Renton, Wash. - Eric Mastalir has been named the chief commercial officer for the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC and First & Goal, Inc., it was announced today. He will be responsible for leading and developing the organization's strategic planning, development and execution on all regional and national sales activities within the corporate partnerships and suite sales departments.
"I am excited to add Eric to our senior management team," said Seahawks and Sounders FC President Peter McLoughlin. "He brings a diverse background and a wide-range of experience in both the sports and entertainment field."
Mastalir joins Seattle after spending the previous five seasons as Vice President/Corporate Partnerships for the NHL's San Jose Sharks. With Sharks Sports & Entertainment, he oversaw all sponsorship sales and service efforts for the Sharks, HP Pavilion Management, Sharks Ice at San Jose (Sharks training facility), select HP Pavilion events and the HP Pavilion Citrix Suites sales and hospitality staff and the event presentation department.
Prior to his time in San Jose, Mastalir spent four years with Maloof Sports & Entertainment where he successfully led efforts to advance the corporate sponsor base of the NBA's Sacramento Kings, WNBA's Sacramento Monarch's and ARCO Arena.
He has also worked in corporate sales and business development for adidas, Bausch+Lomb and LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), while also spending time at Omnicom Group, aiding in corporate sponsorships and marketing for companies in global sports and entertainment events including the Olympics, Super Bowl, Grammy Awards and the Sundance Film Festival.
Mastalir holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Stanford University, where he earned All-American honors in track. He and his wife, Shannon, have two children, Cameron and Myles.