Matt is the Vice President of Business Development & Premium Sales for the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury & Footprint Center. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Salata has been working in the sports industry for over 10 years, with six years at the Suns. Prior to his current position, Matt worked for the St. Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons & Legends, and the New Jersey Devils. Matt played a key role in product ideation and strategy for Project 201 – a $250 million dollar renovation project to Footprint Center that was completed in September, 2021. Seven years ago he shifted into a sales leadership role focused on sales & marketing strategy and people development as he now overseas three different sales teams at the Suns. His greatest passion is coaching young sales professionals to new heights and helping them achieve their personal & professional goals. Matt also serves on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central and Northern Arizona where he was appointed Development Committee Chair & Golf Tournament Chair. He resides in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife Hayley and his son Ryan.
Vice President, Business Development & Premium Sales
Phoenix Suns & Phoenix Mercury