Vizrt Americas names Kevin Bovet as Head of Sports/Biz Development; Ramon Ramos to lead global esports

Vizrt has made two key hires targeting the sports sector, adding Kevin Bovet as Head of Sports, Business Development for Vizrt Americas and Ramon G. Ramos as its new Global Head of Esports.

Originally published by SVG.

As Head of Sports, Bovet will develop relationships with rights holders including leagues, teams, and arenas. He will be responsible for leading and growing Vizrt’s Sports business unit in North and Latin America. Prior to joining Vizrt, he led sales and business operations for the Westchester Knicks (New York Knicks NBA G League affiliate team). Before that, Bovet initiated and became part of the task force that developed the FIBA 3x3 initiative from concept to a turn-key operation. He carried various roles at FIBA (World Governing Body for basketball) in Geneva, and then North American Sports Group (NASG) in New York as Director of Business Development. 3x3 Basketball recently became Olympic and will be featured at the 2020 Games in Tokyo. He also contributed to the launch of NASG’s agency division.

Kevin, a Swiss native, received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Law from Gymnase de Burier, and a Master in Sports Management and Marketing from the University of Lausanne.

As Vizrt’s new Global Head of Esports, Ramos will be responsible for leading the company’s continued expansion into the worldwide esports ecosystem by developing relationships with publishers, leagues, arenas, production houses, teams, networks, content creators, and more.

For the past nine years, Ramos was the Vice President of Research and Sponsorship Solutions for the NBC Sports Group and created (from inception) a department that was responsible for data and sales strategy for the NBC Sports Regional Networks. Prior to NBC Sports, held similar responsibilities at Comcast Spotlight in Washington DC, WUSA CBS 9 in Washington DC, and WTXF FOX 29 in Philadelphia, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Villanova University, Villanova, PA, and currently resides in New York City.