That's quite the tale of that 49ers brass picture, almost like a where's Waldo analysis. Adding a bit: that's a picture/portrait of John McVay on the right, 49ers GM through most of the Bill Walsh glory years and grandfather of the current Rams coach. Paraag Marathe was a scrappy little kid who loved to get into games on the street even though his strict parents would always rather him being inside studying. He did OK, getting an undergraduate degree at Cal Haas School of Business and an MBA at Stanford. Nobody thought he'd end up a sports executive. That's all I have to add.
49ers war room.
On the right are two men in conversation who began their NFL front office careers in the early to mid 00s. Adam Peters with the Patriots, and Martin Mayhew when an ex-teammate became President and CEO of the Detroit Lions. Matt Millen. John Lynch made Adam Peters his first hire, and hired ex-teammate Martin Mayhew. Side Note: Jim Schwarz takes plenty of blame for his time as HC of the Lions, but they improved their first three years under him, and poor drafts were a large part of his downfall the final two years.
Paraag Maranthe is on the left, doing the financial side of the salary cap and contracts.
Kyle Shanahan has John Lynch as his voice in every conversation, with others to handle GM tasks that come with experience. I'd imagine this is what scared Joe Ellis from hiring Kyle Shanahan with the Broncos. Adam Peters worked with Elway since he became President and GM in 2011. Elway could have remained President of Football Operations(probably a more appropriate job for John Lynch), promoted Adam Peters to GM, and hired Kyle Shanahan. Mike Shanahan certainly still has input, which would have been too much for Joe Ellis. Martin Mayhew would be on NFL Network or unemployed.
John York is pacing in front of the draft board so he can be in the way while not giving a shit and being on his phone.