Position: Vice President of Corporate Business Development

James Obletz serves as vice president of corporate business development at Delaware North’s global headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y.

In his role, Obletz develops and implements strategies for corporate business expansion – including mergers and acquisitions, portfolio acquisitions and divestitures, business development, corporate development and organic growth. Obletz’s leadership experience includes mergers and acquisitions, finance and investment banking. At Delaware North, he collaborates with the company’s finance, legal, business development and subsidiary leadership teams to pursue growth strategies.
Obletz joined Delaware North in 2016 – bringing nearly 15 years of experience in banking and corporate finance. Most recently, he 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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