Seasoned Executives Bring over 40 years of experience in Technology, Entertainment, Luxury Travel, Sports, and Ski Resort industries
Miami, FL (Thursday, June 14, 2021)- Pulse Sports and Entertainment LLC (PSE) announced today the addition of Jean Manuel Jimenez and Kieran Cain to the agency’s ownership group.
“I am extremely excited to welcome Jean and Kieran to the Pulse Sports and Entertainment ownership group,” said PSE’s CEO and Founder, Jurgen Mainka. “Their executive experience having led growth strategies and revenue generation in such diverse industries, paired with their customer service philosophy, their strong work ethic, and their endless pursuit of added value propositions for clients, will enhance PSE’s offering in the marketplace.”
Jean and Kieran join founding partner Jurgen Mainka and minority owners Jairo Gonzalez and Paul Kuhne in the consulting agency that launched just 6 months ago.
Jean Manuel Jimenez joins Pulse after 20 years of experience in brand building and commercial development. He was integral to Inter Miami CF’s expansion journey, playing a key role in establishing its digital content identity and reputation for bold, digital, and broadcast ideations. Jimenez brings a wealth of industry experience, having led content and digital for Concacaf for 6 years prior where he significantly redefined their digital platforms to better connect with the game and fans across the region. He has worked in numerous global tournaments including Copa America Centenario, Concacaf Champions League, and Gold Cup.
The Dominican Republic native comes from a solid commercial and business development background, stemming from years of servicing brands across the U.S. Hispanic market and Latin America with Mobile Messaging Solutions (MMS), a mobile marketing agency.
Jimenez also worked for OZ Sports, a broadcast and production company that leverages robotics and artificial intelligence, leading the commercial department. He holds a degree from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and lives in Miami with his wife and three kids.
Kieran Cain brings 20+ years of experience leading strategy to drive visitation & revenue growth, brand positioning, and guest experiences for the global leaders in the Luxury Travel, Ski Resort, Major League Sports, and Entertainment industries.
In his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Marketing for Vail Resorts, the world’s leading ski resort management & luxury mountain travel company (NYSE: MTN), he directed the brand building and positioning of some of the world’s most iconic destination resort travel brands, led the multi-year data-driven business strategic planning process to deliver visitation and revenue targets, and led teams in sponsorships, data-driven content creation, events and brand activations, and community partnerships for the company’s 34 North American mountain resorts, 5,000 hotel rooms, 250+ retail stores, 200+ restaurants, private membership clubs, broadcast television, and other lines of business.
Prior to Vail Resorts, Cain held senior leadership positions in Marketing, Sales, Event Production, Team Services & Fan Experience at Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), ranked #1 by Forbes as the world’s most valuable sports conglomerate. His notable accomplishments included the complete rebranding of the Colorado Rapids Soccer Club, the launch of the world’s largest professional soccer stadium & fields complex, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, event production of MLS, NBA, NHL games, and major concerts, the successful bid to win the 2007 MLS All-Star Game, and the Denver Host City bid for the 2018/22 FIFA World Cup.
Cain also was a key leader for another of the world’s leading sports & entertainment companies, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), holders of a broad portfolio of major league teams and venues. There he held leadership positions in Ticket & Season Pass Sales, Fan Engagement, Stadium Entertainment, Corporate & Group Sales, Event Production, Sponsorship Activation, Community Relations, and Non-Profit 501©️3 Charitable Foundation leadership.
He and his family live in Lafayette, Colorado.