December 1, 2021
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Scott Zanghellini

Head, Revenue Strategy and Development, WWE

Scott Zanghellini is Senior Vice President and Head of Revenue Strategy & Development at WWE, a publicly traded (NYSE: WWE) global media company.

As the Head of Revenue Strategy & Development, Zanghellini oversees new business ventures and identifies innovative and creative new lines of revenue to expand the company’s footprint. Under Zanghellini’s guidance, WWE is reaching an untapped audience through exciting integrations, including spearheading the first-ever collaboration between WWE and a major music festival at Rolling Loud Miami, and partnering with a variety of celebrities, athletes and influencers. He was essential to bringing WWE’s second largest event, SummerSlam to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in 2021, marking the first time the event was held at an NFL stadium.

Driving meaningful and measurable results for the company across all lines of businesses, Zanghellini led the strategy and development around the launch of WWE’s first-ever non-fungible token (NFT). The success of WWE’s NFTs resulted in a multi-year agreement with Blockchain Creative Labs, the new NFT business and creative studio formed by FOX Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment. Providing fans with unique collectibles, Zanghellini also spearheaded the landmark agreement that made Panini WWE’s exclusive trading card partner.

Prior to joining WWE, Zanghellini served as a Senior Talent Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). In this role, he managed various deals for talent including Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Jerry Seinfeld, among others, across commercial endorsements, motion pictures, music, television, business development and sports. Working alongside some of the top agents and industry experts at CAA, Zanghellini was also responsible for assisting with the development and sale of some of the agency’s biggest clients’ consumer product brands. Chief among his accomplishments included helping to secure Lady Gaga’s two-year music residency with MGM Las Vegas, managing the close of a multi-million-dollar deal for Kylie Cosmetics and working on the exclusive agreement that landed David Letterman’s show on Netflix.

Zanghellini graduated with honors from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics/Business.

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