Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Jonathan Ian PearlmanPresident, Director, FounderBorn in the Bronx, New York, Jon Pearlman brings 26 years of coaching experience, 24 in Tucson, as well as 11 years of USL coaching and management experience to FC Tucson. As FC Tucson’s head coach, GM, and Vice President of Soccer Operations, Pearlman has helped 14 players realize their MLS dream and dozens more advance to the USL Championship. In addition, Mr. Pearlman has operated 13 successful Major League Soccer and United Soccer League Preseason Events in Tucson. He is a 1996 graduate of Union College in New York (Political Science) where he played 4 years, captaining the Fighting Dutchman his senior season. He earned his teaching certification from the University of Arizona in 2000. Mr. Pearlman has his USSF “A’ License and has worked for the last 12 years with U.S. Soccer as part of its youth national team scouting network. He has 3 children Nathan 26, Hannah 22, and Ella 18., Ronald Jeffery Arnold ChairmanJeff Arnold, the Chairman of Arizona Soccer Holdings, Inc dba FC Tucson has a passionate love affair for “ The Beautiful Game “. Jeff is also a publisher of 7 books with four of them holding the title of best seller. Jeff started Arizona Soccer Holdings, Inc as a way to bring Professional Soccer back to Tucson and is currently focused on creating a world class soccer club that delivers an exceptional game day experience unmatched by competitors.
Shaun-Monet KunkelCFOShaunMonet has decades of experience in money. Over the decades her career spans Fortune 100 companies to managing the finances at insuretech: RIGHTSURE, INC. for the past 5 years.. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and Masters in International Management from Thunderbird.
Kyle Alexander Cornell COOKyle Cornell is the Chief Operating Officer at FC Tucson. In this role, he serves as execution arm of the Leadership Staff and the "connective tissue" that links company business departments to soccer club operations.
Prior to his current position, Kyle served FC Tucson in various capacities including event planning, administration, and resource management establishing himself as a "swiss army knife" as his career progressed.