Tom Garfinkel was hired as president and chief executive officer of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium in September 2013.
His operating experience includes serving as president and chief executive officer of the San Diego Padres, chief operating officer of the Arizona Diamondbacks and executive vice president of Chip Ganassi Racing’s NASCAR, IndyCar, and Grand-Am racing teams. Prior to working in sports, Tom held different sales, marketing, and branding leadership roles with Miller Brewing Company and Texaco, Inc.
Tom serves on the board of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge, the Gulliver School’s Board of Trustees and the Sports Management Advisory Board and Ross School of Business Advisory Board at the University of Michigan.
Tom graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and earned his MBA at the University of Michigan.
Tom and his wife, Allison, live in Coral Gables with their three sons.