Name: Mark Biskamp
New title: Vice president and general counsel, Houston Rockets and Comets
Previous job: Lawyer, Baker Botts LLP
First job: Grocery store bagger
Education: Bachelor of arts, Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program (1979), University of Texas; law degree (1982), Southern Methodist University School of Law; master’s, educational and school psychology (1994), and Ph.D., clinical psychology (1998), University of Virginia
Grew up: Dallas
Executive most admired: Warren Buffett
Brand most admired: Toyota
Favorite vacation spot: Hawaii
Last book read: “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t” by Jim Collins
Last movie seen: “Spider-Man”
Favorite movie: “The Godfather: Part II”
Favorite music: Celine Dion, musical soundtracks
Typical hours worked in a week: 60+
Aside from making him a member of the organization’s senior management committee, Mark Biskamp’s new position with the Houston Rockets and Comets as vice president and general counsel includes responsibility for both team operations and all legal matters concerning business.
Biskamp’s focus includes legal matters for Toyota Center, television and radio agreements, sponsorship agreements, intellectual property, human resource matters, and compliance with league rules. Biskamp also assists the basketball operations staff with player contracts.
Biskamp got his start when he received a degree from the University of Texas, but continued from there for more education. Before joining the Rockets and Comets, Biskamp got his law degree, and a master’s and doctorate. He is not only a lawyer but also a licensed psychologist.
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