Jake Vernon is entering his seventh season with the Timberwolves, and fifth as Vice President of Ticket Sales and Service. In his role, Vernon leads all strategies and initiatives related to ticketing, membership service, premium sales and group events. Vernon played an integral role in the planning and execution of the go to market strategy for all premium products included in the two-year renovation of Target Center. Under his leadership, the Timberwolves have garnered significant increases in the season membership base, partial plan sales and group ticket sales.
Prior to joining the Timberwolves, Vernon spent two years as President and Founder of Get Real Sport Sales, a sales consulting and outsourcing company that worked with collegiate and professional sports teams to increase ticket and corporate partnership revenue. Get Real Sports client list included Butler University, Iowa St University, Xavier University, Charlotte Bobcats, Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Colts and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The majority of Vernon's career was spent with Pacers Sports and Entertainment, working with both the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. He got his start as a ticket sales account executive for the Indiana Fever, before working his way up through various management positions, culminating with being named vice president of ticket sales and service in June of 2007.