In an unexpected move, Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis announced that team president Marc Badain has resigned from his position, effective immediately.
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.
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 Raiders prepare 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. He became president in 2015 after serving as the interim following Amy Trask’s resignation in 2013. Priror to then, he was the club’s chief financial officer and Trask’s assistant.
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.