February 2, 2021
WALNUT CREEK, CA – PIVOT Agency welcomes newly named Vice President of Business Development, Brent Sasaki.
PIVOT Agency is excited to announce that Brent Sasaki will be joining our Property Representation division as Vice President of Business Development. Prior to joining PIVOT, Sasaki was the Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Sacramento Republic FC, where he was responsible for providing strategic direction for the corporate partnership department and ensuring maximum sales volumes, efficiency and profitability. During his six years at Republic FC, his team broke USL Sponsorship records each year and became the gold standard in Corporate Partnerships at the league level.
In addition, Brent and his team were able to secure a multi-million dollar MLS jersey partnership with UC Davis Health, three years prior to being awarded an MLS franchise.
“As PIVOT’s property division continues to see tremendous growth, the opportunity to add proven and experienced sales leaders is essential to sustaining that growth,” says Ben Shapiro, Founder and CEO at PIVOT. “With Brent’s experience here in the market and his track record of leading corporate partnerships for multiple teams, he will be a tremendous addition to our team.”
Before joining Republic FC, Sasaki was the Director of Business Development for Corporate Partnerships for the Sacramento Kings, directing the corporate partnerships business development team and managed strategy and implementation of all partner marketing efforts.
“I am excited to join the PIVOT Agency team. PIVOT is an agency on the rise with some world class properties and brands and I look forward to being a part of the growth,” Brent added.
The UC Davis graduate also served as the Regional Marketing Manager for Glaceau Vitaminwater, coordinating all local and national partnerships in the Northern California region. Furthermore, he worked in the partnership marketing department at Visa USA, overseeing Visa’s Golden State Warriors, Berkeley Greek Theatre, and San Francisco Giants partnerships.
PIVOT Agency was founded in 2013 as a full service sports marketing agency, built at the nexus of brands and culture, and forming alliances between consumer brands, athletes, sports, the arts, causes, business and media. Today it has grown into four (4) unique and successful divisions, encompassing Brand Representation, Property Sales, Team Travel and Tennis. By applying unparalleled expertise and data at precisely the right time and place, its team of industry leading executives have helped build PIVOT into a growing influence in the sports and entertainment business.