49ers announce new roles for Paraag Marathe, other front office executives

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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.

10 responses to “49ers announce new roles for Paraag Marathe, other front office executives

  1. Is it just me or does that whole organization seem shot through by shysters and sleazeballs anymore?

    Al Guido? Really?

  2. York is a silver spoon fed trust fund baby who was born on 3rd base but thinks he hit a triple.

    He has absolutely has no previous job history aside from inheriting the team (after his parents disastrous reign) and chooses to surround himself with sycophants instead of smart, capable people ergo Harbaugh got canned and was replaced by the football genius … Jim Tomsula.

    Baalke and Marathe are now exposed as the “suits and ties” leaking garbage to Sanders, Schefter, et all. This team is doomed until some miraculous occurrence that sees the tenure of the York ownership extinguished.

  3. Chief strategy officer and executive vice president of football operations, and Yorks little lap dog.
    Wow, that’s really rich! Now there’s someone else to blame when the SF dumpster fire rekindles this coming fall, even though it’s really only York pulling all the strings.

  4. Parag will have a new role which has him dressed in a turban and loin cloth levitating above a blanket in the lotus position. From there he will dispense wisdom to selected accolytes as required.

  5. …….the 49ers, once a proud organization has turned into a organization n disrepair……this whole Chip Kelly thing will not end well. I feel bad for the fans and that shiny new stadium.

  6. abqhawk says:
    Feb 18, 2016 4:59 PM
    Chief strategy officer and executive vice president of football operations, and Yorks little lap dog.
    Wow, that’s really rich! Now there’s someone else to blame when the SF dumpster fire rekindles this coming fall, even though it’s really only York pulling all the strings.

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