Scott O’Neil is the former Chief Executive Officer of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, an organization with the mission of building passionate, high-performing teams that inspire and enhance the communities where its fans live, work, play and win. As CEO, O’Neil was responsible for the organization’s leadership, strategic vision, and global ambitions. A decade-long Alternate Governor for the NBA and NHL, O’Neil was acting CEO over all properties in HBSE’s dynamic, global portfolio, including marquee teams, the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s New Jersey Devils.
With more than 20 years of experience in the NBA, NHL and NFL, O’Neil has earned a reputation as a leader of leaders, and is one of the most connected, dynamic and driven executives in the industry today. His reputation for authentic leadership, unparalleled drive to innovate, and emphasis on corporate culture has placed him at the forefront of the industry vanguard. He is also the Co-Managing Partner and Founding Board Member of Elevate Sports Ventures, a best-in-class sports and entertainment consultancy founded in partnership between HBSE, the San Francisco 49ers, Live Nation, Ticketmaster and Oak View Group.
A former President of Madison Square Garden Sports, O’Neil was the key architect in some of the largest venue sponsorship deals in history, while overseeing the iconic New York Knicks (NBA) and New York Rangers (NHL). O’Neil spent seven years as the Senior Vice President of the NBA’s renowned Team Marketing and Business Operations group, where he advised NBA, WNBA and NBA Gatorade League teams. Earlier in his career, O’Neil served as the President of HoopsTV.com, served as Vice President of Sales for the Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) and began his career with the New Jersey Nets (NBA).