Courtside Entertainment Group Founder and Chairman Norm Pattiz has reunited with former Westwood One colleague Greg Batusic, who assumes the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer of the company. Based in Los Angeles, Batusic reports directly to Pattiz and oversees the day-to-day operations of Courtside Entertainment Group and Launchpad Digital Media/PodcastOne.
“In the early years of Westwood One, Greg helped lead the way to the multi-billion dollar network radio business,” says Pattiz. “Now, while we do the same thing to on-demand audio, Greg’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable. He knows what it takes to build a company and an industry from the ground up and I’m happy to be working together again.”
Batusic adds, “It’s my great pleasure to be working with Norm again. The vibe at Courtside is very much the same as it was at Westwood One – a lot of life, contagious energy and innovative ideas. I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Greg Batusic previously served as executive vice president of Global Sales for Gibson Guitar. Prior to Gibson, he co-founded The Promotional, L.L.C. and served as the managing partner of the promotion company. He oversaw all operational business, marketing development and revenue generation through high profile promotional programs. Prior to creating The Promotional L.L.C., Batusic spent 13 years at Westwood One Radio Networks, ultimately serving as president of Entertainment. Other career accomplishments include opening the Chicago sales office for CNN/CNN Headline News with the Turner Broadcasting Systems and establishing all sales territorial responsibilities for the region.