I am Brian Melekian.

professional profile

As an executive in the business of sports, I thrive on the adrenaline of competition, complexity and change. I bring the expertise to craft strategy and the experience to implement the tactics to make it a reality.

guiding principles

Acceptance See reality as it is, not as I'd like it to be.
Authenticity Align the things I think, the things I say, and things I do.
Excellence Strive to be the best, knowing excellence will do.
Humility Lead by example. Never forget to pick up the trash on the ground.
Integrity Act as though someone is looking even when they are not.


Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center logo National Independent Soccer Association North American Soccer League logo Ludus Tours logo United Football League logo
2021 – Present
Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center
2018 – 2021
National Independent Soccer Association
Chief Operating Officer
2013 - 2018
North American Soccer League
Chief Operating Officer
2011 — 2013
Ludus Tours (now BucketList Events)
Executive Vice President
2009 — 2011
United Football League & Virginia Destroyers
Senior Vice President
2006 — 2008
Classic Tents, Torrence, CA
Executive Director, Operations
2002 — 2006
Home Depot Center/AEG, Carson, CA
Director of Operations


2012 - 2014
Florida International University
Masters, Business Administration
1995 — 1998
University of Southern California
B.A., Communications
Honors Thesis: Socioeconomic Principles of Franchise Relocation in Professional Sports


Lean Black Belt Six Sigma certification


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