Brad Seymour serves as President of the Windy City Bulls.
Seymour joined the Bulls in February, 2016 with more than 20 years of minor league team experience.
Prior to his move to the Northwest Suburbs, Seymour was with the Lake County Captains, the Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, located in Eastlake, Ohio. Seymour has served as Vice President and General Manager of the team since 2009, and under his leadership the organization developed several memorable game day promotions and fan experiences that led to increased revenues and improved profitability each year. Following the 2010 season, Seymour spearheaded the successful re-branding of the team identity and logos, marking the first major changes to the club’s image.
While with the Captains, Seymour held a concurrent role from 2011-2014 as the Vice President of the Lancaster JetHawks, the Class A – Advanced affiliate of the Houston Astros, located in Lancaster, California. He also served as General Manager of the JetHawks from 2004-2008. During his tenure with the JetHawks, Seymour oversaw an operation that posted record revenue and attendance figures, increased the number of facility events annually and initiated several capital improvements throughout the stadium.
Prior to his posts with the JetHawks and Captains, he spent nine seasons with the Sioux Falls (SD) Canaries of the independent Northern League and served as General Manager from 2002-2003, where he guided the organization’s business and baseball operations. Seymour started his career in 1995 with the San Jose Giants (A-San Francisco) of the California League.
A native of Morgan Hill, California, Seymour is married with two children
MANAGER OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS
Jeff Feld joined the Windy City Bulls in July, 2016 as Manager of Basketball Operations. He brings over 10 years of front office and coaching experience working in the NBA, NBADL and Division I college basketball.
Feld comes to Windy City after four seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, fresh off of winning an NBA Finals championship in June 2016.
Starting as a Basketball Operations Assistant in 2012, Feld was promoted to Coordinator of Basketball Operations for the Cavaliers in 2014. During his time in Northeast Ohio, his responsibilities centered on college and NBADL personnel scouting, NBA Draft preparation and the handling of day to day operations within the Cavaliers’ front office.
In addition to his duties with the Cavaliers, Feld also served as the Assistant GM for the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers’ official NBA D-League affiliate.
Prior to his stint in Cleveland, Feld got his start working under Hall of Fame Coach Lute Olson as a student manager and video coordinator at the University of Arizona from 2006-2010. Upon graduating in 2010, Feld was hired by current Arizona head coach Sean Miller as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations. In that role, he was responsible for overseeing the film scouting process, team travel and the Arizona Basketball Former Player Outreach Program, which aimed to connect more than 50 Arizona alum who also spent time in the NBA with the university. While in Tucson, Feld was a part of four NCAA Tournament teams, including a trip to the Elite 8 with the 2011 PAC-10 Championship team.
Originally from Denver, CO, Feld currently resides in Chicago.
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MANAGER OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Brendan Gildea serves as Manager of Business Operations for the Windy City Bulls. Prior to being hired by the Bulls, Brendan spent four years in college athletics serving two years at both University of California, Berkeley as a Financial Reporting Analyst and most recently at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay as the Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs. Brendan grew up in Arlington Heights, IL and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management from Valparaiso University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Colorado Technical University.
MANAGER OF TICKET SALES
Kalyn Hutchinson serves as the Manager of Ticket Sales for the Windy City Bulls. Before joining the front office, Kalyn started her career as a Chicago Bulls Ticket Representative during the 2014-15 season and transitioned to a Ticket Executive for the 2015-16 season. Kalyn graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science Degree in Communication. While there, she worked with the Illinois Men’s Basketball team and served as the New Media and Marketing Chair for the UIUC Sports Marketing Association. Prior to graduating, she was the Marketing Intern for the Bulls/Sox Training Academy. Kalyn is thrilled to be a part of the inaugural season for the Windy City Bulls and is excited to meet new fans throughout the year.
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE OF CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS
Brad Bauer serves as Senior Account Executive of Corporate Partnerships for the Windy City Bulls. Brad joins the front office after having spent five seasons with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Communications and Culture, Brad got his start in the sports industry working for the Chicago Rush and the Arena Football League. Brad initially joined the Bulls family during the 2009-2010 season as a Ticket Representative and went on to work for the Milwaukee Bucks before returning to Chicago to join the Fire. In June of 2014, Brad graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Arts in Sports Administration degree. A native of Highland Park, Illinois, Brad is thrilled to be bringing the excitement of Windy City Bulls basketball to the fans and businesses of the Northwest suburbs.
MANAGER OF COMMUNICATION & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Cedric Quackenbush serves as the Manager of Communication & Community Relations for the Windy City Bulls. Prior to joining the Bulls organization, Cedric worked at the University of Hartford, his alma mater, as the Director of Operations for the women’s basketball program. After graduating from the University of Hartford in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Cedric had a brief stint in the Windy City with the Chicago Sky serving as a video operations assistant during the 2011 WNBA season. While completing his undergraduate degree, Cedric served as a team manager for the Hartford women’s basketball program and interned for the Connecticut Sun Community Relation’s Game Day staff in 2009 and 2010.
HORACE GRANT, JR.
Horace Grant Jr serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. Previously, Horace worked for the Chicago Bulls as a Ticket Representative during the 2015-2016 season. Prior to his time with the Bulls organization, he worked in out-of-home media and mobile marketing where he cultivated new client relationships, conducted market research and developed a web-based campaign to promote services to attract potential clients. Horace earned a bachelor’s degree in Business & Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Sports Management from Columbia College. HGJ is the best three – point shooter in the office.
Brett Haskell serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. He comes to the Windy City Bulls after working as an Inside Sales Representative for the New York Mets during the 2016 season. Before joining the Mets, and eventually the Bulls organization, he held positions as a Ticket Sales/Fan Development Intern and a Sales Center Peer Mentor/Manager while at Ball State. Brett graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration and a Minor in Marketing. Haskell, a singer, has been called the song bird of his generation.
Justin Long serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. Prior to joining the team, Justin worked as a New Business Development Representative for the Minnesota Twins for 2.5 years. Prior to getting in to sports, he worked for Under Armour, starting as a sales associate while in college, and becoming an Associate Manager upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. While at Parkside, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, while also helping co-found the schools club football program.
Nick Petro serves as a Ticket Executive for the Windy City Bulls. He comes to the Windy City Bulls after working as a Ticket Representative for the team’s major league affiliate, the Chicago Bulls, throughout the 2015-16 season. Before joining the Bulls organization, he held positions as a Corporate Consulting Project Coordinator for IMG, a Technology Communications Intern for Facebook and a Production Intern for TeamWorks Media. Nick graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and an Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate.