Michael Gandler is the founder and President of Major League Revenue.  With a career spanning more than 15 years in the sports and entertainment industry, Gandler has been active globally in the commercialization and marketing of some of the world’s most prominent sports properties.

Gandler began his career with Traffic Marketing Esportivo where he oversaw business development and marketing efforts for some of the most prestigious events across the Americas including the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Copa America and FIFA World Cup Qualifying.

 
As a senior executive at Major League Soccer, Gandler oversaw global sponsorships and media, where he is credited with the negotiation of landmark sponsorship and international media rights deals for the league.  He was also instrumental in the launch of MLS’ Canadian business, the Women’s Professional Soccer League and the US Soccer Federation.  Similarly, he led the commercial efforts behind international properties expanding into the US market including FC Barcelona, Manchester United, the Mexican Soccer Federation and many others.

Most recently, Gandler was senior vice president at IMG, focusing on IMG’s efforts in collegiate athletics.  Gandler was tasked with the development of a cohesive commercial platform aggregating more than 70 premier college and university athletic programs.

Gandler holds a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College and an M.S. in sports management conducted by the Centre International d'Etude du Sport in conjunction with FIFA.