PMY Group Invests in WJHW Expansion to Extend Tech Design Firm’s Global Reach

North Texas-based WJHW has spearheaded high-profile tech system projects at venues such as SoFi Stadium, UBS Arena, Globe Life Field, and Dickie's Arena. To lead its global push, PMY Group has promoted WJHW veterans Kym Shilton to Senior Vice President of International and Charles Adkinson to Senior Vice President of Sports Development.

As part of PMY's strategy, the company said it plans to relocate its global headquarters from Melbourne to the United States.

Australia-based tech solutions company PMY Group announced a strategic investment on Tuesday to expand the global footprint of its Carrollton-based subsidiary WJHW, a technology consulting and design powerhouse.

Known in the sports world for its audio/visual expertise, WJHW has spearheaded high-profile tech system projects at venues like SoFi Stadium, UBS Arena, Dickies Arena, and Globe Life Field. 

PMY acquired WJHW in 2021 after 10 years of collaborating across multiple projects and clients around the world.

WJHW founding partner Jack Wrightson said at the time that the merger was a “great opportunity” to share the 30-year-old firm’s expertise with a global client base.

Now, PMY’s undisclosed investment aims to meet rising international demand for WJHW’s expertise in major stadium tech system design and integration, particularly in audio and visual solutions, according to a company announcement.

With expertise across major professional leagues, WJHW has led the technical design for 29 of the last 30 NFL stadium projects, 28 of the last 30 new MLB ballparks, and over half of recent MLS arena developments, according to PMY Group. It also works in the K12 market. 

But PMY plans to open new WJHW branches globally to leverage the company’s strengths across PMY Group’s eight-country footprint. PMY Group said it would continue to oversee its operations from the firm’s North Texas headquarters. 

To lead the global push, PMY Group promoted WJHW veterans Kym Shilton to senior vice president of International and Charles Adkinson to senior vice president of Sports Development.

“We’ve been impressed by WJHW’s work ethic and dedication to delivering world-class outcomes. We look forward to extending their expertise worldwide,” said PMY Group CEO Paul Yeomans in Tuesday’s announcement.

The expansion follows a substantial investment from sports and entertainment private equity firm Bluestone Equity Partners. Announced in July, the Bluestone investment marks PMY’s first institutional capital raise since the company’s 2009 founding in Melbourne by Paul Yeomans.

As part of PMY’s strategy, the company said in July it plans to relocate its global headquarters from Melbourne to the United States.

The strategic investment and expansion reflect WJHW’s leadership, innovation, and teamwork since its founding, according to the company. Through tailored regional offices, PMY Group aims to replicate WJHW’s customer-focused U.S. model globally.

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