During the 2015 season, the 49ers made a change in the front office when they moved Paraag Marathe out of the role as team president although the team insisted that he’d still be “an instrumental member” of the organization in the future.
The 49ers put a title on Marathe’s new role on Thursday. He will be the team’s chief strategy officer and executive vice president of football operations while also becoming a managing partner in an investment entity created by the York family. As expected, Al Guido will take on the team president job left open by Marathe’s move.
“After many successful years running our business and leading our new stadium efforts, culminating in the opening of Levi’s Stadium and hosting Super Bowl 50, Paraag has chosen to step away from the day-to-day business operations of the team and partner with me, and my family, as we focus on new investments and ventures,” 49ers CEO Jed York said in a statement. “On the team side, he will continue to report directly to me and have a significant role in major strategic decisions for the club as chief strategy officer. Paraag will continue to serve in his long-respected role as the team’s chief contract negotiator, working alongside [General Manager] Trent [Baalke] and [coach] Chip [Kelly] within all football operations.”
The 49ers announced several other moves on the business side of the organization, which York says leaves him “excited about what lies ahead for them and our team.” There hasn’t been much on-field excitement for the 49ers in the last couple of years, something that will need to change if the organization is going to get others as excited about the team as York.