Prodigy Sports launches their first executive search within the esports industry on behalf of Monumental Sports & Entertainment
(Freehold, New Jersey, April 26, 2017) – Prodigy Sports, one of the nation’s leading search and recruitment firms solely dedicated to the multibillion dollar business of sports, today announced that they have been retained by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) to lead its search for a new Director of esports Business & Team Operations. For Prodigy Sports, this search will be its first esports industry project following their announcement earlier in the year of a dedicated practice focused on esports.
MSE’s Director of esports Business & Team Operations will be based out of Washington, DC. The primary responsibility of this position is to direct the strategy and business initiatives for MSE’s overall esports business operations.
Reporting to the Vice President & General Manager, Monumental Sports Network, this position will also lead the business operations, revenue and marketing for all MSE’s esports’ properties. In working with other MSE staff, this role must have experience in working with competitive gaming products and integrating them into a larger brand marketing strategy and gaming experience as a player, coach or team manager.
“We are honored to be one of the first global firms to devote time, effort and manpower to matching opportunities and personnel in the esports industry and sincerely appreciate the trust that MSE has shown in our agency,” said Scott Carmichael, Founder & CEO at Prodigy Sports.
About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (“MSE”) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in North America with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates four professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals, WNBA’s Washington Mystics, AFL’s Washington Valor and the AFL’s Baltimore Brigade, to start operations in the 2017 season and the anticipated acquisition of a D-League NBA Basketball team before the 2018-19 season.
Additionally, MSE owns Team Liquid, one of the leading e-sports teams in the industry. The company also owns and operates the Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in the mid-Atlantic, based in the center of Washington, D.C. The company oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena. The company has partnered with Washington D.C. and Events DC to build a new state-of-the-art Entertainment and Sports Arena at the St. Elizabeth’s campus in Ward 8 in Washington, D.C. which will become the practice facility for the Washington Wizards and home court of the Washington Mystics.
Monumental Sports Network, a digital platform that covers the region’s sports and entertainment news across mobile and OTT streaming devices, is also owned by MSE.
About Prodigy Sports
With a staff that carries nearly 60 years of experience across multiple business segments, Prodigy Sports is a nationwide leader in senior-level executive search and recruitment. Prodigy Sports brings a personal touch to each search by adapting to the unique personality and culture of the client, knowing successful executive recruiting comes from thoroughly understanding the team culture, the intricacies of the sports business and the extensive professional qualifications and skills needed to fill a role. Founded in 2008, Prodigy Sports has grown into a nation-wide leader through the sports and entertainment industries.
By: Megan Meisse, Prodigy Sports