Position: Senior Vice President, Business Development, Delaware North, Sportservice and Parks & Resorts
Barry Freilicher serves as senior vice president of business development for both Delaware North Sportservice and Delaware North’s parks and resorts business.
In his role as senior vice president of business development for Delaware North’s parks and resorts business, Freilicher is focused on developing and implementing growth strategies to win contracts in state and national parks, and cultural attractions. In addition, he seeks acquisition opportunities to grow the company’s portfolio of owned assets. He also leads Delaware North Sportservice’s business development team, which is responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities, including those in stadiums, ballparks, arenas and convention centers in North America.
Freilicher joined Delaware North in 2006 as regional vice president for Delaware North Sportservice. In 2007, he transitioned to its vice president of business development, with responsibility for identifying and developing new business opportunities in stadiums, ballparks and arenas in North America. During his six-year tenure in the development position, he played an integral role in helping Delaware North Sportservice win new business valued at more than $2.2 billion – including operating contracts at MetLife Stadium, Target Field, Lambeau Field, Bank of America Stadium, CenturyLink Field, and Oriole Park at Camden Yards – while also renewing existing clients with contract value worth more than $1.6 billion.
In addition to his work with Delaware North, Freilicher’s career includes a unique blend of operational and business development experience. He started his career with Restaurant Associates and subsequently held executive positions as president of Canteen’s Volume Services division and vice president of development for Ticketmaster.
Freilicher, who holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel administration from Cornell University, also served as a principal and president of a boutique marketing company.
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