SMS Hustle Story – Tim McDermott

This is the Self Made Strategies Hustle Story about Tim McDermott, the Chief Business Officer of the Philadelphia Union (https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/club/mcdermott).

Tim McDermott joined the Philadelphia Union as Chief Business Officer on Jan. 27, 2016. He oversees all of the club’s business operations, including its USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, which played its inaugural game in 2016, as well as the Philadelphia Union Academy.

Since joining the Union, McDermott’s efforts have been focused on increasing the brand strength, fan base, and revenue opportunities. Under his oversight, the Union achieved their highest ever single-season partnership revenue in 2017 and achieved consecutive seasons of ticket revenue growth for the first time in franchise history. The club also won the 2017 J.D. Power Award for Best Fan Experience in Philadelphia and was named the 2017 MLS Digital Team of the Year as well as the 2018 eMLS Team of the Year.

This past season, the Union celebrated it’s tenth season by making a very exciting run at the playoffs. The Union finished the year with an exciting and nail-biting win (4 – 3 over the NY Red Bulls), but ultimately lost 2 – 0 in Atlanta.

Tim leads the business operations of the Philadelphia Union, Bethlehem Steel FC (USL), and the Union Academy. Tim is also a self-proclaimed growth acceleration leader and idea guy…who loves his family more than anything.

About the SMS Hustle Story

Check out this short clip, where we learn about how Tim is innovating the way the Philadelphia Union work and how he got started on her entrepreneurial journey.

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