The Cleveland Browns found their new vice president of football operations from within the 49ers, according to Cleveland.com and other reports Friday morning.
The Browns reportedly hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, who spent seven years with the 49ers and for the past two years served as director of football research and development. Adofo-Mensah worked to develop and implement advanced methods of game strategy and personnel evaluations while with the 49ers.
The 49ers do not appear to be in a rush to fill Adofo-Mensah's position. He just completed his busy time of the year with player evaluations. Indications are that the club could promote from within the organization.
In his new role, Adofo-Mensah will work closely with Browns general manager Andrew Perry.
#Browns have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as VP of Football Operations under GM Andrew Berry. Previously the Director of Football Research and Development for the 49ers.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 15, 2020
Adofo-Mensah, who grew up in New Jersey, earned a degree from Princeton in 2003 and a master’s in economics from Stanford in 2013. Before moving into football, Adofo-Mensah traded Energy derivatives as an Executive Director in the Credit Suisse Commodities Proprietary Group before taking a role as Associate Portfolio Manager at Taylor Woods Capital Group.
The Browns also hired his former Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson to a full-time role in the club’s personnel department, according to reports.