Staff and League Directors
|Branch B. Rickey
President - Pacific Coast League
email@example.com Branch B. Rickey has served as a league president in Triple-A baseball leagues for over 20 years, with the American Association (1991 to 1997) and the Pacific Coast League (1998 to present). This follows several decades of involvement at the major league level with the Pittsburgh Pirates followed by a year with the Cincinnati Reds, serving each of these clubs as Director of Player Development. He started with Pittsburgh as a scout, became Assistant Scouting Director and Assistant Director of Player Development, prior to taking over the lead role in development.
The Rickey family name is closely associated with professional baseball and will long be linked with Jackie Robinson since it was his grandfather, Branch Rickey, Sr., who signed Jackie and brought him to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, an event often referred to as "breaking the color barrier" in Major League Baseball. Both his father and grandfather were lifelong front office executives - from the Cardinals, to the Brooklyn Dodgers to the Pirates.
Following in the family baseball tradition, he began his earliest involvement in professional career during high school working during the summers as an office boy for the Pirates. Upon high school graduation he was named Business Manager of the Pirates minor league team in the Appalachian (Rookie) League in Kingsport, Tennessee. He entered Ohio Wesleyan University in the fall of 1963 where he pursued his degree in Philosophy but continued running the Pirates' rookie league team during his summers. Following graduation from college, he became a Peace Corps Volunteer and was assigned to Venezuela. Upon his return to the U.S., he continued work for the government as a Peace Corps Recruiter visiting and speaking on college campuses and then overseeing a regional recruitment office for several years afterwards before returning to professional baseball.
As an athlete, Branch, III, as he is often labeled, won letters in football, wrestling and baseball in high school before becoming a four year letterman in soccer in college and co-captain his senior year. Having earned first place medals in intramural wrestling each year of college intramurals, he continued his connection with that sport and advanced to officiating International Freestyle and Greco-Roman competition, culminating in working as a judge and referee in the Olympic Games.
Branch and his wife Diane have two daughters and five grandchildren and make their home in Round Rock, Texas.
Director of Business - Pacific Coast League
firstname.lastname@example.org Melanie Ann (Peiffer) Fiore, came to the Pacific Coast League Office in February, 2001 and currently manages the League's business activities including the day-to-day finances, payroll, umpire travel program, and meeting planning.
Born in Pottstown, PA, Melanie graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible / Christian Education. In 1988 Melanie completed her paralegal training specializing in litigation, contracts and real estate achieving Certified Legal Assistant status in 1989. She has served on the Board of the Evangelical Christian Academy, and as a youth coordinator for her local church. In her non-baseball hours, Melanie pursues her varied interests: travel, reading, writing, walking, needle arts and piano.
After many years in Colorado, Melanie and her husband, Frank, reside in Round Rock, Texas and have one son, Jonathan, recently married to Erica.
Director, Baseball Operations - Pacific Coast League
Dwight joined the Pacific Coast League office in March, 2009 and oversees all on-field baseball operations for the league -- including MLB PDC-affiliate relations, player roster and procurement compliance, ML Rules and Policy adherence, on-field discipline, umpire deployment and management, and facility matters -- as well as team travel procedures and League rules. He is also involved in marketing and communications including League-wide promotions and sponsorships.
Born and raised near Springfield, Ohio, Dwight moved to Colorado Springs in 1976 after graduating from Clark State College with an Associate's degree in Business Administration. After working in the retail and construction fields, he joined the front office of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A affiliate, Colorado Rockies) in 1988. He remained with the Sky Sox until 2006, having attained the position of Senior VP of Operations, and presided over all areas of club and stadium operations, including the $6 million renovation/addition to the facility in 2004/2005.
Dwight has served on the board of directors for the Children's Literacy Center and the Springs Teaching-Family Association for Youth (S.T.A.Y.); administered the IBM "Home Runs for Youth" program; and has coached for various youth sports programs, including baseball, hockey, and softball. His hobbies include fly fishing, golf, skiing, music, and woodworking.
Dwight and his wife, Karen, reside in north-central Colorado Springs, and have three children - Lindsay, 22, and twins Brad and Andrea, 20.
Public Relations and Operations Assistant - Pacific Coast League
Matt joins the Pacific Coast League office after spending the 2012 season as the Media Relations Assistant with the San Diego Padres Triple-A affiliate and PCL member, the Tucson Padres.
During his debut season in Triple-A baseball, Matt also spent time learning the intricacies of the journalistic world of sports as a Sports Writer for the Arizona Daily Star and GOAZCATS.com. At the Arizona Daily Star, Matt covered a variety of High School level athletics ranging from football under the Friday night lights to state championship golf matches in the hot Arizona sun. With GOAZCATS.com, Matt had the privilege of covering the University of Arizona Baseball Team on their run to a National Championship.
Before the 2012 baseball season began, Matt had the honor of completing an Administration and Operations internship with the Cincinnati Reds during Spring Training at their facility in Goodyear.
Matt graduated in May 2011 from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations. He was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and attended the University of Arizona before transferring to NAU. During Matthew's enrollment at the U of A, he worked as an intern for the University of Arizona Department of Athletics.
Matt loves to travel and play golf and enjoys attending sporting events. He and his beautiful fiancée, Randi, are currently planning their September of 2013 wedding.
General Manager - Albuquerque Isotopes
Upon taking over as General Manager of the Albuquerque Isotopes in September 2003, John Traub has presided over a period of immense team growth and success. The Isotopes continually rank in the top 10 in attendance among all Minor League teams and in just eight years of existence, the team has drawn almost five-million fans.
In 2007 the 'Topes hosted the Triple-A All-Star Game, an event that was widely regarded in the baseball industry as one of the best ever held. For his efforts on that front, as well as for guiding the Isotopes through another successful season, Traub was named PCL Executive of the Year and the team was singled out for recognition in receiving the John H. Johnson Award as the League's best overall franchise. The franchise also received the prestigious 2007 Bob Freitas Award from Baseball America as the most complete franchise in Triple-A Baseball. John was also presented with the 2007 Ambassador Award by the City of Albuquerque Convention and Visitor's Bureau and currently serves on the board of directors for both Team New Mexico and The New Mexico Bowl. He is also an honorary commander at Kirtland Air Force Base.
John is a member of the PCL's Scheduling Committee, was head of the league's Travel Committee, and was instrumental in the creation of the Pacific Coast League PR workshop.
Prior to ascending to the role of General Manager, John spent the 2003 season as the Director of Baseball and Business Operations for the Isotopes in their inaugural campaign after spending the previous 11 years with the Calgary Cannons, the final three as Vice President and General Manager.
Before he became General Manager for the Cannons, John served the team as Vice President of Baseball Operations (1997-99) and Director of Public and Media Relations (1992-96).
The Los Angeles native began his career in 1988, serving as a public relations intern for the California Angels. He also worked as a public relations intern for the Los Angeles Dodgers during their 1988 post-season. He is a 1987 graduate of UCLA, earning a BA degree in Psychology. John, his wife Liz, and their two children, Joe and Sophie, live in Albuquerque.
Owner - Colorado Springs Sky Sox
David G. Elmore is owner and founder of Elmore Sports Group, a Sports and Entertainment Company started in 1969 comprised of Minor League Baseball and Hockey Teams, Facility Management Companies, Hospitality, Special Events and Concession Companies. Elmore Sports Group also owns Travel and Incentive Companies that specialize in Olympic and other Sporting Events. David's entrepreneur spirit expanded to many companies beyond sports. He began investing in real estate in Vail, Colorado in the 1970's and expanded into travel, life insurance, hotels and manufacturing.
Since 1991, Elmore has served on the Joint Committee of the National Association of Professional Baseball. This committee is comprised of 4 minor league owners and 4 major league owners and together they work on all issues concerning both leagues. In 1995, Baseball America singled him out as a unique figure amongst minor league team owners.
Throughout his career, Elmore has been a strong supporter of local, state and national politics. In 1983, the White House appointed him to the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board in the Department of Commerce. He was a member of the Young Presidents Organization from 1969-1984. He served as President of the 85,000 member International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta.
Elmore, born in Anderson, Indiana, graduated from Indiana University Business School in 1955 and obtained his Certified Public Accounting Certificate while attending Law School. After graduating from Law School, Elmore was a partner with McBride, Baker, Wienke and Schlosser in Chicago from 1958-1968. He was elected Entrepreneur of the Year in 1989 by Indiana University and has served on the Indiana University Foundation Board since 1990. For Dave Elmore, "Minor League Sports" is an opportunity to strengthen community and family values across the country, while providing family entertainment at affordable prices.
Managing Partner - Fresno Grizzlies
Chris is a long-standing Boston Red Sox fan, now a San Francisco Giants fan, with a lengthy business history in commercial and multi-family residential real estate development.
Prior to his involvement in the sports industry, he served as a Vice President of Boston Capital. In this role, he dealt with troubled real estate assets across the country and also served as an acquisition officer for market rate multifamily developments. Earlier, he served as Project Manager and Consultant for Antaramian Development Corporation, a development firm in Newton, MA, as well as concurrently serving as a Consultant for LMB Partners, LP in Boston, MA. In addition, Chris has served as Vice President for Shawmut Bank, NA, disposing of real estate properties throughout the northeast and has held various positions including Senior Asset Manager for Himmel and Co., Inc., in Boston and LaSalle Partners, Inc., in Chicago, IL.
He holds an MBA from the University of Illinois in Chicago, majoring in Marketing and Finance as well as MA and BA degrees from the University of Rhode Island.
In October 2005, Chris completed the purchase of the Fresno Grizzlies.
President / General Manager - Iowa Cubs
Sam Bernabe is President and General Manager of the Iowa Cubs, having spent 29 seasons with the organization. Bernabe was named President in 1999 and also has a share of the franchise ownership.
He is also on the Board of Trustees of Minor League Baseball as the Pacific Coast League representative. Bernabe has been the Chairman of the board that governs MiLB for the past four seasons. He also serves on the joint Triple-A Marketing Committee and the National Association of Professional Baseball Clubs Marketing Committee.
In 2008 Bernabe was named the Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year and also received the award in 1993 when the team was part of the American Association.
Executive Director - Las Vegas 51s
Don Logan enters his 29th season with the Las Vegas professional baseball franchise. He possesses a vast background and knowledge of both the game of baseball and the Las Vegas sports scene, which lends a vital role to the 51s organization. He has been a part of Las Vegas' two championship teams, which captured the PCL title in 1986 and 1988.
He began his career with the franchise as an account executive in 1984. He quickly moved his way up the front office ladder and was named General Manager in 1991. He then was named President of the 51s on Jan. 3, 2000, in addition to his responsibilities as general manager. During his tenure, he has earned the respect as not only one of the most influential sports executives in Las Vegas, but in all of professional baseball.
Logan was named Executive Director on Jan. 24, 2011 and Chuck Johnson was then promoted to General Manager.
In recognition of his accomplishments during his career as a baseball executive, Logan has been presented with the Pacific Coast League's Executive of the Year award, both in 1992 and again in 1998. He has also received the Larry MacPhail Promotional Trophy in 1991 and 1997. He also serves as the Pacific Coast League's Vice-President. Logan is Vice President/chairman of the league's executive committee to oversee the operation of the PCL and serves as the advisory board for Mr. Branch Rickey III, President of the PCL.
A native of Tonopah, Nevada, he advanced to the position of ticket manager in 1985, and then was promoted to assistant general manager in 1986. He held that position for the next four seasons, before being named general manager.
Logan's busy schedule has him involved in many community projects. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, an organization committed to the support and enhancement of Southern Nevada youth through active participation in programs promoting leadership, values and character through sports. He also serves on the M.D.A. Board of Directors, A.L.S. Advisory Board, Boys and Girls Club Advisory Board, Executive Board of the PGA's Fry's.com Open and is a member of the Maaco Bowl Las Vegas Executive committee. He was also the recipient of the A.L.S. Steve Rigazio Voice of Courage Award. In September of 2007, he was the recipient of the Chin's Humanitarian of the Year, in a charity event dinner that raised money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Southern Nevada.
In July of 2010, he was then honored as ESPN 1100's Sportsman of the Year in conjunction with the "The Longest Radio Show Ever" to benefit The Caring Place, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to easing the journey of those affected by cancer.
Previous Sportsman of the Year recipients include Sacramento Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof, former UNLV basketball coach Lon Kruger, Boxing Promoter Bob Arum and Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White.
In June of 2011, he was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame at The Orleans Arena.
Director - Memphis Redbirds A native Memphian, John Pontius received a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and initially joined the international accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, where he completed his requirements as a CPA.
After several years as an audit manager, Mr. Pontius pursued a career in financial management, ultimately becoming the Director of Finance and Administration for the City of Memphis. In 1991 John joined AutoZone as a special assistant to Founder, Chairman and CEO Pitt Hyde. His responsibilities for investment, family business and philanthropic management led to the formation in 1998, with Mr. Hyde, of Pittco Management, LLC where John is President.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors for GTx, Inc. and serves or has served on numerous community and civic organizations including The University of Tennessee, The J. R. Hyde Family Foundations, Christian Brothers University, ArtsMemphis, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, the Riverfront Development Corporation, the Memphis in May International Festival and the Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation.
John is married to the former Patricia Bistolfi and they have two sons.
Owner - Nashville Sounds With more than 35 years of involvement in real estate, Ward's wide range of business experience includes restructuring corporate organizations, developing high-rise office buildings in New York City, and serving as chief operating officer of a very large commercial real estate company. After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea shortly after graduating from high school, Ward earned an accounting degree from Capitol University in Columbus, Ohio. Ward was hired out of college by Kenneth Leventhal & Company (now Ernst & Young) in Columbus, Ohio, in 1971 as an auditor, and he eventually moved into corporate restructuring. Ward moved to Kenneth Leventhal & Company's New York City office in 1973, where he would first cross paths with future MFP business partner Steve Posner. In 1982, Ward was hired as managing director and chief financial officer of HRO International, a client of his at Kenneth Leventhal & Company that was the most active high-rise office building developer in Manhattan. Ward remained at HRO International until 1995. That year, he accepted an offer to serve as chief operating officer of Hiro Real Estate Co. that came as a result of a nine-month overlap with Steve Posner at Kenneth Leventhal & Company more than a decade before. One of his first responsibilities at Hiro Real Estate was to draft a business plan to turn the company around. He did, and over the next 13 years, Honzawa, Posner and Ward steadily decreased debt and increased profits. Ward worked at Hiro Real Estate Co. as chief operating officer from 1995 to 2008 before leaving with Masahiro Honzawa to start MFP Real Estate with Steve Posner. Ward is married and has four grown children: two sons and two daughters. He and his wife, Renee, live in New York City.
Owner / President - New Orleans Zephyrs Donald C. Beaver is Owner/President of the New Orleans Zephyrs. He is also the owner and President of the Class-A South Atlantic League Hickory (NC) Crawdads and owner of the Class AAA International League Charlotte Knights. He has ownership in the Pittsburgh Pirates and is on their board of directors.
Beaver received his Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State University in 1962 and followed it up with a Masters of Business Administration in 1964. He embarked on a career as a hospital administrator and in 1975 he founded the Brian Center Corporation, where he served as CEO until 1995.
While he achieved success as a nursing home pioneer, Beaver never forgot his love of baseball. He was thrust into the spotlight at an early age as a pitcher in the 1952 Little League World Series. 40 years later he purchased the Gastonia Rangers and relocated the franchise to Hickory, and since then several clubs have been added. In 2000 he was inducted into the Little League World Series Hall of Fame.
Director, CEO & President, Mandalay Baseball - Oklahoma City RedHawks Art Matin joined the board of directors of Mandalay Baseball Properties in 2007 and was appointed CEO in 2008. A former global business manager for IBM Corporation and senior executive of several technology companies, Matin brings more than two decades of wide-ranging business experience to MBP with an emphasis on customer-focused sales, marketing, and product development.
Prior to joining MBP, Matin was CEO of TouchTunes, a leading provider of out-of-home interactive entertainment networks. In 2006, Matin was CEO of Softricity, a venture-backed software company acquired by Microsoft. He was also executive vice president of worldwide sales for Veritas, a data and storage management company with more than 5,000 employees and annual revenues of more than $2 billion.
As president of McAfee, best known for its anti-virus software, he accounted for revenues of $750 million annually and substantially increased customer adoption and market share, especially in consumer segments.
During his 20 years with IBM, Matin held a variety of management positions, including overseeing sales to large corporate customers in the Asia-Pacific region while based in Tokyo as well as serving as general manager of IBM's industrial sector in the Americas.
CEO - Omaha Storm Chasers Gary Green is currently the CEO of Alliance Building Services, a company he founded in 1992, at the age of 26. Through Green's leadership, Alliance has grown into one of the largest privately held building service companies in North America. His strong expertise in finance, operations and marketing has made Green a unique talent in both the real estate and sports communities. His business savvy, academic background and instinctive ability have helped him build a "services" powerhouse. His contacts in the real estate world as a former broker and asset manager have forged Alliance's reputation and propelled the company forward as a leader in building services. Green is also the head of Alliance Baseball LLC. Alliance Baseball LLC acquired the Pacific Coast League's Omaha Storm Chasers in June of 2012 in addition to Alliance Baseball LLC's minority interest in the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Eastern League.
The spring and summer of 2009 was a busy one for Green, as Alliance Building Services created and executed the maintenance manifest for the inaugural seasons at the new, Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets. Green received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont in 1988 and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 1991.
Managing Member - Reno Aces Stuart Katzoff is president and managing partner of Manhattan Capital LLC, a holding company based in New York City involved in real estate development, investment management and professional sports ownership. The company is currently developing several residential, commercial and retail projects.
Mr. Katzoff spearheaded the relocation of the Tucson Sidewinders, a Pacific Coast League Triple-A professional baseball franchise, to Reno, Nev., and led the construction of state-of-the-art Aces Ballpark. In their inaugural season, the Reno Aces drew more than 466,000 fans for the club's 72-game home schedule at Aces Ballpark. The facility has been widely recognized as one of the premier ballparks in all of Minor League Baseball.
In 2010, Mr. Katzoff and his partners constructed the Freight House District, a year-round entertainment destination, located adjacent to Aces Ballpark. The Freight House District, a $100 million mixed-use development, currently includes four dining and nightlife ventures.
In February 2009, Mr. Katzoff partnered with Jerry Katzoff and Herbert Simon to purchase the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League. The Bighorns are affiliated with the NBA's Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings.
Designated the master developer of downtown Reno, Mr. Katzoff was named by the Reno Gazette-Journal and the Reno Tahoe Young Professionals Network as a member of the "Twenty Under 40" group in October 2009. The exclusive honor recognizes the city's premier business leaders under the age of 40.
Mr. Katzoff attended Tulane University. He earned a BA in Economics from Tulane, as well as a JD from Tulane University Law School.
Executive Vice President and General Manager - Round Rock Express
George King was named Round Rock Express Executive Vice President and General Manager in September 2010. An East Texas native, King oversees all day-to-day operations of the Round Rock Express. He works closely with Express President Dave Fendrick and ownership in steering the team's activities. King represents the Express on the Pacific Coast League Board of Directors and handles on-field relationships with the Texas Rangers, visiting teams and league officials. He also is involved in several charitable and civic organizations in and around the Central Texas community.
Prior to joining the Express, King spent two seasons as vice president and general manager of the Nashville Sounds. No stranger to the Pacific Coast League, King served 10 years over two stints in the league office prior to his time in Nashville. His role there included handling all affiliate relations, on-field matters, umpire management, public relations, corporate sales, financial management and duties on numerous league and industry committees. King's professional career began on the operations staff of the Phoenix Firebirds in 1995. He later worked as the team's media director until the club was forced to fold and relocate with the arrival of the Arizona Diamondbacks. King has held media positions with the San Francisco Giants and Major League Baseball's Arizona Fall League. He also served as vice president and general manager of an independent club in the Western League where his duties included overseeing sales, operations and marketing in addition to player scouting and development.
King spent the fall of 2000 as MLB's Arizona Fall League Director of Baseball Operations, filling the position vacated by Hall of Famer Frank Robinson's promotion to the commissioner's office.
Prior to baseball, George served nine years in the U.S. Navy, including five years deployed in Japan. Following dozens of ports of call and sea duty exercises around the globe aboard the USS Cook (FF-1083) and USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), King was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for distinguished service. Following his discharge, King was a general manager the Tosco Marketing Corporation in Phoenix.
King and his wife, Tiffany, have four children: daughters Abigail, Ava and Juliet , and a son Joshua. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with an emphasis on finance and management from the University of Maryland University College (Asia) at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo.
General Manager - Sacramento River Cats
Jeff Savage is entering his second season as the River Cats general manager after previously serving as the club's Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Prior to joining the River Cats, Jeff operated a sole proprietorship, consulting and advising client companies both inside and outside the professional sports world. Before venturing on his own, Jeff was a manager in the San Francisco office of Deloitte & Touche, consulting client companies in the management of their intellectual property.
Jeff received his bachelor's degree in business administration at Southern Methodist University and his master's in business administration at the University of California, Davis. Jeff and his wife, Ulrike, reside in Sacramento with their son, Alec, and daughter, Hanna.
Vice President / General Manager - Salt Lake Bees
Marc Amicone enters his eighth season as the Vice President / General Manager of the Salt Lake Bees in 2012. In his current role, Amicone is responsible for all aspects of the team's day-to-day operations.
In 2005, Amicone's first year in his current position, he was an integral part of the organization's name change from the Salt Lake Stingers to the Salt Lake Bees, which included securing naming permission from the Single-A Burlington Bees. The 2006 season saw Amicone guide the Bees to the team's most successful year under the ownership of Larry H. Miller, winning a Pacific North Division title while also seeing an increase in overall attendance and ticket sales. The Bees followed suit in 2007, claiming a second consecutive division title. Capturing a third consecutive division title in 2008, the Bees exceeded the 500,000 mark in fan attendance at Spring Mobile Ballpark, a first for the club since the 2000 season.
Prior to the 2009 season, Amicone led the franchise in securing a multi-year ballpark naming rights sponsorship with Spring Mobile Communications. Following the ballpark name change to Spring Mobile Ballpark and under Amicone's direction, the team announced midseason that the ballpark and Salt Lake City would host the 2011 Triple-A All-Star Game. Following the 2009 season, the Pacific Coast League named Amicone its Executive of the Year, an honor annually awarded by PCL owners and general managers to one League executive for distinguished performance.
The Bees once again topped the half-million mark in total fan attendance in 2010. Playing host to Triple-A baseball's midsummer classic in 2011, the Bees welcomed over 30,000 fans to Spring Mobile Ballpark for the four-day event including a concert, home run derby, Miracle League Baseball game and the 24th annual All-Star Game.
Before joining the Larry H. Miller group, Amicone served as the assistant athletics director for marketing at the University of Utah for 16 years. His duties included negotiating and maintaining the athletic department's radio and television contracts and the sales and maintenance of sponsorships. Additionally, Amicone supervised the men's and women's swimming, golf and baseball teams.
Amicone earned a bachelor's degree in commercial recreation management and a master's degree in sports management at the University of Utah. He also played baseball at the school from 1976-79. His wife, Mary Kay, is currently the head softball coach at Salt Lake Community College. The couple has two sons, Trevor and Derek, and reside in Sandy, Utah.
President - Tacoma Rainiers
Aaron Artman has served as the president of the Tacoma Rainiers Professional Baseball Club since joining the team in June of 2007. A 10-year veteran of professional sports, Artman most recently spearheaded Cheney Stadium's $30 million renovation prior to the start of the club's 2011 season, and successfully engineered a long-term lease that kept professional baseball in Tacoma.
Prior to joining the Rainiers, Artman was instrumental in growing Mandalay Baseball Properties into one of the premier sports ownership entities in the country, leading all sales and marketing efforts for Mandalay's flagship franchises in Frisco, TX, Dayton, OH and Las Vegas, NV.
His experience outside of baseball includes leading the Windows consumer marketing division for Microsoft's OEM Marketing Team, where he drove partnerships with top PC manufacturers to launch the highly successful Windows Vista operating system.