Pearlman to leave Swans COO post
Returning home with his family to the USA, Pearlman will work directly with the club’s majority owners, Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien, on critical initiatives and potential areas of growth at their MLS club DC United, while also contributing where required on important projects at Swansea City
Pearlman joined the Swans three years ago as the club’s first COO and played a pivotal role in increasing commercial revenue by improving the club’s business structure, in particular the partnerships department, and supported the digital developments of a new official website, fan app and SwansTV which has helped grow the club’s social media reach to nearly three million people.
“I will be leaving Swansea with a heavy heart,’’ explained Pearlman. “I have loved my time here and I would like to thank everyone, especially the people of Swansea, for welcoming me and my family into the community with open arms.
“It is a fantastic football club with phenomenal staff and supporters who live and breathe Swansea City. It has been a privilege to represent this proud club in my capacity as COO for the last three years.
“With the support of the staff and our loyal partners, the club has made massive strides in its business operation which I believe will stand it in good stead for the exciting times ahead.
“I will continue to follow and support the club from the States and contribute where needed on important projects at Swansea City.’
Jason Levien said: "During his tenure at Swansea, Chris made a major contribution to our business operations. We want to thank him for all of his efforts, and we are looking forward to working closely with him in his new leadership role.’’
Swansea City chairman, Trevor Birch, added: “We would like to thank Chris for his hard work and commitment over the last three years. It goes without saying that we wish him and his family well as they return home to the States.’’