Robert Tilliss founded Inner Circle Sports, a sports advisory banking boutique in 2002. He has a 30+ year history as a leader in the sports advisory and finance community domestically and internationally. Mr. Tilliss has led numerous high-profile assignments including the sale, acquisition and financing of teams across the five US professional leagues and the top leagues internationally. Select notable deals include minority or control transactions with the Atlanta Falcons, Boston Celtics, New Jersey Nets, Atlanta Hawks, Memphis Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers, Milwaukee Bucks, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, Atlanta FC, Columbus Crew, Liverpool FC, G2 Esports, among others. Mr. Tilliss is responsible for creating the framework for the league-wide financing facilities for the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB. He also has extensive stadium/arena financing expertise having structured the financing for Oracle Park, American Airlines Center, Wembley Stadium, and has performed valuation, consulting, and other activities for stadiums/arenas globally. Mr. Tilliss has executed capital raises and invested in sports technology and innovation companies in the following sub sectors- SaaS, business services, ticketing, esports, sports betting, data and analytics and other technology businesses. Mr. Tilliss also serves as President and Chief Financial Officer of Sports Ventures Acquisition Corp (“SVAC”). Sponsored by Mr. Tilliss and Alan Kestenbaum, SVAC is a special purpose acquisition corporation (“SPAC”) formed specifically to acquire a business in the sports, media or entertainment sectors. In January 2021, SVAC closed a $230 million initial public offering on NASDAQ (ticker “AKIC”), led by Deutsche Bank. Prior to founding ICS, Mr. Tilliss spent 15 years at J.P. Morgan as Managing Director and Group Head of the Sports Advisory & Finance Group. Mr. Tilliss founded J.P. Morgan’s sports investment banking practice and leveraged the firm’s products and services to become a leader in the sector. Recognition: Mr. Tilliss was twice recognized by the Sports Business Journal as one of the “Industry’s 40 under 40” and was recently recognized by Worth magazine as one of the “60 Most Powerful People in Sports.” Mr. Tilliss is a frequent guest on Bloomberg TV, and has previously been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sports Business Journal, CNBC, Variety and Crain’s, among numerous other publications. He is involved in a number of philanthropic efforts including Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Rales Jewish Family Services of South Florida.