FRISCO – Doug Quinn has stepped down as president and CEO of FC Dallas, the club announced today.
Quinn has been on administrative leave from the club since November. He said the decision to resign will allow him to spend more time with his family.
“After much consideration, I have decided to resign from FC Dallas to spend more time with my two beautiful daughters,” Quinn said. “I will be forever grateful to Clark and the Hunt family for giving me an opportunity to lead this great franchise, and I sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication shown every day by the FC Dallas family.”
Since joining FC Dallas in 2010, Quinn helped grow the Club’s supporters’ base. In 2012, FC Dallas set a single-season record with more than 1.7 million patrons at FC Dallas Stadium and Complex.
“Doug has significantly improved the operations of FC Dallas, and the club is well-positioned for future success,” said Clark Hunt, chairman of Hunt Sports Group. “We greatly appreciate his many contributions to the club and support his decision to step down to focus on his family and pursue other opportunities.”
Hunt also said that Dan Hunt, vice president of Hunt Sports Group, will continue his leadership role with the club and the team will immediately begin searching for a new president.
Prior to joining FC Dallas, Quinn served as president of MLS affiliate Soccer United Marketing, the leading commercial soccer company in North America. Upon joining SUM in May 2004, Quinn spearheaded MLS's landmark agreement with adidas and helped the league to realize a significant increase in revenue.
Quinn has extensive experience in the sports and entertainment industries, including 14 years with the National Football League in a number of senior management, marketing and sales positions. Prior to joining SUM, Quinn served as president of Entertainment Marketing Partners, an entertainment media and corporate consulting firm based in Los Angeles.