Sports Career Spotlight

We've been featuring executives from the sports industry since 2001. Naturally, some of these executives have moved onward and upward in their sports careers. We believe these profiles remain relevant and valuable because they highlight the hard work, dedication, brilliant successes, and lessons learned in a variety of career paths through the sports industry.

Marty Greenspun

Marty Greenspun, Chief Operating Officer

Los Angeles Dodgers


Name: Marty Greenspun
Age: 41
New title: Chief operating officer, Los Angeles Dodgers
Previous job: Chief financial officer, New York Yankees
First job: Computer consultant, 20th Century Fox
Education: Bachelor of science (1986), business administration, University of Southern California
Resides: Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Brand most admired: Coca-Cola
Favorite vacation spot: Lake Tahoe
Last book read: “All About Corduroy,” by Don Freeman
Last movie seen: “Shrek 2”
Favorite band: Aerosmith
Typical hours worked in a week: 60+

With his recent move to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Marty Greenspun is responsible for all revenue for the team and in charge of business operations for the stadium.

What is the biggest challenge of your new position?

It’s not so much about challenges, but rather opportunities. My primary focus is the growing of revenues for the Dodgers.

What’s your biggest professional accomplishment?

Rather than one big accomplishment, there are several small accomplishments that I feel proud of, such as the production of my first and only outdoor NHL preseason game at Caesars Palace, the development of the New York Yankees team store in Times Square, and the only New York Yankees team store at Yankee Stadium that I worked on.

What is your career advice?

Keeping in touch with contacts and networking are the among the most important things to do in this industry.

What one story are you continuing to watch in the sports industry?

I focus on all aspects of sports, whatever’s on the front page of the SportsBusiness Journal.

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