The Orlando Pride have tabbed Jarrod Dillon as the team’s next president of business operations.
Dillon will also oversee operations for Orlando City, the Pride’s MLS affiliate. The move comes one day after the team parted ways with executive vice president Amanda Duffy.
NEWS: @OrlandoCitySC, Orlando Pride Hire Seasoned Sports Executive Jarrod Dillon as President of Business Operations. Welcome! #AdAstra Details: https://t.co/Pm0mRMVorC pic.twitter.com/xNLBQBh39e— Orlando Pride (@ORLPride) November 30, 2021
NEWS: @OrlandoCitySC, Orlando Pride Hire Seasoned Sports Executive Jarrod Dillon as President of Business Operations. Welcome! #AdAstra Details: https://t.co/Pm0mRMVorC pic.twitter.com/xNLBQBh39e
“We are excited to welcome Jarrod and his family to Orlando and to the Orlando City and Orlando Pride organization,” Club Chairman Mark Wilf said in a release. “Jarrod brings a great breadth of sports business experience and he will be a strong leader for all of us. He embraces the importance of immersing himself in our community, creating a world class fan experience, and creating positive relationships within our organization, as well as with our supporters, fans, civic leaders and business partners.”
For the past six years, Dillon has served as the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing as well as Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at Vinik Sports Group, spearheading the revenue strategies for all VSG properties including the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Dillon has also worked with the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants of MLB and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL.
“My family and I are extremely grateful to Mark Wilf and the Wilf family for offering us the opportunity to join this great organization. We are excited about the Orlando community and about getting involved in such a special, diverse and thriving region,” Dillon said. “The Wilf family has a tremendous reputation, and their passion and commitment to professional soccer and to Orlando were driving forces in our decision to join them. I look forward to working with our great team of staff, supporters, fans, partners and community leaders to continue to build a world class franchise and create great experiences of which we can all be proud.”
Dillon is set to join the club in January.