SVP, Global Partnerships AEG/T-Mobile Arena
Mark Faber has been with AEG since 2005 and is Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, for AEG in Las Vegas. AEG and MGM entered into a joint venture agreement to develop a 20,000 seat arena in Las Vegas. T-Mobile Arena opened to rave reviews in April 2016 and was named Billboard 2017 Arena of the Year. As the lead for AEG in Las Vegas, Faber’s primary responsibility is to secure high revenue longterm partners for the venue including Naming Rights, Founding Partners and Premium Inventory, such as suites, loge boxes and club seats. As a member of the leadership team, Faber focuses on revenue generation for the arena as well as other properties in Las Vegas including MGM Grand Garden Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, The Colosseum at Caesars and The Joint at Hard Rock.
Prior to this, Faber was the first lead prior to groundbreaking for AEG’s arena in Kansas City, Sprint Center. Faber was responsible for revenue generation including naming rights, sponsorships and premium seating for AEG properties in the Midwest Region including Target Center, Maverik Center, The Midland by AMC and Verizon Theater. Faber brings 25-plus years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry to his role at AEG. Faber began his career as an intern in the ticket office with the Orange Bowl Committee in Miami, Florida, and was promoted to Ticket Manager. Following this, he joined the Dallas Cowboys to help direct sales efforts for sponsorships, events, hospitality, and luxury suites at the Cowboys’ Texas Stadium and Training Camp. During the next five years, the Cowboys won back-to-back World Championships in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII, and Faber added the duties of being on the post-season advance team for NFC Championship games and Super Bowls. Faber left the Cowboys to pursue additional opportunities in sports with Liberty Media, and has subsequently held senior-level positions with Host Communications, Galles Indy Racing, PSP Sports, and Learfield Sports.
A native of Prairie Village, Kansas, Faber graduated from the University of Kansas, where he obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and History, and earned a Masters of Business Administration. During his time in Kansas City, Faber was a frequent guest lecturer at the Sports Management Program at The University of Kansas as well as involved in many civic and philanthropic organizations. Mark and his wife, Holly, make their home in Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV. Their daughter, Megan, graduated Cum Laude from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee with majors in Entertainment Industry Studies and Spanish. Their son, Drew, is a sophomore at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa pursuing a degree in Creative Media. Mark and Holly have a passion for supporting cancer research, youth homelessness and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.