WWE made a significant office release this week.
According to Mike Johnson at PWInsider, WWE released John Brody, who was the Executive Vice President, Global Head of Sales and Partnerships and Head of International.
Stephanie McMahon began heading up the Global Sales and Partnerships division in August with Brody reporting directly to her. He had been with the company in that role since May 2015. He was previously a Strategic Consultant and Advisor with WWE.
PWInsider notes that a significant portion of his team had been furloughed earlier this year and that many ended up being released.
Brody's duties and resume, according to his Linkedin profile, reads:
Head of WWE’s Global Sales and Partnerships division, and a key member of the company’s Executive Committee responsible for providing strategic vision for WWE’s global Sales operations while also growing and expanding the company’s global media partnerships.
WWE’s global sales revenue increased 110% from 2015 to 2020 driven by multiplatform partnerships with blue-chip brands including Procter & Gamble, Cricket Wireless, Coca-Cola, Mars, Hyundai and Unilever.
During WWE tenure, also successfully led the company’s International organization and oversaw the growth and development of its eight regional offices (London, Munich, Dubai, Mexico City, Mumbai, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Singapore). Established and fortified partnerships with top International media partners, expanded the company’s global footprint, and grew International revenue to more than $300M for the first time in WWE history.
In June, Brody discussed Vince McMahon's mindset when it comes to putting on entertaining during the pandemic. You can read his full comments by clicking here.