New York City FC has announced the appointment of Tom Glick to the position of President of the Club.
The appointment comes on the eve of NYCFC’s forthcoming inaugural MLS season and follows two years of significant development and expansion since its foundation in March 2013.
Tom – a US National – joins New York City FC with more than twenty-five years of experience as a sports management professional. His 14-year career in Minor League Baseball was followed by several years at the NBA, firstly as VP Marketing and Team Business Operations at NBA Headquarters in New York City and later Chief Marketing Officer for the New Jersey Nets. More recently, he has held the roles of Chief Executive Officer at Derby County Football Club, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer for Manchester City Football Club and Managing Director of City Football Marketing. In his new role, Tom will be responsible for all aspects of the organization on a day-to-day basis.
Speaking of his new position, Tom Glick said,
“This role for this Club is arguably one of the most exciting in soccer right now. I am thrilled to take up the responsibility and the challenge. After two years of laying the foundations for this inaugural season and beyond, we have an incredibly talented team both on and off the pitch. I very much look forward to playing my part in leading and supporting them as we embark on the next and most important stage of our development. ”
The Club can also confirm that Tim Pernetti, who joined New York City FC as Chief Business Officer in 2013, will leave the organization after the first game of the 2015 MLS season. Tim, who has overseen commercial operations for the club throughout its infancy up to and including its historic first professional game, has been appointed President of Multimedia for WME | IMG’s college business.
Speaking of the move Tim Pernetti said,
“With college sports being my true passion and such a core part of my make-up, this awesome opportunity to join the team at WME | IMG was impossible to refuse, particularly at this natural exit point as New York City FC embarks on the next stage of its development. It has been my honor and a true privilege to work with the best in the soccer business and to be part of building the foundation of New York City FC. I will be a fan for life.”
Speaking of both announcements, Marty Edelman, Vice Chairman of New York City FC said,
“Tom Glick’s appointment as President of New York City FC is a huge boost for the Club. The creation of the role is a necessary next step in the Club’s evolution. In Tom, we have a leader with significant experience in soccer as well as in US Sports and Sports business, and one who is perfectly equipped to help the Club fulfill its full potential both on and off the field.
We would also like to thank Tim for all of his hard work as Chief Business Officer for the last 18 months. He has played a key role in preparing New York City FC for this inaugural season and the many seasons ahead. He leaves the Club with our very best wishes and will no doubt be a huge asset in his new role.”
Tom Glick will take up his position on February 1st and will report into Ferran Soriano, Managing Director of New York City FC.