CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
BROOKLYN SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Fred Mangione serves as Chief Operating Officer of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. Mangione leads an award-winning sales and marketing team and is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of business operations, marketing, and ticket sales for the Brooklyn Nets, New York Islanders and Barclays Center. He also manages the business communications and sponsorship departments, overseeing the development of strategic marketing and activation campaigns for corporate partners across each franchise.
Mangione has been deeply involved in new business development and major programming decisions for Barclays Center and was instrumental in bringing the New York Islanders to Brooklyn, for which he also manages all business operations.
He has leveraged his sales background and played a key role in the transformation of the team brand from New Jersey to Brooklyn, and the development of the Barclays Center brand and its seven programming franchises. Redefining the sales process, Mangione has taught his team to focus on branding and advertising strategy development, improving product messaging and driving sales across all marketing channels. Under his leadership, Barclays Center has become a top U.S. venue for ticket sales revenue and tickets sold for all concerts, family entertainment, and non-tenant sports events.
With the expansion of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment’s venue portfolio, Mangione has been instrumental in the redevelopment and future operation of the new Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, scheduled to open in winter 2016. The venue will host world-class sports and entertainment events, and will also offer a surrounding retail development.
Mangione is also involved in the business operations of the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, which will soon undergo a 24-month renovation. The venue will host more than 120 events annually, with a focus on booking emerging talent.
Previously serving as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center, Mangione was promoted to his current position in July 2014. He joined the Nets in 1999 as the Director of Ticket Sales and has worked his way up the ranks.
Prior to joining the Nets, Mangione was the Director of Sales for the 1999 Women's World Cup Giants Stadium venue. He started his career in minor league sports, selling tickets and working in marketing for minor league hockey and the Arena Football League.
A native of Jefferson, N.J., Mangione received his Bachelor of Science degree in business management and marketing from Centenary College. He resides in Glen Rock, N.J. with his wife Jennifer, daughter Madeline, and son Mason.