Sakamoto: Al Guido Named 49ers Team President, Paraag Marathe VP of Football Operations



The San Francisco 49ers shook up their front office today as they have announced many changes including new job titles for their current executives including Paraag Marathe and Al Guido.

Marathe, who previously served as the team’s president for the past two years will now be the team’s new Chief Strategy Officer/Vice President of Football Operations. Guido, will slide into Marathe’s old role as the team’s new president.

49ers CEO Jed York released a statement on Guido’s contributions thus far: “The 49ers business operations team will continue to be in great hands with Al. Not only has he proven his value to this organization by leading a record-setting sales campaign for Levi’s Stadium, but he has also spearheaded the development of a 365-day-a-year experience at the venue, rivaling that of any other sports and entertainment facility in the world.


Al has a tremendous feel for what the Faithful want and deserve from our organization, and I am extremely confident in his ability to deliver on that great responsibility.”

As for Marathe, he will still serve as the primary contract negotiator between agents. “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.

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 Trent and Chip within all football operations.”

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