Chillin’ with the Heat

Dan Green '06 on the home court of the Miami Heat

Photo by RC Concepcion

Daniel Green ’06

As a Raider: played basketball four years, guard, #5

Height: 6’3″

Current employer: The Miami Heat

Title: Account executive, premium partnerships

A great match: In this position, Green can combine his business savvy with his passion
for sports.

A day in the life: Green handles all premium partnerships for the Heat, including premium seating and events as well as corporate partnerships. For him, an average day starts in the office, reaching out to potential partners. But no two days are alike. He attends several meetings a day to close deals — with representatives from big-name companies. On game days, these meetings are often courtside or suite level, where potential partners can soak up the excitement of the NBA.

Perks: “We work hand in hand with the players. When we won back-to-back NBA Championships two years ago, we had a private celebration where the players congratulated us.” The staff also received championship rings.

Hot Hublot: Green and his staff organize one of the Heat’s biggest events of the year, the Heat Hublot Gala. At the event, players, executives, and major partners come together to celebrate the Heat and benefit a good cause.

Giving back: Green is a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and a teacher at HEAT Academy, an after-school program dedicated to providing economically disadvantaged students with academic enrichment and tutoring. He’s also a member of the Hardwood Club supporting Colgate men’s basketball team.

Motivation: “It is always important to have role models. Growing up in the inner city, I saw how programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters and the HEAT Academy give back to the community. Without those kinds of organizations, I don’t think I’d be in the position I’m in today.”

Just for fun: Green enjoys living in Miami — taking in shows, relaxing on the pristine beaches, staying fit, and cheering on other Florida sports teams. During the off-season (July–September), he travels, usually abroad. His favorite trip to date was touring the Greek islands.

— Emma Loftus ’16