President and CEO – SF 49ers and Elevate Sports Ventures
Al Guido was named President of the San Francisco 49ers on February 15, 2016. Guido oversees all key business initiatives for the team. Guido also concurrently serves as the CEO and co-managing partner of Elevate Sports Ventures, which – launched in 2018 – works to bring comprehensive business solutions to the sports and entertainment industry that identify new revenue opportunities and bring new, innovative ideas to market.
Prior to being named President of the 49ers, Guido served as the team’s chief operating officer from 2014-16. Levi’s Stadium has proven itself as a 360-degree entertainment venue in its first four years under Guido’s leadership. The venue has hosted Super Bowl 50, WrestleMania 31, Major League Soccer, multiple Pac-12 Championship Football games, International Soccer giants Manchester United and Barcelona, Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Grateful Dead, and NHL Outdoor Classic. In 2017, the stadium played host to the largest soccer tournament on U.S. soil since the World Cup with the Copa America Centenario as well as hosted the prestigious 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship.
Under his direction, the construction and year-one operations of Levi’s Stadium exceeded all projections – finishing under budget on construction, with lower public debt than expected, delivering $2.8 million to the City of Santa Clara general fund from non-event revenue in just the first eight months of operations, and fully funding reserve cash balances for the Santa Clara Stadium Authority.
Guido led the sales team that made the stadium a reality, highlighted by the record-setting Stadium Builders License sales campaign for the stadium’s seats and suites. The team has signed more than a dozen partners with record-breaking figures in corporate partnership investments, including Levi’s® and SAP.
Creating a technologically enhanced game day experience that is influencing sports venues across North America and around the world, the strategy for Levi’s Sta