Dave Gettleman, who helped the New York Giants build teams that won two Super Bowls, was hired by the Carolina Panthers to be the general manager.
He replaces Marty Hurney, who was fired in October.
"I was very impressed with Dave's experience and think he will be a very good fit for our organization," Panthers owner Jerry Richardson said in a statement released by the team. "He has an extensive background in personnel and comes from an organization in the New York Giants that I hold in high regard and he played an instrumental role in their success."
Gettleman said in a statement, "I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the Panthers organization. It is similar to the Giants organization in which I have had the privilege of working the last 15 years and has a lot of pieces in place for success. I am excited about getting started."
Gettleman, 61, spent 12 years as the Giants' director of pro personnel before becoming the team's senior pro personnel analyst last year. He previously worked as a scout for the Buffalo Bulls and Denver Broncos.
According to multiple media reports, the Panthers also interviewed Montreal Alouettes general manager Jim Popp, Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson
The Panthers finished with a 7-9 record, going 6-4 after firing Hurney, including a season-ending four-game winning streak.