Catena Media appoints Edeen as interim CFO

Edeen will succeed Peter Messner, who Catena revealed in February was to step down from the role to pursue a career outside of the sports betting and casino industry.

Messner, who became CFO of the group in March 2020, will leave the business in early June after a handover period.

Edeen will bring with him more than 16 years of experience, having served in roles within financial management in private and public corporations including at ICA Gruppen AB and Investor AB.

He most recently worked as a strategic advisor to a global media corporation, while Edeen also previously had a spell as interim CFO of Catena before Messner took on the role full time.

“I’m excited to welcome Erik as our interim CFO,” Catena Media chief executive Michael Daly said. “His long professional career and past experience of Catena Media will make him a valuable member of the executive management team.”

The appointment comes after Catena last month announced a long-term partnership with newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises to provide online sports betting and casino content. 

The collaboration involves the affiliate becoming Lee Enterprises’ exclusive partner for online sports betting and casino gaming content for three years. 

The deal also includes Catena working with Lee Enterprises’ betting brand to publish editorial and advertorial content, which will be supported through the US publisher’s social media channels.

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