1/31 W Partners
Wally Hayward is leaving his job as executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer with the Cubs to form his own company, which will be a joint venture with the Ricketts family. According to reports on Thursday, the Cubs will be the first client for Hayward’s new company, W Partners. The company will represent teams, leagues and athletes in procuring sponsorships. It will work with the Cubs on the renovation of Wrigley Field and the new Spring Training complex in Mesa, Ariz. Hayward’s position with the Cubs will not be replaced.