As co-founder and Principal of Team Services, E.J. Narcise brings a wealth of experience to Team Services after working in a variety of sports business capacities over a twenty-seven year career in the industry. He provides expertise in stadium and arena naming rights, corporate sponsorships, executive seating plans, and strategic stadium development. Narcise’s primary responsibilities include overseeing all of Team Services’ new business ventures, and managing the company’s strategic relationship with the National Football League along with our client partner Dairy Management Incorporated (DMI).
He has unique insight and experience with the NFL that has been developed through work with Team Services and as the Executive Vice President of Team, League and Venue Services for Clear Channel Entertainment / SFX Sports Group as well as the Vice President of Marketing for the Washington Redskins under former owner Jack Kent Cooke. With the Redskins, he was charged with developing the team’s strategic marketing sales plan, suite and club seat sales, and stadium partnerships for what is now FedEx Field.
Throughout his career, E.J. has been at the forefront of the naming rights industry having been involved in numerous trend setting naming rights agreements at the professional and collegiate level. This includes successful pacts with NFL teams such as: Baltimore Ravens (M&T Bank Stadium), Detroit Lions (Ford Field), Houston Texans (Reliant Park), Jacksonville Jaguars (Everbank Field), and Washington Redskins (FedEx Field).
In addition, Narcise led a successful naming rights sales campaign in arguably the most challenging economic environment of all time, when the KFC YUM! Center partnership was announced in May of 2010. The KFC Yum! Center is the largest naming rights partnership ever for a facility located off-campus, where the NCAA team (Louisville Cardinals) is the lead tenant. Other collegiate naming rights work includes the University of Maryland (Comcast Center), Towson University (SECU Arena), and the University of Central Florida (Brighthouse Network Stadium).
Narcise first got started in the team sports business as a minor league general manager for the Chicago Cubs AA affiliate in Pittsfield, MA. He continued in baseball for a three-year stint as Director of Operations for the Cleveland Indians. He got his start in professional football with the World League of American Football’s Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks and then as the Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the Grey Cup Champion Baltimore Stallions of the Canadian Football League before joining the Redskins.
Narcise is a former General Electric executive and a graduate of Missouri Valley College. He resides in Glenwood, MD with his wife Jennifer and two children.