As Executive Vice President of Ticketing, Suites and Corporate Hospitality, John Abbamondi is responsible for driving sales, retention, customer service and growth initiatives for all tickets, clubs and premium hospitality products across all of the company’s sports and entertainment assets, including MSG’s professional teams, famed showplaces and original productions. Mr. Abbamondi defines and institutes strategic and operational performance standards for sales, operations and service across departmental functions, which include: season subscriptions, service and retention, individual and group tickets and premium hospitality.
Mr. Abbamondi has more than a decade of experience in the sports industry, including team and league positions at the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball. Prior to joining MSG in 2016, Mr. Abbamondi served as Senior Vice President of Team Marketing and Business Operations for the NBA. In this role, he was responsible for growing NBA team profitability through strategic consulting on all aspects of business operations, including ticket and suite sales and service, corporate partnerships, marketing and digital, and arena development and operations. Before joining the NBA in 2013, Mr. Abbamondi was Vice President of Strategy and Business Analysis for the San Diego Padres, overseeing a team that was charged with long-term strategic planning and project management. Previously, he served as Assistant General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, where he helped lead all aspects of the club’s Major League operations, including professional scouting, analytics and contract negotiations. Mr. Abbamondi began his sports career at Major League Baseball as part of the League’s Labor Relations Department.
Before beginning his career in sports, Mr. Abbamondi served nine years as a U.S. Navy flight officer and is a two-time recipient of the Navy Air Medal with 40 combat missions over Iraq. He earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.