SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Ben Gumpert, the President and COO of Sacramento Republic FC, has announced he’s stepping down from his role.
Monday morning, Gumpert published an open letter on the Sac Republic FC website.
After over four years of life-changing learnings, challenges, tears, laughs, smiles, setbacks, celebrations, and foundational friendships, today I announce that I will be stepping down from my role as President & COO of Sacramento Republic FC.
I do so with a heavy heart, but also one full of immense pride for all that we have accomplished together.Ben Gumpert, Former Sac Republic FC President and COO
Gumpert’s decision comes just days after billionaire and lead investor Ron Burkle backed out of the expansion deal of a Major League Soccer team in Sacramento.
Gumpert says he’s still confident that a first-class investor will emerge.
He has agreed to stay on as an advisor to provide assistance to Kevin Nagle and ownership, as well as the team and city leaders.
Following Gumpert’s announcement, Nagle named Republic FC General Manager Todd Dunivant as the team’s next president.
Dunivant is expected to continue overseeing the team’s soccer operations and leading the front office.
Ben Gumpert has been a terrific leader. We are also fortunate to have an extremely deep and talented bench to call on. I have gotten to know Todd Dunivant quite well and could not be more confident that the day-to-day operations of SRFC will be in excellent hands. … While I have no doubt Ben will continue to find success in any challenge he attempts, I’m grateful that he will continue to advise me as we continue into this season and in our pursuit to MLS.Kevin Nagle, Republic FC Chairman and CEO
This is a developing story.