WSOBV TEAM

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LEONARD ARMATO CEO and Founder

Leonard Armato has distinguished himself as a ground-breaking marketer, brand strategist, and entrepreneur, launching some of the world’s most renowned cross-industry careers, such as Shaquille O’Neal and Oscar de La Hoya. For years he has been a leader in the convergence of sports, entertainment, music, marketing and technology. Armato has converted celebrity to brand, created events and properties, founded a media campus, and built “high growth opportunities. He was the CMO of Skechers, launching its performance division and orchestrating several Super Bowl campaigns. He created the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and recently launched the World Series of Beach Volleyball. MPE is also a leader in using music as an engine to build value in brand platforms and Armato has positioned songwriting/producing superstars “Rock Mafia” as an industry leader in this area. Together, they are currently orchestrating some of the most innovative and powerful brand initiatives involving music.

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DAVE KLEWAN General Manager

Dave Klewan is a results-oriented leader with a strong performance record across a diverse range of sports organizations, including start-ups, turnarounds and high-growth stage businesses. Dave brings over 17 years of sports management and execution expertise to the ASICS World Series of Beach Volleyball. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the event, including brand management, tournament operations, marketing and sales. Prior to launching the ASICS WSOBV, Dave was a member of the executive team that transformed the LA Marathon into one of the world’s signature races. From 2003-2009, Dave was the VP, Partnerships and Events for the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour and part of the management team that revitalized the AVP into the leading volleyball brand in the world at the time. Before joining the AVP, Dave helped to form Major League Lacrosse in 1999 and played an integral role in constructing the league’s business model and strategic plan as well as overseeing all team business operations.

Sinjin

SINJIN SMITH
Open Tournament Director

Felisa

FELISA ISRAEL
Entertainment Director

Jeff

JEFF PACE
Director Marketing & Operations

Sean

SEAN BAFAN
Business Development

Amber

AMBER STEVENS
Business Dev. & Special Projects

Jennie

JENNIE PETERS
Public Relations Director

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MATT GARTHOFF
Digital Content Manager

Jay

JAY REYNOLDS
Sponsor Activation Manager

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