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Colin Faulkner

Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, USA // Colin Faulkner serves as the senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for the Chicago Cubs as well as the senior vice president of Marquee Sports & Entertainment. In this dual role, he oversees all aspects of ticket sales, corporate partnerships and marketing for the Chicago Cubs, the Park at Wrigley, Hotel Zachary, the American Airlines Conference Center and Wrigley Rooftops. Faulkner joined the Cubs in 2010 as the vice president of Ticket Sales and Service.

Prior to joining the Cubs, he served as the senior vice president of Marketing for the Dallas Stars. Faulkner was responsible for overseeing the Dallas Stars overall marketing strategy and execution, including advertising plans and strategies, corporate partner integration and execution, branding and messaging, ticket sales marketing and support, game presentation and promotions, social media strategies and sales and marketing technology platforms. He previously served as the vice president of Ticket Sales and Service for the Stars.

Faulkner played an integral role in the transition from Reunion Arena to American Airlines Center in 2001. He also guided the Stars through the cancellation of the 2004-05 season due to the NHL labor dispute and was instrumental in the relaunch of the Stars brand and their ticket sales effort for the 2005-06 season. Faulkner also played a key role in the strategy and execution of the successful 2007 NHL All-Star game in Dallas, Texas.

Faulkner joined Hicks Sports Group as an account executive with the Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and Mesquite Rodeo. Prior to joining Hicks Sports Group, he worked for the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) of Major League Soccer.

In December of 2014, Faulkner was named one of Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 recipients. He also was named to SportsBusiness Journal’s 2015 Forty Under 40 class.

Colin graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing and currently serves on Baylor University’s Sports, Sponsorship and Sales advisory board.

Colin and his wife, Jaime, have three children, daughter Avery and sons Blake and Drew.