Las Vegas Raiders president Marc Badain, 'an integral part' of franchise for 30 years, resigns

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The club issued a news release with a statement from owner Mark Davis, calling Badain "an integral part of the Raider Family," spanning a tenure that saw him advance from "a training camp driver to president of the entire organization."

The team's general counsel, Dan Ventrelle, will take over Badain's role on an interim basis. Ventrelle has spent 17 years with the organization and was a liaison with local officials in Nevada for the move and a lead negotiator on player contracts.

In a text message sent to media members, Badain thanked the organization as he looked ahead to future "pursuits."

"The successful construction and operation of Allegiant Stadium has been unequivocally the most challenging part of my 30 years with the organization. Seeing it through to the end has been rewarding beyond measure," he wrote. "Together, the Raiders and Las Vegas accomplished what seemed impossible. Now that the project is complete, it is time to focus on my family and look ahead to new pursuits."

Badain was hired by the Raiders in 1991 as an intern, becoming interim president in 2013 following Amy Trask's resignation. In 2015, the interim tag was removed.

The Raiders are about to enter their second season in Las Vgeas. The club went 8-8 last year, finishing in second place in the AFC West, behind the Kansas City Chiefs.

In closing the release, Davis wrote "once a Raider, always a Raider," a mantra that Badain also wrote in his statement.

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Marc Badain Resigns as Raiders President; Dan Ventrelle Named Interim President

Bleacher Report 19 July, 2021 - 11:45pm

The Las Vegas Raiders have had a shakeup in their front office, with Marc Badain resigning as team president on Monday. 

Raiders owner Mark Davis issued a statement announcing he has accepted Badain's resignation:

Raiders president Marc Badain—who helmed the team’s move from Oakland to Vegas—has resigned. <a href="https://t.co/2Y1h4Z4kUO">pic.twitter.com/2Y1h4Z4kUO</a>

In a separate statement from Davis (h/t Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal), Raiders executive vice president and general counsel Dan Ventrelle will replace Badain on an interim basis. 

Badain provided a statement about his decision to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

Statement from former Raiders’ President Marc Badain to ESPN: <a href="https://t.co/gAVv88RmqU">https://t.co/gAVv88RmqU</a> <a href="https://t.co/UpYMT0wnK5">pic.twitter.com/UpYMT0wnK5</a>

Badain began his career with the Raiders as a summer intern in 1991. He moved into the front office in 1995 and eventually took over as chief financial officer. 

The Raiders named Badain as interim team president during the 2013 season after Amy Trask resigned.  

Per ESPN's Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr., Badain was one of the key figures in the Raiders' push to move from Oakland to Las Vegas by helping to secure financing for a new stadium. 

Alan Snel of LVSportsBiz.com described Badain as "the Raiders’ buck-stops-here business chief behind balancing operations" for the organization. 

The Raiders played their first season in Las Vegas last year. They will open the 2021 campaign on Sept. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens at Allegiant Stadium.    

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BREAKING: Marc Badain resigns as Raiders president

8 News NOW Las Vegas 19 July, 2021 - 09:00pm

Marc Badain, who played a key role in team's move to Las Vegas, resigns as Raiders president

CBS Sports 19 July, 2021 - 09:00pm

Marc Badain, a Raiders employee since 1991 and the franchise's president since 2013, resigned on Monday. A key figure in the franchise's move from Oakland to Las Vegas, Badain stepped down with a little over a week until the start of the Raiders' 2021 training camp. Badain will be replaced on an interim basis by Dan Ventrelle, who has spent 17 years with the organization, most recently serving as an executive vice president and general counsel. 

Badain started his career with the Raiders as an intern. He eventually became the team's chief financial officer and an assistant to previous CEO Amy Trask. Badain was named the team's interim president following Trask's retirement in 2013. Raiders owner Mark Davis lifted the interim tag in 2015. Davis praised Badain's role in helping the Raiders secure a new stadium when the franchise decided to leave Oakland. 

"The successful construction and operation of Allegiant Stadium has been unequivocally the most challenging part of my 30 years with the organization," Badain wrote Monday night, via ESPN's Adam Schefer. "Seeing it through to the end has been rewarding beyond measure. Together the Raiders and Las Vegas accomplished what seemed impossible. Now that the project is complete it is time for me to focus on my family and look ahead to new pursuits. ... Once a Raider always a Raider." 

"His efforts in helping to build the most magnificent stadium in the sports and entertainment capital of the world will never be forgotten," Davis wrote in a statement. 

Davis also lauded Ventrelle's role in helping the Raiders move cities for the third time in franchise history.

"He has been a primary part of the stadium project from its inception," Davis said of Ventrelle. "His experience on both the football and business sides of the organization make him the best choice to lead the Raiders organization at this time." 

Last season marked the Raiders' first in Las Vegas. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis chose not to have any fans attend games inside Allegiant Stadium until full capacity crowds were permitted to attend games. On the field, the Raiders are coming off an 8-8 season under coach Jon Gruden, who remains in search of his first winning season since returning to the sideline in 2018. 

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Marc Badain Resigns As Raiders Prez

profootballrumors.com 19 July, 2021 - 09:00pm

Longtime Raiders president Marc Badain has resigned, per a club announcement. On Monday, owner Mark Davis issued a statement to thank Badain for his time with the team.

Today I have accepted Marc Badain’s resignation as President of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Davis said. “Marc has been an integral part of the Raider Family for 30 years. Rising from a training camp driver to president of the entire organization. His efforts in helping to build the most magnificent stadium in the sports and entertainment capital of the world will never be forgotten. I wish Marc, his wife Amy, daughter Ali, and sons Bernie and Zach all the best in whatever the future holds. Once a Raider always a Raider.”

Badain has been with the Raiders in some capacity since 1991. In 2013, after Amy Trask resigned, he was named interim president. Then, in 2015, the interim label was removed. Badain mostly served the business side where he helped orchestrate the team’s move to Las Vegas.

Given the Raiders’ history of internal drama, there could be more to the story. For now, all we know is that Badain is out, with team EVP Dan Ventrelle replacing him in an interim capacity.

So RB Coach Kirby Wilson suddenly retired 72 hours ago and now Marc Badain resigns.

Something is not right in the sauce. I wonder why none of the usual “mouth pieces” have missed the skinny on this. At the very least, it’s all in house.

Are the Raiders cleaning house or are people fleeing a sinking ship?

As a Raider fan, I expect the worst.

Raiders president Marc Badain resigns; Dan Ventrelle takes over in interim role

The Athletic 19 July, 2021 - 07:49pm

Las Vegas Raiders president Marc Badain has resigned from his position, team owner Mark Davis announced on Monday.

"The successful construction and operation of Allegiant Stadium has been unequivocally the most challenging part of my 30 years with the organization," Badain said in a statement. "Seeing it through to the end has been rewarding beyond measure. Together the Raiders and Las Vegas accomplished what seemed impossible."

Badain added that since the project is complete, it is time for him to focus on family and look ahead to new pursuits.

"Marc has been an integral part of the Raider family for 30 years," Davis said. "Rising from a training camp driver to president of the entire organization, his efforts in helping to build the most magnificent stadium in the sports and entertainment capital of the world will never be forgotten. I wish Marc, his wife Amy, daughter Ali, and sons Bernie and Zach all the best in whatever the future holds."

Dan Ventrelle, who has been with the franchise for 17 years and had been working as the executive vice president and general counsel, will take over as interim team president.

This story will be updated.

Tashan Reed, Raiders beat writer: Badain's shining accomplishment was leading the business side of the Raiders' relocation from Oakland to Las Vegas, but he also epitomized the family-owned franchise's commitment to loyalty.

He began his career as an intern in 1991, rose his way up the ranks to become the chief financial officer in 2006 and made another leap in 2013 when he took over as interim team president. Shortly after taking over full-time in 2015, he began working on the move to Sin City and the construction of Allegiant Stadium.

Whether the Raiders move again or not in the future, the effects of Badain's successful effort will carry on for years.

The only thing to damper the spirits of the Raiders' first time in Allegiant Stadium was knowing fans won't attend games there this season.

The Raiders officially changed their name on Wednesday, but their players won't actually head to Nevada until August.

Mark Davis upheld one of his father&#8217;s finest traditions today: After the official presser to announce the Raiders&#8217; hiring of Jon Gruden, Davis stuck around in an informal session with a handful of us and answered every one of our questions until we ran out. During the presser, Davis said...

The only thing to damper the spirits of the Raiders' first time in Allegiant Stadium was knowing fans won't attend games there this season.

The Raiders officially changed their name on Wednesday, but their players won't actually head to Nevada until August.

Mark Davis upheld one of his father&#8217;s finest traditions today: After the official presser to announce the Raiders&#8217; hiring of Jon Gruden, Davis stuck around in an informal session with a handful of us and answered every one of our questions until we ran out. During the presser, Davis said...

Raiders president Marc Badain resigns

Silver And Black Pride 19 July, 2021 - 07:15pm

Dan Ventrelle named interim team president

There was no reason given by Davis for Badain’s sudden departure after 30 years with the team. Badain later released a statement, basically saying it was time to move on.

A statement from now former #Raiders President Marc Badain: https://t.co/7a62BtjmrS pic.twitter.com/FEvjF1ofDX

Davis said in a press release that Dan Ventrelle will take over as the Raiders’ president on an interim basis to initially replace Badain. Ventrelle has been with the team for 17 years and he is their executive vice president and general counsel. Ventrelle has worked closely with Badain.

Badain was at the helm of the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas from Oakland and played a major role in the building of Allegiant Stadium. He has been the team’s lead voice this year as the team prepares to play in front of fans for the first time in Las Vegas.

Badain started as a training camp driver with the Raiders and worked his way up the organization.

While this is an unexpected development, it shouldn’t affect the football side of the team in any way. Badain’s role was strictly on the business side of the organization.

Raiders president Marc Badain resigns; Dan Ventrelle named interim president

NFL.com 19 July, 2021 - 07:00pm

Marc Badain first worked for the Raiders as a summer intern when the team was still in Los Angeles. About three decades later he played an instrumental role in the organization's relocation to Las Vegas.

On Monday, the Raiders announced Badain has resigned as team president.

"Today I have accepted Marc Badain's resignation as president of the Las Vegas Raiders," Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement. "Marc has been an integral part of the Raider Family for 30 years. Rising from a training camp driver to president of the entire organization. His efforts in helping to build the most magnificent stadium in the sports and entertainment capital of the world will never be forgotten. I wish Marc, his wife Amy, daughter Ali, and sons Bernie and Zach all the best in whatever the future holds. Once a Raider always a Raider."

Badain became president in 2015 after serving as the interim in the wake of Amy Trask's 2013 resignation. He was previously the club's chief financial officer and Trask's assistant.

"The successful construction and operation of Allegiant Stadium has been unequivocally the most challenging part of my 30 years with the organization," Badain said in a statement, per NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. "Seeing it through to the end has been rewarding beyond measure. Together the Raiders and Las Vegas accomplished what seemed impossible. Now that the project is complete it is time for me to focus on my family and look ahead to new pursuits. I am forever grateful to MD for his unwavering support and friendship. I wish him and the Raider family the best. I will always feel a part of the team because everyone knows ... once a Raider always a Raider."

Davis announced that Dan Ventrelle will serve as the interim president. Ventrelle has been with the organization for 17 years, most recently as an executive vice president and general counsel.

"His experience on both the football and business sides of the organization make him the best choice to lead the Raiders organization at this time," Davis said. "The greatness of the Raiders is in its future and the future starts now."

Marc Badain resigns as Raiders president

Las Vegas Review-Journal 19 July, 2021 - 06:46pm

Marc Badain has resigned as the Raiders’ president, and he will be replaced by Dan Ventrelle on an interim basis.

Raiders’ president Marc Badain has resigned from his position, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Dan Ventrelle will assume the role on an interim basis.

Badain played an instrumental role in the team’s move to Las Vegas and the construction of Allegiant Stadium.

He told the Review-Journal Monday afternoon that after leading the lengthy effort to get the team’s new state-of-the-art venue approved, built and opened in Las Vegas, that it was the right time to move on.

“Now that the project is complete it is time for me to focus on my family and look ahead to new pursuits,” Badain said. “I am forever grateful to (Mark Davis) for his unwavering support and friendship.”

The process that led up to Allegiant Stadium becoming a reality is a lasting symbol of what Badain leaves behind with the organization after three decades.

“The successful construction and operation of Allegiant Stadium has been unequivocally the most challenging part of my 30 years with the organization,” Badain said. “Seeing it through to the end has been rewarding beyond measure. Together the Raiders and Las Vegas accomplished what seemed impossible.”

Badain started with the team as a training camp intern in 1991 and worked his way up to president starting in 2015.

“I am forever grateful to (Davis) for his unwavering support and friendship,” Badain said. “I wish him and the Raider family the best. I will always feel a part of the team because everyone knows. … Once A Raider Always A Raider.”

In a phone call with the Review-Journal, Davis added the decision was solely made by Badain. He said Badain will remain a friend for life.

“It’s not up to me to talk about another’s resignation,” Davis said. “That’s not fair. It was his decision. It was not something I wanted. It ends (in friendship), absolutely. No question. I’m so grateful for everything he has done for us.”

In a statement, Davis thanked Badain for his three decades with the organiation.

“Today, I have accepted Marc Badain’s resignation as president of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Davis said.“Marc has been an integral part of the Raider family for 30 years. Rising from a training camp driver to president of the entire organization. His efforts in helping to build the most magnificent stadium in the sports and entertainment capital of the world will never be forgotten. I wish Marc, his wife Amy, daughter Ali and sons Bernie and Zach all the best in whatever the future holds.”

Ventrelle has been with the organization for 17 years, currently serving as executive vice president and general counsel.

“He has been a primary part of the stadium project from its inception,” Davis added. “A liaison with state and local officials, a lead negotiator on football matters and a leader on the business staff.

His experience on both the football and business sides of the organization make him the best choice to lead the Raiders organization at this time. The greatness of the Raiders is in its future and the future starts now.”

Contact Adam Hill at ahill@reviewjournal.com. Follow @AdamHillLVRJ on Twitter.

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