Feb 7, 2017
Cole Gahagan, chief commercial officer of Fanatics Inc., will deliver the opening keynote address at Licensing Expo 2017, ponsored by the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) and owned and organized by UBM Americas. The keynote session takes place on Tuesday, May 23 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., and marks the start of Licensing Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Fanatics has an e-commerce business and operates brick-and-mortar locations for the National Basketball Association (NBA), track-side stores for NASCAR, and in-stadium shops at sports venues all across the country.
Gahagan is a career sports management executive with experience leading large-scale businesses and strategic growth for a host of organizations. He joined Fanatics last October to oversee the company’s strategy for new omni-channel growth opportunities and optimize service and support for its hundreds of professional and collegiate teams. Gahagan brings together company capabilities, including e-commerce, apparel manufacturing, and Fanatics’ rapidly-expanding in-venue and stadium business. Prior to Fanatics, Gahagan was Chief Revenue Officer at Ticketmaster, where he was responsible for the company’s business throughout North America.
The keynote address is part of the wide-ranging lineup of Licensing University, a series of educational programs organized by LIMA that begins Monday, May 22 and runs through Thursday, May 25. The sessions are designed to help attendees acquire new strategies, ideas, and practical solutions to help their business grow. Licensing University sessions are accessible via the All-Access Pass, which can be purchased on the Licensing Expo website.