Peter Feigin (@PFeigin) - President of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks
Sports Business Radio Podcast
Peter Feigin (@PFeigin), President of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and their new state-of-the-art arena, the Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are one of the best run franchises in all of pro sports and with their recent contract extensions with 2-Time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and star guard Jrue Holiday, they have shown that small market franchises can retain their stars and thrive financially. The Bucks have also been one of the most outspoken pro sports franchises when it comes to social justice issues, so we discuss how the organization has created an environment for such conversations to take place.Also joining this week’s edition of Sports Business Radio is Jeff Kunowski, Associate Director of Innovation Programs for Arizona State University’s Global Sport Institute and J Orin Edson Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute. What makes for a good entrepreneur and what are the elements of a good pitch? Learn more about the program at www.globalsport.asu.edu.Sports Business Radio is celebrating our 17-year anniversary this week. Listen to our award-winning podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music or at www.sportsbusinessradio.com.Follow Sports Business Radio on Twitter @SBRadio and on Instagram @SportsBusinessRadio. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Peter Feigin, President of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and formerly Vice President of Marketing for the New York Knicks and Director of Marketing at Six Flags, joins Michael on the podcast today.They discussed his incredible career accomplishments at major brands, his rise from recruiter to President, handing out parking tickets in the Bucks lot, working for social justice in the epicenter of the global movement, and his unique leadership style.When asked about what betting on yourself means to him, Peter said, “I played soccer and basketball, not overly blessed with athleticism. But you would say I kind of got to play through high school college with just grit and will and really like persistence and relentlessness. And I think the only thing anybody can control is their own effort and kind of their own dreams and where they want to go.”Peter is a serious businessman and a hilarious friend. His is a story of grit, will, and great humor. If you need a shot of good inspiration (and a good laugh), listen to this episode! I guarantee you’ll find motivation and guidance from this remarkable man.And if you're a fan of the show don’t forget to follow to hear new episodes, and Rate or Review us wherever you tune in!In this episode Michael and Peter talked about:What betting on yourself means to himHis path to the Milwaukee BucksHis “get it done” attitudeWhy no is never the final answerThe embrace of the city of MilwaukeeHis unending love of gearHis mentor relationship with Bucks playersOperating in the Pandemic yearHis part in the social justice movementThe importance of simple will and gritThe advice he’d give his 16-year-old selfAnd much more!To ask a question, read the transcript, or learn more, visit MichaelRedd.com.Resources:Peter FeiginThe Milwaukee BucksMichael Redd on Instagram
How the Milwaukee Bucks C-Suite Team Thrives on Collaboration with Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum and Dustin Godsey, CMO, Milwaukee Bucks
The Business of Marketing
During their 2020 season, the Milwaukee Bucks had the NBA’s best record, the league’s Most Valuable Player, and the best chance for a Bucks team to win a championship in 49 years, but on August 26, the Bucks players decided to take a stance instead of play Game 5 in their series with the Orlando Magic. Following the shooting of Jacob Blake by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the Bucks players refused to step out on the court for their playoff matchup, which sent shockwaves across the NBA and later led to the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder joining their protest for social change. On this episode of The Business of Marketing Podcast, presented in partnership with SAP, Toby Daniels, Chief Innovation Officer at Adweek hosted a conversation with Peter Feigin, President of the Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum, and Dustin Godsey, CMO of the Milwaukee Bucks to discuss why they and their players chose to a take a stand during the Black Lives Matter movement and how their core values guided them as a business during that time. Listen to the latest episode of The Business of Marketing to also hear how the Bucks and the NBA pivoted during the pandemic, the challenges of reopening offices and stadiums, and how innovating around virtual live experiences helped bring them closer to their fans.
01-05-21 Courtside with the Milwaukee Bucks: Peter Feigin
The WTMJ Bucks Flagship Podcast
This week it's Gale Klappa being joined by Bucks President Peter Feigin, where they discuss:Play of team through 7 gamesGiannis' growing potential and contract extensionBusiness of a team in the middle of a pandemicPeter reflecting on his time with the team
Peter Feigin brings more than two decades of dynamic corporate leadership to Milwaukee’s sports and entertainment scene. His talents, hard work, and dedication are the driving force behind the transformational vision for not only the Milwaukee Bucks and the new world-class Fiserv Forum, but for the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin.Since taking over as president of the team in October of 2014, Peter has completely reimagined, rebuilt, and reenergized the team’s business operations, resulting in substantial increases in attendance, ticket revenue, merchandise revenue, partnership sales, and TV viewership. He has assembled a top-flight management team and has nurtured a corporate culture marked by accountability, collaboration, and fun. The Bucks were named one of Milwaukee’s best places to work in 2015-2019 and Peter’s inspired leadership was recognized when he was named the Milwaukee BizTimes 2015 CEO of the Year.Prior to joining the Bucks, Peter served as the Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, a major international entertainment company, where he managed global business units and handled branding and business development. Before working at Deluxe, Peter was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Marquis Jet Partners Inc./NetJets, the world’s leading private aviation company. Peter was integral in Berkshire Hathaway’s NetJets acquisition of Marquis Jet in 2010 and played a central role in the integration of the two companies. After transitioning post-merger to the same responsibilities at NetJets, he led the company to significant revenue growth.From 1998 to 2004, Peter worked for the New York Knicks in a variety of roles culminating in his position as Vice President of Marketing. Under Peter’s leadership, profits, season subscriptions, and suite revenues increased significantly. From 1993 to 1998, he held sales and marketing positions with Six Flags Theme Parks, which was then a Time Warner company.