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November 19, 2020 – Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has been retained to find the new vice president of information technology for Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners. Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, is leading the search along with Tom Young, director of operations.
This is a new position for the organization and is part of a growing trend among sports franchises to integrate information technology into all aspects of their franchise management. Sports organizations have been investing heavily into experienced information technology leadership to ensure that the technology teams are playing a critical role in functions across their operations.
The Mariners are seeking an individual to develop and implement an IT vision that, while being an experienced technology leader, can ensure technology is aligned with the team’s mission, purpose, and core values, said Reffett Associates. The position reports to the executive vice president and chief financial officer, Tim Kornegay.
The Mariners were enfranchised in 1977. In 2016, longtime majority owner, Nintendo, announced its plans to sell most of its stake to the other members of the Mariners ownership group, First Avenue Entertainment. As part of that transition, John Stanton, a minority owner since 2000, became the new chairman. This marks …
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