September 28-30, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

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Brian Bolten

VP, Head of Partner Management, CLEAR

Brian Bolten brings 25 years of partnership, sponsorship, experiential, digital and brand experience, currently serving as the VP, Head of Partner Management at CLEAR, where he and his team deliver next-generation fan experiences to sports & entertainment partners via secure identity.


Prior to CLEAR, Brian was VP, Experiential & Partnerships at SmileDirectClub, overseeing sponsorships, brand partnerships, mobile marketing, retail and insurance marketing relationships, and the SDC Foundation. Brian was also with Endeavor Global Marketing (now 160/90), originally selected to lead Anheuser-Busch’s sports portfolio, and then overseeing several brand relationships while supporting the leadership of the strategy and new business teams. Brian began his career on the property and sales side, working for the Philadelphia Eagles, Gazelle Group, and Host Communications (now IMG College). He then transitioned onto the brand side, with roles at Frito Lay and Karl Strauss Brewing Company. Brian was then with several sponsorship marketing agencies including Velocity Sports & Entertainment (now Team Epic), Octagon and Momentum, with a short stint as a leader of Victory Junction, a NASCAR-affiliated non-profit. Most recently before joining Endeavor, Brian spent more than four years developing his digital marketing and strategy expertise at eBay Enterprise as the Head of Marketing Strategy and co-leader of THE SHOP, an eBay Enterprise Agency.


Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA in Marketing from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.


Wednesday, September 29

New Fan Experiences Driven by Technology Module with Featured Presentations

Facilitator: Austin Karp, Managing Editor Digital, Sports Business Journal

Brian Bolten, VP, Head of Partner Management, CLEAR
Ashley Grech, Global Head of Sales, Square
Don White, CEO & Co-Founder, Satisfi Labs