Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (BSE), the company which develops and operates state-of-the-art venues and manages premier sports franchises, has promoted Mike Zavodsky to the newly created position of chief revenue officer.
Zavodsky, who has been with BSE since 2005 and previously served as executive vice president of global partnerships, will oversee the ticketing, suites, sponsorship sales and partnership marketing departments across all of the company’s stable of teams and venues, including the Barclays Center, home of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Brooklyn Nets and the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Meanwhile, Dan Lefton has returned to BSE as senior vice president of strategy and operations for tickets following a four and a half year absence, during which time he co-founded Dynasty Sports & Entertainment. Lefton will report to Zavodsky, and will be responsible for leading all ticket sales, suite sales, premium services groups, and the box office.
Finally, Josh Pruss will lead BSE’s sponsorship department as senior vice president of global partnerships. Pruss has been overseeing the company’s partnership marketing department since 2008, and his new expanded position will see him also manage sponsorship sales.
“I am excited to have strong leadership in place for 2018 to drive our commercial potential to new heights and create exceptional value for our key stakeholders,” said Brett Yormark, BSE’s chief executive, who Zavodsky will report to. “Mike and Josh have been an integral part of our team for years and I am thrilled to give them larger roles so they can continue making a great impact. Dan's experience with Dynasty will be an asset to our business and we are happy he has decided to return to BSE.”