About Us

We are sports business leaders with knowledge and experience that sets us apart. We are known for our results, commitment to service and a passionate approach to all that we do.

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment has been connecting brands to sports for over twenty years. Our parent company, Van Wagner Group, was the largest privately held out-of-home advertising company in the country, responsible for transforming Time Square and creating some of the most memorable advertising in the world. When Van Wagner first entered the sports landscape, we used our outdoor creativity and expertise to develop unique signage in live sporting events and creative new ways for brands to reach sports fans. We were best known for our highly visible home plate signage in Major League Baseball and courtside signage in the NBA and NCAA and for developing the much acclaimed college football field goal net program.


Since our early days in sports, we have grown well beyond our in–game signage roots. Today we offer a wide range of services across the sports landscape. We not only remain the worlds’ experts in TV-visible signage, but we are industry leaders in naming rights and sponsorship sales, stadium construction and development, media sales, collegiate multimedia rights, video production, ticket sales and various other aspects of the sports industry. What remains unchanged is our commitment to our clients and to providing creative solutions, exciting opportunities and delivering unprecedented results.

Richard Schaps

Chief Executive Officer
Van Wagner Group

John Massoni

COO - Van Wagner Group
CEO - VWSE

Jeff Knapple

President
Team & Venue Services

Hillary Thomas

Chief Operating Officer
VWSE

​Bruno Walmsley

Chief Financial Officer

Steve Pretsfelder

Exec. Vice President
General Counsel

William Barbera

Executive Vice President
VWSE Dorna

Michael Palisi

Executive Vice President
Collegiate Services

Paul Kalil

Chief Executive Officer
VWSE Productions

Bob Becker

Executive Vice President
VWSE Productions

Chris Allphin

Senior Vice President
Team & Venue Services

Robert Jordan

Senior Vice President
Team & Venue Services

Jessica Mudry

Vice President
VWSE Dorna

​Liza Villafane

Vice President, Human Resources

​Richard Silverton

Chief Executive Officer
Van Wagner Asia Pacific