Proposers: Alex Gyr and Brian Flaxman
My pitch is simple: I would like to use my business experience to help AFC Wimbledon strengthen its financial position and remain supporter-owned.
My entire career has been focused on leading sports and media companies into the next chapter of their history while remaining steadfastly true the core of what made them great. I did this as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. where my primary work was to advise major American sports leagues on finding their next areas of growth, as well as in executive positions at Bloomberg LP and The Weather Channel.
Most recently, I served as Chief Digital Officer of Creative Artists Agency, the global talent agency representing the world’s biggest stars in Sports, Film, Television, and Music. I ran CAA’s media companies, including a $150M+ ticketing company. I also led the company into new lines of business, including the acquisition of a European football agency.
I would bring the same energy I did to these roles to the Dons Trust Board. As a member of the board, I will leverage my experience to pursue projects that both grow the supporter base and strengthen the club financially, including:
- Growing the amount of video content the club produces before, during, and after games
- Aggressively pursuing additional sponsorship around the world
- More proactively engaging club supporters globally through social media
I originally became a supporter of AFC Wimbledon because it represents what is possible when a community comes together. This year has shown that to be the case more than ever. Between a new stadium, work with the Dons Local Action Group, and exceptional resolve from the team on the pitch, great strides have been made despite a challenging backdrop.
More is possible. While I have made myself available to help as a volunteer, I would be honored to help usher in the next chapter of an already illustrious history as a member of the board.