Names Michael Pine Head of Global Sales & Partnership
Release - 04/22/2013 10:00
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WWE (NYSE: WWE)
today announced the appointment of Michael Pine as
Senior Vice President of Global Sales & Partnership
Marketing. Pine, who previously held senior level
sales positions at Turner Broadcasting, UFC, World
Triathlon Corporation, and most recently IMG, will
report directly to WWE Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle
head of WWEs Global Sales & Partnership
Marketing division, Pine will be a key member of the
companys senior management team. He will be
responsible for providing strategic vision for WWEs
sales operation and ensuring revenue growth is aligned
with company objectives and values.
brings 15 years of experience in strategic sales and
marketing across a variety of major sports properties
and brands. Prior to joining WWE, Pine was IMGs
Vice President of National Sales for the company's
College Division. In this role, he was responsible
for the daily development of national sales for IMGs
College and NCAA corporate champions, and their partner
programs with Turner and CBS business units. He managed
IMG Colleges two largest national corporate
partnerships, UPS and MillerCoors, accounts which
exceeded $100 million.
he held the position of Global Chief Sales Officer
at Ironman - World Triathlon Corporation, where he
oversaw all global sales, marketing, licensing, PR
and digital media sales business verticals.
at UFC, Pine oversaw and executed advertising, sponsorship,
digital media and marketing operations. He secured
key deals with Bud Light, Bacardi Cazadores, Harley-Davidson
and Burger King, to name a few.
was a U.S. Air Force Captain and served from 1993
1999. He earned his M.B.A. from Golden Gate
University in San Francisco, California and his undergraduate
degree in Behavioral Sciences from the U.S. Air Force
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