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Moderator: Rob Tilliss

Co-Founder & CEO
Inner Circle Sports LLC

Rob Tilliss

Mr. Tilliss founded Inner Circle Sports in 2002 as a registered broker dealer.  He has a 20+ year history as a leader in the sports advisory and finance community. Mr. Tilliss has led many high profile assignments both in the US and internationally including the sale or acquisition of numerous teams in the five US sports leagues and several leagues internationally.  Mr. Tilliss also has extensive stadium/arena financing expertise and has performed valuation, consulting and other activities through his firm.

Prior to founding ICS, Mr. Tilliss spent 15 years at J.P. Morgan where he was Managing Director and Group Head of the Sports Advisory & Finance Group.  Mr. Tilliss founded J.P. Morgan’s sports investment banking practice.  In 2005, Mr. Tilliss worked with Fortress Investment Group to establish a presence in the area of sports facility finance and infrastructure.

Recognition: Mr. Tilliss was twice recognized by the Sports Business Journal as one of the “Industry’s 40 under 40”, and was recently recognized by Worth magazine as one of the “60 Most Powerful People in Sports.” Mr. Tilliss is a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV, and has previously been quoted in the New York TimesWall Street JournalSports Business Journal, and Crain’s among numerous other publications.

Education: Mr. Tilliss graduated from the University of Rochester.

Wednesday, November 28

The Value Proposition of Team Ownership

Moderator: Rob Tilliss, Co-Founder & CEO, Inner Circle Sports LLC
Wes Edens, Founder & Co-CEO, Fortress Investment Group; Co-Owner, Milwaukee Bucks; Co-Owner, Aston Villa Football Club; Owner, FlyQuest