SBD Global/October 5, 2012/International Football
RSE Ventures Hires Stillitano, Sheiman To Head Up Expansion Into International Football
Published October 5, 2012
RSE Ventures, the company founded by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross and former Jets Exec VP/Business Operations Matt Higgins this year, has expanded into international football by hiring veteran soccer execs Charlie Stillitano and Jon Sheiman from CAA Sports. Additionally, RSE Ventures has acquired the World Football Challenge soccer tournament from CAA. Higgins in a statement said, “International soccer is experiencing a tremendous surge of interest in the United States and RSE plans to be at the forefront of this transformation. The time is right to elevate the platform of the World Football Challenge -- showcasing Sun Life Stadium and other great U.S. venues as premiere destinations for the world’s elite clubs.” RSE Ventures will create a new, international soccer division, with Stillitano serving as CEO and Sheiman as COO. The pair, who have run the WFC since '07, will bring their staff to the new venture.
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