Gayle Joined SS&E In 2019
SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 8, 2023) – Spurs Sports & Entertainment today announced that Brandon Gayle has decided to step down as Chief Operating Officer. During his time with the organization, Gayle has played a critical role in expanding the global reach of the San Antonio Spurs brand while accelerating revenue growth across SS&E.
“Brandon Gayle has had a major impact across the organization,” said Spurs Sports & Entertainment CEO RC Buford. “His leadership skills, deep sense of empathy and ability to bring people together are all special and unique. I’m grateful for the time and energy he’s given to SS&E and thankful to know that he’ll be a friend for life.”
As COO, Gayle leads the organization’s operations across ticketing, premium seating, global partnerships, brand marketing and creative, content and distribution, merchandising and communications. He has been a driving force behind efforts to deepen SS&E’s fan connections from Mexico to Austin and all points in between. In addition, Gayle led negotiations for the San Antonio Spurs jersey patch partnership with Self Financial and the recently announced arena naming rights agreement with Frost Bank.
“I am incredibly grateful to Peter J. Holt and RC Buford for their trust and support over the last four years and could not be prouder of what we have accomplished as an organization during that time,” said Gayle. “In the coming months, I look forward to ensuring that our teams are set up for continued success before taking a sabbatical to recharge personally and spend more time with my family.”
Gayle’s last day in a full-time role will be November 30, and he has agreed to serve as a strategic advisor to the organization until January 31.
As part of the transition, SS&E Chief Revenue Officer Frank Miceli, has been named Chief Commercial Officer reporting to Buford. In this role, Miceli will lead the teams responsible for revenue generation and brand engagement for the San Antonio Spurs, Austin Spurs and San Antonio FC.