Our mantra? Be all in.

We like our leaders savvy, tenacious and hands-on. And they have committed more than 150 years to enable BDA's vision.

Jay Deutsch CEO, Co-founder

Jay Deutsch

CEO, Co-founder

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Jay Deutsch

Barry Deutsch Chief Sales Officer

Barry Deutsch

Chief Sales Officer

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Barry Deutsch

Rob Martin Chief Operating Officer

Rob Martin

Chief Operating Officer

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Rob Martin

Steve Avanessian EVP – Client Services & Sports

Steve Avanessian

EVP – Client Services & Sports

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Steve Avanessian

Jon Wilkerson EVP – NBD & Client Services

Jon Wilkerson

EVP – NBD & Client Services

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Jon Wilkerson

Tara Denman Chief Human Resources Officer

Tara Denman

Chief Human Resources Officer

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Tara Denman

Jared Collinge Chief Financial Officer

Jared Collinge

Chief Financial Officer

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Jared Collinge

Steve Gomez Chief Information & Digital Officer

Steve Gomez

Chief Information & Digital Officer

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CIO & CDO
Advisory Council
Chuck Arnold
Chuck Arnold
President, Seahawks and First & Goal Inc.

Chuck is responsible for all financial and business operations, sales and marketing, and administration for the Seahawks. As president of First & Goal Inc., Arnold directs the management of Lumen Field, Lumen Field Field Event Center, and WAMU Theater. Arnold is in his 28th season with the organization and fourth as team president, after serving as the team’s COO from 2013-18. In April 2021, the team announced his extension as president through 2027.

Lea Anne S. Ottinger
Lea Anne S. Ottinger
Managing Partner, LMR Advisors

Lea has over 30 years of experience as a public and private company Board Member, trusted M&A Advisor, Private Equity Principal and Franchisee Operator of a global skin-care and cosmetics retailer. Her career has been entirely dedicated to working with high growth companies, primarily in the consumer and retail sectors, where she seeks to achieve outsized returns by applying her deep understanding of the financial and human resources and strategies required to fuel growth and innovation.

Rob Matthews
Rob Matthews
Brand Builder and Marketing Innovator

Rob builds iconic billion-dollar brands, creates desire with modern storytelling and ignites pop-culture by unleashing fan passion. Specializing in brand, business model and industry transformation with a focus on youth and popular culture – he has built some of the most iconic brands and entertainment franchises in the world, including Xbox, Nintendo, Minecraft, Pokémon, Mario, Zelda, Halo, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Surface, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and nearly 400 others.

Advisory Council Emeritus
Robert F. Felton
Robert F. Felton
Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Company, Inc.

Bob is one of the most brilliant guys in the room. He served as Senior Partner of McKinsey and Company after managing the firm's Seattle, Seoul, Korea, and Los Angeles offices.

Jim Weber
Jim Weber
Chairman and CEO, Brooks Sports

As a one-time direct report to Warren Buffet, Jim successfully revitalized Brooks into one of the world’s premier running shoe brands. Before starting the ambitious journey of Brooks Sports as the running brand, Weber was the managing director of U.S. Bancorp's Piper Jaffray, a Seattle investment bank.

Tod Leiweke
Tod Leiweke
Chief Executive Officer, Seattle Kraken

Tod is one of the country’s most accomplished and highly regarded executives across all professional sports leagues. After building the Seattle Seahawk and Seattle Sounders into two of the most successful franchises within their respective leagues, Tod left Seattle to become the CEO of the Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment LP at Lightning Hockey LP. In 2018, Tod returned to Seattle to lead the effort to bring the NHL back to Seattle. The Seattle Kraken will take the ice in October 2021.

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