Marquee Sports Network announces new executive hire

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Gary A Vasquez - USA Today Sports
Gary A Vasquez - USA Today Sports

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network today announced Vincent Sollecito as senior vice president of sales. Sollecito joins recently named General Manager Michael McCarthy. The two will help lead the independent Chicago Cubs network in partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) set to launch February 2020.

Sollecito joins Marquee Sports Network from ABC where he was the senior vice president of ad sales. While at ABC, he held multiple sales management positions including oversight of sales for the ABC Owned Television Stations. For 10 years, Sollecito led ABC7 Chicago’s sales efforts as vice president and general sales manager.

“Sollecito is one of the most respected executives in the media sales environment,” said McCarthy when asked about the hire. “When you combine his experience on a national level with his long run selling the Cubs right here in Chicago, you can see why we are thrilled to have him come aboard.”

At Marquee Sports Network, Sollecito will be responsible for identifying potential partners and sponsors for all of Marquee Sports Network’s platforms.

“I now have the opportunity of a lifetime to represent the iconic brand of the Chicago Cubs in this role at Marquee Sports Network and couldn’t be more excited to work under the progressive leadership of Mike McCarthy with the full support of the Ricketts family, Crane Kenney, Sinclair and the Cubs,” said Sollecito. “I look forward to diving into my role, building our revenue team and commencing conversations with our partners immediately.”

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