SVP, Partnerships and Client Services, Texas Rangers
Local Board Member, North Texas
Jim Cochrane was promoted to Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Client Services for the Texas Rangers in June 2014.
Cochrane, who is in his 21st year with the Rangers organization, oversees and is responsible for managing a sales and service team that builds revenue through strategic partnerships with local, national and international corporations.
Cochrane spent the previous seven years as Vice President of Partnerships and Client Services. The Rangers Business Partnerships team has attained a franchise single season high in revenue in four of the past six seasons with partnership revenue increasing over 140% since the end of the 2010 season. Cochrane played a key role in the negotiation of the ballpark naming rights agreement with Globe Life and Accident Insurance Company which was announced in February 2014. He was also instrumental as part of the team that negotiated the 29 year extension of the naming rights agreement with Globe Life for the new Globe Life Field, scheduled to open in 2020.
A native of Bedford, TX, he began his career with the Rangers as an intern in 1997 and has also sold partnerships and media for the Dallas Stars Hockey Club (2000-2003, 2007-2009), Hicks Sports Group (2007-2009), Cedar Park Center (2007-2009) and Mesquite Championship Rodeo (2000-2003, 2007-2009).
The University of Oklahoma graduate has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. He and his wife Mendi live in Fort Worth and have two daughters, Abby and Jenna.