This afternoon, Inter Miami CF added to its front office personnel. Jurgen Mainka was announced as the Chief Business Officer for the team.Mainka comes to Inter after nearly six years with CONCACAF, the final three as Deputy General Secretary and Chief Commercial Officer. His last time spent with a Major League Soccer team came nearly six years ago, when he served as Vice President of Communications and Community Relations for the New York Red Bulls.
Mainka will oversee team and stadium business and manage all non-soccer operations aspects of the club, which includes administration, marketing, communications, sponsorship, ticket sales and stadium operations, according to an Inter Miami release on the news.
“Inter Miami’s ownership group is excited to work with Jurgen in building the business side of our club,” co-owner Jorge Mas said in a team statement. “Jurgen brings with him expertise in sponsor relationships and the enthusiasm needed to deliver a great fan experience that will benefit our community.”
“It is an honor to be able to contribute to this exciting soccer project in one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world,” Mainka, a native of Mexico, said in the statement. “I’m looking forward to working with Jorge and the ownership group as we build a global franchise that represents Miami, MLS and its fans both in the USA and abroad, making our community proud on and off the field.”
Mainka appeared before the City of Miami commission in July to support Miami Freedom Park, the proposed location of Inter’s new stadium in the Grapeland community of the City of Miami.