PETER FEIGEN, PRESIDENT, MILWAUKEE BUCKS AND FISERV FORUM
Peter serves as President of the Milwaukee Bucks and the world-class, half billion dollar home of the Bucks, Fiserv Forum. Under Peter’s stewardship the team’s progress has been transformational resulting in increased revenues, ticket attendance, merchandise sales, TV viewership and related benchmarks of success. The Bucks have consistently been hailed as one of Milwaukee’s best places to work and through his inspired leadership, Peter played an instrumental role in all phases of the development of the world class Fiserv Forum, home of the Bucks and its superstar modern Greek legend, Giannis Antetokounmpo!
Prior to joining the Bucks, Peter served as the Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, a major international entertainment company and President and Chief Operating Officer of Marquis Jet Partners Inc./NetJets, the world’s leading private aviation company. Peter also worked for the New York Knicks for six years in several capacities.
MATINA KOLOKOTRONIS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, SACRAMENTO KINGS
Entering her 22nd season with the NBA, Matina Kolokotronis serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Sacramento Kings. Bringing decades of experience in sports and government law, community affairs and contract negotiations, Matina’s leadership has been integral to the development of the award winning Golden 1 Center as well as its adjacent, $500 million mixed-use development project, Downtown Commons.
Prior to her appointment as COO, Matina was the President of Business Operations. She is the only female in the NBA to hold the titles of both COO and President of Business Operations. Before being named President of Business Operations, Matina served as legal consultant for the Kings business and basketball operations teams, negotiating player and staff contracts.
NICHOLAS J. SAKELLARIADIS, CO-CHAIR, PRINCIPAL OWNER, DAYTON DRAGONS
Nicholas J. Sakellariadis is the Co-Chair and Principal owner of the Dayton Dragons, a minor league “farm team” and affiliate of the celebrated Cincinnati Reds. The Dayton Dragons hold the all-time sports record for consecutive sold-out games and breaking the Class-A record attendance for a single season with nearly 600,000 attendees. Forbes has ranked the team as one of the top 3 franchises (of 160 teams) in Minor League Baseball.
Nicholas’ career in investment banking as a leading executive includes his tenure as Managing Director in Citigroup’s Mergers & Acquisitions Department and as Co-head of M&A and restructuring at Smith Barney.
OUR HOST: JOHN METAXAS
John is an award-winning news reporter and anchor at WCBS News radio and Bloomberg business reports with an audience of millions. He was anchor of CNN’s Your Money, NASDAQ and Moneyline with Lou Dobbs correspondent. John has interviewed legendary business figures including Bill Gates, Andy Grove, Michael Bloomberg and world figures such as Presidents Obama, Clinton, Carter, and Mikhail Gorbachev.
John has practiced law and served as Chief Communications Officer for E*TRADE. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor in journalism.