New England Revolution
Brian Bilello is in his second season as President of the New England Revolution. After serving six seasons as the club’s Chief Operating Officer, he was promoted to his current position in November 2011.
As President, Bilello oversees all aspects of the club’s operations, both the team’s business activities – including broadcasting, business development, communications, marketing, special events and ticket sales and service – and its soccer operations and on-the-field product. In addition to establishing the club’s strategic vision and plan and fostering its implementation across the organization, he reports directly to the Kraft Family and represents the club on the MLS Board of Governors.
As Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2011, Bilello expanded all of the Revolution’s business departments, oversaw the integration of the team’s jersey sponsor – UnitedHealthcare – and launched a dedicated ticket sales service group that won the MLS Presidents Award in 2011 for season-ticket holder renewal rates.
He was also a member of the former MLS Business Development Committee, which helped develop MLS’ policies relating to the League’s inclusive broadcasting packages (both national and regional), jersey sponsorships, stadium commerce and retail operations, among many other initiatives.
Prior accepting the COO role with the Revolution, Bilello served the Revolution, Patriots and Gillette Stadium in a variety of operational and strategic roles. He joined the organization in 2003 as Director of Quality and Operational Control, where he worked to improve the fan experience across all areas of Gillette Stadium. He has also run both the concessions and retail operations, and has provided strategic advice to the Kraft Family on a number of issues related to their sports ventures, in particular, MLS and the Revolution. In addition to his role with the Revolution, Bilello previously worked on other aspects of The Kraft Group’s operations, including the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place and other new business ventures.
Prior to working with The Kraft Sports Group, Bilello was a management consultant at Bain & Company in the company’s San Francisco and Boston offices where he worked with clients in the retail, consumer products and entertainment industries.
An avid soccer player, Bilello played varsity soccer at MIT, where he studied engineering and economics. Before joining the organization’s staff, Bilello was a Revolution season ticket holder.
Bilello lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife, Vanessa, and two young daughters, Samantha (8) and Madison (6), and continues to play organized soccer in his free time. He is a member of the Board of Directors for AmericaSCORES Boston, and was named to Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in September 2012.