Chelsea Football Club has today appointed Tom Glick, a 30-year sports marketing and operations executive, as the Club’s new President of Business.
Glick will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations at Chelsea FC, including managing its global commercial strategy, driving revenue growth, enhancing fan engagement, and creating exceptional experiences for the Club’s fans.
Glick commented: ‘Chelsea FC is an iconic sports institution, known and admired all over the world. I have been very impressed with the vision and mission of Todd Boehly and Clearlake. They have the Chelsea community at the heart of everything they do. We have a huge opportunity here to enhance performance across the board, on behalf of everyone we serve.’
Todd Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner, said: ‘Tom’s successful track record as a leader and innovator at several respected and winning sport organisations made him the obvious choice for this position. His skills and experience will be vital as we improve Chelsea FC’s key infrastructure, expand the Club’s products and reputation, and find exciting new ways for our loyal supporters to engage with their favourite players.’
Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-controlling owners, said: ‘Tom is a terrific addition to Chelsea FC and will advance our long-term plans for the Club. He has the experience and credentials to elevate our significant global standing and help lead our commitment to strengthen the Club through investments in squad additions, infrastructure, technology, the youth academy, and the Women’s Team.’
Glick, most recently, was President of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers franchise, where he managed extensive improvements to Bank of America Stadium. He also oversaw the creation of Major League Soccer’s Charlotte Football Club, which Chelsea FC will face on 21 July as part of the Club’s US tour of friendly fixtures.
Glick has also held positions as Chief Commercial Officer of City Football Group, where he was responsible for global business operations across the world, CEO of Derby County, and senior marketing positions with the New Jersey Nets and the NBA. In English football, he served on the Football League Board, the FA Council, and the Professional Game Board.