San Francisco Bulls Hockey Announces New CFO
Angela Batinovich to Lead Finance Operations for SF Bulls Front Office
San Francisco, CA, February 24, 2012 – The San Francisco Bulls Hockey Organization has announced Angela Batinovich as their new Chief Financial Officer. Batinovich, a San Francisco Bay Area native, has been recognized as a top sports executive and was previously the owner and Managing Partner of a professional Lacrosse team.
“The Bulls front office just got stronger,” stated Pat Curcio, President and Head Coach of the Bulls. “Angela has the experience and is a pro when it comes to franchise building. She represents just the kind of talent we’re looking for and we are happy to have her.”
Prior to the Bulls, Batinovich was the Managing Partner and majority shareholder of the Portland LumberJax franchise of the National Lacrosse League. In 2005 Batinovich led the startup effort for the new expansion team and led her franchise to an impressively successful first season, winning the West Division Title. In addition to her responsibilities with the LumberJax, Batinovich served as a member of the League’s expansion committee.
“I was fortunate to have the opportunity to build and manage a pro sports team in my early twenties and I was immediately hooked,” said Batinovich. “The Bulls is another unique opportunity and I am excited to build the franchise and bring something special to the San Francisco Bay Area.”
In May of 2006, Batinovich was named Executive of the Year by the NLL Board of Governors. Batinovich also holds the record for being the youngest owner of a professional sports franchise at 24 years old. Batinovich currently resides in Burlingame with her husband and 3-year-old daughter.
About the ECHL and the Bulls:
The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states. Today, the league has 20 teams in 14 states. The ECHL celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2007-08 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The ECHL has had 273 players reach the NHL over the last eight seasons. It’s the primary developmental league for the NHL and the AHL. On opening day of the 2010-11 season, 79 former ECHL players were on NHL rosters. The ECHL teams are divided into the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference. The Bulls will join the Western Conference, which includes the Alaska Aces, Bakersfield Condors, Colorado Eagles, Idaho Steelheads, Las Vegas Wranglers, Stockton Thunder, Ontario Reign, and the Utah Grizzlies. All teams play a 72-game schedule. For more information please visit www.echl.com.
For more information about The San Francisco Bulls, including season ticket opportunities and corporate partnerships, please visit www.sfbulls.com or call 415-469-9843.