Veteran marketing executive John Hession has been appointed as Vice President of Growth at The Action Network. He joins the firm from Gametime United where he held a similar role and will be based at Action Network’s San Francisco office.

“John is a world-class growth marketing executive and we are confident he will lead the next chapter of The Action Network’s subscriber and audience growth,” said The Action Network’s CEO Patrick Keane. “John’s experience building and leading marketing and customer retention at consumer companies like Gametime will be instrumental for our future growth.”

“I have always been driven by high growth consumer-facing platforms at the intersection of sports and data,” said Hession. “I am excited to help grow a company with near infinite market and consumer appetite for exceptional content and data in the fast-growing legal sports betting industry.”

Hession joined Gametime pre-series A funding and was instrumental in growing the business from its infancy to over hundreds of millions in gross sales. Prior to Gametime, he has held several key client facing strategic positions in the fast-growing mobile advertising industry.