Jan. 24, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Paraag Marathe, a Fight Hunger Bowl Board of Directors member since 2013, has been elevated to President of the San Francisco 49ers.
49ers Chief Executive Officer Jed York made the announcement. York also announced the appointment of Al Guido to take over Marathe’s former position of Chief Operating Officer for the NFL franchise. Guido worked closely with the 49ers and the Santa Clara Stadium Authority as Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Legends.
The Bay Area’s bowl game and the 49ers executed a partnership for 2014 and beyond that was made public in November 2012. The game, which was instituted in 2002, will move to Levi’s Stadium this coming December after a highly-successful 12-year run at AT&T Park.
“On behalf of the Bowl’s Board of Directors and staff, I’d like to congratulate our colleagues Paraag Marathe and Al Guido on their richly deserved promotions with the San Francisco 49ers,” said Bowl executive director Gary Cavalli.
“I’ve had the good fortune to work closely with Paraag and Al for the past couple of years relative to our move to Levi’s Stadium. Their expertise and support in creating a true partnership and spearheading our sponsorship sales efforts have been invaluable to the game. We look forward to working together with Paraag and Al in their new roles for many years to come.”
In 13 years overall with the 49ers organization, Marathe owns extensive experience on both the football and business sides of the franchise.
Marathe has been at the forefront of one of the NFL’s most successful teams over the past three seasons. In that time, the 49ers have played in three NFC Championship Games as well as Super Bowl XLVII.
Levi’s Stadium and the 49ers will host Super Bowl L, the 50th playing of America’s most popular sporting event, in February 2016. It will be the first Bay Area Super Bowl since Super Bowl XIX, when the 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16, in January 1985. That contest was played at Stanford Stadium and was the second of Bill Walsh’s three Super Bowl championships as 49ers head coach.