New England Revolution
Brian Bilello is in his fourth season as President of the New England Revolution. He assumed his current position in November 2011 after serving six seasons as the Revolution’s Chief Operating Officer.
As President, Bilello oversees all aspects of the club’s operations, including the team’s business activities and soccer operations. He is responsible for establishing the club’s strategic vision and plan and fostering its implementation across the organization and reports directly to ownership. During his tenure, Bilello has served on a number of league committees, including Business Development Committee, On-Field Technology Sub-Committee and Digital Commerce Task Force.
Prior to joining the club officially as front office staff, Bilello was a dedicated fan and Revolution season ticket holder, which gives him the inside track on the team’s fan experience. To ensure the club continues to prioritize its supporters, he works directly with fans to maximize their time at Gillette Stadium and every touch point they have with the club.
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 – United Healthcare – and launched a dedicated ticket sales service group that won the Commissioner’s Award in 2014 for Full Season Renewals. The group was also recognized with the MLS President’s Award in 2011 and 2013 for season-ticket holder renewal rates.
Bilello has served the Revolution, New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium in a variety of operational and strategic roles. He joined the Kraft Sports Group 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 overseen the stadium’s concessions and retail operations, and provided strategic advice to the Kraft Family on a number of issues related to their sports ventures, in particular, soccer, MLS and the Revolution.
Before joining 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 sports, retail, consumer products and entertainment industries. His start in sports came through his work at Bain & Company when he worked with a client on a team’s analytics project. As President of the Revolution, Bilello continues to integrate statistical and soccer analytics into the day-to-day operations.
An avid soccer player himself, Bilello played varsity soccer at MIT, where he studied engineering and economics. He continues to play organized soccer in his free time. He lives in southern Massachusetts with his wife, Vanessa, and two young daughters. He is a member of the Board of Directors for AmericaSCORES Boston, serves on Cradles 2 Crayons’ Corporate Advisory Council and was named to Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in September 2012.