Stronach Group appoints new president, COO
The Stronach Group today named Mike Rogers President and Tim Ritvo Chief Operating Officer of its Racing Division, effective immediately.
Rogers has over 28 years experience in the Horse Racing Industry. Prior to the appointment as President, Rogers was Vice President of The Stronach Group, Racing Division.
Ritvo has been President and General Manager of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino since July 2011 and was a prominent jockey and racing official at Suffolk Downs in the 1980s before establishing himself in the 1990s as a leading Florida trainer. Ritvo has also served as Vice President and Director of the Florida Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association.
“The Stronach Group has set itself apart in the horse racing industry as a company committed to the betterment of all of its stakeholders, including horsemen, jockeys and fans,” Rogers said. “I look forward to working together with our partners in the industry to tackle the challenges we collectively face.”
“It is a privilege to deepen my involvement with Frank Stronach and the broader Stronach Group”, Ritvo remarked. “I am excited to apply some of the measures we have successfully implemented at Gulfstream Park – which has become one of the premier entertainment facilities in the country – to the other Stronach Group racetracks.”
Frank Stronach, Chairman of The Stronach Group, stated, “Mike Rogers and Tim Ritvo are recognized by the horse community as being the best in the business. It gives me great pleasure to appoint them to their new positions.”
The Stronach Group is a privately-held consortium that owns, operates and manages a number of leading businesses in a wide range of industries, including: Thoroughbred racing and gaming; Thoroughbred horse breeding; agriculture; electric vehicle technologies; and medical technologies. The Stronach Group also owns a number of premier development properties and real estate assets in North America and Europe.