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Fanatics Collectibles Appoints Mike Mahan As CEO

Fanatics Collectibles Appoints Mike Mahan As CEO

_Fanatics Collectibles Appoints Mike Mahan As CEO

Global digital sports platform, Fanatics has appointed Mike Mahan as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Fanatics Collectibles, the company’s trading cards and collectibles business.

Mahan will develop the overall vision and corporate strategy for Fanatics Collectibles through the newly created role and oversee its complete portfolio of physical and digital collectibles brands.

“I could not think of a more perfect next step in my career than to lead the incredibly talented teams within Fanatics Collectibles, where I’ll have the opportunity to combine my entrepreneurial passions that lie within sports, marketing, and content creation, with my love for trading cards and collectibles at large,” said Mahan. “The worlds of trading cards and digital collectibles have been forever reshaped over the past several years, and these new assets and the connections they create have the ability to bring fans and collectors closer than ever before to the players, teams and entertainers they love.”

Before joining the Fanatics team, Mahan was CEO at Dick Clark Productions, the world’s largest producer of television events, including the Golden Globe Awards, American Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. During his time there, Mahan led the company through seven consecutive years of record growth and profit and drove large viewership across various entertainment products.

Mahan originally began his career as an investment banker for Bear Stearns and worked in private equity at CDP Capital Entertainment, a division of Caisse de Dépôt. Overall, he brings more than two decades of experience working at the intersection of digital media, content creation, influencer marketing, entertainment, and finance.

“Our collectibles business has seen tremendous growth since launching last year, and we couldn’t be more confident in bringing Mike on board to shape the bright future of this division and its alignment within our larger Fanatics digital sports platform,” said Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin.
“As a collector and passionate sports fan, Mike’s vision for both the trading cards hobby and emerging digital collectibles properties, driven by exceptional products, will further position Fanatics as a leader in these categories, creating incredible opportunities for fans, collectors, hobby shops, retailers and our partners.”

While the business will continue to serve fans, collectors and partners across all channels, Mahan will be responsible for executing the global, exclusive rights and future rights that live within the Fanatics Collectibles portfolio, including preeminent players associations, sports leagues, professional and college teams, top student-athletes, brands and entertainment properties.

Mahan will be reporting directly to Rubin.

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