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Executive Transactions

Nashville SC CEO COURT JESKE will leave the USL club at the end of the month. Jeske, an SBJ/SBD “Forty Under 40” honoree this year, was named the club’s first CEO in October '16 after serving as Soccer United Marketing VP/Int’l Business. The Nashville club set season-long records for an expansion team in season tickets sold and corporate partnership revenue. IAN AYRE, the former Liverpool CEO who was hired in May to serve in the same role for the expansion Nashville MLS club likely to launch in '20, will now oversee the USL team as well (Ian Thomas, THE DAILY).

EXECS: DAZN named HBO Senior Publicist for Sports Media Relations GREG DOMINO PR Dir (THE DAILY)....The Flyers fired GM RON HEXTALL after "four-plus years on the job" (, 11/26)....Orlando City parted ways with GM/Soccer Operations NIKI BUDALIC, effective immediately. Budalic joined the MLS club in January '16 as Assistant GM, and in December '16 was promoted to his current role for both the MLS club and the NWSL Orlando Pride (Orlando City).  

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