Rob Minter was named Vice President of Business Operations on December 12, 2017. In this role, Minter is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day business-related activities of the Rochester Americans and Knighthawks organization.
Under Minter’s leadership, the Amerks experienced a 15% increase in Season Ticket Membership renewal rate entering the 2018-19 season in addition to a significant boost in overall corporate partnership value.
Minter, who is set to begin his second full season leading the organization in 2019-20, was also instrumental in the successful transition of Pegula Sports and Entertainment (PSE) taking over management of The Blue Cross Arena in August 2018. The move, in partnership with the City of Rochester, further allows the continued development along Rochester’s downtown corridor and Genesee River. He also assisted in securing a multi-million-dollar renovation plan for the venue, including a new state-of-the-art videoboard and ribbon wall that were unveiled prior to the 2018-19 season.
Recently, Minter played a lead role in the acquisition and subsequent rebrand of the Rochester Knighthawks franchise. The Knighthawks become the latest entity under the ownership of PSE and will debut in the National Lacrosse League as an expansion team for the 2019-20 season, bringing the NLL to an all-time 13 NLL teams. The coming season will be the first in which Minter will oversee an expanded front office staff for both the Amerks and Knighthawks.
Minter joined the organization following three years as the Director of Premium Seating for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans. During his tenure in New Orleans, Minter organized and managed a sales staff focused on the sale and retention of premium products for both franchises.
Prior to his time in New Orleans, Minter was the general manager of IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions, where he was instrumental in delivering high-value ticket sales and data solutions for all 19 Virginia Tech athletic programs.
Minter also gained experience holding various roles in the business development department with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including overseeing all ticketing operations for the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League as well as the Canton Charge, the organization’s NBA D-League team. He began his full-time career in sports as a Sales Consultant for the Monsters from 2008 to 2010 before serving as the team’s Inside Sales Manager for the 2010-11 season.
Minter is a native of Virginia and a 2007 graduate of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. He currently resides in Pittsford with his wife, Lauren, and their two sons Connor (6) and Patrick (4).
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