Mr. Neumann has over 25 years of experience in the sports administration and facility management field with a special expertise in company start up, team building, and new business development. He joined B&D after 12 years with Los Angeles- and New York-based Mandalay Sports Entertainment and Mandalay Baseball Properties. As B&D’s first vice president for major accounts, he focuses on business development activities for major implementation assignments, leveraging project executives and marketing staff by cultivating relationships around targeted opportunities.
At Mandalay, Mr. Neumann was responsible for the company’s expansion efforts as its representative in markets where professional baseball franchises were identified as candidates for acquisition or management contracts. He was responsible for conducting extensive due diligence with the ownership groups of these targeted teams, as well as engaging the appropriate government officials and private sector executives in discussions leading to negotiating new ballpark development or renovation projects.
Mr. Neumann has successfully negotiated millions of dollars in major category, national, and regional corporate sponsorships; private suite and premium seating sales; and naming rights agreements. In addition, he was a principal in the ownership group of two professional sports franchises and the 16,000-seat arena in which they played. He also has consulted with major corporations and non-profit entities in the areas of sports, entertainment, and special event marketing and sponsorships sales.