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Sal Galatioto

President
Galatioto Sports Partners

Salvatore Galatioto

Salvatore Galatioto is the President and Founder of GSP.  He has extensive experience working with professional sports teams in a financial capacity.  Prior to forming GSP in 2005, he was Managing Director and head of Lehman Brothers’ Sports Advisory & Finance Group, which was founded upon his joining that firm in 2001.  The Sports Advisory & Finance Group was responsible for all corporate financing and advisory functions related to the sports industry.  Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Galatioto was Managing Director and head of SG Cowen Securities Corporation’s Sports Advisory Group. (SG Cowen was a wholly owned subsidiary of Société Générale.) Over more than two decades, he has overseen engagements as financial advisor, arranger and agent for more than 80 consummated transactions across the four major North American professional sports leagues, including many within MLB.  During his career, he has earned numerous accolades for his work and commitment to the industry.  In June 2010, he was crowned “the King of Sports M&A” by Bloomberg Businessweek.  In December 2010, he was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Sports Business” by the Sports Business Journal.  His presence within the industry makes him a frequent speaker at conferences for high net worth investors, such as the Family Office Roundtable, the Family Office Association Summit and Tiger 21 conferences. 

Mr. Galatioto holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management with distinction and high honors and a Masters of International Relations with honors from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  He graduated magna cum laude from Hunter College with a B.A. in History and in 2009 was voted into the Hunter College Hall of Fame.  He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Tuesday, April 17

Champions Awards Presentation

Pioneers and Innovators in Sports Business

Paul Beeston, President Emeritus, Toronto Blue Jays
Sal Galatioto, President, Galatioto Sports Partners
Howard Ganz, Co-Head, Sports Law Group, Proskauer
Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Networks, USA Networks International, and Sci-Fi Channel; Co-Founder & Chairman, Springboard Enterprise; Managing Partner, Springboard Growth Capital; Board Member, CA Technologies, ION Media
Ben C. Sutton, Jr., Founder and Managing Partner, Teall Capital Partners
John Wooten, Chairman, Fritz Pollard Alliance

Champions Panel Discussion: Reflecting on a Career in Sports with an Eye on the Future

In one of World Congress’ most popular sessions, the recipients of SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious honor, “Champions: Pioneers and Innovators in Sports Business,” will reflect on their years in sports. These industry veterans will share stories of their highlights — and challenges — of a career in sports. Offering a mix of anecdotes, humor and advice, while looking toward the future, these executives always give the audience a memorable ride. This year, you will hear from:

Sal Galatioto, President, Galatioto Sports Partners
Howard Ganz, Co-Head, Sports Law Group, Proskauer
Kay Koplovitz, Founder, USA Networks, USA Networks International, and Sci-Fi Channel; Co-Founder & Chairman, Springboard Enterprise; Managing Partner, Springboard Growth Capital; Board Member, CA Technologies, ION Media
Ben C. Sutton, Jr., Founder and Managing Partner, Teall Capital Partners
Moderator: Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor, SportsBusiness Daily/Journal