NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Jon Patricof has been hired as president of New York City FC, becoming the third leader of the Major League Soccer team as it heads into its second season.
He’s the former president of Tribeca Enterprises, which owns the Tribeca Film Festival, and a former employee of The Walt Disney Co. He is a son of Alan Patricof, who founded the private equity firm Apax Partners.
“I cannot wait to get started at NYCFC, a great Club that has already had a significant impact on the New York community in its first year,” Patricof said. “There are tremendous opportunities for growth and I am looking forward to working with Patrick, Claudio and the front office team to deliver a great experience for our fans, partners and for New Yorkers.”
Said Marty Edelman, NYCFC vice chairman: “We are extremely pleased that Jon has agreed to join the Club. He has a fantastic feel for the New York community and rich experience across business and entertainment. Over a relatively short time, he has done an exceptional job with Tribeca and we believe he is the right person to lead the Club into the next phase of our history.”
Patricof’s hiring was announced Wednesday and he starts his new job in March. He will replace Tom Glick, who will oversee commercial activities for City Football Group, the parent company of NYCFC and Manchester City.”
Glick was brought to New York by Manchester City last January to replace Tim Pernetti, who had headed NYCFC as chief business officer.
In its inaugural season, NYCFC went 10-17-7, finishing in eight place out of 10 teams in the Eastern Conference.
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