Neil Leibman serves as Chief Executive Officer of REV Entertainment, as well as the Texas Rangers President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Leibman oversees all of the club’s revenue and business operations areas, is the Chairman of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, and works closely with Chairman and Managing Partner Ray Davis on future development opportunities.
Leibman is an original member of the ownership group that purchased the Rangers in August 2010 and is on the team’s Board of Directors. He was appointed Chairman of the Rangers Ownership Committee in the spring of 2013 and Chief Operating Officer in April 2018. Leibman added the title of President of Business Operations in January 2021.
Over the last six years, he worked closely with Davis and the City of Arlington on the agreement to build Globe Life Field and with The Cordish Companies and Loews Hotels &Co. on the Texas Live! and Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX projects. Leibman has been very active in securing non-MLB sports and entertainment events and properties for both Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium.
Leibman played a major role in the Rangers’ transfer and purchase of the Down East Wood Ducks of the Carolina League in August 2016 and the franchise’s purchase of the South Atlantic League’s Hickory Crawdads in October 2017. He serves as CEO of Kinston Baseball LLC and President of Hickory Baseball Inc. Leibman is a member of Major League Baseball’s Diversity and Inclusion Committees on the ownership level.
Leibman is the Managing Partner of Top Tier Sports, which has ownership stakes in the Cleburne Railroaders (American Association of Professional Baseball), Dallas Jackals (Major League Rugby), Panther City Lacrosse Club (National Lacrosse League), and Buffalo Beauts and Minnesota Whitecaps (Premier Hockey Federation). He also has ownership in several esports teams owned by Immortals Gaming Company, where he serves on the Board of Directors.
Leibman is currently CEO of Summer Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: SUME) a retail electricity provider serving the Texas residential and commercial markets. Prior to Summer Energy, Leibman was Chairman and CEO of Aspen Pipeline LP I and II, a private equity firm (Energy Spectrum of Dallas) backed limited partnership, which owns and operates gas gathering systems, and transportation pipeline. In addition, Mr. Leibman was Former CEO of GEXA Corp., a Houston based retail electricity provider, which he founded and sold to FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE:FPL) in June of 2005. He then assisted in the transition as President of the combined entity. Prior to founding GEXA Corp., he practiced law in a partnership of Leibman & Oesch, LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Leibman started his career as an attorney for Exxon Company USA.
Mr. Leibman offices in both Houston and Dallas but resides in Houston with his wife Amy and their three children. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia where he received his BA and attended State University of New York School of Law and Business and simultaneously obtained a Law degree and Masters of Business Administration where he graduated with Honors. Mr. Leibman serves on numerous school boards and charitable organizations.
Sean Decker serves as the President of REV Entertainment, a full-service company that is responsible for producing first-class sports and entertainment events nationwide. Decker also serves as Texas Rangers Executive Vice President, Sports and Entertainment.
Decker spearheaded the creation of REV Entertainment, which officially launched in 2021. REV Entertainment is passionate about its commitment to producing originally created concepts. Alongside the entire REV Entertainment team, Decker has created and produced several REV Entertainment original concepts, including the creation of the Commanders’ Classic football game, Bout at the Ballpark, and the State Farm Showdown.
Throughout his career, he has developed, created, produced, and led a diverse portfolio of events. He was responsible for bringing the first standalone concerts to Globe Life Park, what is now Choctaw Stadium, along with other community points of pride – the Academy of Country Music’s Party for a Cause, the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and many others. Today, his team has expanded to acquiring and hosting sold-out crowds for world-renowned acts, such as Elton John, Morgan Wallen, Billy Joel, and Sir Paul McCartney.
Decker is responsible for the company’s strategic partnerships with companies such as Live Nation, Oak View Group, and AEG. Decker has also created lasting relationships with college athletic programs across the country by bringing a wide variety of sporting events to Globe Life Field, including the annual State Farm College Baseball Showdown, Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic and Bout at the Ballpark.
He also oversees all content and booking at the former home of the Texas Rangers, Choctaw Stadium, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the two Minor League Baseball teams owned by the Rangers.
Decker was promoted to this role in January 2020 after previously serving as Senior Vice President, Operations & Events since June 2017. Previously, Decker spent four years as the Rangers Vice President, Ballpark Operations. He joined the club in 2010 and has served in several roles including Sr. Account Executive, Suite Sales and Director of Sales, and Assistant Vice President of Rangers Enterprises.
Decker began his career in professional baseball as Operations Assistant with the Pacific Coast League’s Colorado Springs Sky Sox in 2008 and also worked as Assistant Director of Baseball Operations for MLB’s Arizona Fall League and as Corporate Marketing Manager for the Texas League’s Frisco RoughRiders before joining the Rangers.
Decker currently serves on the board for the Arlington, Fort Worth, and Dallas Sports Commissions.
A native of Grapevine, Texas he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sports Studies from Tarleton State University.
Sean and his wife, Renni, have two sons, Rhett & Reed, and reside in Colleyville.
Jared Schrom serves as Vice President of REV Entertainment, as well as Vice President of Events for the Texas Rangers. His overall duties include sales and procurement of events at Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium, as well as oversight of the REV Entertainment sales, services and operations teams.
After pitching for Division I Stephen F. Austin State University and earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Schrom was signed by the Texas Rangers in 2009 and spent some time in the minor leagues before beginning his professional career with the club as an Account Executive for Rangers Enterprises. Schrom later went on to serve as Director of Sales for Rangers Events, overseeing all special event sales.
In 2020 Schrom stepped into the role of Assistant Vice President, Events, and assumed the role of Vice President of REV Entertainment in 2021. In this role Schrom is responsible for securing major events at all REV managed venues, as well as managing the sales, operations, and services department.
Schrom is instrumental in the development of REV-owned properties such as State Farm Showdown, Lockheed Martin Commanders’ Classic, and Bout at the Ballpark. Schrom is also responsible for bringing events and building strong, long-term relationships with such powerhouse partners as Big 12, Camp Gladiator, several of the country’s largest holiday light shows, and countless high school and college sporting events to name a few.
A native of El Paso, Texas, Jared and his wife, Laura live in Mansfield with their two daughters, Aniston and Olivia.
Madison SanFilippo serves as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for REV Entertainment, a company that is responsible for producing first-class sports and entertainment events nationwide.
SanFilippo oversees all communications, marketing, branding, advertising, and digital/social media activities for REV Entertainment.
SanFilippo, who spent a decade in the Texas Rangers Communications Department from 2011-20, rejoined the organization as REV Entertainment’s Senior Director of Communications in December 2021.
SanFilippo joined the Rangers as an intern in the communications department in 2011 and was hired full-time as the club’s communications coordinator following her graduation from TCU in 2012. She also served as Manager of Broadcast Operations and Manager of Communications in her tenure with the Rangers. In the latter role, SanFilippo was instrumental in developing and executing strategic communications efforts for the construction and opening of Globe Life Field as she handled media and community outreach and social media management for the three-year project.
SanFilippo also spent time overseeing marketing and public relations efforts for a Dallas-based real estate company before rejoining the organization
SanFilippo graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She resides in Flower Mound with her husband, Brian.
Wade Howell serves as Vice President of Minor League Baseball Operations for REV Entertainment. In this role, Howell oversees REV Entertainment’s sports management division, while also handling all business operations for the Down East Wood Ducks and Hickory Crawdads.
Howell oversees the day-to-day business, stadium, and administrative operations for two of the Texas Rangers minor league affiliates, the High-A Wood Ducks and Low-A Crawdads.
Howell was appointed as General Manager of the Rangers’ new Carolina League franchise in September 2016 and successfully developed all aspects of the Wood Ducks’ business, stadium, and administrative preparations for their inaugural 2017 season. He also was instrumental in overseeing a successful transition with the Hickory Crawdads organization when he was appointed as Vice President in 2018.
Howell has over 27 years of professional and intercollegiate sports experience. Howell joined the Rangers organization in January 2012, first working as Senior Director of Media Sales. Prior to joining the Rangers, he served as Vice President and General Manager of IMG College’s sports properties in the Greensboro, North Carolina area at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Elon University. He worked extensively with the Greensboro Coliseum and coordinated other statewide collegiate sponsorships with schools such as Appalachian State, Duke, East Carolina, Wake Forest, and Western Carolina. Howell has also worked in similar roles at UNLV and Boston College.
Howell is a native of Stockbridge, Georgia, and earned his BA and Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Georgia State University.