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RECENT PLACEMENT: Kyle Draper – IRONMAN

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Kyle Draper as Senior Director, National Sales & Global Partnerships with IRONMAN.

Draper most recently spent almost three years with Palace Sports & Entertainment as Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. Prior, he was with IMG College as General Manager, University of South Carolina. Before that, Draper was with the Tampa Bay Lightning/Tampa Bay Times Forum for just under seven years as Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. Earlier in his career, Draper held positions with various professional sports entities including the Golden State Warriors, St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers.

In his role with IRONMAN, Draper will assist in the sponsorship sales efforts for all IRONMAN events in the United States and Canada.

About IRONMAN

 On February 18, 1978, 15 competitors came to the shores of Waikiki, Hawaii to take on the first-ever IRONMAN challenge. It was an idea hatched by John Collins, a Naval Officer stationed in Hawai`i, and his wife Judy during a swim club gathering. Collins’ proposal was a friendly test of fitness combining the three toughest endurance races on the island into one race: The 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the 112-miles Around-Oahu Bike Race, followed by a 26.2-mile run on the Honolulu Marathon course. That very first race would go on to set the stage for what IRONMAN would become: not only the most challenging single-day sporting event in the world, but a brand symbolizing the belief that “Anything is Possible.”

Prodigy Sports welcomes Kyle Draper to IRONMAN!

Best of luck in your new role!

RECENT PLACEMENT: Vince Cicero – IRONMAN

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Vince Cicero as Head of Sales, Global Partnerships with IRONMAN.

Most recently, Cicero was with Feld Entertainment as Vice President, Global Partnerships where he had direct oversight for the revenue generating team which was charged with crafting marketing partnerships across corporate America. Cicero also spent time with the Western & Southern Open as COO & Tournament Director after a 13-year tenure with the Cincinnati Bengals as Director of Corporate Sales, Marketing & Broadcasting.

In his role with IRONMAN, Cicero will drive the acquisition of Series wide partnerships, Title Sponsorships and overall Marketing Partnerships and contribute to the financial success of the organization. He will also oversee the sponsorship sales efforts for events in the United States and Canada with a combination of personal sales efforts as well as leadership role for the North American sales team. 

About IRONMAN

 On February 18, 1978, 15 competitors came to the shores of Waikiki, Hawaii to take on the first-ever IRONMAN challenge. It was an idea hatched by John Collins, a Naval Officer stationed in Hawai`i, and his wife Judy during a swim club gathering. Collins’ proposal was a friendly test of fitness combining the three toughest endurance races on the island into one race: The 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the 112-miles Around-Oahu Bike Race, followed by a 26.2-mile run on the Honolulu Marathon course. That very first race would go on to set the stage for what IRONMAN would become: not only the most challenging single-day sporting event in the world, but a brand symbolizing the belief that “Anything is Possible.”

Prodigy Sports welcomes Vince Cicero to IRONMAN!

Best of luck in your new role!

RECENT PLACEMENT: Hugh Lombardi – Target Center

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Hugh Lombardi as General Manager, Target Center with AEG Facilities. Lombardi will also assume the role of Regional Vice President of AEG Facilities.

Prior to joining AEG Facilities, Lombardi spent almost two years with SMG as General Manager, Chesapeake Energy Arena/Cox Convention Center. Before his time in Oklahoma City, Lombardi served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of the TD Garden with Delaware North after serving as COO, Senior Vice President and General Manager with Powers Management/Sommet Center, now Bridgestone Arena. Lombardi began his career with a ten-year tenure with Palace Sports & Entertainment.

 About AEG Facilities

AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment companies in the world with a network of over 120 owned, operated and programmed venues on five continents. AEG Facilities is a stand-alone division of AEG that owns, operates and consults with more than 100 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide. It has, at its fingertips, AEG’s vast network of resources and services, from live event producer – AEG Presents, to AEG Global Partnerships.

AEG Facilities is an elite collection of world-class venues with an unmatched level of resources, experience and talent. The Target Center Arena is a 19,000-seat arena in the heart of downtown Minneapolis is home to the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, as well as concerts, family shows and special events.

Prodigy Sports welcomes Hugh Lombardi to AEG Facilities!

Best of luck in your new role!

RECENT PLACEMENT: Everett Coleman- H1Z1 Pro League

Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Everett Coleman as General Manager, H1Z1 Pro League.

Prior to Twin Galaxies, Everett worked as an Executive Product Manager in Las Vegas with Millennial Esports. His primary focus was on developing a team and building out the standardized documents. Before Millennial, Everett held a Project Management position with ESL where he developed financial reporting structures for projects and worked closely with product managers to discuss and evaluate their projects. One of his biggest accomplishments was pitching a prize money platform that he scoped from scratch.

Coleman’s job with H1Z1 is to Lead the global execution of high profile esports competitions and collaborate with internal stakeholders to design and iterate formats and systems that meet key game objectives, while also aligning with esports business priorities.

About Twin Galaxies, LLC

Focused on a “player-first” approach, the H1Z1 Pro League is a partnership between Daybreak Games and Twin Galaxies to create a sustainable, first of its kind, professional esports league for the “one versus all” battle royale genre. Through the partnership with Twin Galaxies, an organization built on community adjudication, the H1Z1 Pro League will be established as the pinnacle of integrity in esports. The truly unique partnership with Daybreak Games will allow for the close collaboration necessary to create a cohesive experience to go from average joe to professional player.

As the next generation of esports league, the mission of the H1Z1 Pro League is to operate with integrity and dedication to players and teams to establish a sustainable ecosystem. The H1Z1 Pro League is set to get underway in early 2018, with 15 teams of five players each competing in 75-player battles over two ten-week splits, followed by finals slated for late 2018.

 

Prodigy Sports welcomes Everett Coleman to Twin Galaxies!

Best of luck in your new role!

                                                                                                                                             

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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