MIAMI – Newly appointed Miami Marlins President of Business Operations Caroline O’Connor today announced two key promotions to the executive leadership team, elevating David Oxfeld to the club’s Chief Commercial Officer and Fred Koczwara to Chief Financial Officer.
“We are fortunate to have great leaders in the Marlins organization in David and Fred,” Ms. O’Connor said. “As we continue to evolve and innovate, their insight and vision will be key in identifying opportunities to grow our lines of business.”
In the role of Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Oxfeld will focus on expanding commercial relationships throughout the organization, with oversight of strategic initiatives across multiple lines of business – including Marlins Membership, Group, Premium and Inside Sales, along with Partnership strategy and development. He will also work alongside the business analytics group to enhance Marlins single-game initiatives and the integration of Marlins Home Run Rewards and Club 305 programs.
“David’s business acumen, presence and enthusiasm resonate within loanDepot park and around South Florida,” Ms. O’Connor said. “He has implemented a tremendous focus on changing brand perception in the marketplace through dedication, building trust, and delivering 360-degree service for Members and partners.”
“As we continue to expand our brand presence in the South Florida market, we are committed to delivering an exceptional experience to the fans and businesses who are engaging with the Miami Marlins,” Mr. Oxfeld said. “We see many opportunities in front of us as South Florida attracts more businesses and relocating residents from all over the country.”
Oxfeld’s tenure with the Marlins began in 2017 as Vice President of Partnerships Development. During his time overseeing Partnerships, his team has procured more than 100 new corporate partners, developed the Marlins Pillar Partner program that showcases the organization’s top-tiered partners, and led the charge to secure the first-ever naming rights partner for the Miami Marlins organization – loanDepot park. In his new role, Mr. Oxfeld will also consult with the loanDepot park events team to help cultivate relationships as the organization looks to further entrench loanDepot park as a top entertainment destination in South Florida through an expanded lineup of marquis concerts, premiere events, and corporate outings. Mr. Oxfeld, his wife, and their son reside in Miami Beach.
Mr. Koczwara is entering his fourth season with the Marlins organization, having joined in December of 2019 as Vice President of Finance and Accounting. As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Koczwara will apply his vast industry experience to oversee accounting, tax, treasury, financial planning and analysis, investor relations and additional financial reporting and analysis responsibilities. During his tenure, he has led the Marlins efforts to standardize financial processes and implement new financial and human resource systems.
“Fred understands the tremendous opportunity ahead for the Marlins,” Ms. O’Connor said. “He has been an excellent asset in supporting the Marlins’ strategy development and execution, and in delivering insights and action plans to support our operations and create opportunities for growth.”
Additionally, Mr. Koczwara is the team’s interface to Major League Baseball and the Commissioner’s Office for all reporting requirements and oversees all year-end audit and tax processes. Mr. Koczwara joined the Marlins with more than 25 years of experience in finance and accounting. He previously spent 15-plus years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He and his wife have two sons and reside in Bay Harbor Islands.
“It is an honor to serve in this role and work alongside our team to identify opportunities that allow our organization to remain on our path to sustained success,” Mr. Koczwara said. “This is an exciting time to be in the Marlins organization as we see continued growth in engagement and investment with the Miami Marlins.”