Coyotes add three executives to front office
The Coyotes announced Monday that the team has added three new executives to its front office. Avik Dey will serve as the Coyotes' new chief financial officer, Jeff Morander will serve as executive vice president of ticket sales and strategy and Mike Humes will be the team's executive vice president of corporate and suite sales.
"We are thrilled to announce these important additions to our senior management team," president and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said in a statement. "All three of these individuals bring a wealth of business and sales experience to our organization, and they will all play a vital role in generating new revenue streams for our organization moving forward."
Dey joins the Coyotes from Remvest Energy Partners, where he was a co-founder and CEO. Prior to that, Dey was the co-founder and CFO for Remora Energy, an international oil and gas company. He also previously served in various roles with First Reserve Corporation, Deutsche Bank and EnCana Corporation.
Morander comes to the Coyotes from the NHL, where for the past six years he served in a variety of roles, including vice president of NHL events, vice president of ticket strategy and vice president of club consulting and services.
In his tenure with the NHL, Morander was involved in numerous NHL events, such as the Winter Classics in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh as well as the NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa and the NHL Awards in Las Vegas. He also established a "Ticketing Center of Excellence" and assisted NHL teams with ticketing best practices, which resulted in record-setting league-wide revenues.
In his over 25 years of senior management experience in the sports industry, Morander has also worked for the Sacramento Kings (NBA) and Monarchs (WNBA) as a senior vice president of sales and services; the Atlanta Hawks (NBA) and Atlanta Thrashers (NHL) as a senior vice president of ticket sales and service; the Chicago Bears (NFL) as the team's director of stadium sales and service; the Houston Rockets (NBA) and Comets (WNBA) as vice president of ticket sales and services; and the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) as the team's vice president of ticket Operations and sales.
Humes joins the Coyotes from the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA, where he served as the team's senior vice president and chief revenue officer. From 2010-13, Humes oversaw the growth of all revenue streams for the Grizzlies as well as all events held at FedExForum. He led business operations including revenue and brand development, ticket sales, consumer retention, fan experience, fan development, sponsorship and business operations.
Prior to working for the Grizzlies, Humes served as the chief operating officer for the Chicago Fire of the MLS, where he led the overall business operations. Prior to his time with the Fire, Humes served as the vice president of global marketing for K2 Sports, where he developed the strategic marketing platform for the distribution of 16 brands in 65 countries.
During his 20-plus years working in professional sports, Humes has also served as the senior vice president and chief sales officer for the Washington Capitals (NHL) and Washington Mystics (WNBA); the executive vice president and chief marketing officer for the Seattle Supersonics (NBA) and Seattle Storm (WNBA); and the senior vice president of business operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Humes played an instrumental role in the launch and branding of the Blue Jackets franchise in 2000.