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Jim Goddard, SAP Center

Jim Goddard with Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson
Photo by: SAP CENTER
Executive vice president of business and general manager
SAP Center

Goddard’s career spans 50 years dating to his custodian’s job at the old Met Center in Bloomington, Minn. In San Jose, Goddard has run the Sharks’ arena since it opened in 1993, and oversees all revenue and marketing efforts after being promoted in 2013. He was part of a group of former Minnesota North Stars executives that migrated west in 1990 to develop the NHL arena.