Warriors take new sponsor at face value Galaxy posters build buzz, raise funds Suns, Verizon team for ‘wonderland’ Baseball’s champs target other ventures Giants meet Wi-Fi demand Pacers hire marketing firm Team valuations reflect hot market Community inspires Crew’s new look Cavaliers retool sales strategy Caps look for early renewal of TV deal
SBJ/July 1-7, 2013/Franchises
Mets hire DePaoli as executive VP
Published July 1, 2013, Page 31
DePaoli, who has a rare combination of ticketing and sponsorship sales acumen, will head all revenue areas for the Mets and report to COO Jeff Wilpon.
DePaoli begins with the Mets on July 22. Since 2008, he has been executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Earlier, he was executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena. He also spent five years with the NBA, working as vice president, team marketing and business development, and from 1996-2000, he was director of ticket sales and later vice president of sales and marketing with the Florida Marlins.