John Durbin

John Durbin

Chief Commercial Officer
Member Since: 2017

Member Bio

John Durbin is currently the Chief Commercial Officer for FC Cincinnati. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing for Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE). John began working at Pegula Sports and Entertainment in the summer of 2015 as Director of Marketing after a successful start with the organization as Director of Marketing for the Buffalo Sabres. He began his career as a media buyer and planner for Starcom Media in Chicago where he worked on such clients as the US Army, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and Kellogg’s Kids brands. He then moved into a creative role with the Publicis-owned Denuo; a consulting agency that specialized in the white spaces of marketing. In his time there he worked on projects around gamification, social, mobile, gaming, and loyalty/rewards programs among other emerging trends. Most notably, he played a lead role in the development of the Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race in February 2011. The project was shortlisted for four Cannes Lions and helped shepherd Mercedes-Benz into the social space. Prior to moving to Buffalo he obtained his MBA from the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon and holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Boston College.

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