Raiders president Marc Badain resigns after 30 years with organization

Kirk Kern
Raiders president Marc Badain

The Raiders announced on Monday that Raiders president Marc Badain has resigned his post.

Owner Mark David released a statement that read:

Today I have accepted Marc Badain’s resignation as president of the Las Vegas Raiders. 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 beautiful 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 also sent the following statement:

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. 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 will always feel a part of the team because everyone knows … Once a Raider Always a Raider.

The Raiders announced that Dan Ventrelle will take over as interim president. He has been with the team for 17 years. He was promoted from his position as 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 to “The greatness of the Raiders is in its future and the future starts now.”

Raiders president Marc Badain worked his way up in the organization

Badain started with the team as a summer intern i n 1991, while attending Cal-Berkeley. He graduated with an MBA in 2001. Eventually he became the team’s chief financial officer and then was named interim president in 2015 after the resignation of Amy Trask. He held that title until he became permanent president in 2018.

Badain was instrumental in the Raiders move to Las Vegas and in the construction process of Allegiant Stadlum.

Badain was a native of Rochester, New York.