Rob Katz (born 1969 or 1970) is a former interim general manager for the Hamilton Tiger Cats from 2005 to 2006 and the chief operating officer for the Tiger Cats from 2005 to 2007. Before his career with the Tiger Cats, Katz held previous positions in American sports including the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Rob Katz
Career history
As administrator
20052007Hamilton Tiger Cats (interim general manager and COO)

Early life and educationEdit

Katz spent his childhood in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida in 1992.[1][2]

CareerEdit

During his career, Katz held multiple positions in sports including the Doral Open, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[3] From 1992 to 1994, Katz worked in business operations for the Florida Marlins. In 1994, he was employed by the clothing company Nutmeg Mills in the marketing department until 1997. Katz went on to become senior director of merchandise for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for two years and was selected to be marketing director at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 1999.[2] Katz also was a co-creator of the marketing company ConVision.[4]

Hamilton Tiger CatsEdit

On August 10, 2005, Katz was named chief operating officer of the Hamilton Tiger Cats and replaced Ron Lancaster as interim general manager. Katz was previously a special assistant to the Tiger Cats upon his promotion in 2005.[3] A year later, Katz left his position of general manager on August 30, 2006 and was replaced by Marcel Desjardins.[5] Katz's term with the Tiger Cats ended in January 2007 when he resigned from his position of COO.[6] After leaving the Tiger Cats, Katz became a co-owner of a drone company called PrecisionHawk.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maki, Allan (10 March 2005). "When in doubt, look to the Ti-Katz for marketing assistance". The Globe and Mail. p. S2. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Rob Katz Named to Honestead Miami Speedway Post". Motorsport. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Matsumoto, Rick (11 August 2005). "The CFL's losingest team shakes things up, sort of". Toronto Star. p. C02.
  4. ^ Peters, Ken (10 August 2005). "Ticats Shuffle Office Duties". The Hamilton Spectator. p. SP02.
  5. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb (30 August 2006). "Ticats raid Als for Desjardins". The Gazette [Montreal, Quebec]. p. C3.
  6. ^ "Ticats Named Scott Mitchell President". CFL. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  7. ^ Macleod, Meredith (16 August 2013). "Ticats boss buys stake in drones". The Hamilton Spectator. p. A17.