Wednesday, May 25, 2016
GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Coyotes announced today that the Club has hired Ari Segal as the team’s Chief Operating Officer. Segal will report to Coyotes’ President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc.
Segal joins the Coyotes from the Anaheim Ducks’ organization where he served both as President of Business Operations for Anaheim’s San Diego-based American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Diego Gulls, and Special Assistant to Ducks’ CEO Michael Schulman. Segal was a consultant to Schulman for the last three years, advising on a range of special projects including preparations for the new AHL club. Under Segal’s leadership, the Gulls finished second in attendance in the entire AHL during their inaugural season. Segal also recently worked with the NHL in New York in the league’s broadcast media strategy group, evaluating league and club broadcast rights and distribution deals.
“We are very pleased to have Ari join our organization,” said Coyotes’ President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc. “Ari is intelligent, creative and passionate and we look forward to him bringing new and intriguing ideas to the Coyotes front office. We recently made some very positive changes to our hockey operations department and we are confident that the addition of Ari will enhance our business operations.”
Previously, Segal was an associate with McKinsey & Company in the firm’s sports practice, advising clients on business and performance strategy and operations with a focus on maximizing player performance through improved care and development (2011 & 2014).
Segal received his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and his JD from Stanford Law School in 2013. He worked in private equity with CCMP Capital Advisors from 2007-09 and in investment banking with Lehman Brothers from 2005-07. Segal graduated from the University of Virginia with distinction in 2005.