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Volume 21 No. 31
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Faces and Places: Dealmakers

The sports industry continues to attract individuals and firms with deep pockets, so the inaugural Dealmakers in Sports conference brought together commissioners, team owners and other execs to discuss investment opportunities and challenges.

SBJ/SBD’s Abe Madkour, Robert Kraft of the Kraft Group, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Jonathan Kraft of the Kraft Group and Scott Milleisen of J.P. Morgan Private Bank
All photos by: MARC BRYAN-BROWN
Stuart Sternberg of the Tampa Bay Rays talked Wall Street and sports business.
Robert Kraft and Terry Wand of the Atlanta/Fulton County Recreation Authority
Panelist Ginny Gilder of Force 10 Enterprises and the Seattle Storm, Ari Ackerman of the Miami Marlins and Jay Parry of the WNBA
The room was full at W New York.
Mitchell Ziets of Tipping Point Sports and Randi Bernstein and Peter White of DLA Piper
Ashley Rickert and Rob Tilliss of Inner Circle Sports and Brad Ruskin of Proskauer
Sal Galatioto of Galatioto Sports Partners and Jerry Parisi of MUFG
Scott Milleisen of J.P. Morgan Private Bank and Proskauer’s Joe Leccese were moderators.

Marc Lasry of the Milwaukee Bucks took audience members inside the owner’s suite.

Vinnie Viola of the Florida Panthers joined Lasry on the discussion.

Please submit photos for review of industry conferences, parties, product launches and openings showcasing the people and personalities at the event. Include the event date, location, names/titles of those featured along with credit information. The photo specifications are as follows: 300dpi, tiff, jpeg or eps color images. Submit digital photos for review at: or send color prints to: Faces & Places, c/o Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal, 120 W. Morehead St., Suite 310, Charlotte, NC 28202.