Each year the National Sports Forum features 80+ speakers from a variety of leagues, organizations, agencies and top spokespeople within the sports industry.
Below are the speakers for the 2017 National Sports Forum.
EVP, Client Partnerships
Ianello is EVP of Client Partnerships focusing on developing relationships with sports properties. Prior to joining SeatGeek, Ianello was a Vice President in Team Marketing & Business Operations (TMBO) at the NBA. TMBO acts as a liaison between the NBA league office and the teams of the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League. Ianello lead the Ticket Sales content arm of TMBO.
Prior to joining the NBA at the league level, Ianello served as Sr. Vice President of Sales & Service for the Phoenix Suns, Mercury, and US Airways Center where he oversaw all elements of ticket sales & retention. Ianello, joined the Suns in 2003 and has held the positions of Account Executive, Inside Sales Manager, Director of Sales, Sr. Director of Sales, Vice President of Sales, and Sr. Vice President of Sales & Service.
A Port Chester, NY native Ianello graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst with a degree in Sport Management in 2002 and was a 2013 Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management “Alumni on the Rise” award winner. He started his career as a Sales Consultant with the Hornets during their inaugural season in New Orleans.
Loves: Spending time with his wife Laura and two daughters, Natalie and Joanna
Likes: Binge watching Netflix and all things Golf
The National Sports Forum
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