City Football Group COO Tom Glick quits role to join Carolina Panthers

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City Football Group’s (CFG) chief commercial and operating officer Tom Glick has quit his role to join the Carolina Panthers NFL franchisee.

CFG administers some of the top football clubs across the globe for its parent company Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG). The football business portfolio of CFG includes Premier League champions Manchester City, MLS outfit New York City FC, Australian A-League club Melbourne City FC, Japanese J-League outfit Yokohama F. Marinos, Uruguayan club Atlético Torque, and Spanish LaLiga club Girona FC.

Glick joins the Carolina Panthers as they restructure under the ownership of new owner David Tepper. American billionaire, hedge fund manager and philanthropist Tepper acquired the NFL team in a record $2.2 billion deal.

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“We are thrilled to have Tom join the Panthers family. He has tremendous experience in professional sports, successfully fostering fan engagement in major cities globally. I know that his record, expertise and drive will be major assets as we look to win on the field and in the community,” said Tepper.

Glick joined the City Football Group in 2012. During his tenure, he oversaw partnership sales and activation, marketing, content production and distribution, retail and licensing, in addition to fan relationship management for all of CFG’s clubs.

In February 2015, Glick moved to New York for 15 months to help launch New York City FC after which he returned to the United Kingdom to continue to drive CFG’s global expansion. Under his role, he has also been responsible for the group’s business development in China.

Glick’s vast experience includes a major stint at American professional sports. He has served as a chief marketing officer for the NBA team New Jersey Nets, where he oversaw the team’s relocation to Brooklyn. He has also worked as VP of marketing and business operations for the NBA, senior VP of sales and marketing for the Sacramento Rivercats (minor league baseball), and general manager of the Lansing Lugnuts (also minor league baseball).

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