The sports trading platform Signa Sports Group has appointed Stephan Zoll as the new CEO of the Berlin-based group as of July 1, 2018.
The long-standing managing director of Ebay Deutschland will have overall responsibility for the online sports business and will use his e-commerce expertise and network to drive the European and international expansion of Signa Online sports companies. Most recently, the Hamburgian has been the online head of the Sears trading group in the USA.
"Sport has fascinated and influenced me since my early childhood. The growth opportunities and strategic positioning of Signa's online sports companies are unique," said Zoll about his new task: "Today, the various platforms are already the first port of call for sports enthusiasts in bike & outdoor, tennis and team sports. Leading these rapidly growing key markets in the online world of sport is a great challenge and an opportunity at the same time".
In addition, Zoll will temporarily take over the management of Internetstores. Markus Winter leaves the company by mutual agreement.
Signa Sports Group, part of Signa Holding, is one of Europe's largest online sports retail platforms with a sales target of around 500 million euros for 2018. It includes the online retailers Internetstores, Tennis-Point, Outfitter and Stylelife. It also owns Karstadt Sports, Germany's second largest stationary sports retailer.