LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 6, 2013) – The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Drew Sheinman has been named to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Sheinman will spearhead the overall marketing, business development sponsorship sales, television, digital media and communications initiatives for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-ending international event, which will be held November 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
Sheinman, from New York, brings a wealth of experience developing and commercializing global celebrity, sports and lifestyle brands and businesses as an owner, entrepreneur and venture partner, most recently with Vision Works LLC, since 2005. Sheinman has worked with premier companies, entrepreneurs and celebrities to develop businesses and client relationships as diverse as the NFL, MTV and Simon Property Group.
Previously, he served as Director of Sports Marketing for Coca-Cola Co. and Vice President, Marketing for the New York Mets; and held senior level marketing and business development positions with Baltimore Orioles, and Madison Square Garden.
Sheinman’s experience also includes Founding Partner MAXX Talent, and Rockefeller Consulting Group and President of Simon Brand Ventures. His noted groundbreaking accomplishments include establishing a new profit center revenue model for the real estate/mall industry, by conceiving and transforming Simon Mall Network’s 250 malls into an entertainment marketing and media platform, generating record advertising and sponsorship revenues.
He also created sports as entertainment business ventures with MTV Rock n’ Jock, a programming/event franchise partnering the network’s musicians with top flight athletes; The Major League Baseball FanFest, baseball theme park, which Brandweek honored as the “Event of the Year; and Coca-Cola Olympic City for the 1996 Atlanta Games, a 12-acre theme park which generated 750,000 paid admissions. As its first ever Chairman Sheinman led the formation of the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) Event Marketing/Sponsorship Committee.
“We are proud to have selected one of the most talented, innovative and respected individuals in the sports marketing business to take the reins as our new CMO,” said Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and CEO. “Drew’s track record as a creative force and his sports marketing and event expertise will be a terrific asset to the Breeders’ Cup and the global reach of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.”
Sheinman, who will be based in New York, will begin his duties officially on May. 13.
“Throughout my career I have had the privilege of being involved with the premiere global sports and entertainment events and the Breeders’ Cup is certainly in that class,” said Sheinman. “It is an honor and a privilege to work with a great brand and management team to help lead the exciting future of the Breeders’ Cup and the Thoroughbred industry.”
Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network commented:
“Having known Drew Sheinman for 30 years, I know the Breeders’ Cup is getting an outstanding marketing executive who will continue to grow this tremendous event.”
About Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2013 World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 1-2, and will be televised live on the NBC Sports Network and NBC in the US. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.