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Matt Balvanz

Senior Vice President,
Current Location:
Chicago, IL
Previous Location:
Cedar Rapids, IA
BBA University of Iowa, MBA San Diego State University Sports
Previous Teams:
Financial analyst at GreatAmerica Leasing Company
Current Team Contributions:
Sponsorship Navigator™ management and development, sponsorship valuation, secondary research, sponsorship category research, media-rights analysis and sponsorship ROI
Career Highlights:
Extensive property and brand client list that includes Arizona State University, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Crew, Competitor Group, DC United, Denver Broncos, Farmers Insurance, FC Dallas, Indiana University, LA Galaxy, LG Electronics, LifeTime Fitness, Milwaukee Brewers, Navy Pier, NBC Sports, NFL, Ohio State University, Phoenix Suns, Rawlings, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Sharks, Seattle Sounders, Sony, Sporting KC, St. Louis Rams, U.S. Cellular, United Airlines, University of Arkansas, University of Cincinnati, University of Utah, University of Washington, USOC, Western Union, Los Angeles Lakers, Southwest Airlines and WWE.
Other Accomplishments:
Other things you should know about me:
• They say that life is not a sprint, it’s a marathon … and I have completed three of them (marathons, not lives).

• I am an adjunct professor for the Northwestern Master’s in Sports Administration Graduate Program.

• I survived Hurricane Iwa, the most destructive hurricane in Hawaii.