Arizona Coyotes Announce Sports Lawyer Xavier A. Gutierrez as New President
Arizona Coyotes Owner, Chairman and Governor Alex Meruelo has announced that Xavier A. Gutierrez has been named as the club’s new President, CEO and Alternate Governor.
Gutierrez becomes the first Latino team President & CEO in NHL history.
Gutierrez has a 20-plus-year career as a business executive, investor and dealmaker focused on investment management, corporate strategy & operations, finance, and business development, and joins the Coyotes from his position as Managing Director at Clearlake Capital Group.
“I am very proud to name Xavier as the first Latino team President and CEO in NHL history,” said Meruelo. “This is a historic day for the Coyotes and the entire NHL. I have known Xavier for over a decade, and he is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of business and investment experience. We share the same approach to business and his intellect, leadership skills, and strategic mindset made him the clear choice to be our new CEO. He is a leader with tremendous vision and integrity, and I have the utmost confidence that he can help the Coyotes become a world class organization on and off the ice.”
Gutierrez received his Bachelor of Arts (AB) cum laude in Government from Harvard University, and his Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from Stanford Law School.