Marc Badain Resigns as Raiders President; Dan Ventrelle Named Interim President

Adam WellsJuly 19, 2021

The Las Vegas Raiders logo is seen on the playing field prior to an NFL football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)
AP Photo/David Becker

The Las Vegas Raiders have had a shakeup in their front office, with Marc Badain resigning as team president Monday. 

Raiders owner Mark Davis issued a statement announcing he had accepted Badain's resignation:

Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

Raiders president Marc Badain—who helmed the team’s move from Oakland to Vegas—has resigned. <a href="https://t.co/2Y1h4Z4kUO">pic.twitter.com/2Y1h4Z4kUO</a>

In a separate statement (h/t Ben Fischer of the Sports Business Journal), Davis said Raiders executive vice president and general counsel Dan Ventrelle will replace Badain on an interim basis.

Badain provided a statement about the decision to ESPN's Adam Schefter:

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Statement from former Raiders’ President Marc Badain to ESPN: <a href="https://t.co/gAVv88RmqU">https://t.co/gAVv88RmqU</a> <a href="https://t.co/UpYMT0wnK5">pic.twitter.com/UpYMT0wnK5</a>

Badain began his career with the Raiders as a summer intern in 1991. He moved into the front office in 1995 and eventually took over as chief financial officer. 

The Raiders named Badain interim team president during the 2013 season after Amy Trask resigned.

Per ESPN's Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr., Badain was one of the key figures in the Raiders' push to move from Oakland to Las Vegas, helping to secure financing for a new stadium.

Alan Snel of LVSportsBiz.com described Badain as "the Raiders' buck-stops-here business chief behind balancing operations."

Ventrelle has been in the organization for 17 years.

The Raiders played their first season in Las Vegas last year. They will open the 2021 campaign Sept. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens at Allegiant Stadium.