Oakland A’s Hire Chris Giles as Chief Operating Officer

"Chris was instrumental in opening Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers"

Press Release
July 05, 2017 - 1:48 pm

USA Today


OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Athletics have hired Chris Giles as Chief Operating Officer, the club announced today. In his role, Giles will oversee organization-wide strategy and the daily operations for the team’s revenue-generating functions, including sales, marketing, partnerships, PR and community engagement.

“Chris was instrumental in opening Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers, including overseeing both team and stadium revenue streams,” said A’s President Kaval. “His leadership and experience in that project will be a tremendous asset to our team.”

Prior to joining the A’s, Giles was the head of sales and marketing for the NFL’s On Location Experiences. Through the 2015 NFL season, Giles served as the San Francisco 49ers’ Vice President of Sales and Strategy. In that role, he managed premium sales, seat license sales, major and private events, tours, concessions and retail. Giles and the 49ers executive management team garnered international recognition for Levi’s Stadium, most notably the Sports Business Journal 2015 Sports Facility of the Year and Venue of the Year at the 2015 Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

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