The San Jose Sharks announced on Thursday they have made significant changes to the top of their front office, as longtime executive vice president of business operations Malcolm Bordelon has left the company while John Tortora has been named as the chief operations officer. Tortora will oversee all of Sharks Sports & Entertainment's business operations.
Doug Wilson remains as executive vice president and general manager, overseeing all aspects of hockey operations.
Tortora just completed his second season with the club as executive vice president and general counsel. He had spent the previous 14 years working for the NHL in New York, most recently as vice president, media. A native of New Jersey, Tortora, 43, has represented the Sharks at several NHL Board of Governors meetings.
Bordelon, 54, had just completed his 19th year with the Sharks organization, including the past 17 as executive vice president of business operations.
The Sharks also announced that executive vice president of building operations Jim Goddard will now oversee all revenue and marketing for Sharks Sports and Entertainment, and report directly to Tortora.
EVP and CFO Charlie Fass and EVP of business development Michael Lehr have also left the company.
According to a press release, “SSE does not have any plans to hire a president or chief executive officer at this time.”