Cleveland already has hired San Diego Padres vice president Brent Stehlik as its executive vice president and chief revenue officer, a move that will be announced soon, according to league sources.
According to Stehlik's profile on the Padres' website, he is from Cleveland, OH, which is always a nice little bonus, right?
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Stehlik graduated from the University of Mount Union in 1999, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sport business and a double minor in business administration and computer information systems.
Besides being from Cleveland, Stehlik also used to work for the Dallas Cowboys.
Prior to joining the Padres, Stehlik was director of business development for the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys, where he was involved in the overall ticket strategy and several key projects, including the creation of the group sales department. In addition, he focused on increasing revenues across all of the Cowboys and Legends platforms.
I would imagine that Stehlik's former affiliation with Browns new team president, Alec Scheiner, played a role in the hiring.