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New WFT front office hire comes from world-renowned soccer clubs originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Washington Football Team announced on Monday that it hired Zaheer Benjamin to act as the franchise's first-ever Vice President of Business Intelligence and Analytics.
Benjamin "will oversee the organization's data and analytics strategies to optimize marketing, brand performance and commercial success," according to a press release. He will report directly to President Jason Wright.
Two paragraphs of convoluted language are enough, though, right?
Great. Let's get a little paranoid for a second.
Before joining Washington, Benjamin worked for both the Chelsea Football Club and Real Madrid Club de Fùtbol.
Now, does anyone notice what word is present in both of Benjamin's previous stops?
As the Burgundy and Gold continue to research what its next name will be, some may find it quite notable that Wright, the man leading the effort, will have a new employee in his circle who has spent time with a pair of the world's most-renowned soccer operations.
Washington Football Club, meanwhile, is a moniker that a group of fans voiced support for when Football Team became the name last year, and that group is still touting it as Wright attempts to hone in on his preferred label.
So, at the very least, it feels worth it to point out that the guy who was just put in charge of optimizing "marketing" and "brand performance" for a squad that's presently very concerned with those two areas conveniently has a background working for a pair of Clubs.
Looking ahead, if Washington Football Club ends up as the permanent name, just remember this blog post. And if it doesn't, on the other hand... sorry, what blog post are you talking about?