Detroit Pistons Hire Jeffrey Ajluni as New Executive Vice President & CRO
January 9, 2012
Jeffrey Ajluni has joined the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment, clinic LLC as Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer.
Ajluni, capsule 43, clinic will oversee all Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment revenue operations, including corporate partnerships, ticket sales and service and suite sales and service.
He brings a broad and unique perspective to the organization, having spent 21 years in the sports and entertainment industry. Ajluni most recently served as Director of Corporate Partnerships and held positions of Director of Marketing & Business Development and New Partner Development for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he worked from 2000 to 2012. From 2006 through 2008, during his time with the Buccaneers, he worked for Manchester United FC, also owned by the Glazer family. Ajluni has also worked for the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and Olympia Entertainment from 1991 through 2000.
“Jeff is a skilled sports partnership executive who brings a broad-based sports sales background to our organization,” said Dennis Mannion, President of Palace Sports & Entertainment and the Detroit Pistons. “Being a Detroit native, his knowledge of the local market will be an asset for us along with his proficiency in critical key areas such as consumer engagement and sponsor activation.”
“This addition to our executive staff represents a continuation of the business restructuring taking place at Palace Sports and Entertainment. We are excited about the new executives we have hired over the last four weeks including Lucinda Treat and Charlie Metzger and feel their expertise in the areas of business development and strategy, revenue, and marketing and communications align perfectly with our new vision for the future.”
Ajluni has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University and is a native of Bloomfield Hills, MI. He joins other recent executive additions that include Lucinda Treat, EVP of Business Operations and Strategy and Charlie Metzger, EVP – Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.