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  • Writer's pictureDan Rossetti

ATP 500 DALLAS OPEN (GF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT) - SENIOR DIRECTOR/VP CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

About the Dallas Open: The Dallas Open is one of ONLY 10 United States tournaments on the ATP Tour and the ONLY ATP Tour indoor championship in the United States. It includes over 60 world-class ATP Tour professionals playing in singles and doubles (28-player singles main draw and 16-team doubles draw) and over 20 hours of live domestic television and international distribution to 100 countries.

 

Starting in 2025, the Dallas Open has been upgraded to an ATP 500 level tournament awarding over $2.8 million dollars in prize money and attracting even more top talent. With the 500 level upgrade the Dallas Open will be relocating to the Ford Center at The Star, the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Please visit www.dallasopen.com.

 

About GF Sports & Entertainment: GF Sports & Entertainment is a global events and operations company that elevates the experience of live sports, entertainment, and interactive events. The company owns two of the ATP Tour’s longest-running American tennis tournaments, the Dallas Open and the Atlanta Open, World Long Drive, the world’s fastest and longest golf competition showcasing how far golf professionals can drive the golf ball, as well as the National Lacrosse League New York Riptide. GF Sports & Entertainment was founded in July 2015 by New York-based private equity firm GF Capital. For additional information, please visit www.gfsportsandentertainment.com.

 

What You’ll Do:


· Prospect, meet, and close significant new and incremental sponsorship revenue for the Dallas Open, which moves to The Star in Frisco, TX beginning in February 2025.

· Work with Tournament Director and Blue Star sales leadership to develop and execute a dynamic sales plan to meet and/or exceed Dallas Open annual revenue targets

· Identify potential sponsors for the Dallas Open through networking with appropriate stakeholders and business partners, researching local, regional, and national companies, and selling them marketing platforms that incorporate sponsorship inventory including signage, activation, digital assets, print, community involvement, and hospitality

· Work with Tournament Director and Blue Star sales leadership to create sales inventory, revenue projections, and sponsorship strategy for Dallas Open assets

· Develop compelling sales presentations for new marketing partners by incorporating research, category dynamics, and a clear understanding of partner’s marketing goals

· Manage the sales process from start to finish (create proposals and draft/negotiate contracts) and provide accurate sales pipeline reporting to Tournament Director and Blue Star sales leadership

· Develop key marketing objectives with clients via thorough needs assessment and a collaborative sales process

· Entertain and cultivate sponsors in various settings

· Represent GF Sport and Entertainment, the Blue Star, and the Dallas Open in a professional manner as a key year-round voice in the market

· Performs other related duties as required

 

Essential Physical Requirements:


·  Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as dictated by event schedule and player availability

·  Excellent speaking and listening skills, requiring the perception of speech.

·  Ability to remain standing for extended periods of time.

·  Must be willing to work in varying temperatures, including extreme cold and/or heat

 

What You’ll Get:


· Competitive salary includes base salary, commission structure and company benefits

· Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance

· PTO, company-paid holidays, parental leave

· 401K 5% match

· Flexible, remote work culture


For more information or to apply please contact Dan Rossetti at dan@ascension-sports.net



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