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As President of Global Partnerships for OVG, Dan currently leads all revenue across the company including OVG’s arena development projects of Seattle, NYC, Austin, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Savannah, Phoenix, Baltimore and Manchester (UK). Dan, a former senior marketing executive at Target Corporation, helped start OVG in October of 2015 with Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff and has since built one of the highest performing teams in the industry – a team that recently won the SBJ Sports Business Award for best in Sales, Consulting and Client Service in 2021. In the last 24 months, OVG Global Partnerships has sold over $4.2B in COI including an unprecedented Naming Rights to 18 venues – including Climate Pledge (Amazon) Arena, UBS Arena, Co-op Live, Caesars Superdome, Subaru Park, Enmarket Arena, Starbucks Community Iceplex and Moody Center. In addition to naming rights, OVG GP has successfully sold NBA Jersey Patches, League partnerships, founding, presenting and arena level team sponsorships, award show sponsorship, museum/arts sponsorships, …etc. Before OVG, Dan was the “Curator of Pop Culture” for the Target brand for many years running marketing across fashion, sports, entertainment, CSR, electronics, grocery and home. He also spent a decade as the head of marketing and sales for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams and started his career at KPMG as a management consultant and profitability expert. Dan earned a dual degree with honors in history and economics from The College of Wooster and an MBA with high distinction from the University of Michigan. Dan is also proud to serve on the Sport Management Advisory Board (SMAB) at the University of Michigan and the Board of Directors at Grambling State University. Dan currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife (Janna) and three children (Riley, Holden and Eliza).

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