The Phillies have hired Sean Walker to serve as the club's vice president and chief technology officer. In this newly created role, Walker will oversee the club's Information Technology Department to enhance overall business operations.Walker, 44, brings 19 years of technology and information systems experience in highly visible sports environments
The Phillies have hired Sean Walker to serve as the club's vice president and chief technology officer. In this newly created role, Walker will oversee the club's Information Technology Department to enhance overall business operations.
Walker, 44, brings 19 years of technology and information systems experience in highly visible sports environments where he was responsible for strategic IT planning and project execution. In his various roles of increasing responsibility, Walker helped to define strategies to ensure high performance and cost-effective technology solutions.
Most recently, Walker served as vice president of innovation and technology services for the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2016. Prior to his time with Tampa Bay, Walker served as associate vice president - team, arena and event technology for the National Basketball Association (NBA). At the NBA, he worked with senior management to develop the technology strategy for use around the league. He also provided support for the league's premier events such the NBA All-Star Game, NBA Finals and the NBA Draft. Walker began his career with the Professional Golfers' Association of America (PGA). During his 13-year career with the PGA as director of enterprise applications, Walker developed and led technology initiatives for the world's largest working sports organization, including the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup.
"Sean has a proven ability to successfully restructure IT departments from the ground up," said Phillies Executive Vice President Dave Buck. "We are fortunate to have him on board to take the Phillies to the next level as it pertains to technology enhancements."
"I am excited to join the Phillies organization to help foster new growth on the business side," said Walker. "This franchise has a stellar reputation in the sports industry as one that will provide necessary resources to secure and maintain a leadership position. I look forward to helping achieve that goal."
Walker is a graduate of the University of Florida (Gainesville), where he received both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees.
Sean and his wife Becca have three children - Ellie (24), Sean (14) and Lillian (9). They will reside in Haddonfield, N.J.