In April of 2007, Rich Gotham was promoted to team President. In his new role, Gotham will be responsible for all aspects of the Celtics business operations, reporting to CEO and Managing Partner Wyc Grousbeck. In addition, he will continue to work closely with Celtics Basketball Operations and the NBA on strategic initiatives and team-related matters. Previous Boston Celtics Presidents include Arnold "Red" Auerbach and Rick Pitino.
In June of 2006, Gotham was named Chief Operating Officer for the Boston Celtics. From April 2003 through June 2006, Gotham served as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Corporate Development for the Celtics.
Gotham joined the Celtics after five years with the global internet media company, TerraLycos, where he served as Vice President of US Sales and Corporate Development and was responsible for the generation of advertising, sponsorship, e-commerce, and business-to-business revenues. Additionally, his organization was responsible for all Strategic Partnerships and Market Development activities for Terra Lycos in the US. Prior to the merger of Terra Networks and Lycos, Inc, Gotham served as Vice President of e-Commerce Sales for Lycos, Inc., where he was responsible for driving all business development activities, sponsorship, and e-commerce revenues.
In his role as Celtics team President, Gotham will continue his active involvement with community outreach and fundraising for the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation and its focus partners: Children's Hospital Boston, Perkins School for the Blind, Massachusetts Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children, and Horizons for Homeless Children. In addition, he currently serves as a board member of The Sports Museum, Junior Achievement, and the National Sports Marketing Network. Gotham has also served on Governor Mitt Romney's Committee for Physical Fitness and Sport and has served in an Advisory Board capacity to several early stage companies. A graduate of Providence College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, he grew up in Milford, Mass., and currently resides in Medfield, Mass., along with his wife and three children.