Legacy Names Keith Caldwell Chief Executive Officer Of Global Premier Soccer
News on GPS … here is today’s announcement:
Caldwell resides in Boston and assumed his new role on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
“I am honored and incredibly excited to take on this role,” said Caldwell. “My entire life has revolved around soccer and taking on a leadership role at GPS allows me to combine that passion with my professional experiences. The future of the organization is very bright – we’re going to provide GPS staff, players and their families from all around the world with the best programs this sport has to offer.”
In his role, Caldwell will oversee all business operations and strategic initiatives for GPS.
A Massachusetts native, Caldwell played four years at Brown University before being drafted by the MLS Colorado Rapids. Playing the position of midfielder, and born on August 28, 1983, in Braintree MA, Caldwell was third-round, ninth pick (33rd overall). A passion for soccer is shared in his family. His brother, Scott Caldwell, is a Homegrown player who was signed by New England Revolution prior to the 2013 season.
“I am extraordinarily excited about this opportunity. Being on the field every day is my real passion.”Keith Caldwell
Caldwell later served as Director of Coaching for Scorpions Soccer Club, guiding the program to a Soccer America Top 20 National Girls Club ranking.
Caldwell played a key role in developing top players during that time, including current USWNT star and World Cup Champion Samantha Mewis.
“Keith has a wealth of experience in playing, coaching, and managing, and he’s highly regarded in youth soccer,” said Paul Baber, Chief Operating Officer of GPS. “Keith’s well-connected to GPS, formerly as a player for our PDL team and currently as a leader of our men’s team. We are very excited to have him joining us.”
Caldwell earned his MBA from the University of Michigan and spent the past five years with The Boston Consulting Group, most recently as a leader in the sports practice. Here, he worked directly with executives of major sports leagues, franchises, and global event bids on strategic initiatives, including with the United Bid Committee, helping North America secure the 2026 World Cup.
“Our goal is to deliver the best coaching, tournaments, and player development offerings in youth soccer,” said LEGACY President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Griffin. “Keith’s unique blend of soccer and business experience, along with a demonstrated commitment to excellence, makes him the perfect executive to lead the future of GPS.”
Caldwell is the newest in a series of leadership hires for LEGACY over the past year. Stephen Griffin was named President and CEO of the organization in December of 2018. Since his appointment, Griffin has hired Chief People Officer Laura McLaughlin, Chief Information Officer Kimberly Wood and Chief Financial Officer Philip Silveira.
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LEGACY Global Sports is a premier youth sports organization offering tournaments, club team opportunities, camps, event housing services, and international tours. LEGACY holds some of the world’s most successful youth sports brands within its portfolio, including Global Premier Soccer, Selects Hockey, T3 Lacrosse, World Selects Invitational, the Motown Classic, and more. LEGACY is headquartered in Boston, MA with satellite offices located around the world.
Source: Press Release