Position: Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

James Obletz serves as senior vice president of corporate development at Delaware North’s global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y.
In his role, Obletz oversees Delaware North’s efforts to grow via acquisition and strategic investment, including those opportunities across all company subsidiaries. He directly oversees the corporate development teams supporting Delaware North’s gaming, parks and resorts, and international subsidiaries because of their focus on growth via acquisition and Obletz’s leadership experience in mergers, acquisitions, finance and investment banking. Obletz also coordinates efforts around the enterprise-wide growth planning process and various work streams associated with Delaware North’s strategic growth initiatives.
Prior to joining Delaware North in August 2016, Obletz worked in New York City as an executive director in the real estate, lodging and gaming investment banking group at J.P. Morgan. He began his career in 2003 with M&T Bank in Buffalo as a banking officer and part of its highly regarded Management Development Program.
A Buffalo native, Obletz graduated with honors and a degree in economics from Boston College. He later earned an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he studied corporate finance and real estate.

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