Frank Nakano, JPMorgan Chase
Managing Director, Sports and Entertainment Marketing
A former NBA marketer, Nakano has been directing Chase’s sports marketing at a time when the financial services giant is running a fast break. Nakano developed his brand marketing skills at Momentum Worldwide and during nine years with the NHL. Principal to the large Chase sports portfolio during the past few years have been naming rights to the Golden State Warriors’ new $1 billion San Francisco arena, opening next year. That deal added West Coast visibility and helped balance the bank’s massive MSG sponsorship.