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Tom Garfinkel

Tom Garfinkel is President and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium. In this role, Garfinkel is responsible for all business operations of the Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, including all budget responsibility. Garfinkel joined the Dolphins after working with the San Diego Padres, where he served as President and COO from 2009-2012 and CEO from 2012-2013.

During his tenure with the Padres, Garfinkel lead an executive team that grew local revenue and attendance, improved and innovated concessions, and executed a new local TV contract worth over $1.2B. Prior to working with the Padres, Tom served as the Executive Vice President/COO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Before working in the MLB and NFL, Tom served as the Executive Vice President for Chip Ganassi Racing Teams. Garfinkel also has experience with Texaco, Inc. and Miller Brewing Company.

Garfinkel earned his BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Career Highlights

  • Miami Dolphins, CEO & President
  • San Diego Padres, Former CEO & President
  • Arizona Diamondbacks, Former CEO & Executive Vice President
  • Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (NASCAR), Former Executive Vice President