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Mike Reinfeldt
Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Of

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Mike Reinfeldt enters his 32nd NFL season and his first as the Titans Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.

He has 14 years with the Oilers/Titans franchise, including the last five years as the Titans Executive Vice President/General Manager. Reinfeldt’s first tenure with the team was from 1976-83 as an All-Pro safety. He re-joined the franchise in 2007, after spending seven years with the Seattle Seahawks.

In his new role, Reinfeldt will oversee all aspects of the organization – both football and non-football – in Nashville and will report to owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr.

Reinfeldt has built an impressive resume during his career in sports, gaining 26 years of experience as a front office executive and another nine as an NFL player.  In his 20 years as an NFL executive split between Tennessee, Seattle and Green Bay, the teams he was associated with have won a combined seven division titles, made 12 playoff appearances, four NFC Championship game appearances, three Super Bowl appearances, captured one world title (1996), amassed 15 winning seasons and tallied 188 regular season wins.

Last offseason, Reinfeldt was heavily involved in the process to identify the Titans new head coach which resulted in the hiring of Mike Munchak and also was instrumental in the addition of Ruston Webster, who has ascended to the General Manager role.

In his five years as General Manager with the Titans Reinfeldt showed an ability to build a team through the draft and free agency, while also retaining the team’s young talent. In free agency, key players he added to the roster included quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, defensive end Jason Babin, wide receivers Justin Gage and Nate Washington, guard Jake Scott, defensive end Dave Ball, linebacker Will Witherspoon, tight end Alge Crumpler, safety Jordan Babineaux and cornerback Nick Harper.

From a draft standpoint, the team has continued to see an influx of talent arrive. Running back Chris Johnson, the 2008 first round selection, and safety Michael Griffin, the 2007 first round selection, have both been selected to multiple Pro Bowls. Returner/wide receiver Marc Mariani joined that group in 2010, earning a selection to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. In 2009, Johnson was named AP Offensive Player of the Year and produced a 2,000-yard rushing season. 2009 first-round draft pick Kenny Britt led the Titans in receiving yards in each of his first two years in the league, while becoming the first rookie to lead the team in receiving since 1995 (Chris Sanders). Last year, the Titans added a franchise quarterback in Jake Locker.

During his tenure, running back Chris Johnson, cornerback Cortland Finnegan, fullback Ahmard Hall, defensive tackle Tony Brown, guard Eugene Amano, offensive tackles Michael Roos and David Stewart, kicker Rob Bironas, safety Vincent Fuller, punter Brett Kern and quarterback Kerry Collins each signed long-term deals that add to the stability of the roster.

In Seattle, Reinfeldt last held the title of Vice President of Football Administration and was responsible for player contract negotiations, salary cap management, player evaluations and numerous aspects of the day-to-day football operations. In eight seasons at Green Bay, he served a number of roles, including Chief Financial Officer for three years (1991-93) and VP of Administration (1994-98). While with the Packers and under his financial leadership, the team’s cash reserves went from $4.5 million in 1991 to more than $50 million in 1998 and improved in revenues from 23rd in 1993 to ninth in 1997. Additionally, Reinfeldt was instrumental in bringing general manager Ron Wolf to the Packers in 1991. When Mike Holmgren left the Packers for Seattle, he handpicked Reinfeldt to join him with the Seahawks with the title of Senior Vice President (1999-03).

Reinfeldt was a safety for the Oilers franchise from 1976-83, earning Pro Bowl, All-Pro and AFC Defensive Player of the Year (Kansas City Committee of 101) honors in 1979. He ranks seventh on the club’s career interception list with 26 and matched the team record for interceptions in a season with 12 in 1979, which also led the NFL that season. Reinfeldt started 102 consecutive games as the franchise reached the height of the “Luv Ya Blue” era and the team advanced to two AFC Championship games (1978 and 1979). He entered the NFL in 1975, as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, originally signing with the Oakland Raiders, spending one season on injured reserve and playing in two games in 1976, before being waived and signed by the Oilers.

Before joining the Packers’ front office in 1991, Reinfeldt spent three years (1988-90) at the University of Southern California as the associate athletic director and spent another three years (1985-88) with the Los Angeles Raiders as the Chief Financial Officer. He earned an MBA in management and finance at Houston Baptist University.

A native of Baraboo, Wisc., Reinfeldt was a four-year starter at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and recorded a school-record 24 interceptions, while earning a degree in marketing. He is the only player from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee program to play in the NFL, a distinction which should stand since the school dropped football as a sport in 1975.

Reinfeldt and his wife, Susan, have two children – Jared and Elise.

REINFELDT'S BACKGROUND

2012: Senior Executive Vice President/COO, Tennessee Titans
2007-11: EVP/General Manager, Tennessee Titans
2005-06: Vice President of Football Operations, Seattle Seahawks
1999-03: Senior Vice President, Seattle Seahawks
1994-98: Vice President of Administration, Green Bay Packers
1991-03: Chief Financial Officer, Green Bay Packers
1988-90: Associate Athletic Director, U. of Southern California
1985-87: Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles Raiders
1976-83: Safety, Houston Oilers
1975-76: Safety, Oakland Raiders

Mike Reinfeldt enters his 32nd NFL season and his first as the Titans Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.

He has 14 years with the Oilers/Titans franchise, including the last five years as the Titans Executive Vice President/General Manager. Reinfeldt’s first tenure with the team was from 1976-83 as an All-Pro safety. He re-joined the franchise in 2007, after spending seven years with the Seattle Seahawks.

In his new role, Reinfeldt will oversee all aspects of the organization – both football and non-football – in Nashville and will report to owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr.

Reinfeldt has built an impressive resume during his career in sports, gaining 26 years of experience as a front office executive and another nine as an NFL player.  In his 20 years as an NFL executive split between Tennessee, Seattle and Green Bay, the teams he was associated with have won a combined seven division titles, made 12 playoff appearances, four NFC Championship game appearances, three Super Bowl appearances, captured one world title (1996), amassed 15 winning seasons and tallied 188 regular season wins.

Last offseason, Reinfeldt was heavily involved in the process to identify the Titans new head coach which resulted in the hiring of Mike Munchak and also was instrumental in the addition of Ruston Webster, who has ascended to the General Manager role.

In his five years as General Manager with the Titans Reinfeldt showed an ability to build a team through the draft and free agency, while also retaining the team’s young talent. In free agency, key players he added to the roster included quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, defensive end Jason Babin, wide receivers Justin Gage and Nate Washington, guard Jake Scott, defensive end Dave Ball, linebacker Will Witherspoon, tight end Alge Crumpler, safety Jordan Babineaux and cornerback Nick Harper.

From a draft standpoint, the team has continued to see an influx of talent arrive. Running back Chris Johnson, the 2008 first round selection, and safety Michael Griffin, the 2007 first round selection, have both been selected to multiple Pro Bowls. Returner/wide receiver Marc Mariani joined that group in 2010, earning a selection to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. In 2009, Johnson was named AP Offensive Player of the Year and produced a 2,000-yard rushing season. 2009 first-round draft pick Kenny Britt led the Titans in receiving yards in each of his first two years in the league, while becoming the first rookie to lead the team in receiving since 1995 (Chris Sanders). Last year, the Titans added a franchise quarterback in Jake Locker.

During his tenure, running back Chris Johnson, cornerback Cortland Finnegan, fullback Ahmard Hall, defensive tackle Tony Brown, guard Eugene Amano, offensive tackles Michael Roos and David Stewart, kicker Rob Bironas, safety Vincent Fuller, punter Brett Kern and quarterback Kerry Collins each signed long-term deals that add to the stability of the roster.

In Seattle, Reinfeldt last held the title of Vice President of Football Administration and was responsible for player contract negotiations, salary cap management, player evaluations and numerous aspects of the day-to-day football operations. In eight seasons at Green Bay, he served a number of roles, including Chief Financial Officer for three years (1991-93) and VP of Administration (1994-98). While with the Packers and under his financial leadership, the team’s cash reserves went from $4.5 million in 1991 to more than $50 million in 1998 and improved in revenues from 23rd in 1993 to ninth in 1997. Additionally, Reinfeldt was instrumental in bringing general manager Ron Wolf to the Packers in 1991. When Mike Holmgren left the Packers for Seattle, he handpicked Reinfeldt to join him with the Seahawks with the title of Senior Vice President (1999-03).

Reinfeldt was a safety for the Oilers franchise from 1976-83, earning Pro Bowl, All-Pro and AFC Defensive Player of the Year (Kansas City Committee of 101) honors in 1979. He ranks seventh on the club’s career interception list with 26 and matched the team record for interceptions in a season with 12 in 1979, which also led the NFL that season. Reinfeldt started 102 consecutive games as the franchise reached the height of the “Luv Ya Blue” era and the team advanced to two AFC Championship games (1978 and 1979). He entered the NFL in 1975, as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, originally signing with the Oakland Raiders, spending one season on injured reserve and playing in two games in 1976, before being waived and signed by the Oilers.

Before joining the Packers’ front office in 1991, Reinfeldt spent three years (1988-90) at the University of Southern California as the associate athletic director and spent another three years (1985-88) with the Los Angeles Raiders as the Chief Financial Officer. He earned an MBA in management and finance at Houston Baptist University.

A native of Baraboo, Wisc., Reinfeldt was a four-year starter at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and recorded a school-record 24 interceptions, while earning a degree in marketing. He is the only player from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee program to play in the NFL, a distinction which should stand since the school dropped football as a sport in 1975.

Reinfeldt and his wife, Susan, have two children – Jared and Elise.

REINFELDT'S BACKGROUND

2012: Senior Executive Vice President/COO, Tennessee Titans
2007-11: EVP/General Manager, Tennessee Titans
2005-06: Vice President of Football Operations, Seattle Seahawks
1999-03: Senior Vice President, Seattle Seahawks
1994-98: Vice President of Administration, Green Bay Packers
1991-03: Chief Financial Officer, Green Bay Packers
1988-90: Associate Athletic Director, U. of Southern California
1985-87: Chief Financial Officer, Los Angeles Raiders
1976-83: Safety, Houston Oilers
1975-76: Safety, Oakland Raiders

 

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