Paul Mott Resigns As Head Of Club Services For MLS
Paul Mott has resigned as head of club services for MLS after spending four years in that position. “Club services has become a strong department and I just felt it was a good time to step out,” Mott said. He will work as a sports consultant with his own firm, called TeamBow Consulting, which he started in ‘06. Mott joined MLS in ‘07 after working as the president of the Hornets starting in ‘05. It was his second stint with MLS; he previously was VP/Special Projects from ’99-’01.
During his tenure as head of team services, Mott established a framework for distributing best practices amongst MLS teams and helped found the MLS National Sales Center in Minneapolis in ‘10. The center trains ticket and sponsorships sales staff for MLS teams. “I feel like my team has had a significant role in some cases in the growth of the league,” Mott said. “The growth of season ticket sales in MLS is staggering, and I attribute a lot of that to the (sales center).” MLS officials declined to comment on Mott’s departure. Mott declined to comment on whether the league would fill his position.