The Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets in New York name Fred Mangione chief operating officer. He previously served as executive VP, chief marketing officer and chief revenue officer for both the NBA team and 19,000-capacity arena.
As COO, Mangione oversees the departments for ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, marketing, business communications, event marketing, game entertainment and community relations.
“Fred has been with me since 2005 and was instrumental in the strategy and execution for the opening of Barclays Center and the transformation of the Nets’ brand in the team’s move to Brooklyn,” Brett Yormark, the CEO of Barclays Center and Brooklyn Nets, said in a statement.
Since opening in September 2012, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn has made quite a splash in live entertainment. Last year, with the help of superstars like Jay Z, the Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Justin Bieber, the 19,000-capacity arena ranked No. 3 among the top-grossing venues in the world with capacities 15,001 or more, earning $83.5 million and drawing 1.1 million people, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Additionally, Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets have named Brian Basloe chief strategy officer of suite and ticket sales and promoted Mike Zavodsky to executive VP of global partnerships. Zavodsky, who previously served as senior VP of corporate sponsorships, will work on sponsorship sales efforts for the Nets, Barclays Center, New York Islanders, and the Nassau Coliseum.
“Mike began his career as my intern in 2005 and with his strong work ethic and proven success record, he has earned his rapid advancement to Executive Vice President,” Yormark said.