Veteran sports manager Will Wilson joins Galway Holdings leadership team

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Galway stocksa financial services platform, today announced the discontinuation of Will Wilson as the first Chief Corporate Development Officer – Global Sports and Sustainability. The former CEO and Secretary General of the US Football Association brings to Galway more than 30 years of extensive and diverse experience in the international and domestic sporting arenas.

Wilson’s appointment continues the development of Galway’s financial services platform. With its core values ​​of MAI Capital Management and EPIC Insurance, Galway offers athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues and all sports and entertainment focused organizations an integrated approach to asset management, risk management and next level advice.

“Galway is in a strong position to help athletes and entertainers transcend their positions and increase their wealth in ways they may never have imagined,” he said Wilson. “There is a real opportunity to advance the best interests of sports and entertainment professionals to guide and protect their financial well-being.”

During his career in the sports industry, Wilson has worked at the league, team, agency, international, national and non-profit levels. For the past two and a half years, he has been CEO of US Soccer, where he led historic collective bargaining that resulted in equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams. He also steered the Federation through the Covid-19 pandemic, making the strategic decision to bring the Federation’s commercial rights in-house in 2023, securing a 10-year extension with Nike and inking an eight-year English language media rights deal WarnerMedia.

“I met Will as a man of integrity and uncompromising values. He is passionate about supporting athletes and committed to making a difference in the lives of others,” he said John HahnExecutive Chairman of Galway Holdings. “Joining Galway marks a milestone for us as we continue to grow and diversify our offering to serve the evolving sports and entertainment ecosystem.”

Prior to US Soccer, Wilson was executive vice president and co-head of football at global sports marketing and talent agency Wasserman, where he joined the agency in the National Football League (NFL) in 2012. He has also held leadership positions with Major League Soccer (MLS)/Soccer United Marketing and the Arena Football League. Additionally, as Managing Director of NFL Mexico, Wilson was instrumental in enabling the first-ever international NFL regular-season game, held in Mexico City in 2005.

“Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work in many different areas of the sports industry, which has opened up many perspectives for me. I look forward to bringing the sum of these experiences to my new role at Galway.” Wilson added. “The sports and entertainment landscape has given athletes and entertainers unprecedented opportunities to gain greater control over their personal brands. Galway is well positioned to be the trusted partner offering unique and innovative solutions to help them navigate these critical moments in their lives.”

About Galway Holdings

Galway Holdings, LP is a financial services platform focused on driving the growth of its network of companies that use data and technology to create innovative next-level solutions on behalf of their clients. We empower our people with a commitment to our culture, community and climate in actionable ways using the resources available on our platform. For more information about Galway follow us on LinkedIn.

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