by Jim Fossell

St. Charles, MO

The St. Louis Ambush have named Aaron Wagner Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CEO Andrew Haines announced today. Wagner will oversee business operations and will report directly to team ownership. Haines said, “This is the next step in the development of the Ambush organization. I’ve gotten to know Aaron well over the past two years and he brings a proven record of accomplishments and he will be instrumental in our continued growth and success.”

Wagner is currently Vice President and COO of Karidis Group International, LLC, parent company of Panathinaikos Soccer USA, Panathinaikos Volleyball USA, Panathinaikos Basketball USA, and Ilioupoli FC, a professional men’s soccer team in Athens, Greece. In his position with Karidis Group, Wagner oversees all aspects of the day to day operations of all of Kardidis Group’s companies. He is also co-owner of Lamborghini Gold Coast – Athletic Centre, a new indoor/outdoor sports facility in St. Charles.

Wagner is from Washington, Missouri and is a graduate of Washington High School. He obtained a degree in Architectural Design from Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis.

In his spare time, Wagner enjoys playing indoor soccer, coaching youth players, boating and building and designing. “I am very excited about this opportunity,” he said. “I have been an indoor soccer fan and supporter for a very long time and I am eager to take my business experiences and apply them to the St. Louis Ambush!”

The St. Louis Ambush are members of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) and play all home games at the Family Arena in St. Charles. The 2015-16 season is the third for the franchise. Season, group and single game tickets are now on sale for all remaining home games. Call the Ambush office at 636-477-6363 for more information. Keep up with Ambush news anytime by visiting the team’s official web site,, the Ambush Facebook page,, or on Twitter,