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RECENT PLACEMENTS: Jeff Owen – PCG SportsDesk

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Jeff Owen as National Director, Corporate Partnerships at PCG SportsDesk.

Prior to accepting this position, Owen served as Vice President of Sales for Impression Sports & Entertainment, responsible for high profile sponsorship sales for sports marketing agencies including college football bowl games, stadium/arena naming rights and league partnerships.

In his new role, Owen will have a dedicated focus on driving new revenue for their existing and growing client base.  In addition, this position will be responsible for ongoing business development to meet and exceed budget and revenue goals, working with their creative team to secure new business for PCG SportsDesk.

   

About PCG SportsDesk

Founded in 2007, PCGSportsDesk is a full-service, independent firm focused on partnership sales, innovation and digital strategy to maximize scale, solve business problems and directly grow revenue and outreach for some of the world’s most prominent sports, entertainment and municipal brands.

A forward thinking team committed to an innovative approach to driving revenue and solving business problems.  They inspire the sports and entertainment industry to find comfort in the uncomfortable, challenge the status quo and redefine the possible.

With offices currently in Chicago and Dallas, PCGSportsDesk represents regional, national and international clients, including professional sports leagues, teams, events, municipalities, entertainment districts, and malls like FELD Entertainment, Hendrick Motorsports, Macerich Malls, Rosemont Baseball, and Village of Rosemont (Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, MB Financial Park, etc.).

Prodigy Sports welcomes Jeff Owen to PCG SportsDesk!

Best of luck in your new role!

 

RECENT PLACEMENT: Lainie Gentile – PCG SportsDesk

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Lainie Gentile as National Director, Corporate Partnerships, PCG SportsDesk.

Prior to accepting this position, Gentile spent five years with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx& Target Center as Partnership Sales Manager. She was responsible for generating revenue for teams and facilities by creating strategic partnerships for new business.

In her new role, Gentile will have a dedicated focus on driving new revenue for their existing and growing client base.  With a focus on national sales, Gentile will be responsible for ongoing business development for their revenue goals, as well as securing new business opportunities for PCG SportsDesk’s growing list of clients.

 

About PCG SportsDesk

Founded in 2007, PCGSportsDesk is a full-service, independent firm focused on partnership sales, innovation and digital strategy to maximize scale, solve business problems and directly grow revenue and outreach for some of the world’s most prominent sports, entertainment and municipal brands.

A forward thinking team committed to an innovative approach to driving revenue and solving business problems.  They inspire the sports and entertainment industry to find comfort in the uncomfortable, challenge the status quo and redefine the possible.

With offices currently in Chicago and Dallas, PCGSportsDesk represents regional, national and international clients, including professional sports leagues, teams, events, municipalities, entertainment districts, and malls like FELD Entertainment, Hendrick Motorsports, Macerich Malls, Rosemont Baseball, and Village of Rosemont (Allstate Arena, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, MB Financial Park, etc.).

Prodigy Sports welcomes Lainie Gentile to PCG SportsDesk!

Best of luck in your new role!

 

RECENT PLACEMENT: Mandy Mora – Americrown & International Speedway Corporation

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Mandy Mora as Director of Accounting with Americrown & International Speedway Corporation.

With 20 years of experience, Mora began her career with Sodexo in 2002 working on the US Army base in Kwajalein Atoll as a Unit Controller.  She then transitioned to a HUB Controller for the Campus Services division where she managed financials for 71 units and over $96 million in revenue.  In 2014, Mora joined Emory University as Unit Controller III.  She then went on to hold the same position at Stony Brook University and most recently Georgia Tech, both under Sodexo.

In her new role with Americrown, Mora will be primarily responsible for preparation, review and communication of the business unit’s financial statements and controls, as well as, participating in the development and execution of the business unit’s strategic initiatives.

About Americrown & International Speedway Corporation

International Speedway Corporation, (“ISC”) founded in 1953, is a leading promoter of motorsports-themed entertainment activities in the United States. The company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s premier motorsports entertainment facilities, which in total, have approximately 900,000 grandstand seats and 500 suites. ISC’s facilities are located in six of the nation’s top 13 media markets and nearly 80 percent of the country’s population is located within the primary trading areas of its facilities. ISC promotes major motorsports events in every month of the racing season — more than any other motorsports promoter. Collectively, the company’s facilities promote well over 100 motorsports events during the racing season.

Americrown, a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, was formed in 1989. It is the leader in motorsports catering, concessions and merchandise sales and service. Operating at 12 NASCAR and IndyCar-sanctioned tracks nationwide, Americrown touches millions of race fans annually. Its ever-growing fleet of mobile food concessions, merchandise and catering equipment is unparalleled in the industry.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Mandy Mora to Americrown & ISC!

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RECENT PLACEMENT: Arjun Suresh – Americrown & International Speedway Corporation

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Arjun Suresh as Senior Director of Concessions for Americrown & International Speedway Corporation based out of the corporate headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Suresh most recently served as General Manager, Food & Beverage for the Lynchburg Hillcats Baseball Team (MiLB) in Virginia. Previously, he spent time with Legends at Rose Bowl Stadium as General Manager, after serving as Premium Clubs Manager at Angels Stadium. Suresh began his career with the Lake Elsinore Storm (MiLB) as General Manager in California.

In his new role with the Americrown & International Speedway Corporation, Suresh will work with culinary leadership to ensure high quality presentations, identify and evaluate best practices and improved concession strategies and develop and implement standardized inventory, accountability, and control procedures. Within his support role out of Americrown headquarters, Suresh will track to all ISC tracks, sharing best practices, elevate standards, and budgeting/pricing for concessions.

About Americrown & International Speedway Corporation

International Speedway Corporation, (“ISC”) founded in 1953, is a leading promoter of motorsports-themed entertainment activities in the United States. The company owns and/or operates 13 of the nation’s premier motorsports entertainment facilities, which in total, have approximately 900,000 grandstand seats and 500 suites. ISC’s facilities are located in six of the nation’s top 13 media markets and nearly 80 percent of the country’s population is located within the primary trading areas of its facilities. ISC promotes major motorsports events in every month of the racing season — more than any other motorsports promoter. Collectively, the company’s facilities promote well over 100 motorsports events during the racing season.

Americrown, a subsidiary of International Speedway Corporation, was formed in 1989. It is the leader in motorsports catering, concessions and merchandise sales and service. Operating at 12 NASCAR and IndyCar-sanctioned tracks nationwide, Americrown touches millions of race fans annually. Its ever-growing fleet of mobile food concessions, merchandise and catering equipment is unparalleled in the industry.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Arjun Suresh to Americrown and ISC!

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RECENT PLACEMENT: Jesse Gilmer – On Location Experiences

 

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Jesse Gilmer as Vice President, On Location Experiences.

Gilmer spent the last twelve years with IMG in various capacities, most recently as Vice President, Strategic Partnerships after serving as Director, Strategic Partnerships and Manager, US Business Development.

In his new role with On Location Experiences, Gilmer will be responsible for generating significant revenue through the development of sponsorship opportunities for all of On Location Experiences assets, including but not limited to hospitality packages, game-day tailgating, unique, stand alone and customized travel places (Club Nomadic, Stadium Club), as well as other exclusive shows centered around the Super Bowl and other exclusive, global marquee events.

About On Location Experiences

 On Location Experiences is a premium experiential hospitality business owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports Capital, 32 Equity (the entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity efforts) and Jon Bon Jovi. On Location Experiences specializes in custom domestic and international event and hospitality experiences in the worlds of sports and entertainment. On Location is the official hospitality provider of the NFL, providing proprietary fan access to marquee NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and International Series Games in London. On Location is expanding its offerings through new partnerships, including the acquisitions of Anthony Travel, the nation’s largest provider of sports and travel management services, and Runaway Tours, the VIP hospitality business for premier music acts that was founded by Bon Jovi.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Jesse Gilmer to On Location Experiences!

 

RECENT PLACEMENT: Brian Basloe – On Location Experiences


Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Brian Basloe as Senior Vice President, Premium Sales for On Location Experiences.

Basloe most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Suite and Ticket Sales for Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets. He joined the Nets in 2005, holding various positions during his tenure including Vice President of Ticket Sales, Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Director of Ticket Sales.

In his new role with On Location Experiences, Basloe will be responsible for leading, creating, directing and managing OLE’s hospitality and premium sales processes and strategies by leveraging innovative ideas, technology and resources to maximize aggressive sales and revenue targets. He will also be responsible for overseeing a premium sales team and driving revenue for all On Location Experiences assets, including hospitality packages, hotel accommodations, Super Bowl packages as well as future marquee assets brought into OLE’s portfolio.

About On Location Experiences

On Location Experiences is a premium experiential hospitality business owned by RedBird Capital Partners, Bruin Sports Capital, 32 Equity (the entity that oversees the NFL’s private equity efforts) and Jon Bon Jovi. On Location Experiences specializes in custom domestic and international event and hospitality experiences in the worlds of sports and entertainment. On Location is the official hospitality provider of the NFL, providing proprietary fan access to marquee NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and International Series Games in London. On Location is expanding its offerings through new partnerships, including the acquisitions of Anthony Travel, the nation’s largest provider of sports and travel management services, and Runaway Tours, the VIP hospitality business for premier music acts that was founded by Bon Jovi.

Prodigy Sports Welcomes Brian Basloe to On Location Experiences!

RECENT PLACEMENT: David Mulhall – Sacramento Kings

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of David Mulhall as Director, Corporate Partnerships for the Sacramento Kings.

Mulhall recently served as Vice President of Business Development for Hawke Media. Previously, he was General Manager, Corporate of West Tigers Rugby League Football Club and held sponsorship sales roles with V8 Supercars, Canterbury Bankstown Rugby League Football Club and Harris Partners.

In his new role with the Sacramento Kings, Mulhall will be responsible for creating and maintaining integrated corporate partnerships for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center.

About the Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. The Kings compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The Kings are the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues located in Sacramento. The Kings are the oldest franchise in the NBA, and one of the oldest continuously operating professional basketball franchises in the nation.

The team played its home games at the Sleep Train Arena from 1988 to 2016; beginning with the 2016–17 season, the Kings now play home games at the Golden 1 Center. The 17,500-seat arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, will save about a million gallons of water a year compared to a typical venue of its size, was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and will get 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles. It became the first indoor venue to receive LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of recognition for environmentally conscious buildings. Among the most unique features are the airplane hangar doors that can be opened to turn the venue into an indoor-outdoor arena.

Prodigy Sports welcomes David Mulhall to the Sacramento Kings!

RECENT PLACEMENT: Melissa Vierling – Sacramento Kings

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Melissa Vierling as Corporate Sales Director for the Sacramento Kings.

Before taking on this role, Vierling was in New Business Development and Group Sales for FOX Television Station Sales. Prior to this position she served as National Sales Manager for WTHR-TV (local NBC affiliate in Indianapolis) and National Sales Manager for WHAS-TV (local ABC affiliate in Louisville).

In her new role with the Sacramento Kings, Vierling will be responsible for creating and maintaining integrated corporate partnerships for the Sacramento Kings and Golden 1 Center.

About the Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings are an American professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California. The Kings compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member club of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The Kings are the only team in the major professional North American sports leagues located in Sacramento. The Kings are the oldest franchise in the NBA, and one of the oldest continuously operating professional basketball franchises in the nation.

The team played its home games at the Sleep Train Arena from 1988 to 2016; beginning with the 2016–17 season, the Kings now play home games at the Golden 1 Center. The 17,500-seat arena is the first professional sports venue powered completely by solar energy, will save about a million gallons of water a year compared to a typical venue of its size, was built with recycled material from the mall that stood at the site before construction began and will get 90 percent of its food and beverages from within 150 miles. It became the first indoor venue to receive LEED Platinum certification, the highest level of recognition for environmentally conscious buildings. Among the most unique features are the airplane hangar doors that can be opened to turn the venue into an indoor-outdoor arena.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Melissa Vierling to the Sacramento Kings!

RECENT PLACEMENT: Eric Staufer – TD Garden

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Eric Staufer as Vice President, Events for TD Garden.

Staufer most recently served as Division Manager, Event Services at Amway Center & Camping World Stadium. He joined the former Amway Arena in 2006, holding various positions such as Event Coordinator II and Event Supervisor. In 2010 he was named Assistant Event Manger, Booking at Amway Center & Camping World Stadium.

In his new role with TD Garden, Staufer will lead the overall strategy on event organization, which includes scheduling home games of the NHL’s Boston Bruins and the NBA’s Boston Celtics along with more than 200 other concerts, family shows and special events each year at TD Garden.

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Staufer will focus on maximizing TD Garden’s calendar by negotiating, contracting, booking and scheduling high quality sports and entertainment events.  In this role, Staufer is responsible for generating new business lines and assembling bids and proposals for up and coming special event opportunities. He will be the primary relationship manager for all new and pre-existing accounts, including the NHL and NBA. In support of the arena’s overarching business strategy, Staufer will collaborate and partner with departments across the company to ensure the maximization of revenue opportunities while increasing healthy brand awareness for TD Garden.

About TD Garden

TD Garden, owned and operated by Delaware North, first opened its doors to the public on September 30, 1995.  In the 20 plus years since, the venue has generated more than $365 million in direct economic impact to the Greater Boston region from its major national events alone, not including its high-profile Bruins and Celtics tenants.  The arena has played host to countless marquee events, including the Democratic National Convention, NHL All-Star Game, NCAA Frozen Fours, NCAA Women’s Final Four, U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Trials, U.S. Figure Skating Championships and ISU World Figure Skating Championships among others.

Delaware North, owner and operator of TD Garden, is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Eric Staufer to TD Garden!

 

RECENT PLACEMENT: Dana Mariotti – Tiger Woods Foundation

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Dana Mariotti as Director of Marketing for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

Mariotti comes to the Tiger Woods Foundation after spending four years as Senior Manager of Social Media for NHRA. Prior to that position, she served as Marketing Manager for NHRA for seven years.

In her new role with the Tiger Woods Foundation, Mariotti will primarily focus on executing a variety of strategic initiatives to further the worldwide exposure of the Foundation’s youth-education programs and fundraising events.

About the Tiger Woods Foundation

The Tiger Woods Foundation (“TWF”) was established in 1996 as a nonprofit organization with emphasis on providing educational enrichment opportunities to underserved youth. To support our mission, the TWF operates three PGA TOUR golf tournaments annually: the Genesis Open, the Quicken Loans National, and the Hero World Challenge, a PGA TOUR sanctioned golf tournament featuring an exclusive 18-player field held at Albany, Bahamas in early December.

In addition, the TWF produces annual Signature Events including Tiger Jam, an annual spring benefit concert in Las Vegas; and the Tiger Woods Invitational, a three-day golf experience on the Monterey Peninsula.

These events are critical to our mission and collectively, they have raised millions of dollars for the college access programs supported by the Tiger Woods Foundation. For more information, visit www.TigerWoodsFoundation.org.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Dana Mariotti to the Tiger Woods Foundation!