Riptide Front Office
Jim Burda is Chief Business Officer for the New York Riptide where he oversees all facets of the team’s ticketing, sponsorship, marketing, and community outreach efforts. In addition, he is Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for GF Sports where he plays an integral role in the revenue generating areas across all GF Sports properties.
Burda has more than 20 years experience in the sports industry. Prior to joining the Riptide and GF Sports, he was Chief Revenue Officer for the Chicago Sky where he led all revenue generating departments for the WNBA team, including marketing partnerships and ticket sales. Burda also oversaw community efforts for Chicago Sky Cares, the team's nonprofit organization. Previously, Burda served as U.S. Director of Promotions and Partnerships for Wilson Sporting Goods. In his role with Wilson, Burda managed the U.S. Open retail program and oversaw all professional sporting exhibitions, events and promotional partnerships. In addition, Burda’s experience includes serving as Regional Director for Highland Ventures, LTD, overseeing property expansion and development, sales and operations management, and human resources for more than 50 of the company’s retail, fitness and fast-casual dining stores, and earlier in his career he formed Racquets for Life, a racquet sports and retail business consulting company.