American-based businessman Richard Vickers has joined Wakefield's board as an associate director.
Vickers, a lifelong Wakefield fan, is hoping to play a key role in their move to a new stadium at Newmarket in time for the 2015 season.
The 42-year-old, who now works for Michael Page International, is relishing the opportunity to help secure investment for the club.
"I've spent my professional life working closely with major corporate businesses," he told the club's official website.
"As we progress into a new era, there's an opportunity to move into a new stadium which creates an enormous number of opportunities for investment from the corporate world.
"I'd like to think my experience, not just in networking but in putting business cases forward, would mean that I can add value to representing the club and the city appropriately to get investment from high-profile organisations."
Wildcats chief executive James Elston said: "Richard's experience and commercial expertise will be a great asset for the club.
"A fresh pair of eyes from someone who is not immersed in the club day-to-day is hugely valuable to see things from a different perspective."