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Volume 23 No. 13
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John Nitti and Robert Stecklow, Verizon

John Nitti (left) and Robert Stecklow
Photo: Getty Images; Courtesy of Robert Stecklow
John Nitti (left) and Robert Stecklow
Photo: Getty Images; Courtesy of Robert Stecklow
John Nitti (left) and Robert Stecklow
Photo: Getty Images; Courtesy of Robert Stecklow

JOHN NITTI
Chief Media Officer
Verizon

ROBERT STECKLOW
Associate Director, Sponsorship and Events
Verizon

After more than 20 years of buying and planning experience for some of the biggest media agencies, along with a seven-year stint as director of media and sponsorships at AmEx, Nitti was well-prepared for his job at the helm of one of the largest media budgets inside or outside of sports. Stecklow jumped from the NFL last year and heads a portfolio that includes NBA and NFL league deals and a large collection of matching team rights. Are they foremost sponsorship deals or content deals? Depends on which man you ask.