The Colorado Rapids have promoted Padraig Smith to interim general manager and Wayne Brant to interim chief business officer, team spokesman Ryan Madden confirmed on Tuesday.
The promotions come in the wake of Tim Hinchey’s departure as president of the club in June to become CEO of USA Swimming.
Smith, who joined the Rapids in 2015 as a sporting director, will preserve his prior responsibilities and add GM duties to his role — which will include oversight of coaching, technical staff, player acquisitions and scouting.
Brant has been the club’s vice president of business operations since November 2015. As chief business officer, he will manage the Rapids’ day-to-day business functions and lead the vision for the club going forward.