Chairman & CEO, McCourt LP
Chairman & CEO, McCourt Global
Frank H. McCourt, Jr., is an accomplished business and sports leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, current owner of the French football club Olympique de Marseille, and founder and CEO of McCourt Global, a leader in building value through entrepreneurial, strategic, and philanthropic investments. With family roots in real estate and construction dating back four generations to 1893, McCourt has achieved critical success over his 35+ year career, with initiatives ranging from the development of Boston’s Seaport to large, mixed-used projects in New York City, Miami, Austin, and elsewhere.
McCourt purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2004 and guided the organization through several important initiatives, including the renovation of Dodger Stadium and the development of a new spring training facility at Camelback Ranch in Arizona. During his ownership, the Los Angeles Dodgers achieved victory in the postseason for the first time in 16 years. The team appeared in back-to-back National League Championship Series for the first time in 33 years. And for the first time ever, the Los Angeles Dodgers reached the playoffs in four of six seasons. In 2012, McCourt sold the team for $2.15 billion – the largest sale of a professional sports franchise in history.
In 2013, McCourt acquired a 50% interest in the Global Champions Tour, an international show jumping series that draws the best international riders and horses in the sport to its premier circuit of events across Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East. Regarded as the Formula One of show jumping, this growing championship series features the highest level of competitions taking place in the most iconic locations in the world’s greatest cities. Focused on expanding the global appeal of show jumping and creating significant growth opportunities for the Tour, McCourt introduced the series to American audiences in 2015 through a new annual event on the sands of Miami Beach.
An active philanthropist, McCourt acquired the operating rights to the Los Angeles Marathon in 2008 and led the turnaround of the organization, creating the signature Stadium to the Sea course, which has achieved international acclaim. Each year, the Los Angeles Marathon attracts participation by more than 90 charitable organizations that raise over $3 million for area causes. McCourt also created ThinkCure! in conjunction with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the City of Hope. Loosely modeled after the Jimmy Fund, which McCourt’s grandfather helped launch in 1948 while an owner of the Boston Braves, ThinkCure! has raised millions of dollars dedicated to research that accelerates finding a cure for cancer.
McCourt also is a passionate supporter of several academic, civic, and cultural institutions and initiatives. In 2013, he donated $100 million to Georgetown University to create the McCourt School of Public Policy, an institution that is destined to become the pre-eminent public policy school in the world. Additionally, McCourt serves on the Board of Directors and is a major benefactor of The Shed, a new organization that is developing an innovative and architecturally significant arts and cultural center in the heart of Manhattan’s Hudson Yards.
In January 2015, McCourt announced a transformative $10 million investment in The Future Project, one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in America. McCourt formed a strategic partnership with the organization to help it meet the national demand for its award-winning model of inspiring young people to discover the power within themselves to fulfill their dreams and change the world.
McCourt graduated from Georgetown University in 1975 with a degree in economics and has served on its Board of Directors for many years. He and his wife Monica McCourt reside in Florida with their daughter Luciana Hayes McCourt, and Frank is the father of four boys – Drew, Travis, Casey, and Gavin.
Principal, McCourt LP
President, McCourt Global
Drew McCourt is a principal at McCourt LP and President of McCourt Global. He leads real estate activities at McCourt Global and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the firm’s critical business partnerships and joint ventures. Additionally, McCourt spearheads the identification and assessment of new real estate investment opportunities, the deployment of capital, and the ultimate development of properties.
Under McCourt’s leadership, MG Properties has nearly 6 million square feet of mixed-use space in active development. This includes a 740,000 square-foot mixed-use development project at 360 Tenth Avenue in New York City; a 1.8 million square-foot luxury residential development project on Brickell Bay in Miami, a 2.4 million square-foot development project on Waller Creek in Austin, and in the Shoreditch area of Central London, a 900,000 square-foot project consisting of 250,000 square feet of commercial development and a 40-story residential tower.
Previously, McCourt helped drive business development activity for McCourt Global and set the firm’s philanthropic strategy. He continues to serve on the Board of ThinkCure!, an innovative, community-based nonprofit that raises funds to accelerate collaborative research to cure cancer.
Prior to McCourt Global, he held a number of positions within the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Before the sale of the team in 2012, McCourt served as Vice President of Business Development. He helped lead the extensive renovation of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, as well as the development of the Dodgers’ new spring training facility at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. During his tenure, the team achieved its five highest attendance marks in history.
McCourt earned a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
President, McCourt LP
Jeff Ingram is President of McCourt LP and oversees many of the family’s business interests and philanthropic activities.
Jeff joined The McCourt Company in 1999 as Vice President, Capital Markets. In that role, he managed the company’s diversification into professional sports. He served as Executive Vice President – Finance and Strategic Transactions for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2004 until moving to McCourt Group in 2008. He also serves as a Director of the LA Marathon.
Prior to joining The McCourt Company, Ingram spent 19 years in commercial banking at the First National Bank of Boston and the Bank of Tokyo Trust Company based in New York City. He specialized in commercial real estate and has been involved in transactions totaling billions of dollars and featuring nearly all types of real estate.
Ingram graduated from University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Business Administration with High Distinction, and from the Honors Program in Finance and Insurance.
Chief Operating Officer
Head of Philanthropy
Tracey Russell was recently named the Chief Operating Officer and Head of Philanthropy for McCourt LP, a family-owned global enterprise focused on building long-term value through entrepreneurial, strategic, and philanthropic investments and partnerships. In her new role, Russell will focus on McCourt LP’s continued global expansion, partnering with long-term international advisors to formalize those relationships and open offices in key European and Asian markets. She will also oversee the articulation and communication of the McCourt LP brand and further define governance structures and metrics to help ensure the success of McCourt LP and its numerous businesses units.
Additionally, Russell will serve as Head of Philanthropy, working closely with Frank McCourt and the McCourt family to ensure creation of the greatest social impact possible. She will help establish connectivity across McCourt’s numerous philanthropic efforts and will play an active role with key partners including Georgetown University, the McCourt School of Public Policy, The Shed, and The Future Project.
Since 2013, Russell has been the Chief Executive Officer of Conqur Endurance Group, a McCourt subsidiary, which creates world-class experiences that ignite passion in athletes and connect communities through the transformative power of sport. In her first few months in that role, Russell spearheaded the city-wide effort to secure Los Angeles as the host of the successful 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials for the Men’s and Women’s Marathon. Additionally, Russell and her team over the last four years have delivered highly-successful Los Angeles Marathon weekends, providing a world-class experience to over 25,000 runners each year and further solidifying the marathon as a must run global race. During her tenure, Russell has taken a one weekend event company and transformed it into a year-round business by adding new events to the portfolio including the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K.
Russell previously served as the executive director of the Atlanta Track Club and race director of the AJC Peachtree Road Race – the world’s largest 10K running event with 60,000 participants. Before that, she served as director of events for the Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers. In 2010, Russell was awarded the Women’s Running magazine Trailblazer Award, a national award presented each year recognizing a woman in the running industry who has been a leader and a pioneer and has served the sport with distinction.
Russell currently serves on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Sports Council, Students Run LA, Ragnar Relay Series and the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission Advisory Board. Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Russell received a B.A. from the University of Virginia where she was a collegiate swimmer. She’s a former high school All-American and was a participant at the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials in Swimming.
General Counsel, McCourt LP
Joe White is General Counsel at McCourt LP and serves as the lead legal resource for the firm and its related entities.
Previously, Joe was an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in the Estates and Personal Group where he represented high net worth individuals and families in their personal and business matters. His background includes the structuring of private business and investment vehicles, estate and gift tax planning, trust and estate administration, real estate transactions and philanthropic planning.
Joe earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and his B.A. in Economics and German from Johns Hopkins University. He is admitted to the New York Bar.
Executive Director, Office of the Chairman & CEO, McCourt LP
Anita Tang joined McCourt LP in 2013 as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO, Frank McCourt.
In 2016, she was promoted to Executive Director of the Chairman’s Office. In this role, Anita manages special projects and tasks specific to the Chair – ensuring proper collaboration of persons and entities. Anita also oversees company-wide administration, in addition to the day-to-day operations of the Chairman’s Office.
Prior to joining McCourt Global, Anita served as the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of White & Case, a global law firm.
Anita graduated Cum Laude with a BBS in finance from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business in 2003.
Senior Director, Operations & Administration
Francine Hughes leads operations and manages the administrative teams across McCourt LP, its offices, and properties.
Francine is responsible for all aspects of facility management and administrative support at each the firm’s offices, including strategic planning, financial oversight, and vendor and owner relations. Additionally, she plays a critical role in the management of several of the firm’s investment properties, particularly during the early stages of development.
Before joining McCourt in 2013, Francine served as vice president, stadium operations, for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In that role, she managed the 330-acre Dodger Stadium, was involved in every aspect of the fan experience, and was responsible for a staff of more than 600 game day employees. She also served as the Dodgers’ operational liaison to their Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, AZ, and their academy at Campo Las Palmas in the Dominican Republic. During her tenure with the Dodgers, Francine was instrumental in spearheading sustainability initiatives at Dodger Stadium, including energy and water conservation programs and more robust recycling efforts throughout the property.
Prior to joining the Dodgers in 2009, Francine spent nearly 15 years in commercial real estate, and served as a regional vice president for Winthrop Management, a senior property manager at Maguire Properties, and in a variety of roles at Equity Office Properties. In those positions, she managed portfolios of up to 2.3 million square feet of commercial real estate assets.
Francine graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Director, Finance & Accounting, McCourt LP
Todd Fineman is Director, Finance & Accounting at McCourt LP and leads the family office’s finance and accounting department. He is responsible for all of the family office’s transactions and reporting, strategic financial planning, budget development, variance analysis, and management reporting.
Previously, Todd was a Manager at the private equity firm KKR & Co. L.P.’s family office, KKR Financial Services Company LLC. At KKR Financial Services Company LLC, he provided accounting and financial services to key KKR principals and families. Primary responsibilities were financial reporting for high net worth individuals, working on family partnerships, private foundations and other personal holding entities. Prior to KKR Financial Services LLC, Todd served as an Associate for Goldman Sachs within its Merchant Banking Division.
Todd earned a MBA in Financial Management from Pace University and a B.S. degree in Accounting from Yeshiva University.
Director, Taxation, McCourt LP
Jacqueline Bataille is Director, Taxation, at McCourt LP and serves as the lead tax resource and strategist for the firm and its related entities.
Previously, Bataille was a Tax Manager at FTI Consulting in their Real Estate and Infrastructure Solutions Group where her primary focus was on tax consulting and compliance for real estate opportunity funds, real estate owners and operators, and investors. Additionally, her background includes working with high net worth individuals and their associated entities, including family investment partnerships, trusts, and private foundations.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Bataille served as a Tax Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and before that as an Assurance Associate with KPMG, LLP. Bataille graduated Cum Laude with a BBA in Accounting from Baruch College’s Zicklin School of business. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Manager, McCourt LP
Human Resources Manager
Kristina Hill joined McCourt in 2015 as the Human Resources Associate for the McCourt Companies, and the following year was promoted to HR Manager. In this role, she is responsible for driving all Human Resource initiatives across McCourt LP and its subsidiaries. Her broad experience includes, Benefits, Employee Relations, Talent Acquisitions and Management, Performance Management and Policy Design.
Prior to joining McCourt, Kristina worked as a Human Resources Generalist for a Family Office’s Casino Gaming vertical, where she led Employee Relations, Human Capital Development and Training, and Recruiting Initiatives.
She attended Oxford University, England where she studied American & British Politics, and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Communications and a minor degree in Political Science. Kristina also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of California, Los Angeles.