Changing the Game: How Flyers CFO Blair Listino directs the team’s financial power plays
May 6, 2021 I 1 p.m. EST
Virtual Event: The Herbein Conversation
Join Herbein on Thursday, May 6 from 1-2 p.m. for a dynamic virtual event for our clients and friends to hear how this influential Flyers front office executive directs the team’s financial power plays.
From its 1967 expansion roots, to the mid-70s’ Stanley Cup winning teams - and beyond - the Philadelphia Flyers are firmly established in the Philadelphia sports pantheon. And while the Flyers’ gritty style of play and community contributions have endeared the team to the hockey loving City of Brotherly Love, its management is equally strong off the ice.
As the Chief Financial Officer for the Philadelphia Flyers, Wells Fargo Center, and Spectacor Gaming, Blair Listino leads financial optimization and growth strategies, as well as oversight of all financial matters for the Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. In addition, she oversees the finance and accounting for Spectacor Gaming, Philadelphia Wings, Maine Mariners, Skate Zone, and Flyers’ owner Comcast Spectacor’s corporate activity.
With 15 years of experience in finance and accounting, Listino has also served as Vice President of Finance for Olive Media, a start-up company in San Francisco, CA and in the audit departments at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Varian Inc.
Listino’s dynamic management style and broad responsibilities and oversight have earned her acclaim as one of the most influential women in sports. Known as a visionary, growth-oriented business partner, Listino drives profitable growth with her ability to go beyond the numbers in dissecting/analyzing profitability, productivity, and business practices. Listino has a distinguished history of working successfully with senior executives and owners, and is skilled at incorporating diverse points of view and promoting consensus for action.
Listino received her Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and is an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has also completed the Women in Leadership Program at the University Of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business. A Colorado native, Listino currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Media, PA.
Herbein women initiative HWomen Rise is honored to present this Herbein Conversation, moderated by Regional Marketing Director Beth Bershok, a professional broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience, and hosted by HWomen Rise leader and firm partner Marybeth Olree.
Attendees can expect to learn from Blair Listino about:
- The “business of hockey”:
- Optimization of the financial management landscape / Implementation of new financial controls and procedures
- Strategic financial thinking/leadership to advance market and financial trends.
- New business development ventures and other organizational initiatives
- The progress of change for women in sports financial management
- What she and the Flyers are doing to build and foster a pipeline that promotes women across executive positions
- A “typical day” of a CFO in the National Hockey League
- Her role in negotiations
- The diversified revenue mix of the Flyers and Comcast Spectator, its parent organization