Mr. Galatioto is President of Galatioto Sports Partners. Prior to forming GSP, he was Managing Director and head of the Lehman Brothers' Sports Advisory & Finance Group, which was founded upon his arrival. The group was responsible for all corporate finance and advisory functions related to the sports industry. During his time at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Galatioto built on his prior relationships and experience to position the group as the premier franchise of its type on Wall Street. Over the past eight years, Mr. Galatioto has overseen engagements in approximately 60 transactions in the four major U.S. professional sports leagues as Financial Advisor, Arranger and Agent. Key clients and relationships include ownership and management of the New York Yankees, New York Mets, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Charlotte Bobcats, New Jersey Devils, San Francisco Giants, Phoenix Suns and several other high profile franchises. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, he was Managing Director and Head of SG Cowen Securities Corporation's Sports Advisory Group. (SG Cowen is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Societe Generale). Mr. Galatioto joined Societe Generale in 1993 and established the Sports Advisory Group in 1997. Before taking that assignment, he was the Regional Manager of that institution's East Coast Region, which encompassed one of its largest U.S. corporate lending units with over $5.2 billion in commitments. Previously, Mr. Galatioto was employed by Westpac Banking Corporation from 1984-1993. His last position at Westpac was Senior Vice President and Manager of the Corporate Finance Unit, which focused on leveraged finance, debt restructuring and specialized insurance lending. Mr. Galatioto holds a Masters of Business Administration from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) with distinction and high honors and a Masters of International Relations with honors from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He graduated magna cum laude from Hunter College with a B.A. in History. Mr. Galatioto currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the World Congress of Sports. He is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.