SVP Business Operations, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

Ryan Garfat

Ryan Garfat is a new member of the Kroenke organization, as senior vice president of business operations. He’s actively building a team to oversee marketing, events, PR, and operations for the Los Angeles Gladiators, Los Angeles Guerrillas and the Hollywood Park stadium and events project to be operational next year. 

 In his previous life, Ryan has been an editor and journalist in one way or another for nearly 20 years, covering or leading coverage of over 200 sporting events and seasons. Most recently Ryan was a senior editor for ESPN, overseeing several groups over 10 years at ESPN, including ESPN Esports, where he used his experience to help shape a young staff covering the next great sports movement in America. 

In his spare time, Ryan enjoys playing video games moderately well, can be found on the golf course in a duffer league or riding his bike near his home at the beach, enjoys the variety of food Los Angeles offers and is an avid music buff. Ryan is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, class of 2000.