John Torris

Director Business Development
Phoenix Suns

Since starting his career with the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers in 2009, John has held various sales and leadership positions in professional sports.  Before joining the Suns he was the Inside Sales Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves where he was responsible for hiring, training, and developing the sales talent for the organization.  Prior to that he sold premium seating, suites, and corporate sponsorships for the San Diego Padres.

In his current role John oversees all new sales teams for the Phoenix Suns, Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix Mercury, and Arizona Rattlers.  John also directly manages the Premium Team responsible for the sales, service, and retention efforts for all of the premium areas of Talking Stick Resort Arena – including suites, courtside seats, and club seats.  Over the past two years, the Suns have grown their premium business significantly by finalizing 41 new Suite and Theater Box lease partnerships. They have also sold out of all courtside seats and renewed over 85% of all premium customers.

John is originally from Denver, Colorado and graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a degree in Marketing.  He lives in Phoenix with his wife Katie and their three children Hailey, Trey, and Hunter.


IDEAL Industries



Franklin Group
IDEAL Industries
Armored Things
Dimensional Innovations
Event Finders USA
3D Digital Venue
Hunden Strategic Partners
Magnetic 3D
Stage Front
Suite Experience Group
Drake's Organic Vodka
Smart Buffet Ware