MOORESVILLE, N.C. — SPEED SPORT Network, a joint venture between SPEED SPORT and Riivet, Inc., announced it has added Gilly Bollinger and Ryan Bowling to its affiliate support team.
These additions are crucial to keep up with the extraordinary growth of the streaming network and to help execute on behalf of the hundreds of private label “affiliates” that utilize the platform.
Bollinger fills the critical role of Affiliate Success Manager. She is responsible for managing the onboarding of new affiliates, coordinating training and promotional support and generally being the human voice on the other end of the line when an affiliate needs assistance.
Bollinger has more than a decade of experience in the motorsports broadcast world, having run every aspect of the broadcasts, and has been a leader in recruiting, managing and training the next generation of broadcast professionals.
She knows what it takes and can understand the challenges affiliates face, especially as they are getting up and running.
Bowling is the new Director of Programming and Promotions for SPEEDSPORT.TV — the flagship channel for the network. Bowling’s primary responsibilities are coordinating post produced and live content on SPEED SPORT TV, helping affiliates maximize the support and promotional tools provided by SPEED SPORT and assisting to development and execution of programming strategies.
Bowling has more than a decade of experience in the motorsports broadcast business, from camera operator to director/producer of a major national touring series’ productions. He has produced television and live broadcasts for a variety of media outlets and is currently a successful affiliate on the SPEED SPORT Network with thebrand.
“SPEED SPORT Network has grown exponentially since we launched it in 2019 — and so far this year we are on pace for another record year,” said Joe Tripp, CEO of SPEED SPORT. “With all that growth, it’s very important for us to stay focused on the broadcasters and promoters — making the process as profitable and rewarding for them as possible. It’s also important that we continue to continue to develop additional ways to monetize broadcast content, such as through our award-winning television production, through our SVOD channel “SPEED SPORT TV,” and through the production of content across other social media, digital and OTT platforms.”
“It is my strong opinion that building your team with consistency, self-accountability and an entrepreneurial spirit are the trifecta of a good team member. Gilly and Ryan both check all of the boxes and also bring their unique passions for motorsports,” said Chris Graner, CEO of Riivet, Inc.