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Head of Sponsorship Sales – KSV eSports (COMPLETED)

BACKGROUND

KSV is an esports collaboration between Silicon Valley and Seoul, combining the skills and dedication of the Korean esports culture backed by the investment and global reach of California’s Silicon Valley. We take pride in our vision of creating and guiding homegrown Korean esports teams into champions on the international stage. KSV eSports International owns and operates two

Overwatch rosters, including Seoul Dynasty, as well as the former Samsung Galaxy League of Legends roster. We also carry a top-level Korean Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds squad & MVP Black’s Heroes of the Storm lineup. Backed by top Silicon Valley and Korean investors, KSV (Korea + Silicon Valley) represents the next generation of esports, bringing the best in esports management, event production, and fan engagement together in one company.

SUMMARY

The Head of Sponsorship for KSV eSports International will have a proven track record in building successful partnerships as well as consistently securing six and seven-figure investments with FORTUNE 500 organizations.  S/he must already have an established reputation and track record of success, gained with any combination of major brands, teams or agencies. The position reports directly to the Chief Growth Officer.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Present brand to potential national/international sponsorship partners and develop an integrated, solution driven approach to creating sponsorship packages.
  • In collaboration with the CGO & COO, set sponsorship objectives, strategies and specific implementation steps.
  • Create, package and sell solution-based endemic and non-endemic sponsorship.
  • Meet and exceed all revenue goals.
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of new business prospects.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key decision makers at client marketing companies and their respective advertising agencies.
  • Understand the marketing objectives of prospective clients and their agencies, and determine how a partnership can help them achieve their goals.
  • Educate and position KSV eSports assets and marketing capabilities to prospective partners.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of gaming industry & endemic brands.
  • Understanding of streaming and digital content-based sponsorships.
  • Pre-existing relationships with senior-level marketing executives in North America and/or Globally.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership abilities with excellent communication skills.
  • A proven track record of creating and selling fully-integrated marketing programs.
  • High energy and a personality that thrives in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Experience in high-level relationship building and negotiating.
  • Ability to work well with other team members.
  • Strong work ethic and a competitive drive to win.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required.
  • Ideal candidate will have at least 7 – 10 years of success with cross-platform sponsorships, including sales, servicing and activation.
  • Preferable experience includes working with new properties & educating potential sponsors.
  • Solid rolodex with high-level contacts at large and midsize corporations, particularly global companies with sponsorship portfolios.
  • Expertise in identifying opportunities, developing strategies and negotiating creative solutions.
  • Exemplary problem-solving, communication and presentation skills.
  • Multi-task in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to work solo or within a team atmosphere.
  • Known throughout the industry for their poise and professionalism when interacting with internal and external contacts.
  • Knowledge of Korean business landscape is recommended, but not required.

Vice President, National Sales – IMG College (COMPLETED)

BACKGROUND

IMG, a division of Endeavor, is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

IMG College is the nation’s leading collegiate sports marketing company, offering national, regional, and local multi-platform marketing opportunities targeting 190 million college sports fans – the largest and most attractive sports fan base.  IMG College employs more than 700 people in nearly 100 offices throughout the U.S. IMG College is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion, and media business. Read More

Vice President, Marketing & Live Events – National Hot Rod Association (COMPLETED)

Headquartered in Glendora, California, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is the primary sanctioning body for the sport of drag racing in the United States. NHRA presents 24 national events featuring the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and NHRA J&A Service Pro Mod Drag Racing Series. NHRA provides competition opportunities for drivers of all levels in the NHRA Summit Racing Series and the NHRA Drags: Street Legal Style presented by AAA. NHRA also offers NHRA Jr. Street for teens and the Summit Racing Jr. Drag Racing League for youth ages 5 to 17. In addition, NHRA owns and operates five racing facilities: Atlanta Dragway in Georgia; Gainesville Raceway in Florida; National Trail Raceway in Ohio; Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis; and Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Southern California. For more information, log on to NHRA.com, or visit the official NHRA pages on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

SUMMARY

Dynamic, innovative, results-oriented and experienced leader to oversee all aspects of NHRA’s live event revenue streams, including advertising and promotions, ticketing, fan engagement, and on-site management (non-racing), of 24 annual major championship race events for the original extreme sport, plus responsibilities for membership, sportsman event marketing and key communications. Read More