November 2-3, 2021
Chicago, IL

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Jason Sondag

Vice President, Strategy and Development, Chicago Cubs

Jason Sondag is Vice President, Strategy and Development of the Cubs, where he is responsible for driving the strategic planning efforts for the organization, incubating new businesses and managing external investment opportunities. In this role, Mr. Sondag supported the multi-year media rights negotiation that led to the launch of Marquee Sports Network, and he recently led the organization’s monetization plans for the sports betting category, resulting in a long-term partnership with DraftKings. Mr. Sondag also supported the internal efforts to source $1 billion of private financing for the restoration of Wrigley Field and the surrounding campus. Mr. Sondag was recently named one of SBJ’s 40 under 40 award recipients in the class of 2021.  Prior to joining the Cubs, Mr. Sondag was a private equity investor in the Special Situations Group at American Capital, where he was focused on making investments in distressed companies, and prior to that he was an investment banking analyst in the financial restructuring group at Houlihan Lokey. Mr. Sondag graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.B.A. in Finance and earned an M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management.

Wednesday, November 03

More than a Sponsorship: Inside the Chicago Cubs and DraftKings Exclusive Deal

Moderator: Abe Madkour, Publisher & Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal

Michael Kibort, Sr. Director, Retail Sportsbook, DraftKings
Eric Nordness, Managing Principal, Marquee Development
Jason Sondag, Vice President, Strategy and Development, Chicago Cubs