Erika Ayers leaving her Barstool Sports CEO job

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By Dan Sears

A new era is looming at Barstool Sports.

The Post has learned that Erika Ayers is leaving her role as CEO.

Ayers (nee Nardini), 48, began at Barstool in 2016, shortly after it was acquired by The Chernin Group for $15 million, leading the company through enormous personnel, revenue and relevance expansion that saw it get acquired by PENN Entertainment for a total of over $500 million, but sold back to founder Dave Portnoy for $1 after the irreverent brand proved an impediment with state gambling regulators.


 Erika Nardini, CEO of Barstool Sports, is pictured in their offices on October 9, 2018.
Erika Nardini, CEO of Barstool Sports, is pictured in their offices on October 9, 2018. Annie Wermiel/NY Post

Erika Nardini, CEO of Barstool Sports, is pictured in their offices on October 9, 2018
Erika Nardini, CEO of Barstool Sports, is pictured in their offices on October 9, 2018 Annie Wermiel/NY Post

A former executive at AOL, she also previously served on WWE’s board

Ayers and Barstool founder Dave Portnoy could not immediately be reached for comment

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