Los Angeles Football Club announced on Wednesday the appointment of the MLS expansion team's first Chief Operating Officer, Carl Schloessman. He will be in charge of all money-related operations at the club, which is clearly a pretty important job.
Schloessman comes to LAFC from outside soccer, having spent the past several years as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Live Nation Entertainment.
"Carl is a world-class leader and expert in live entertainment and sports," said Tom Penn, LAFC president and co-owner in a team statement. "His extensive knowledge and experience in the Los Angeles market will be invaluable to LAFC as we near a decision on our new stadium."
"I am thrilled to be working with both an amazing ownership group and dynamic front office team," said Schloessman in the same statement. "The opportunity to build a top-tier MLS Club in Los Angeles from the ground up is unparalleled. We look forward to bringing all the passion, energy, enthusiasm and excitement of a world-class team to this great city."
The hiring comes on the heels of several recent additions to LAFC's staff in recent weeks, although Schloessman's addition appears to be the most powerful position added of the lot to date.
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