Haslam Sports Group (HSG) these days announced that Eric Clouse has been hired as its Main Industrial Officer. Clouse will oversee profits and advertising departments for the Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew, collaborating with management at equally companies to maximize initiatives relevant to ticket sales and companies, organization analytics, supporter engagement, company partnerships and digital content material and generation.
Clouse has expended the past 10 yrs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including as the team’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Provider since 2019. In the leadership placement, he directed all of the Cavs’ ticket sales, such as premium and hospitality experiences, and was integral in the staff getting one particular of the most productive corporate partnership departments in NBA heritage. Complementing his motivation to providing business enterprise final results, Clouse has been dedicated to guiding and producing far more than 70 latest group users in his prior part, strengthened by a tested track report of past immediate reports securing promotions inside the athletics and entertainment market.
“Whilst our HSG management staff was impressed by Eric’s ability to attain and exceed small business plans, we are similarly fired up about his one of a kind vitality and means to inspire others in a workforce atmosphere that emphasizes each collective and individual growth,” claimed HSG Executive Vice President and Main Operating Officer Dave Jenkins. “With 10 years of working experience in Cleveland, Eric will be a different important member of our government workers who has a company being familiar with of the regional sports activities landscape and significant small business associations, as properly as other dynamics precise to our region that will benefit our enthusiasts and companions in Northeast Ohio and Columbus.”
“I am very grateful for the option to sign up for Haslam Sporting activities Group and the Cleveland Browns, and I glimpse forward to serving to continue on to create on our teams’ current culture and the good momentum in all facets of our enterprise,” claimed Clouse. “Investing a substantial amount of my vocation in Cleveland, I have a deep appreciation for the region’s passionate sports activities enthusiasts, as effectively as quite a few meaningful particular and professional relationships for the duration of my time in our fantastic city. We are all psyched for the 2022 seasons, particularly as we establish new approaches to interact our supporters, companions and crew associates with the focus of furnishing them the very best encounters doable through the yr.”
Prior to currently being named the Cavaliers’ Senior Vice President of Sales and Company, Clouse labored for the team’s suites and premium seating division (vice president, 2016-2019 senior director, 2014-2016). In 2020, he was honored as a member of Crain’s Cleveland Business’ “Forty Beneath 40” Course of 2020, specially for his contributions to and vision for the duration of the Cavs’ $185 million renovation of Rocket Property finance loan FieldHouse. Clouse in the beginning joined the corporation as a manager of small business improvement in 2011 and was elevated to director of enterprise growth and within profits in 2013.
Clouse released his profession in sports activities as a ticket product sales associate for Central Florida Athletics (2007-2008), supporting football and basketball endeavors as the plan debuted two venues: Vibrant Dwelling Networks Stadium and New UCF Arena. He also held a 4-yr tenure (2008-2011) as director of ticket gross sales at Louisville right before heading to Cleveland.
Right after graduating magna cum laude from the University Kentucky with a degree in company management and marketing and advertising, Clouse acquired master’s degrees in small business administration and sports activities enterprise management.
Clouse at the moment life in Tremont, Ohio with his wife, Sara, daughter Elliana, and son, Hank.
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