About the job
Organization: SPORTFIVE Position Title: Director, Business Development - esports
Reports to: Head of Esports/VP, Business Development (Americas)
Location: New York, NY Search Contact: Prodigy Search
SPORTFIVE utilizes the unique emotional power of sports to create and enable pioneering partnerships in sports.
By delivering responsible commercialization, full-service-solutions, and long-term value for all stakeholders in sports, SPORTFIVE strategically and creatively connects brands, rightsholders, media platforms and fans by leveraging a global network paired with decades of experience and innovative spirit.
As market leader and with customer centricity and vast data intelligence at its core, SPORTFIVE often leads the sports business into the future through its innovative digital solutions and thereby always aims to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports.
SPORTFIVE operates as an international sports business and marketing agency with a global mindset and network of over 1,200 local experts based in 15 countries around the world, active in soccer, golf, esports, motorsport, handball, tennis, American football and many more.
For more information, please visit SPORTFIVE’s website, content hub and social profiles.
SPORTFIVE holds a significant position across the global esports and gaming industry and was responsible in 2021 for generating more than $50 million in partnership revenue.
The agency launched a dedicated global esports unit in August 2020 led by Eike Gyllensvärd, President Global Esports and Gaming and recently announced an expansion of its esports capabilities in the US (led by Ryan Polun).
The agency’s global esports business is supported by its vast global network of local market experts across brand and rightsholder management, partnership sales, and activation.
This role has the primary responsibility for revenue generation by creating sales opportunities, developing partnership proposals, and supporting the broader team in achieving the successful sales of esports and gaming products/services.
Founded in 2007, Prodigy Search, located in the New York City suburb of Freehold, NJ, boasts over 80 years of experience in the sports and entertainment business.
As a renowned nationwide leader in senior-level executive search, Prodigy Search has honed its business principles and expertise, establishing itself as the largest boutique recruiting agency in North America. Simply, Prodigy Search is Where the Best Brands Come for the Best Talent.
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