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Meet the Brooklyn Nets Front Office

SVP, Corporate Sponsorships
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

Mike Zavodsky

Mike started as a NJ Nets intern seven years ago, he now oversees corporate sales for the Barclays Center, the new $1 billion home of the Brooklyn Nets. Recently included in Forbes 30-under-30 Sports list, he also leads the charge to bring in corporate sponsors for the arena’s franchise platforms, including boxing and college basketball programming.




SVP, Human Resources
Brooklyn Nets And Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment

Marie Elena Chindamo

Marie Chindamo joined Brooklyn Nets in November 2010, as the Vice President of Human Resources, reporting directly to Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Nets and President and CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.

In overseeing all aspects of human capital from policy and benefits to leadership development, Ms. Chindamo is responsible for employees of both Brooklyn Nets and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, the sales and marketing arm of the newly developing Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In building a world class organization for both the Nets and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Ms. Chindamo has partnered with Yormark to build a culture of excellence.

Ms. Chindamo came to the Nets after a rising career with North American Airlines, in which she spent four years as Sr. Director of Human Resources. North American Airlines is a charter airline providing subservice for the United States Department of Defense, moving military to all parts of the world. Prior to North American Airlines, Ms. Chindamo spent four years as a director of human resources for Accor Hotels. Accor operates in 90 countries with nearly 145,000 employees, and is the world’s leading hotel operator.

Some of Ms. Chindamo’ specific accomplishments included writing and executing a comprehensive performance management program, writing and delivering leadership development programs, and strategically aligning organizational goals and objectives with human capital and professional development programs.

A native of Holbrook, Long Island, Ms. Chindamo earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Dowling College in Oakdale, N.Y., and then went on earn her certification as a Global Human Resource Professional (GPHR). She has taught the Global Human Resources preparation course at NYIT for two consecutive semesters, a course designed for senior human resources professionals with international responsibilities pursing GPHR certification. Ms. Chindamo is also a certified practitioner of the Insights Discovery learning system, built on the extensive work of Dr. Carl G. Jung. Utilizing the tools of this program, Ms. Chindamo delivers programs to enhance personal effectiveness, as well as organizational, team and sales effectiveness.

Ms. Chindamo resides in Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. with her husband, Mike, and two children, Daniel and Juliette.


Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Brooklyn Nets  |  Barclays Center

Fred Mangione

Fred Mangione serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. Mangione is an accomplished and seasoned sales and marketing professional who is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of tactical consumer marketing, branding, sales plans and customer relationship management metrics for both the team and the arena.

Mangione has leveraged his sales background and played a key role in the transformation of the team brand from New Jersey to Brooklyn, the development of the Barclays Center brand and the five programming franchises at Barclays Center. He has redefined the sales process by focusing on branding and advertising strategy development, improving product messaging and driving sales across all marketing channels. He is responsible for all ticket and suite revenues for both the Nets and Barclays Center. Mangione joined the Nets in 1999 as the Director of Ticket Sales and has worked his way up the ranks to his current position. During his tenure as head of sales, his team set revenue records that still stand today

Prior to joining the Nets, Mangione was the Director of Sales for the 1999 Women’s World Cup Giants Stadium venue. Under his direction, over 78,000 seats were sold, making it the biggest non-football event ever attended at Giants Stadium.

Mangione started his career in minor league sports, selling tickets and working in marketing for minor league hockey and Arena Football.

A native of Jefferson, N.J., Mangione received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management and marketing from Centenary College.

He resides in Glen Rock, N.J. with his wife Jennifer, daughter Madeline, and son Mason.


General Manager
Barclay Center

David Anderson

David Anderson is the General Manager of Barclays Center. Prior to his time at Barclays Center, Anderson served as regional director, Operations for AEG Facilities. He began his AEG career in 2000 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and assisted in the planning and opening of Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., in 2003. He also worked on the openings of several international venues, including MasterCard Center in Beijing, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, and Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul, Turkey.