Serving the Revolution as the team’s President, Charlie Hildbold oversees the teams entire day to day operations. Hildbold broke into the sports business in 2005 as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates front office. As a member of the Outbound Ticket Sales Department, Hildbold was one of the top sales people in the department and was hired on by the Pensacola Ice Pilots of the ECHL in September 2006 as a full-time Account Executive. In the spring of 2007, Hildbold joined the Columbus Catfish of the South Atlantic League, the single A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. After serving as the teams Ticket and Box Office Manager, and earning his first championship ring in the business he was hired by Tommy Benizio in Odessa as the Roughnecks Director of Marketing and Promotions.
Following two seasons in Odessa, including the 2008 season in which he won Game Operations of the Year, Hildbold moved on to Richmond, VA, where he launched the IFL’s Richmond Revolution franchise. The 2010 season saw the Revolution win the Franchise of the Year award and Media Relations of the Year award, following a 13-1 season. Hildbold moved to the Dallas area in March of 2012 following a brief stint in the IFL’s League Office as the Director of Team Services. Following the 2016 CIF season Charlie was named the League’s Executive of the Year. Charlie lives in McKinney with his beautiful wife Carolann, son Connor, and their two dogs, and is a die hard fan of all three Pittsburgh sports teams.