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Paraag Marathe
President

BIOGRAPHY

Paraag Marathe (puh-rawg, muh-RAH-tay) is in his 15th year with the 49ers, and second as team President.

As team President, Marathe plays a key role in all aspects of the organization.  He also has a significant position in the club’s New Ventures effort, where the team looks for investment opportunities in and out of sports to expand the 49ers brand. In 2015, Marathe was selected as a member of the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class.

Marathe helped bring to life the vision of an unparalleled fan experience at Levi’s® Stadium. Levi’s® Stadium features several innovative elements, including the 49ers Museum presented by Sony, Michael Mina’s world-class restaurant - Bourbon Steak and Pub, a television and radio production studio, the flagship 49ers Team Store, a 27,000 square foot green roof and a mobile app allowing fans to personalize their visit to the venue.  Marathe served a critical role on the small team that founded and incubated VenueNext, a company whose vision is to use technology to set a new standard for the live event experience.

In addition to 49ers games, the venue has hosted a myriad of non-NFL events such as WrestleMania 31, the 2015 NHL Stadium Series, the PAC 12 Championship Game, the Foster Farms Bowl, concerts, and professional soccer. Before hosting Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, Levi’s® Stadium has already garnered industry acclaim, most notably the prestigious honor of Sports Business Journal 2015 Sports Facility of the Year and Venue of the Year at the 2015 Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Marathe also holds a significant leadership position on the football side. He is the club’s chief contract negotiator and salary cap architect, and also runs the team’s football analytics efforts. He is responsible for the 49ers compliance with the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement and works closely with general manager Trent Baalke on all aspects of the club’s football operations.

Marathe has played an integral role in helping the 49ers maintain a solid veteran nucleus, negotiating contract extensions in recent years with a number of key players, including QB Colin Kaepernick, DT Glenn Dorsey, All-Pros LB NaVorro Bowman, TE Vernon Davis and T Joe Staley. Additionally, Marathe’s work during free agency has helped to land accomplished veteran players, such as S Antoine Bethea, RB Reggie Bush, K Phil Dawson and WR Torrey Smith.

Prior to assuming his current role, Marathe spent several seasons as the team’s COO. Under his direction, the 49ers experienced tremendous progress off the field, with the construction of Levi’s® Stadium being the focal point of the club’s efforts. His leadership has proven integral to the club’s short-term and long-term business strategy, as the team recorded consecutive years of Candlestick Park sellouts, and simultaneously launched a successful sales campaign for Levi’s® Stadium.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Marathe spent several years at management consulting firm Bain & Company, as a Senior Associate Consultant, where he advised clients in a variety of industries including private equity, venture capital, software, retail, sports footwear, consumer products, and health clubs. Before that, Marathe worked in the sports consulting group at the International Management Group (IMG), where he concentrated primarily on stadium naming rights deals, corporate sponsorships, and athlete endorsements.

A native of Saratoga, CA, Marathe’s passion for the 49ers was instilled at a very young age. As an avid Bay Area sports fan, he has rarely missed any 49ers games since he was six years old. Marathe’s Bay Area roots run deep, having received his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley and his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Marathe, his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Juniper, live in Los Altos, CA.

Paraag Marathe (puh-rawg, muh-RAH-tay) is in his 15th year with the 49ers, and second as team President.

As team President, Marathe plays a key role in all aspects of the organization.  He also has a significant position in the club’s New Ventures effort, where the team looks for investment opportunities in and out of sports to expand the 49ers brand. In 2015, Marathe was selected as a member of the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class.

Marathe helped bring to life the vision of an unparalleled fan experience at Levi’s® Stadium. Levi’s® Stadium features several innovative elements, including the 49ers Museum presented by Sony, Michael Mina’s world-class restaurant - Bourbon Steak and Pub, a television and radio production studio, the flagship 49ers Team Store, a 27,000 square foot green roof and a mobile app allowing fans to personalize their visit to the venue.  Marathe served a critical role on the small team that founded and incubated VenueNext, a company whose vision is to use technology to set a new standard for the live event experience.

In addition to 49ers games, the venue has hosted a myriad of non-NFL events such as WrestleMania 31, the 2015 NHL Stadium Series, the PAC 12 Championship Game, the Foster Farms Bowl, concerts, and professional soccer. Before hosting Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, Levi’s® Stadium has already garnered industry acclaim, most notably the prestigious honor of Sports Business Journal 2015 Sports Facility of the Year and Venue of the Year at the 2015 Stadium Business Awards in Barcelona, Spain.

Marathe also holds a significant leadership position on the football side. He is the club’s chief contract negotiator and salary cap architect, and also runs the team’s football analytics efforts. He is responsible for the 49ers compliance with the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement and works closely with general manager Trent Baalke on all aspects of the club’s football operations.

Marathe has played an integral role in helping the 49ers maintain a solid veteran nucleus, negotiating contract extensions in recent years with a number of key players, including QB Colin Kaepernick, DT Glenn Dorsey, All-Pros LB NaVorro Bowman, TE Vernon Davis and T Joe Staley. Additionally, Marathe’s work during free agency has helped to land accomplished veteran players, such as S Antoine Bethea, RB Reggie Bush, K Phil Dawson and WR Torrey Smith.

Prior to assuming his current role, Marathe spent several seasons as the team’s COO. Under his direction, the 49ers experienced tremendous progress off the field, with the construction of Levi’s® Stadium being the focal point of the club’s efforts. His leadership has proven integral to the club’s short-term and long-term business strategy, as the team recorded consecutive years of Candlestick Park sellouts, and simultaneously launched a successful sales campaign for Levi’s® Stadium.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Marathe spent several years at management consulting firm Bain & Company, as a Senior Associate Consultant, where he advised clients in a variety of industries including private equity, venture capital, software, retail, sports footwear, consumer products, and health clubs. Before that, Marathe worked in the sports consulting group at the International Management Group (IMG), where he concentrated primarily on stadium naming rights deals, corporate sponsorships, and athlete endorsements.

A native of Saratoga, CA, Marathe’s passion for the 49ers was instilled at a very young age. As an avid Bay Area sports fan, he has rarely missed any 49ers games since he was six years old. Marathe’s Bay Area roots run deep, having received his bachelor’s degree with high honors from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley and his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Marathe, his wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Juniper, live in Los Altos, CA.

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