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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.

"Commitment to the sport industry on the revenue generating side is no different than our team on the field. Understanding how hard work, accountability, and attention to detail can positively impact your career has been pivotal to my development in sport sales!"
Alan Gaines, Account Executive, Group Service
Inside Sales Class of 2018, SUNY Brockport - 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

"AS A FORMER COLLEGE ATHLETE, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN DRIVEN TO BE THE BEST. THE NEW YORK METS INSIDE SALES PROGRAM ALLOWED ME TO CONTINUOUSLY PUSH MYSELF TO STRIVE TO BE THE BEST AT MY CRAFT. THE ENTIRE LEADERSHIP TEAM HELPED ME ESTABLISH A STRONG WORK ETHIC AND FOUNDATION OF PROFESSIONALISM WHILE HELPING ME DEFINE SUCCESS FOR MYSELF IN THIS INDUSTRY. I KNOW THIS WILL HELP GUIDE MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND HAS ALREADY RESULTED IN CAREER GROWTH."
Bailey Blalock, Account Executive, Group Sales
Inside Sales Class of 2021, Texas Southern – 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


  • Starting a sales campaign is always fun and exciting

  • 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

  • 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, Manager, Premium Services
Inside Sales Class of 2016, Baruch College - Alum
Click Names Below For More Information

Kenny Koperda
Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service

Alan Aldwell
Senior Director, Membership Services

Jake Winowich
Senior Director, Group Sales & Service

Tahlor Levine
Senior Director, Premium Sales & Service

Kyle Ingram
Director, Membership Services

Nick Szpur
Director, New Business Development

Janaki Cash
Director, Strategy & Revenue Innovation

Abby Higgins
Manager, Inside Sales

Tyler DeFranco
Manager, Inside Sales

Taylor Kelly
Senior Manager, Group Sales & Hospitality Logistics

Matthew Cohen
Senior Manager, Suite Services

Kenny Koperda
Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service
Kenny Koperda joined the Mets in March of 2016. In his current role as Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services, Kenny provides strategic direction to the Ticketing department with oversight of the General Ticketing, Premium Seating, and Ticket Operation verticals for the New York Mets.

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 various positions, with his time culminating as an Account Manager of Premium Sales, where he focused on cultivating and monetizing the relationships of businesses and corporations throughout the Western PA region.

Koperda is originally from Utica, NY and a graduate of SUNY Brockport. He now resides on Long Island in Massapequa Park with his wife Nicole and their three children, Gabrielle, Dominic and Santino.
Alan Aldwell
Senior Director, Membership Services
Alan grew up just outside of Washington D.C. in northern Virginia and 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. Alan joined the Mets in 2017 to develop and lead a new Premium Service department focused on providing white glove service to foster the growth and retention of high yield accounts. Then in 2021, he had the opportunity to evolve our Membership Services department which he currently leads while guiding the strategy behind the Mets Season Ticket Experience
Jake Winowich
Senior Director, Group Sales & Service
Jake is the Sr. 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 and son Ezequiel. Jake is a graduate of Penn State University.

Jake started his career in Inside Sales with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. 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 as Group Sales Manager. Jakes then transitioned to Inside Sales Manager before joining the Mets in June of 2016.

Jake leads one of the highest revenue producing Group Sales & Service Teams in the industry. His main responsibilities include the strategic planning of the group, hospitality and theme night products, and the training and development of the group sales team.
Tahlor Levine
Senior Director, Premium Sales & Service
Tahlor is a born and raised New Yorker having grown up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, studying marketing and management in the business school while interning for the UVA Athletics department. After moving back to NYC, Tahlor attained his MBA at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business part-time program where he attended classes on nights and weekends, majoring in real estate. Tahlor now lives on the Upper East Side with his wife Emily, son Luke, and dog Riff.

Tahlor joined the Mets in November 2021 after spending the first ten years of his career with the New York Yankees; rising through the sales ranks and ultimately transitioning to leadership helping to oversee the Premium department, an area he is fiercely passionate about. In his current role as Mets Senior Director of Premium Sales & Service Tahlor helps drive all sales and retention efforts relating to premium and suite seating, as well as ensuring a first class gameday experience and year round activation of season ticket membership.
Kyle Ingram
Director, Membership Services
Kyle began his career with the Mets in 2014 as an Intern. After the internship he joined our Inside Sales program in June of 2015. Kyle was later promoted to Account Executive, Membership 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.

In March of 2018 Kyle was promoted as our Director of Inside Sales where he helped over 20 individuals grow out of that program to the Account Executive level. In June of 2019 Kyle was promoted again to Director of Membership Services. Kyle is living proof of the Mets commitment to developing their people to reach their full potential.

Kyle was born and raised in Howell, NJ and is proud graduate of the University of Delaware.
Nick Szpur
Director, New Business Development
Nick is responsible for the strategic direction of new season ticket membership sales.

Nick started with the Mets in 2013 as a member of the Inside Sales program. He was promoted to an Account Executive of New Business Development in July of 2014. From there, Nick was promoted to become a Manager of Premium Sales in August 2016. Nick was also a member of the Mets Management in Training program where he was developed in how to become a high level leader. Nick also served as the Director of Inside Sales from 2019-2021.

Nick is originally from Ossining, NY and a graduate of Penn State. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife, Angelica.
Janaki Cash
Director, Strategy & Revenue Innovation
Janaki attended Oklahoma State University originally to be a Veterinarian, but, graduated with degrees in International Business and Sports Marketing. She started her career with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011 as an Inside Sales Representative where she quickly established herself as a driven saleswoman with a passion for sports. 8 years later, she ended her time with the Thunder in the highest possible sales role as a Premium Account Executive selling the premiere real estate at Chesapeake Energy Arena. From there, she went to Brooklyn where she was the Manager of Inside Sales for BSE Global, the umbrella company of the Barclays Center & Brooklyn Nets. In that role, she was tasked with developing the sports sales careers of recent college graduates. During COVID, her role transitioned, and she was able to impact more of the strategic positioning of the business for the Ticketing department. This led to her joining the Mets in 2021 as Director, Strategy & Revenue Innovation where she is responsible for the single game go-to-market strategy as well as serving as the conduit between Ticketing/ Partnerships/ Marketing/etc. to enhance and improve on revenue generating opportunities.

Janaki grew up in West Bloomfield, MI and resides in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter Roma.
Abby Higgins
Manager, Inside Sales
Abby joined the Mets in 2017 as a member of the Inside Sales team and was then promoted to be an Account Executive on the New Business Development team. From there Abby was added to the Mets Management in Training program where she was developed into be a leader of people, process, strategy, and development and is one of the many products of the program now in leadership positions across the industry. In June of 2021 Abby was promoted to oversee our Inside Sales team which is the entry-level developmental program which places a huge emphasis on training and development with the ultimate goal of launching careers on the revenue generating side of the sport industry.

Abby is originally from Newton, Massachusetts and graduated from UMass Amherst. Abby currently lives on Long Island, NY with her husband Louis and dog Bailey.
Tyler DeFranco
Manager, Inside Sales
Tyler began his career with the Mets in June of 2018 as a member of the Inside Sales Program. In November of 2018 Tyler was promoted from Inside Sales to an Account Executive in Group Sales. In his tenure in Group Sales Tyler developed the reputation of not only being a top producer but a peer leader and mentor. In October of 2021 was promoted to Manager, Inside Sales helping recruit, train and develop the next super stars on the revenue generation side of the industry and specifically in ticket sales.

Tyler is originally from Smithtown, New York and a proud double graduate of St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
Taylor Kelly
Senior Manager, Group Sales & Hospitality Logistics
Taylor Kelly joined the Mets as a member of the Inside Sales team in 2017. After six months in the program, Taylor transitioned to the Membership Services team where she assisted the department with benefit activation and event execution. After the 2018 season, Taylor was promoted to join the Group Sales & Service team in her current role.

As Senior Manager of Group Sales & Hospitality Logistics, Taylor supports one of the highest revenue generating Group Sales & Service teams in the sports industry. Her role includes planning and executing large scale events for the department, being a liaison to the organization regarding Group Sales hospitality & Theme Night initiatives, facilitating group ticket offerings to maximize revenue and managing the Group Sales Associate program.

Taylor is originally from Kinnelon, New Jersey and is a proud graduate of UMass Amherst. She resides in Manhattan.
Matthew Cohen
Senior Manager, Suite Services
Matt joined the Mets as a Summer Intern during the 2015 season. After getting a taste of what it was like to work on the business side of sports, Matt knew that he wanted to start a career in the industry and joined the Mets Inside Sales team in June of 2016 upon graduation from the University at Buffalo. Over the past six years, Matt has held roles as an Account Executive, New Business Development and as a Premium Service Manager.

In 2018, Matt was added to the Mets Management in Training team where he learned how to be a leader of people, process, strategy and development. After just over a year in the Management in Training program, Matt excelled into his current position as Senior Manager, Suite Services.

In his current role, Matt oversees the Suite Services team which is responsible for cultivating relationships with Mets Suite Lease Holders and retaining and negotiating long term contracts. Matt also works with Senior Leadership to effectively manage Luxury Suite inventory, packaging and the vendor and partner relationships that are imperative to operating a world-class luxury suite experience.

Matt is originally from East Meadow, New York and currently lives in Astoria, New York.
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
Bailey Blalock, Slater Lazar, Michael Sosa, Luke Nicolai, Daniel Diaz, Bailey Short, Jamie Trabaudo, James Masucci, Christopher Notaro, Rebecca Bisson, Howard Cole Jr., Alan Gaines, Tyler DeFranco, Carlos Ames, Jesse Portello, Garrett Jones, James McCarthy, Austin Lockett, Joe Ball, Patrick O'Connor, Mathew Noone, Young Choi, Tom Waterman, Chris Annarumma, Chris Moffett, Max Sinicki, Chelsea Greenway, Nick King, Kyle Ingram, Nick Szpur, Andrew Hicks, Carla Sanchez-Armora, Jerry Gigante, Mark Hogan, Chris Courchesne, Wayne Wang, Barry Gorman, Diego Insuasty, Matt Cohen, Joseph Perez, Ryan Mavaro, Emily Campeas, Ryan Grady, Shelby Davidson, Luke Floer, Brian Schutzman, Chris Sortino, Sarah Kitchen, Joe Casarella, Aaron Ryley, Rick Mechanic, Nick Suriani, Lou Gadaleta, Abby Rice, Jesse Hahn, Max Johnson, Garrett Kelly, Dominique Neil, Jake Titlebaum
Valerie Monsen, Destiny Castro, Sam Friedman, Alyssa Tencza
Claire Chen, Eric Fox, Ryan Koerner
Robert Chiusano, Melissa Elguera
Tony Bulak, Ryan England
Ryan Busansky, Hayley Whitcher
Kyle Snyder
Ben Shapiro
Zoe Bodart
Liz Lockett
Brett Haskell
Derek Anderson
Freddie Saporito
Jen Conlin
Corey Schwartz
Patrick Simon
Gordon Smythe
Hanna Saliba
Sam Barlow
Scott Jackman
Julia Winter
Scott Wolfe
Landon Anderson
Kevin Sympson
David McGovern
George Stone
"WHEN AN OPPORTUNITY WAS PRESENTED TO JOIN THE METS ORGANIZATION I KNEW IT WOULD LEAD TO AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO SHOWCASE MY TALENTS ON A LARGER SCALE. I HAVE MANAGED TO LEARN AND GROW WITH THE METS ORGANIZATION AND WAS REWARDED WITH A PROMOTION TO JOIN THE MEMBERSHIP SERVICES TEAM AND CONTINUE TO GROW MY CAREER. THIS WAS ONE OF THE PROUDEST MOMENTS OF MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ONE THAT WILL ALLOW ME TO BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THIS STORIED FRANCHISE."
Jamie Trabaudo, Account Executive, Membership Services
University of North Carolina – 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

"The opportunity to move to New York straight out of college is a once in a lifetime experience. As someone who grew up in a completely different area of the country, New York has been an amazing adventure that has provided me with growth and experiences that will last a lifetime. With all the energy and buzz around the city, no day is ever the same. I can’t imagine living anywhere else."
Mathew Noone, Account Executive, Season Ticket Sales
Inside Sales Class of 2018, University of Alabama - Alum