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Author Topic: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations  (Read 164678 times)

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #1995 on: June 16, 2024, 04:14:15 PM »
On the flipside maybe the cost has impacted what they can spend on the pitch. 6th, 7th, 4th, 8th, 5th since they moved. The seasons before moving, 5th, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #1996 on: June 16, 2024, 04:58:02 PM »
I would imagine it’s an office in the sense that there’s banks of desks with HR and accounts teams taping away on computers.

More like Madmen than The Office.

Yeah, having accountants in there would certainly imbue it with the glamour of 60s Madison Avenue, rather than an industrial estate in Slough.

Sounds ideal, I'm looking to change jobs, maybe the Villa will have me.

It'll help that you're the spitting image of (a young) Don Draper.

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #1997 on: June 16, 2024, 06:26:27 PM »
Too kind. Probably a tad closer to Mark Draper...

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #1998 on: June 16, 2024, 06:38:15 PM »
On the flipside maybe the cost has impacted what they can spend on the pitch. 6th, 7th, 4th, 8th, 5th since they moved. The seasons before moving, 5th, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

Whatever the reason for finishing lower (shit managers mostly I suspect) it's not that they haven't spent money.

Last 5 years they've been averaging about £120m a year on transfers which is a lot more than they spent before they moved. They're 4th on the net spend table for the last 5 years.

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #1999 on: June 16, 2024, 06:40:37 PM »
We're in dangerous territory of considering the Spurs wage bill!

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2000 on: June 16, 2024, 06:53:29 PM »
Too kind. Probably a tad closer to Mark Draper...

He was a hit with the laydeez as well.


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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2001 on: June 16, 2024, 07:00:56 PM »
New commercial bloke coming in from Celtic apparently.

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2002 on: June 16, 2024, 07:01:54 PM »
What's frustrating is looking at the revenue of Spurs, considering they've won the sum total of fuck all in this period;

   2013      147m   
   2014      180m   
   2015      196m   
   2016      209m   
   2017      306m   
   2018      380m   
   2019      460m   
   2020      402m   
   2021      361m   
   2022      444m   
   2023      549m   

 >:(

It's almost like having a massive new stadium has inflated their income forever.

Nah Risso. Spurs are idiots. Didn't they hear? Expanding your capacity is a 'bad idea'. Paying for something over a 17 year period? Thankfully we have the man with the plan!

Broadly speaking all of the sky 6 have seen similar levels of growth to that

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2003 on: June 16, 2024, 07:12:31 PM »
New commercial bloke coming in from Celtic apparently.

Adrian Filby's the name. https://x.com/celticrumours/status/1802370907198890364

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2004 on: June 16, 2024, 08:53:40 PM »
Too kind. Probably a tad closer to Mark Draper...

He was a hit with the laydeez as well.



Gorgeous people.

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2005 on: June 17, 2024, 01:39:30 AM »
An addition to Heck’s team it appears

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Key Celtic figure set for Aston Villa move

Celtic FC Commercial Director Adrian Filby is set to quit the Parkhead club to take up the same position with English Premier League side Aston Villa, GlasgowWorld can exclusively reveal.

The experienced backroom figure has been with the Hoops since 2008 in a second spell at Celtic Park, having previously worked as a Special Projects manager between 1997 and 2002 before leaving for a role in the Scottish media industry. The University of Strathclyde graduate, who is also a qualified chartered accountant, departs after just short of 16 years in his second spell with the club.

As commercial director, Filby worked closely with former Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell, now the club's chairman, and current chief executive officer Michael Nicholson.

In March 2020, Celtic signed what they believe is the most lucrative kit sponsorship deal in Scottish sport history with adidas. Introducing the five year deal, estimated to be worth in the region of £30m, Peter Lawwell said: “This is a hugely significant new partnership for Celtic and our supporters and allows us to look to the future with confidence.  To be able to create this fantastic new relationship demonstrates the strength and stability of the Club and the power of our enduring story. 

“I would like to congratulate everyone at Celtic and adidas who have worked to deliver this fantastic new partnership between two of the world’s great sporting institutions, in particular, our commercial director Adrian Filby."

In 2022, Filby struck a deal with Ladbrokes to be the in-stadium betting partner at Celtic Park and renewed an agreement with Forbes Bespoke Suits last year to continue as the Club’s Official Tailoring Partner. He oversaw the signing of a four-year partnership with EA Sports to become the exclusive Official Video Game Partner of the Scottish Premiership Champions.



Traditionally, the role of commercial director in an organisation is to deal with such tasks as billing, the organisation of labour, analysing costs and negotiating material prices. A commercial director would also usually oversee all commercial and managerial aspects of projects to ensure they are completed on time and under budget.





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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2006 on: June 17, 2024, 10:13:29 AM »
He's done well for himself. An accountant named Adrian has to work hard for cachet.

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2007 on: June 17, 2024, 10:25:51 AM »
Where is the office in the Smoke?


A Villa in Acton.

..and it's Acton Villa, Acton Villa FC

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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2008 on: June 17, 2024, 10:35:53 AM »
An addition to Heck’s team it appears

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Key Celtic figure set for Aston Villa move

Celtic FC Commercial Director Adrian Filby is set to quit the Parkhead club to take up the same position with English Premier League side Aston Villa, GlasgowWorld can exclusively reveal.

The experienced backroom figure has been with the Hoops since 2008 in a second spell at Celtic Park, having previously worked as a Special Projects manager between 1997 and 2002 before leaving for a role in the Scottish media industry. The University of Strathclyde graduate, who is also a qualified chartered accountant, departs after just short of 16 years in his second spell with the club.

As commercial director, Filby worked closely with former Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell, now the club's chairman, and current chief executive officer Michael Nicholson.

In March 2020, Celtic signed what they believe is the most lucrative kit sponsorship deal in Scottish sport history with adidas. Introducing the five year deal, estimated to be worth in the region of £30m, Peter Lawwell said: “This is a hugely significant new partnership for Celtic and our supporters and allows us to look to the future with confidence.  To be able to create this fantastic new relationship demonstrates the strength and stability of the Club and the power of our enduring story. 

“I would like to congratulate everyone at Celtic and adidas who have worked to deliver this fantastic new partnership between two of the world’s great sporting institutions, in particular, our commercial director Adrian Filby."

In 2022, Filby struck a deal with Ladbrokes to be the in-stadium betting partner at Celtic Park and renewed an agreement with Forbes Bespoke Suits last year to continue as the Club’s Official Tailoring Partner. He oversaw the signing of a four-year partnership with EA Sports to become the exclusive Official Video Game Partner of the Scottish Premiership Champions.



Traditionally, the role of commercial director in an organisation is to deal with such tasks as billing, the organisation of labour, analysing costs and negotiating material prices. A commercial director would also usually oversee all commercial and managerial aspects of projects to ensure they are completed on time and under budget.



We only brought somebody in less than two years ago to do that role, somebody called Ron Erskine. He joined at the same time as the Ben bloke who came from Blackpool.


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Re: Chris Heck - President of Business Operations
« Reply #2009 on: June 17, 2024, 11:29:39 AM »
He's done well for himself. An accountant named Adrian has to work hard for cachet.

You can never have too many accountants. He appears to enjoy his food, he makes Gary Sambrook look svelte.

 


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