Indianapolis, IN: Interim INDYCAR CEO Jeff Belskus named Doug Boles as Chief Operating Officer of IMS and Robby Greene Interim COO of INDYCAR. These moves take effect immediately, and are believed to be at the recommendation of Boston Consulting Group, a team of advisers hired by Hulman & Company to analyze the structure and efficiency of INDYCAR and IMS management.
Doug Boles, who had been serving as IMS Communications VP, has also been involved in Indycar as a co-owner of Panther Racing in the series’ early days. His background as an attourney, alongside his close relationship with Jeff Belskus, makes him ideal to take over the COO role. Belskus has been a regular around the Indycar series for many years, and should be a very good fit as COO.
Robby Greene has a reputation as someone who’s able to turn fatally flawed budgets around and return departments to profitability. When he took over IMS Productions, Green restored a company losing money hand over fist to profitability in less than a year. No doubt Belskus hopes to utilize that ability in the Indycar front office as well. No timetable was given to Greene’s interim tag.