Michael Drake

Michael Drake

SVP, Global Partnerships

Speaker Bio

Michael Drake is a seasoned sales and brand marketing executive with nearly two decades of experience
in the sports industry across multiple leagues. As Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships, Drake
serves on the Ownership Executive Committee and is charged with overseeing partnership revenue for
the Atlanta Hawks, E-Sports 2K Hawks Talon, G League – College Park Skyhawks and the State Farm
Arena. In this role he is also responsible for all partnership and activation sales & strategy for the Hawks-
related 50-acre downtown real-estate project, Centennial Yards.

Prior to the Hawks, Drake served as SVP & Chief Revenue Officer of Business Operations for AMB Sports
& Entertainment (AMBSE), overseeing all ticket sales operations, service initiatives and marketing and
analytic strategies for suite, loge, season ticket and seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta
United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS). With AMBSE, Drake led an 80-person sales group that
helped the Falcons and Atlanta United meet or exceed company revenue goals as they opened MBS.

Drake also served as Vice President of Legends Global Sales where he led and played a key role in the
new stadium projects for two of the NFL’s most historic teams, the San Francisco 49ers (Levi’s Stadium)
and the Dallas Cowboys (AT&T Stadium).