Business Leaders Dinner Series (San Francisco)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Undisclosed Location

Lisa Pantages, SVP & CFO, San Francisco Giants

Lisa Pantages enters her 15th season with the Giants organization and currently serves as SVP and CFO, overseeing the company’s financial affairs. She joined the company in 2003 as the VP of Finance, after 16 years at Deloitte & Touche, serving such clients as the Giants, 49ers, and the MLB Authentication program.

As a member of Deloitte’s team, she worked with the Giants CFO in the efforts to secure financing to save the team from moving to Tampa in 1993.  Ms. Pantages serves as a member of the board of directors of the Giants Community Fund and the Marine Mammal Center.

The fourth generation San Franciscan is a graduate of San Francisco State University with both a Bachelors in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration – Finance.

You must be a Finance or Sales Ops leader with $500m+ in revenues to attend.

Retail Dinner Series (New York City)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Undisclosed Location

Seth Rabinowitz, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Fan Engagement, New York Jets

As SVP, Marketing & Fan Engagement, Seth oversees multiple channels through which Jets fans can interact with the team: the gameday experience at MetLife Stadium; stadium food & beverage and merchandise sales; the team’s annual calendar of special events, promotions and other off-the-field activities, as well as the Jets Rewards program and the official Jets mobile app.

Previously, Rabinowitz enjoyed an 11-year career at the NFL in roles including strategic planning, corporate development, international and marketing. Rabinowitz was instrumental in the launch of several new lines of business and for the development of strategies to grow the NFL business in the globally  His tenure included a two-year assignment with NFL Europa, during which time he was based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Rabinowitz holds a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  He resides in Westchester County, New York with his wife and three sons.

You must be a retail leader (payments, e-commerce, multi/omnichannel, etc.) with $500m+ in revenues to attend.

Business Leaders Dinner Series (Minneapolis)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Undisclosed Location

Ethan Casson, President, Minnesota Timberwolves & Lynx


You must be a Finance or Sales Ops leader with $500m+ in revenues to attend.

Leadership Dinner Series (Washington, D.C.)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Undisclosed Location

Peter Biche, CFO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Peter Biche is the chief financial officer and oversees all of the financial functions related to Monumental Sports & Entertainment and its properties (including the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and CapitalOne Arena). Biche has more than 20 years of experience at Monumental Sports & Entertainment and its predecessor entity, Washington Sports & Entertainment. Prior to joining Washington Sports, Biche spent 12 years as an investment banker focusing on the sports and media industries. He received a bachelors degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

You must be a Finance or Sales Ops leader with $500m+ in revenues to attend.

Business Leaders Dinner Series (Philadelphia)
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Undisclosed Location

Chris Heck, President, Philadelphia 76ers

As President of the Philadelphia 76ers, Heck oversees content, marketing and branding, ticket sales and service, sponsorship sales and activation, innovation strategy and business development. Tasked with the goal of rejuvenating the sales and branding operations for one of sports most storied franchises, Heck endeavored to fuse the legendary 76ers heritage with the spirit of the new Philadelphia fan. Under his supervision, Heck led the 76ers to a No. 1 ranking in new season ticket memberships and doubled the new season ticket member fan base, while maintaining a top-five ranking in the NBA’s season ticket member customer service surveys. With Heck’s guidance, the 76ers sold the five largest partnerships in franchise history, increased corporate partnerships by 30 percent annually and established Patriot Partner and Training Complex founding partnerships. 

Through Heck’s leadership, the 76ers secured the first jersey patch sponsorship in “big four” sports history and developed an industry-changing ticketing platform with partner StubHub. He played a critical role in the development of the Philadelphia 76ers Training Complex, home to the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, where he holds a seat on the Lab’s Board of Governors. 

Prior to the Philadelphia 76ers, Heck served as the President of Business Operations for the New York Red Bulls (MLS), SVP of marketing and business operations at the NBA and oversaw all business and marketing for USA Basketball’s Senior Men’s and Women’s National Teams. Heck has held senior positions with Villanova Sports Properties, the Miami Heat and Philadelphia Eagles. Named to Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 list in 2008, Heck holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for MSP Sports, Cooper’s Ferry Board of Directors, the Sixers Youth Foundation and Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children and reside in Wilmington, Delaware.

You must be a Finance or Sales Ops leader with $500m+ in revenues to attend.

Tech & Innovation Dinner Series (Ottawa)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Undisclosed Location

Darren Just, Dir. of Information Technology, Ottawa Senators


You must be a CTO, CIO, CSO or related technology leader with $500m+ in revenues to attend; senior government officials also in attendance.

Tech & Innovation Dinner Series (Chicago)
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Undisclosed Location

Andrew McIntyre, VP, Technology, Cubs

Andrew is responsible for setting the strategic direction for the Cubs’ enterprise business applications and the technology infrastructure of Wrigley Field, Sloan Park and the Dominican Republic Training Academy.

Andrew oversees the Cubs’ CRM platform, Enterprise Data Management including BI & Analytics, Financial Accounting systems, and the operational systems supporting Legal, HR, and Ballpark Operations.

You must be a CTO, CIO or related technology leader with $1bn+ in revenues to attend.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Summit (new york city)
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Undisclosed Location


Startup & VC Series (New York City)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tesla Meatpacking District Showroom

Jeremy Snyder, GM, East Coast, Tesla

We’ll go behind the scenes with Jeremy Snyder, Global Director of Business Development and one of the mainstay leaders at Tesla over the years. There will be an opportunity to view the Model S and Model X and “ride and drives.” Space is limited to 50 attendees.

This is a private networking event for startup founders, partner-level VC or PE and c-level corporate executives only.


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