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Owen McGovern

Seasoned Business Operations, Consumer Products, and Strategic Ventures professional
Brooklyn, New York USA


• Seasoned Professional | 23+ years experience managing high-profile portfolios including the New York Yankees, FC Barcelona, Ultimate Fighting Championship, and Arcade Fire • Consumer Products & Licensing Maverick | 15+ years experience in Product Development, Branding, Licensing, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Promotion, and Sales


Director of Business Operations

Jan 2021 - Present
• Completed a full business development and product licensing review resulting in an aggressive 2-year strategy growth plan• Negotiate and close new licensing and business opportunities using creative storytelling to effectively sell new opportunities to current and prospective partners

Director, Business Operations

Jun 2019 - Dec 2020
• Collaborated with FC Barcelona partnership and marketing departments to improve academy member enrollment and activation engagement • Formulated key metrics to measure the performance of the organization against strategic and tactical operational targets • Established category segmentation strategies to accelerate the achievement of goals

Director, Consumer Products

Feb 2015 - May 2019
• Partnered with owners and C-suite executives of the New York Yankees (and affiliates), New York City Football Club (NYCFC), and The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), among other major accounts, to improve product development, sales, and brand awareness programs

Production & Retail Coordinator

Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
• Collaborated with artist management to international execute successful music events across all production and retail merchandise channels • Managed crew travel, transportation, accommodations, daily schedules, and catering • Identified opportunities and provided tactical event and marketing platforms for 70+ markets internationally


Business Administration - Bachelor of Science
Sep 1995 - May 1999

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