As executive vice president of MSG Sports, Jordan Solomon is responsible for setting and executing strategy for the business operations of The Madison Square Garden Company’s (MSG) sports teams: the New York Knicks, Rangers, and Liberty; the Westchester Knicks; and Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), a leading North American esports organization. In this role, Mr. Solomon develops the overall commercial strategy, goals and tactics for MSG’s sports business. This includes daily oversight of financial and operational matters, and identifying and building key strategic relationships. In addition, he is responsible for overseeing the in-game experience, as well as marketing, sales, and sponsorship plans, and fan development and community relations programs that strengthen the teams’ brands. Also under Mr. Solomon’s purview is building MSG’s esports division, which is focused on growing the CLG business and brand, as well as leveraging MSG’s venues across the country to further showcase esports events and content.
Prior to joining MSG in 2016, Mr. Solomon served as vice president of Team Marketing and Business Operations (TMBO) for the National Basketball Association (NBA). In this role, he led the organization’s strategy and analytics group, which provides NBA teams with financial, marketing and consumer analysis. He also advised teams on all elements of their business operations and strategy, including ticket sales and service, sponsorship, marketing and analytics.
Before the NBA, Mr. Solomon was with McKinsey & Company, where he held a number of positions with increasing responsibility, including his last role as Associate Principal. During this time, he advised an extensive array of media and entertainment, gaming, and financial services clients in the areas of sales and marketing strategy, pricing, and customer experience. Mr. Solomon began his professional career at Silicon Valley Bank, where as part of the company’s Venture Capital Group, he led due diligence, recommended investments and advised senior management of early-stage technology companies.
Mr. Solomon holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.