Michael Robichaud and Michael Goldstein, Mastercard
Senior Vice President, Global Sponsorships
Vice President, Head of Sponsorships, North America
Robichaud, known widely as the man driving the car when Nextel signed its title deal with NASCAR in 2003, has headed Mastercard’s sports portfolio since 2008. Goldstein, in the Mastercard fold since 2012, recently switched from global to domestic responsibilities. Mastercard’s global rights include soccer deals with UEFA and CONCACAF, the British Open and the Rugby World Cup. On the domestic side, its MLB rights date to 1997, and it has a PGA Tour deal and more than two dozen team deals, including the Yankees, Cubs and Cowboys.