Bauman Named Interim CEO; Clasen Promoted to President, COO
...Company president and chief operating officer Mark Bauman will serve as CEO on an interim basis until a permanent CEO is named, at which point he said he will retire from the company. Starz president of sales and marketing Robert B. Clasen was named president and chief operating officer.
...Bauman, who joined Starz in 1991 shortly after it was founded, said that after a new CEO is selected, he will "follow my friend and mentor John Sie into retirement."Bauman
plans to spend more time with his
family and will devote his
energies more fully to a range of charitable organizations with which he
is connected."I have been blessed with a very fulfilling and rewarding career at Starz
said, "and I am looking forward to spending more time with my family who have had to endure my long hours at work for many years.
It is an honor to follow in the footsteps of John and Mark
, and I look forward to building on what they have created to take Starz
to yet a new era of growth."