Ian Leeker

Sponsorship Sales

Ian joined JMI Sports in 2016 and was promoted to lead sponsorship sales efforts on behalf of the Patriot League and Ivy League in 2021. During the inaugural season of the Patriot League partnership, Ian helped to secure the first Presenting Sponsor of the Patriot League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in the League history.

Ian spent his first four years with JMI Sports working to launch the first-ever corporate partner program for the Ivy League. As part of that team, Ian helped secure Citizens Bank as the Presenting Partner of the Inaugural Ivy League Basketball Tournament and negotiated tentpole partnerships with Coca-Cola, Nike, Porsche, and TIAA. During his time on the Ivy League property, Ian’s efforts also assisted in securing increased exposure for the league through national media deals with Westwood One and ESPN.

Prior to JMI Sports, Ian worked at Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner in the Licensing and International Business Development departments.

The Darien, Connecticut native is a 2013 graduate of Elon University and earned a master’s degree in Sports Management from Columbia University in 2017.