Position: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND
In his fourth season with the organization, Kevin Gilmore was appointed Chief Operating Officer
with the Montreal Canadiens on April 7, 2011. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for several
key areas of the business, including corporate sales, marketing and sales, communications and also
oversees the development of major projects while working in close collaboration with club owner and
team president Geoff Molson.
On April 21, 2013 Kevin Gilmore was voted to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic
Before joining the Canadiens, Gilmore headed the Socal Soccer City Holdings, LLC, a private
management firm with oversight of the California-based sports facility he founded back in 2009. From
2006 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning with the
Anschutz Entertainment Group, Inc., (AEG). As such, he looked after all new business development
initiatives for AEG’s overall world operations, including the management of venues, professional sports
teams and the promotion of shows. He was responsible for financial analysis, recommendations to the
Board of Directors, negotiations and implementation in connection with all new business opportunities
at AEG. He played a important role in the development and implementation of AEG’s Asia strategy and
was a key member of the Executive Committee charged with general oversight and corporate governance
of all AEG affairs worldwide.
Between 1999 and 2006, Kevin Gilmore served as the Los Angeles Kings’ Vice President of Hockey
Operations while still fulfilling his duties as Governor and General Manager of the Manchester Monarchs
– the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate team. Among his responsibilities he assisted the Club’s
President and General Manager in all aspects of the club’s hockey operations, including player personnel
evaluations and decisions, five-year financial planning and player forecasts as well as professional and
amateur scouting. With his legal background and extensive knowledge of the financial structures in
sports, he prepared and negotiated all player contracts as well as all player salary arbitration matters.
As Team Governor and General Manager of the Manchester Monarchs, a position he held
simultaneously while with the Kings, he elaborated a player development strategy for the L.A. Kings
with a goal of fully owning and controlling its minor league affiliate and negotiated the acquisition of
the franchise in Manchester. Under his tenure, the team qualified for the playoffs in every season since
inception and led the AHL in attendance in 2002-03 and 2003-04.
In 1998, after serving in various capacities for Anaheim Sports, Inc., Kevin Gilmore founded
Professional Sports Advisors Group. He presided and operated the sports consulting firm with clients
involved in three of the four major professional sports leagues in North America (NHL, MLB and NFL).
From 1993 to 1998, he was Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Anaheim Sports, Inc., owners of
the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and the Anaheim Angels baseball club. He was responsible for all legal
aspects of the operations of the NHL and MLB teams, as well as the Anaheim Stadium and all legal
matters relating to the operations, including licensing matters, advertising and broadcasting rights.
He assisted the General Managers for both the hockey club and the baseball club in player personnel
evaluations and decisions and in the negotiations of all player contracts. He was also entrusted with
additional responsibilities with the team operations, sales and marketing and stadium operations.
Before joining The Walt Disney Company in 1991, Kevin Gilmore was an associate with Latham
& Watkins law firm in Los Angeles. He launched his law career with Martineau Walker, attorneys, in
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Gilmore began his career at the Martineau Walker law firm in
Montreal, before going on to practice law for three years as an associate with the Latham & Watkins firm.
A native of Arvida, Quebec, Kevin Gilmore graduated Summa Cum Lauden, completing his Bachelor
of Law (LL.B.) from the University of Ottawa in 1987 after receiving a License in Civil Laws in 1986.
In 2007, he earned a Certificate of Completion, Finance for Executives from the University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business.
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