Berlin, 16 April 2018 – Europe’s largest online sports retailer, SIGNA Sports Group, wants to continue growing and has therefore named a new CEO: Dr. Stephan Zoll, who has been the CEO and a member of the top management of eBay Germany and eBay Europe, will take over the helm at SIGNA Sports Group, headquartered in Berlin, as at 1 July 2018.
Stephan Zoll will be responsible for the sports retail business with market leaders Internetstores, Tennis-Point, Outfitter and Stylefile. The CEO, who hails from Hamburg, was most recently Online Manager for the Sears retail group in the US. He is internationally regarded as one of the leading e-commerce experts and, with his expertise and network, he will be able to further promote the European and international expansion of the SIGNA Online Sports-Companies.
Stephan Zoll: “Sports have inspired me and shaped my entire life. The growth opportunities and strategic positioning of SIGNA’s Online Sports-Companies are unique. Today, its various platforms are the first go-to platform for sports enthusiasts in bike & outdoor, tennis and team sports. Leading the development of this fast-growing key market in the online world of sports is a fantastic challenge and a great opportunity as well.”
In addition to his new role as the Group’s CEO, Stephan Zoll will also take over as acting Managing Director of Internetstores. Markus Winter is leaving the company by mutual agreement.
About the SIGNA Sports Group:
SIGNA Sports Group is the leading online sports retail platform in Europe with key segments bike & outdoor, tennis and team sports & leisure and online revenue targets of more than 500 million EUR for 2018. The SIGNA Sports Group owns Internetstores (Europe’s no. 1 in cycling and outdoor), Tennis-Point (Europe’s no. 1 in tennis), Outfitter and Stylefile (Europe’s no. 1 in team sports & leisure). As the owner of Karstadt Sports, the second largest stationary sports retail store, SIGNA Sports Group is also the leading multi-channel platform for sports articles in Germany as well as one of the top five in Europe.