Artie joins Topgolf from Yum! Brands where he most recently served as Global CEO for Pizza Hut, overseeing 18,000 locations in 110 countries. Prior to this role he was President of Pizza Hut US and before joining Yum! Marken, he served as the chief financial officer for Rave Cinemas.
“We are very excited to have Artie join Topgolf who, along with the team, are leading the company on its continued accelerated growth path,” he said Callaway President and CEO Chip Brewer. “I am confident that Artie’s leadership role, the track record of a global brand focused on operations and franchising, and the experience of digital transformation will add great value to Topgolf’s innovative team.”
Artie is deeply connected with that too Dallas Community where Topgolf is mainly based. He sits on the boards of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra, The First Tee of Dallas, The Tartan Board at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, and Big Thought (The Creator’s Council).
“I am deeply honored and excited to be joining Topgolf as CEO. This opportunity combines my passion for hospitality with my lifelong love of golf,” he said Artie Starrs. “I couldn’t think of a better time to join this brand with so much momentum as we move into the future. I look forward to joining the 18,000+ Topgolf team members to capitalize on their incredible business success and strong culture build up. “”
in the October 2020Callaway announced its intention to partner with Topgolf, which closed earlier this month. Starrs will succeed the current CEO Dolf Berle, who previously announced plans to pursue leadership opportunities outside of Topgolf after successfully leading the team by completing the combination with Callaway.
About the Topgolf Entertainment Group
Topgolf Entertainment Group is a technology-driven global sports and entertainment leader built on community, inclusivity and fun. What started as a simple idea to improve the game of golf has grown into a movement where people from all walks of life connect at the intersection of technology and sports entertainment. Topgolf Entertainment Group’s platforms include Topgolf Venues, Topgolf Media, Topgolf International, Toptracer and Topgolf Swing Suite. To learn more about Topgolf, visit www.topgolfentertainmentgroup.com or follow Topgolf on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Callaway Golf Company
Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) is a premium golf equipment and active lifestyle company with a portfolio of global brands including Callaway Golf, Odyssey, OGIO, Travis Mathew, Jack Wolfskin and Topgolf Entertainment Group. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway manufactures and sells premium golf clubs, golf balls, golf and lifestyle bags, golf and lifestyle apparel, and other accessories. For more information, please visit www.callawaygolf.com, www.odysseygolf.com, www.ogio.com, www.travismathew.com and www.jack-wolfskin.com.
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