|Name Tom Garfinkel|
|Education University of Colorado Boulder|
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Tom Garfinkel is the president and chief executive officer of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium (previously Sun Life Stadium), having been named to the position on September 9, 2013.
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In his role, Garfinkel is responsible for all business operations of the Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, including all budget responsibility. Garfinkel joined the Dolphins after working with the San Diego Padres from 2009 to 2013. He was named to the post of president and chief operating officer in April 2009 and was promoted to chief executive officer in April 2012. During his tenure with the Padres, Garfinkel led an executive team that grew local revenues and attendance, improved and innovated concessions, implemented new wi-fi throughout the ballpark, and executed a new local TV contract worth over $1.2B.
Prior to joining the Padres, Garfinkel was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks. During his tenure there, he built a long-term strategic plan for the franchise, led the rebranding of the club and updating of Chase Field, and in 2008 led a team that produced the highest controllable revenues in the franchise's history.
Prior to joining the Diamondbacks, Garfinkel spent five years with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams as Executive Vice President, overseeing all business operations of the 400-employee company. Garfinkel's background also includes time at Texaco where he managed sponsorship and corporate branding, and at Miller Brewing Company in strategic marketing and sales. He grew up in Walnut Creek, California and attended Las Lomas High School. He then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.