Hospitality | Sports
Milwaukee Bucks; Fiserv Forum | Milwaukee
When Peter Feigin was selected to lead the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014, the new owners of the team had big aspirations, namely, making the Bucks one of the most successful franchises in the NBA. Eight years later, that mission has largely been accomplished under Feigin’s leadership. His tenure has been punctuated by securing $250 million in public funds for Fiserv Forum, constructing and opening the $524 million arena, closing on a naming rights deal with the Brookfield-based financial services company, building out a full calendar of non-game-day events at the venue, and developing the surrounding block into an entertainment destination – now known as the Deer District. Those accomplishments were capstoned by the Bucks’ 2021 NBA championship. Today, the team is valued at about $2.3 billion, according to Forbes.
Education: Bachelor’s, Franklin & Marshall; Financial Executive program, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
First job: “I was a coordinator for all of Arthur Ashe’s clinics and appearances during the last months of his life. I learned about the importance of urgency and details.”
Favorite destinations: “Greece and Brooklyn.”
Top of your bucket list: “Owning a taco stand with my son and daughter called ‘Papa y Hijos.’”
Podcast recommendation: “The Daily, a podcast which offers a great summary of news via the New York Times.”