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The Mets organization is a top destination in the sports industry. Our approach is simple: we hire the most talented professionals and provide world-class sales coaching and development to launch careers in sports.
We believe that tenure does not dictate success, but the ability to develop the proper intangibles can conquer any and all circumstances. Our four pillars are prevalent in all aspects of our program and are upheld in our everyday office culture.

Process

Trust the process and the results will follow. If you maintain your focus of controlling the controllable, you will then find yourself controlling the uncontrollable.

Commitment

If you give us 9 months, we'll give you a career in sports. The beauty of working in sports is that we're all connected. Whether you grow your career internally with the Mets, or we leverage our network to help place you externally with a team in another market, our Inside Sales representatives are prepared to make an immediate impact at the next level.

Growth

Coachability and an openness to learning are two crucial aspects in achieving long term career success. Our comprehensive training and development platform challenges our representatives to constantly push themselves to grow on both a personal and professional level. Our program's culture holds our staff accountable to achieving their goals, while instilling a mindset of continued growth.

Purpose

Activity doesn't equal achievement, rather it's important to be efficient and have a purpose behind your work ethic. With the correct temperament, every action is viewed as an opportunity. With a proactive mindset, you will be given the tools that will enable you to achieve success.

"I couldn't imagine a better atmosphere to start my career in sports"
Tom Waterman, Account Exec, Season Ticket Account Services
Inside Sales Class of 2016, University of Massachusetts - Alum
The biggest thing to understand is that this isn't a job, it's a career. By starting your career as an Inside Sales Representative with the New York Mets, you're investing in one of the strongest networks and career development platforms within the entire sports industry. After all, acquiring, developing, and promoting talent from within our organization is the foundation to our success.
Learn More About Your Future Career Path By Clicking The Titles Below

Sales and Service
Internship

Inside Sales
Representative

Account
Executive

Management In Training
Program (MIT)

Inside Sales
Manager

Sales
Director

Vice
President

"I always wanted a career in sports, so having a management staff that was focused on building the next wave of leaders in this industry was the reason why I relocated from Pittsburgh and chose the New York Mets..."
Ryan Koerner, Inside Sales Representative
Inside Sales Class of 2016, Miami University - Alum
Sales and Service Internship
This isn't your traditional internship. College juniors, be prepared to gain tangible sales experience that will certainly leave your classmates wishing that they had the same opportunity and training you received. You will learn what it will take to make a successful transition from a student to a professional, while receiving the same training as our senior level staff. You will make sales phone calls, set and complete appointments, and ultimately help drive revenue like our Inside Sales Representatives. After a summer with the New York Mets, you will know exactly what a career in professional sports feels like.
Inside Sales Representative
This nine month career development program is a perfect opportunity for you to learn the ins and outs of the sports sales business. As a full menu consultant with the New York Mets, you will have access to sell all of our ticket plans, including full and partial season tickets, premium seating, group outings, corporate events, and luxury suites. You will also be able to learn and develop your skillset to help understand how to sell our product to both the general fan and the New York business executive.
Account Executive
After your time in Inside Sales, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on our senior staff. While still a full menu consultant in all areas, each staff has their area of expertise:

  • Season Ticket Sales - Focus primarily on selling both full and partial season ticket packages, with a heavy presence selling in the business to business space. New Business Executives conduct regular face to face meetings both here at Citi Field and outside of the office with corporations and businesses across the tri-state area.
  • Service & Retention - This department renews and grows our current season ticket base by establishing genuine relationships with our accounts and providing a once in a lifetime experience that is second to none.
  • Premium Seating - As a Premium Executive you will prospect and cultivate relationships with some of the largest corporations and businesses in the New York market to sell suite leases and premium seating areas.
  • Group Sales - Primary focus is selling group and corporate outings at Citi Field. Through the establishment of strong relationships with various schools, youth organizations, faith groups and businesses in the tri-state area, Group Sales Executives have the ability to provide creative programming and events that cater to the specific group at hand.
Management In Training Program (MIT)
Feel like you have the DNA for a leadership position? This program is designed for our high performing Account Executives whom aspire to one day to lead a sales team. In our MIT program, our Account Executives will learn and develop their training abilities, coaching techniques, ways to reward success and drive culture, evolve their interview skills and recruiting tactics and much more. Why settle for just being a top sales rep, when we can provide you the opportunity to prepare for the next level?
Inside Sales Manager
Recruit, hire, train, and develop a team of entry level sales executives. This is often the first step in your management career. The Inside Sales Manager is charged with leading and creating a sales culture that serves as a developmental pipeline to our senior level staff positions.
Sales Director
In collaboration with various departments across our company, a sales director is in charge of the creation, implementation, and execution of various sales campaigns. Based on your role, you could serve in a New Business, Service and Retention, or Group Sales capacity. It's also quite common for a Sales Director to oversee multiple departments based on past experiences and background.
Vice President
The Vice President for Ticket Sales & Service is responsible for providing the overall leadership, management and strategic direction for the entire Ticket Sales & Service department.
Don't have any sales experience? That's OK!

The Mets Inside Sales Program prides itself on our ability to recruit on personality, while training the necessary skillset. As a full menu consultant, you will be exposed to the most comprehensive training regimen on the business side of sports. Whether it is your first day on the job or nine months into your campaign, our continuous training model provides our Inside Sales Representatives the opportunity to learn the business inside and out.

Initial Onboard Training

During your first two weeks with the Mets, we lay the foundation to prepare you for a career in sales. With a training program focused on product knowledge, presentation skill development, sales process education, effective script training and daily routine establishment, you will be prepared to hit the ground running.

Sales Techniques

Ever wonder what it's like to be an expert closer, or have an understanding how to navigate a prospect through the buying experience? Prepare yourself to learn all of the necessary sales techniques including, but not limited to:

  • Building rapport with the client on a cold call
  • The discovery process
  • Uncovering needs
  • The pitch and the close
  • Handling objections
  • Prospecting
  • Running an appointment (both out of office appointments and stadium tours)
  • The referral process
  • Social selling

Full Menu Consulting

Whether it be season tickets, partial plans, premium seating, suite leases, or group outings, our Inside Sales Representatives have the ability to sell all of our available ticketing inventory. With that said, our training platform educates our representatives on all areas of our business, arming them with the necessary skillset to capitalize on all opportunities, regardless of where were it falls within the sales cycle.

Continuous Training

Our goal is to always be better today than we were yesterday. Outside of your initial two weeks, our training model lives for the duration of your time as a sales rep (even after inside sales). The premise of our trainings are to evolve our representatives from sales people to business professionals. Whether it be sitting in on our monthly Industry Analysis presentations, our weekly Wall Street Minute and Back to Basics trainings, or even our weekly book club sessions, continuous learning is at the core of our sales culture.

"Our leaders are knowledgeable, trainings are innovative and engaging, and whether it be selling to businesses or the general fan I constantly feel my sales process evolving"
Young Choi, Account Executive Season Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Class of 2015, University of Minnesota - Alum
"Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success."
- Henry Ford


  • Current Inside Sales Team

  • Inside Sales Reps receive their 2015 NL Champs Rings

  • Mets players & employees helped serve meals at a local food pantry

  • Mets players & employees helped serve meals at a local food pantry

  • Holiday Party Community Engagement event

  • Take a break during the day with the Mets Yoga Club

  • Receive your personalized Mets Jersey during the promotion ceremony

  • Employees participate in Hurricane Sandy Service Day

  • Mets Hot Stove Event for STH's and employees

  • Everyone's focused during sales training

  • Sales appointment in full swing

  • Starting a sales campaign is always fun and exciting

  • Mr. Met and Mets employees helped build bikes for local youth

  • Mets Employees participate in MetsGiving, delivering meals to local families

  • Mets employees help Mr. Met participate in annual Food Drives

  • Inside Sales Rep Team getting ready for the new season

  • Weekly sales contests keep the competitive juices flowing

  • Weekly contests keep the competitive juices flowing

  • GM Sandy Alderson and Mets Players participate in a Q & A.

  • Catch-up with your colleagues at lunch at Mets Cafe

  • Mets players participate in a game show at the annual Welcome Home Dinner

  • Mets players meet with fans at the annual Welcome Home Dinner

  • Mets employees come together to support Community Initiatives throughout the year

  • Mets Super Fan & Comedian Jim Breuer performing at Mets Sales event

  • Mets sales team constantly takes advantage of unique event based sales platform

  • Mets sales reps work the room and a private sales event

  • Mets sales event at the Classic Car Club

  • Celebrating public introductions of our new sales executives

  • Sales executives having fun in our annual staff photo shoot

"I've grown so close to my teammates in such a short period of time. Simply put, we're family. We constantly motivate each other to be better than we were the day before. As we all grow within the industry the bonds we've created will last a lifetime."
Joe Perez, Inside Sales Representative
Inside Sales Class of 2016, Baruch College - Alum
Click Names Below For More Information

Lou DePaoli
Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer

Chris Zaber
Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service

Kenny Koperda
Senior Director, New Business Development

Jamie Ozure
Senior Director, Season Ticket Account Services

Alan Aldwell
Director, Premium Services

Kyle Ingram
Director, Inside Sales

Rich Gandolfo
Director, Premium Sales

Jake Winowich
Director, Group Sales

Christina Andrews
Director, Suite Sales & Service

Lou DePaoli
Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer
Lou DePaoli joined the Mets as Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer in July 2013. In his role, he oversees the club's marketing, communications, media relations, entertainment, creative services, ticket sales and services, ticket operations, premium seating, corporate sponsorship, and business intelligence & analytics efforts.

DePaoli came to the Mets from the Pittsburgh Pirates where he held the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer from 2008 through 2013.

Prior to joining the Pirates in 2008, DePaoli worked for the Atlanta Spirit organization where he was the Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for the Atlanta Hawks (NBA), Atlanta Thrashers (NHL), and Philips Arena, was Vice President of Team Marketing and Business Development in the NBA's Team Marketing and Business Operations (TMBO) department, worked for the Florida Marlins from 1996 to 2000 as the club's Director of Ticket Sales and VP of Sales and Marketing, and also was the Vice President of Sales for the Worcester Ice Cats Hockey Club of the American Hockey League (AHL) from 1994-1996.

DePaoli has established a reputation in the industry as a leader in business intelligence and analytics as well as for recruiting, training, and developing talent. At the Mets, he is assembling a top-notch team of sales and marketing talent to generate revenue, which will be driven by the information and analysis provided by the team's business intelligence & analytics department. This approach has proven successful in his previous roles as it creates a data-focused culture that drives results through an emphasis on development, business intelligence, and execution.

Lou is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts where he earned his BA in Management of Professional Sports Organizations.
Chris Zaber
Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service
Chris Zaber joined to the Mets organization in December of 2014 and serves as the Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services. In Zaber's current role, he is responsible for leading the organizations overall ticket sales efforts including premium seating, group sales, game day hospitality, single game ticket initiatives, as well as ticket operations.

Zaber came to the Mets from the Pittsburgh Pirates organization where he was the Senior Director of Ticket Sales and Service from 2009-2014.

Prior to joining the Pirates in 2009, Zaber has served in many leadership roles with various teams including the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche, along with the Charlotte and New Orleans Hornets.

A native of Dubois, PA Chris is a graduate of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kenny Koperda
Senior Director, New Business Development
Koperda joined the Mets in March of 2016 as the Senior Director of New Business Development. In his current role, Kenny oversees all New Business efforts with oversight of the Season Sales, Premium Sales, Premium Service and Inside Sales departments.

Koperda came to the Mets from the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he served as both the Director of Membership Sales, while also breaking into the organization as the Manager of Inside Sales.

Prior to his time in New York and Minnesota, Koperda started his sales career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his tenure in Pittsburgh he held several positions, eventually culminating as an Account Manager of Premium Sales where he focused on cultivating, and monetizing the relationships of Businesses and corporations in the Western PA region.

Koperda is originally from Utica, NY and a graduate of SUNY Brockport.
Jamie Ozure
Senior Director, Season Ticket Account Services
Jamie Ozure began her career with the New York Mets as an intern in the Marketing Department her senior year of college, and accepted her first full-time role as a Group Sales Representative upon graduation. She became the Assistant Director of Ticket Sales Development in May 2001, and two years later was promoted again to Director where she was responsible for all new business sales efforts. In 2008, she was tapped to manage the seat relocation process from Shea Stadium to Citi Field, successfully completing the project while overseeing a team of over 35 employees.

Jamie assumed her present role of Senior Director, Season Ticket Account Services in October of 2010, at which time she was responsible for the creation of the department. She currently oversees the execution of the organization's annual service program through on-going and long-term retention of Full Season, 41 Game and 20 Game Plan Holders. The focus of her team of Season Ticket Account Service Representatives is to carry out the initiatives of the program, including overseeing the Amazin' Mets Perks program and all season ticket holder events and game-day experiences for their most loyal fans.

Jamie is a board member of Most Valuable Kids, New York (MVK), a non-profit organization that reallocates unused event tickets to youth social service agencies for use as a merit system for the underprivileged and at-risk children they serve. She received a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and lives in Connecticut with her husband Josh, son Sawyer and stepson Zachary.
Kyle Ingram
Director, Inside Sales
Kyle began his career with the Mets in 2014 as a Group Sales Intern. After the internship he joined our Inside Sales program in June of 2015. 6 months later Kyle was promoted to Account Executive, Season Ticket Account Services. During his time as an Account Executive he had the opportunity to join our Management in Training Program. Kyle was a top producer in the Service department and later promoted to Manager, Premium Services.

Kyle is now the Director of Inside Sales as of March of 2018. The New York Mets Inside Sales program has had 47 total promotions over the last two years, 33 of which have been internal. If you're a hungry, driven individual that is looking to grow on the revenue generating side of this industry, the Mets are committed to helping you reach you full potential.

Kyle was born and raised in Howell, NJ he graduated from the University of Delaware in 2013 and currently resides in Astoria, Queens.
Rich Gandolfo
Director, Premium Sales
Rich grew up Eastern long Island where he spent his summers playing baseball and attending professional games with his dad and brother. He graduated from Cortland University with a bachelor's Degree in Sports management. Following his graduation he interned with the Auburn Doubleday's in a sponsorship and marketing role. Upon completion of his internship, Rich spent a year in Pittsburgh where he took on an inside Sales Role with The Pirates.

Wanting a greater challenge, Rich took his talents to Charlotte NC, where he worked for the 's Charlotte Bobcats as a Premium Account manager for 3 years. With a desire to be closer to home and reconnect with his family, Rich took a position with the New York Yankees as a Premium Sales and Service representative and spent 3 years with the team. Leveraging his network and success he had the New York market, Rich came on as the Premium Sales Director in for the Mets in May of 2016.
Jake Windwich
Director, Group Sales
Jake is the Director of Group Sales with the New York Mets and has been involved in ticket sales since 2009. Originally from Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania he now resides in Long Island City with his wife Janelle. Jake is a graduate of Penn State University with a BA in Public Relations and a minor in Business.

Jake started his career in Inside Sales with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and was later promoted to a Group Sales AE. Jake spent the next five years with the Houston Astros starting as a Season Ticket AE. After two successful seasons in that role he moved over to the group sales side of the business as a Team Lead and later Group Sales Manager. Jake transitioned to Inside Sales Manager before joining the Mets in June.

Jake now helps lead one of the highest revenue generating group sales departments in all of sports! His main responsibilities include the training and development of the group sales team as well as a being a liaison for the department across the organization.
Christina Andrews
Director, Suite Sales & Service
In her ninth season with the team, Christina Andrews has grown her career with the New York Mets. In 2008, the last season of Shea Stadium, she began her career with the Mets as an Account Executive in the Group Sales Department. Seeing the final season of a stadium and then being able to transition into the inaugural season of a new ballpark is something not many get to be a part of. She then grew her career in the Group Sales Department from a Senior Account Executive role, to Manager and finally up to Director.

From there she transitioned into the Premium world and now holds the role of Director, Suite Sales & Service. She is responsible for managing all of the team's luxury suite business in a sales and service capacity. The Mets have 54 suites and she is responsible for the retention of all of them. Christina received her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and Master's of Sport Management from St. John's University.
Michelle Price
Director, Season Ticket Account Services
Michelle is from Rockland County, NY and is a graduate from the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Following graduation from UMass in 2005, Michelle began her career as an Inside Sales Representative with the Boston Celtics and was promoted after one season to an Account Executive position focusing on groups sales. Within her 6 seasons with the Boston Celtics, Michelle generated over $1M in group sales revenue in three consecutive seasons. In her last campaign with the Celtics, Michelle achieved the ranking of 3rd in the NBA in Group Sales Revenue.

In June 2011 Michelle joined the New York Mets as a Tixx Sales Supervisor and oversaw the sales and service of single game tickets sales for the New York Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2013, Michelle was promoted to Ticket Sales Manager and was responsible for the recruiting, training, and development of the Inside Sales Program. In two seasons running the program Michelle was instrumental in the internal promotions of 10 sales representatives to senior level sales positions. Now in her current role as Director of Season Ticket Account Services, Michelle works with the retention staff to enhance relationships with the season ticket holders, to maximize the season ticket holder experience, and to drive additional revenue for the New York Mets.

In the spring of 2015, Michelle was award the "Alumni On The Rise" award from the McCormack Department of Sport Management at UMass Amherst for her success in the sports industry and involvement in the program. When not at the ballpark you can find Michelle spending time with her family and dogs, shopping, exploring Astoria, running, and practicing yoga.
Alan Aldwell
Director, Premium Services
Alan grew up just outside of Washington D.C. in northern Virginia then went on to attend East Carolina University majoring in business management. After graduation he spent a year with the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Operations before moving to Pittsburgh in October of 2012. He spent six months in the Pirates Inside Sales Program before getting promoted to an Account Executive position on the Service and Retention team where he quickly became an enthusiastic leader. He then went on to manage their Inside Sales team and was in charge of recruiting, hiring, and training professionals in the program for three seasons. He now oversees the Premium Services team at Citi Field which is responsible for providing elite client interaction leading to the retention and growth of high yield accounts.
Career growth is the core of our Inside Sales program. With nearly a 90% promotion and placement rate, our Inside Sales Representatives are prepared to make an immediate impact at the next level. See below for some of our recent success stories
"The feeling of getting promoted is a great accomplishment and honor. Between the call up ceremony and receiving your own New York Mets jersey with your name on the back, it truly feels like your being called up to the show."
Nick King, Account Executive, Season Ticket Account Services
Inside Sales Class of 2015, SUNY Farmingdale - Alum
You have the opportunity to make the largest market in the country your home. Beyond the field of play, there is no shortage of things to do. Whether you plan to catch a Broadway show, eat at one of the many world class restaurants, explore the numerous land marks, visit the beach, or discover the night life in the city that never sleeps, there certainly is something for everyone.

Long Island

Central Park

One World Trade Center

Rockefeller Center

Statue of Liberty

Times Square

"As someone who has been all over the world, I have to say that there is nothing out there like New York City. As funny as it may sound, this city has ignited a fire in me and a hunger for success. With how much there is to do, see, and accomplish in what we call "The Capital of The World", my choice to move 4,000 miles was easy to make."
Rachel Pope, Inside Sales Representative
Inside Sales Class of 2016, Arizona State University - Alum