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RECENT PLACEMENT: Gord Lang- Engine Shop

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Gord Lang as Chief Growth Officer with Engine Shop.

Prior to Engine Shop, Lang spent 17 years at Octagon Marketing, including the past 10 as Chief Growth Officer. At Octagon, Lang helped companies maximize return on investment for their sports and entertainment marketing programs via proprietary analytics and award-winning activation campaigns, content, and experiences. Lang worked with marketing executives that constantly challenged to evaluate; measure and justify their sponsorship spending, activation ideas and engage customers, influencers and their own employees.

Lang’s newly created role with Engine Shop is to drive growth – from organic to new, he will engage the entire agency in helping them connect with people and brands who are looking to drive engagement with their target consumers.

About Engine Shop

ENGINE SHOP IS NOT YOUR TYPICAL AGENCY.

We are looking for great people who are passionate about what they do.  People who understand the value of hard work, are willing to get their hands dirty and enjoy the process as much as the result.  People who love working on a team.  People with a make it happen and get it done attitude.  People who, no matter what the level, are leaders.  No two gears are the same but they all fit together to make an unstoppable machine here at Engine Shop.

Engine Shop is an engagement marketing agency that integrates live experiences, digital engagement and content.  To best serve their clients, all roles come with the expectation of meeting Engine Shop’s standard of excellence.

But that’s not their only focus. Culture is a part of everything they do – from casual work environments to creative benefits and acclaimed annual retreat.  It’s a part of how they treat one another, how we have each other’s backs and how we welcome people who are different.

 

Prodigy Sports congratulates Gord Lang on his new role with Engine Shop.

Best of luck in your new challenge.

 

RECENT PLACEMENT: Susie Piotrkowski- NWSL Media

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Susie Piotrkowski as Head of Sales, NWSL Media. Prior to NWSL Media, Piotrkowski held the title Director of Sponsorship Sales with Spartan Race, Inc. Prior to joining Spartan, Susie spent two years with Fenway Sports Management in FSM Ventures handling hospitality packages across all FSM Ventures properties. She began her career in sports with Starcom MediaVest Group, first serving as Activation Junior Associate, Coca-Cola before being promoted to Activation Associate Strategic Properties, Coca-Cola.

About NWSL and NWSL Media

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a ten-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from around the world. The clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, Orlando Pride, North Carolina Courage, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Utah Royals FC and the Washington Spirit. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.

NWSL Media, a joint venture between the NWSL and A+E Networks and based in New York City, acts as the media and commercial arm of the league, overseeing all of its global broadcast and sponsorship rights. In addition, NWSL Media manages all digital assets for the NWSL including a re-designed NWSLSoccer.com, a new NWSL app on iOS and Android, and the league’s social media platforms.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Susie Piotrkowski to NWSL Media!

Best of luck in your new role!

 

RECENT PLACEMENT: Jonathan Treisman – AEG Global Partnerships

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Jonathan Treisman as Director, Global Partnerships & Media Sales, AEG Global Partnerships. As Director, Jonathan will be responsible for selling all of AEG’s corporate partnership assets including AXS TV inventory, on-site signage, promotional opportunities, logos and marks, and on-line assets. He will also focus on engaging new and existing strategic partners to drive business value across all AEG platforms, with a key focus on AXS TV.

Prior to accepting this position, Treisman served as the Director of Corporate Partnerships with Comcast-Spector running business development and negotiating new sponsorship, marketing and promotional initiatives in Los Angeles. Treisman has also worked for NBC Universal, The Walt Disney Company and Flatiron Films.

About AEG

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, owns, controls or is affiliated with a collection of companies including over 100 of the world’s preeminent facilities such as STAPLES Center (Los Angeles, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO), Citizens Business Bank Arena (Ontario, CA), O.co Coliseum (Oakland, CA), Oracle Arena (Oakland, CA), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), PlayStation Theater (Times Square, NY), Verizon Theatre (Grand Prairie, TX), Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Allphones Arena (Sydney, AU), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Ericsson Globe Arenas (Stockholm), Sydney International Convention Exhibition, and Entertainment District (Australia), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin) and The O2, a 28-acre development located in the eastern part of London along the Thames River which includes a 20,000-seat arena and over 650,000 sf of leisure and entertainment use which are all part of the portfolio of AEG Facilities; AEG Merchandising, a full service merchandising company; and AEG Global Partnerships, responsible for worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships naming rights and other strategic partnerships.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Jonathan Tresiman to AEG!

Best of luck in your new role!

RECENT PLACEMENT: 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!