Jan 29, 2013

SSE Names Louis F. Partenza Vice President & CFO

SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Louis F. Partenza has joined the organization as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the Florida Panthers and the BB&T Center.

In this role, Partenza will oversee the finance, accounting, budgeting and strategic planning for all of SSE’s operating entities including the Panthers, BB&T Center, and the Saveology.com Iceplex. Partenza joins the organization with more than 20 years of experience in finance, revenue and profit growth and with a significant background in executive leadership.

“We are thrilled to welcome Louis Partenza to the SSE family as our new Vice President & CFO,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark. “I’m confident that Lou, together with Vice President of Finance Luciana Midili, will help our finance department, and thus our entire organization, to grow and achieve all of our goals and objectives."

Prior to joining SSE, Partenza was the Managing Director of Leverage Management Consulting where he worked with the Panthers and BB&T Center finance department in a consulting role over the last two months. In addition, Partenza has held executive roles with Security Impact Glass in West Palm Beach, Honeywell in Dallas, Banner Aerospace in Fort Lauderdale, GE Aerospace in Annapolis, and more. Partenza graduated from Long Island University in New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Management.

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