Jim Pallotta was the club’s president from 2012 until 2020. Originally entering the club’s board of directors in 2011, he took on the full presidency a year later.
Under the American’s ownership, Roma finished in the top three in Serie A for five straight seasons (2013-14 to 2017-18) – the first time the club had achieved such a feat in its history. The Giallorossi also qualified for the Champions League on five occasions, reaching the semi-finals of the competition during the 2017-18 season.
The Boston-born businessman also oversaw the club’s development off the pitch as well as on it – including the redevelopment of the club’s training centre at Trigoria and the introduction of a new business office in the city.
Under his tenure the club also introduced a women's team for the first time, along with an academy setup developing the next generation of female talent in the city.
Pallotta also played a driving role in creating, encouraging and investing in the club’s charity arm, Roma Cares, which has gone on to become a provider of support and aid for communities in need throughout Rome and Italy.
During Pallotta’s presidency, Roma set a new club record for points won in Serie A during the 2016-17 season, where they also won more games and scored more goals than ever before in club history.
When he departed Roma following the 2019-20 campaign, Pallotta left with the highest winning percentage (54.8%) of any president in club history to oversee more than 10 games – and was also the fourth-longest serving, behind Franco Sensi, Dino Viola and Renato Sacerdoti.