Sports Illustrated Owner’s CEO Asked Publisher TheMaven to ‘Reverse’ Recent Staffing Cuts (Exclusive)

“I can honestly say some of it we haven’t agreed with as the holder of the license,” Authentic Brands Group CEO Jamie Salter tells TheWrap

The CEO of Authentic Brands Group, the owner of the Sports Illustrated brand, disagreed with recent staffing decisions by the magazine’s new publisher TheMaven and has asked to “reverse” some of its actions.

In an interview with TheWrap, ABG CEO Jamie Salter addressed SI.com’s recent decision to cut 9% of its staff, saying that while TheMaven’s moves have been in line with what other corporations have done in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company did not necessarily agree with all of TheMaven’s actions.

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Brian Welk

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