The Chelsea Football Club has announced that Tom Glick, a sports marketing and operations expert with more than 30 years of experience, has been named as the new President of Business for the club.
After the buyout that was orchestrated by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, several executives and staff employees at Stamford Bridge left the company, which led to his selection as CEO as a result.
In May, a group led by Boehly and Clearlake Capital acquired Chelsea after Abramovich put the club up for sale in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Russia refers to as a “special military operation.” Abramovich put the club up for sale after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Glick has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Derby County, the Chief Commercial Officer of City Football Group, and in senior marketing positions with the New Jersey Nets and the NBA. In his role as Chief Commercial Officer of City Football Group, he was responsible for global business operations across the world. In the sport of English football, he has held positions on the Professional Game Board, the Football Association Council, and the Football League Board.
“His abilities and experience will be essential as we strengthen Chelsea FC’s critical infrastructure, increase the club’s products and reputation, and find exciting new ways for our dedicated followers to engage with their favourite players,” he continued. Chelsea FC is a professional soccer team based in London.
According to Boehly, Glick should be considered the “obvious choice” for the role.
Tom’s outstanding track record as a leader and inventor at multiple respected and winning sport organisations made him the logical option for this job, said Todd Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner of the company. His abilities and experience will be essential to us as we work to strengthen Chelsea FC’s critical infrastructure, extend the club’s products and reputation, and discover exciting new ways for our dedicated followers to interact with their favourite players.