Vince Gennaro is the Associate Dean and Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, the host of a weekly radio show on SiriusXM, an author of a ground-breaking book on the economics of baseball, in addition to being a seasoned global business leader and entrpreneur.

As a global business leader Vince has exercised his far-reaching influence on a wide range of issues. He’s counseled Yao Ming on the development of the Chinese Basketball Association and met with government officials in China to discuss plans to advance the nation’s sports infrastructure. He has also advocated for using the transformative power of sport to combat discrimination, through relationships with Chelsea FC and the Kraft Group. He has served as chairman of the US-China Sports Forum, hosted a conference on the power of sport and diplomacy, and participated in events in the Middle East to use sport as a catalyst for bridging differences.

As an innovator in education Vince has built globally-ranked sports business programs that have launched the careers of the next generation of industry leaders. His innovative approach has helped redefine sports business education with new curriculum delivery models, a focus on experiential learning, and a passion to deliver content and curriculum to diverse audiences around the globe. His latest course, Champions, focuses on the intersection of leadership and sports and includes interviews with Alex Rodriguez, Eli and Peyton Manning, Magic Johnson, and Abby Wambach, among others.

His thought leadership in baseball and sports analytics have influenced the way teams acquire, develop, and compensate talent. In addition to hosting his weekly radio show on SiriusXM, Behind the Numbers: Baseball SABR-Style, Vince is a regular contributor MLB Network's studio shows and a frequent guest commentator in the media on sports business topics, appearing on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and many other broadcast outlets. He has been the subject of articles in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and CNN Money, and also written for Yahoo Sports and contributed to the Wall Street Journal.

Vince is also the former President of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and the architect of the Diamond Dollars Case Competition series, which brings together students and MLB team and league executives and serves as a unique learning experiene, as well as a networking opportunity for aspiring sports executives.

This follows a successful business career, which is highlighted by a 20-year career at PepsiCo, and ownership of a pro sports franchise.

At PepsiCo, Vince was President of Pepsi's Fountain Beverage Division, and was genral manager of a billion dollar bottling business, in addition to holding senior positions in marketing, sales and operations at both Frito-Lay and Pepsi. At Frito-Lay, Vince led the Doritos brand, leading the national launch of Cool Ranch Doritos, and managed the Jay Leno advertising campaign.

An entrepreneurial startup endeavor early in Vince's career complements his success with a blue chip Fortune 50 company.  At the age of 27, he raised capital, led the purchase of a franchise in the Women's Pro Basketball League-the forerunner of today's WNBA-and served as its President and General Manager.

Vince’s unique combination of high-level corporate success, entrepreneurial experiences, his innovative approach to education, and his groundbreaking work in contemporary baseball analysis make him a frequent speaker at a wide range of events, including guest lecturer at various universities, global conferences, and corporate events.

Vince serves on the Advisory Board of The Perfect Game Foundation and is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR). He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and resides in Purchase, NY.


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