properties and help to further grow and develop its portfolio of partners. Michael Witta, Managing Director Infront Austria: "Matthias will be an incredible asset for Infront’s sales force as we trust to significantly benefit from his vast experience and network within the industry. I know Matthias personally for many years and I am very happy to get him into my team!"Matthias Pietza: "It is a great honour and pleasure to join the Infront Austria family and lead the Infront Austria Sales Team. I strive to help the company and our partners to further grow and can't wait to get started!
Infront, a Wanda Sports company, is one of the most respected sports marketing companies in the world, managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Led by President & CEO Philippe Blatter, Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions – and has won a reputation for its high standards of delivery. As the number one player in winter sport and with a leading role in football, summer and endurance sports, Infront enjoys long-lasting partnerships with close to 170 rights-holders and hundreds of sponsors and media companies. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Infront has a team of more than 900 experienced staff working from over 35 offices across more than 15 countries, delivering 4,100 event days of top class sport around the world every year. In November 2015, Infront was integrated into Wanda Sports Group, part of the Chinese conglomerate the Dalian Wanda Group.