EVP, Madison Square Garden
As EVP of Ticketing, Suites and Corporate Hospitality, John is responsible for driving sales, retention, customer service and growth initiatives for all tickets, clubs and premium hospitality products across all of the company's sports and entertainment assets. John defines and institutes strategic and operational performance standards for sales, operations and service across departmental functions, which include: season subscriptions, service and retention, individual and group tickets and premium hospitality. John has more than a decade of experience in the sports industry, including team and league positions at the NBA and MLB. Prior to joining MSG in 2016, he served as SVP of Team Marketing and Business Operations for the NBA. In this role, he was responsible for growing NBA team profitability through strategic consulting on all aspects of business operations, including ticket and suite sales and service, corporate partnerships, marketing and digital, and arena development and operations. Before beginning his career in sports, Mr. Abbamondi served nine years as a U. S. Navy flight officer and is a two-time recipient of the Navy Air Medal with 40 combat missions over Iraq. He earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University.
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