OUR TEAM.

A-Rod Corp is a diverse team of professionals that supports innovative entrepreneurs and builds value across the consumer, media, tech, and sports industries. Chairman and CEO Alex Rodriguez applies the lessons he learned as an MLB champion (and MLB’s 4th all-time home run leader) to lead the A-Rod Corp team—and win in every business that the firm backs.

DIVERSITY AT A-ROD CORP

Our Values

Integrity

We are proud of how we
do business and the legacy
that we are creating.

Meritocracy

We reward ambition,
thirst for knowledge
and high performance.

Teamwork

We work together to score
home runs and win.

Transparency

We operate in an open
and trusting environment

THE TEAM.

Alex Rodriguez

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - A-Rod Corp

Alex Rodriguez is a businessman and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp, a broad-based investment firm that bets on world-class startups and partners with leading global companies across the real estate, health and wellness, technology, and sports & entertainment industries. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), for more than 25 years, Alex leads a team of experts building high-growth businesses and enhancing the value of more than 30 companies in the A-Rod Corp portfolio.

Alex founded A-Rod Corp in 1995, purchasing a duplex apartment on the theory that investing his MLB earnings wisely would protect him from the kinds of financial struggles that afflict too many professional athletes. While he racked up extraordinary stats on the field (696 home runs and more grand slams than any other MLB player in history), Alex simultaneously assembled an impressive team at A-Rod Corp, bought apartment units across the southeastern U.S., and built a fully integrated real estate and development company. In 2020, Alex joined CGI Merchant Group's hotel investment fund to acquire and develop properties across North America and the Caribbean.

Following his success in real estate, Alex has invested in a variety of sectors where he has expertise. He looks for long-term opportunities to provide financial capital, work alongside founders and leadership, and amplify the growth of each company.

In addition to leading A-Rod Corp, Alex is CEO of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with Antara Capital Chairman Himanshu Gulati as equal partner. Slam Corp is seeking to acquire a leader in the consumer tech, media, entertainment, and health and wellness sectors.

In 2021, Alex joined the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx ownership group. In the same year, Alex formed A-Rod Media, a strategic pillar within the organization to house all media activity. A-Rod Media offers scalable, multimedia capabilities, including original content creation, compelling narrative storytelling, and audience engagement across all marketing  platforms.

Alex is an Emmy Award-winning MLB analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN. He has been a judge and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, mentored financially distressed ex-athletes on CNBC’s Back in the Game, and currently co-hosts the podcast The Corp with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz, interviewing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and sports legends. Committed to creating opportunities for young people to succeed, Alex serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade where he is an Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree, the Boards of Trustees of the University of Miami, and The Paley Center for Media. His gifts to the University of Miami and Florida International University have provided scholarships to dozens of students. Alex resides in Miami with his daughters, Natasha and Ella.

What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?

An entrepreneur and a Major League baseball player

Best advice I ever got?

Surround yourself with great people.

David Becker

Chief Financial Officer

In his role as Chief Financial Officer of A-Rod Corp, David Becker manages financial budgeting, internal reporting, accounting, tax, interfacing with financing partners, and other day-to-day financial operations. Before he joined A-Rod Corp in 2021, he worked at Inner Circle Sports for over 10 years. Prior to Inner Circle, he spent four years in investment banking coverage at J.P. Morgan as an Analyst and an Associate, covering companies in the financial institutions and real estate sectors. Outside of work, Dave currently sits on the Board of Trustees and the Finance/Audit Committee for the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone and on the Industry Advisory Board for the Business of Sports School. He studied business administration at Emory University, where he received his BBA with a concentration in finance.  


My favorite podcast is...

New York Times The Daily

Favorite Team:

Buffalo Bills

Outside of work you'll find me...

spending time with family and friends, golfing, running or biking

What was your first job?

Summer intern for the Rochester Red Wings

Jose Gomez

Co-CEO, Newport Property Construction

Jose Gomez is a founding Partner at A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. As COO of Newport, he oversees the firm’s financial and business operations. He has supervised and managed the repositioning of more than 16,000 multifamily housing units throughout the Southeast U.S. With deep expertise in construction management, Jose forges Newport’s strategic relationships with private equity funds, REITs, and corporate clients.


My favorite app is...

Reolink for construction project management.

Best advice you ever got?

Say less. Listen more.

Dream vacation?

Traveling Europe with my wife and kids.

What was your first job?

Store Clerk at Baseball Unlimited

Javier Gomez

VP, Legal Operations

As VP, Legal Operations, Javier manages investment, legal, and operational strategies across A-Rod Corp’s vast portfolio.

Javier attended Stetson University where he played baseball and obtained his B.S. in Business Administration. He finished his baseball career playing in the minor leagues, which included a season within the Arizona Diamondbacks organization Javier obtained his law degree from St. Thomas University and has been a real estate attorney since 2003.

Alejandra Gutierrez

Chief Financial Officer, Newport Property Construction

Newport Property Construction Controller Alejandra Gutierrez leads the company’s business services department and oversees its control systems, financial forecasting, and cash and risk management. She also oversees Newport’s human resources and business operations functions. Alejandra joined Newport in 2004. She earned a B.A and M.B.A. from Florida International University.


Patrick Harrington

Chief Event & Entertainment Officer

Patrick Harrington oversees A-Rod Corp events and hospitality, including activities in geographic markets that are key to the national expansion of Presidente. Before joining A-Rod Corp, Patrick worked for Casamigos, where he helped the fast-growing tequila startup build a large customer base in the Southwest. Before Casamigos, Mr. Harrington worked for Discovery Land Company, an Arizona-based developer of luxury residential communities and clubs. Patrick graduated from Arizona State University, where he earned a B.A. in Organizational Communications.


If I had a superpower…

I would be able to communicate with those no longer here.

Best advice you ever got?

You can never adjust the direction of the wind, but you can always adjust the direction of your sails.

Favorite Team:

Chicago Bulls

Outside of work you will find me…

spending quality time with my family and friends

Ashleigh Honig

Director, Media & Partnerships

Ashleigh Honig manages digital media planning and creative along with partnerships for A-Rod Corp. She also assists Alex with his public appearances and broadcast work, including Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, MLB on FOX, and The Corp with Barstool Sports. Ashleigh previously worked in marketing for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. She earned a B.A. in Advertising Management, Marketing and Sports Administration from the University of Miami.



Favorite Team:

The Miami Hurricanes. Go Canes!

Where were you born?

Princeton, New Jersey.

The first thing you do every morning is…

make a coffee and walk my Golden Doodle, Koda!

Outside of work you'll find me...

at the beach, working out, or cooking up something good in the kitchen!

Malvina Kazanian

Senior Vice President, Finance

In her role as Senior Vice President, Finance of A-Rod Corp, Malvina Kazanian manages financial controls, accounting, business operations, human resources, and IT. Before she joined A-Rod Corp in 2010, she worked for 12 years as a Business Manager at Boulevard Management, serving high net worth clients in the sports and entertainment industries. Before that, she was an Account Manager at David Weise & Associates. Malvina has a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal State University, Northridge.

If I had one superpower, I would want to…

heal people from any and all types of ailments.

Best advice you ever got?

You either control your mind and thoughts, or it controls you.

Dream vacation?

To see every part of the world! But if I had to choose one from my bucket list, it would be an African safari.

Favorite team?

Manchester United

Erin Knight

President, Monument Capital Management

As President of Monument Capital Management (MCM), Erin Knight oversees a fully integrated real estate investment company that has acquired more than $800 million in assets across more than a dozen states. Acquired via opportunity funds and strategic joint ventures, these investments target markets with strong demand for workforce housing. Erin joined A-Rod Corp in 2018 following two decades in banking and finance. She held executive positions at regional banks in South Florida, overseeing more than $1 billion in commercial real estate loan portfolios. Erin is on the board of the Baptist Health Foundation, the Miami Foundation, and the Junior League of Miami Foundation. She is the founder of LeanIn Miami. She is a Certified Financial Planner and holds Health, Life, Variable Annuity, and Series 7 licenses. She graduated from Florida State University.

Dream vacation?

A long stay at a beach house in the Caribbean with my family and closest friends

The first thing I do every morning is…

have a cup of coffee and read the paper.

Kelly Laferriere

Chief Business Officer

As Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly Laferriere focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. In addition, Kelly serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.


She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, overseeing programming and acquisitions, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. Prior to Six Flags, she spent more than 10 years at Disney's ABC Television Group, ultimately joining ESPN’s Programming and Production senior management team. Her focus included contract negotiations, business strategy, and revenue-generating opportunities across the integrated platforms of The Walt Disney Company. In addition to serving as Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly is President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital.



Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network.


My favorite book is...

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Best advice you ever got?

Play your heart out.

Favorite team?

New England Patriots

Dream vacation?

A cruise around the world

Lane T. Lamure

Partner

As a partner in A-Rod Corp, Lane Lamure sources, develops, and executes transactions and oversees select partnerships. He has 20 years of experience in public and private investment. Before he joined A-Rod Corp in 2017, Lane founded Enlight Capital Advisors, a private investment advisor to high net worth individuals and family offices. Prior to founding Enlight, he was a Managing Director at Attara Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund, where he focused on real estate and real estate-related securities. Before that, Lane was an Equity Analyst at Atticus Capital and an Analyst and Associate at the UBS/PaineWebber Real Estate Fund. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science from Emory University, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Government from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. 


My favorite podcast is…

Making Sense with Sam Harris

Dream vacation?

Scuba diving in Australia

What is your favorite book?

The Nature of Consciousness by Rupert Spira

Jose Moré

Co-CEO, Newport Property Construction

Jose Moré is a founding Partner of A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. He has been involved in all aspects of A-Rod Corp’s growth since inception. As President and CEO of Newport, Jose oversees planning and development across multifamily, high-end residential, mixed-use, and other real estate assets. He has supervised and managed the development of more than 15 million square feet of real estate assets for A-Rod Corp. Jose earned his B.S. degree in Construction Management from Florida International University.

Best advice you ever got?

Work as hard as you possibly can.

Favorite team?

University of Miami football

What was your first job?

Mowing lawns at a trailer park

Where were you born?

Coral Gables, Florida

Rachael Scaramuzzino

Senior Executive Assistant


Rachael Scaramuzzino manages operational matters, logistics, scheduling, and correspondence for Alex Rodriguez. Before joining A-Rod Corp in 2019, Rachael served as a Senior Sales Consultant for Meltwater. She has a B.S. in Health Studies-Management from Utica College.

Dream vacation?

Italy, the homeland!

Favorite Team?

New York Yankees

Outside of work you'll find me…

in the gym or exploring the greater NYC area.

Nick Silva

Sports & Media Associate

As Sports & Media Associate, Nick Silva is responsible for Alex’s MLB broadcast preparation, sourcing and executing new partnership and speaking engagement opportunities, and supporting sports related investments. Before joining A-Rod Corp in 2020, Nick spent two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. He has his B.S in business management from the University of Maine.

Favorite team?

Miami Hurricanes

Outside of work you will find me...

watching or playing sports.

Dream vacation?

African Safari

First job?

little league baseball coach

Alaina Sosangelis

Executive Assistant

Alaina Sosangelis manages operational matters, logistics, scheduling, and correspondence for Alex Rodriguez. Before joining A-Rod Corp in 2022, Alaina attended the University of South Carolina. She earned a B.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management with a minor in Business, Advertising and PR.

Dream Vacation?

Traveling around Greece

Favorite team?

Philadelphia Eagles

Where were you born?

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Favorite App?

Instagram

Outside of work you will find me...

hanging out with my friends, going to the beach, shopping and always keeping myself busy with new things.

Matt Spielman

Executive and Organizational Coach

As Founder and Managing Partner of Inflection Point Partners, Matt Spielman works with A-Rod Corp as an executive and organizational coach.  He ensures that each team member has a Game Plan detailing goals that work in service of the organization’s objectives.

As a former Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Revenue Officer, Matt draws upon two decades of deep operating experience working at both Fortune 500 companies and younger, venture capital-backed organizations.

Matt is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and he graduated from the Executive Coaching program at Columbia University (3CP). Matt was named one of the leading coaches by Institutional Investor and regularly appears on television, podcasts and on stage to share strategies to set consequential goals and provides tools from his Game Plan SystemTM to achieve them.

To incorporate fitness, health and well-being into his coaching, Matt trained at Duke Integrative Medicine and is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).

Matt graduated from Harvard Business School and received his B.A. in Economics from Columbia University, where he received several national honors playing varsity baseball.

Matt lives with his wife and two sons in Westchester, NY.

If I had one superpower, I would want to…

add two more hours to the day.

Best advice you ever got?

Listen first. Then Speak. (Or not.)

What is your favorite book?

Tuesday’s With Morrie

Kelsey Wise

Vice President of Business Strategy & Operations

As Vice President of Business Strategy and Operations, Kelsey Wise collaborates across A-Rod Corp to execute on strategic, operational, investment and performance initiatives. Kelsey joined A-Rod Corp in 2020 after graduating with Academic Honors and as President of her section at the Harvard Business School. Prior to her MBA, she worked as a management consultant, serving clients in the banking and financial services industry, where she advised clients through technology innovation, product development, and change programs. She has a Bachelor in Finance and Design from the University of Minnesota.


If I had one superpower I would want to…

fly (so I wouldn’t have to get a helicopter to heli-ski!)

Dream vacation?

Skiing in Japan with my family and friends (with a 2-day stop at a beach on the way home.)

Last country visited?

New Zealand in January 2020 for an epic hiking trip and tour of wine-country.

Stuart Zook

Principal & CIO, Monument Capital Management

As Principal & Chief Investment Officer of Monument Capital Management (MCM), Stuart Zook directs the investment and operational strategies of A-Rod Corp’s real estate businesses. He joined A-Rod Corp in 2008, and since 2012, he has acted as principal on all real estate investments. Stuart previously held senior positions with The Balcor Companies, Dominium Management, and Equity Residential. In these positions, he oversaw portfolios exceeding $2 billion in value and totaling more than 40,000 units. He holds the Real Property Administration designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute and has served on boards of local apartment associations. He has a B.S from Northern Illinois University and a M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.

My favorite podcast is…

Joe Rogan Experience. Who else has MMA fighters one day and Elon Musk the next?

Best advice I ever got?

Don’t be limited by what you know. There is always more to learn.

Dream vacation?

Whale watching on Maui

Favorite team?

Chicago Bears

What was your first job?

Day Camp Counselor

Alex Rodriguez

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - A-Rod Corp

Alex Rodriguez is a businessman and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp, a broad-based investment firm that bets on world-class startups and partners with leading global companies across the real estate, health and wellness, technology, and sports & entertainment industries. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), for more than 25 years, Alex leads a team of experts building high-growth businesses and enhancing the value of more than 30 companies in the A-Rod Corp portfolio.

Alex founded A-Rod Corp in 1995, purchasing a duplex apartment on the theory that investing his MLB earnings wisely would protect him from the kinds of financial struggles that afflict too many professional athletes. While he racked up extraordinary stats on the field (696 home runs and more grand slams than any other MLB player in history), Alex simultaneously assembled an impressive team at A-Rod Corp, bought apartment units across the southeastern U.S., and built a fully integrated real estate and development company. In 2020, Alex joined CGI Merchant Group's hotel investment fund to acquire and develop properties across North America and the Caribbean.

Following his success in real estate, Alex has invested in a variety of sectors where he has expertise. He looks for long-term opportunities to provide financial capital, work alongside founders and leadership, and amplify the growth of each company.

In addition to leading A-Rod Corp, Alex is CEO of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with Antara Capital Chairman Himanshu Gulati as equal partner. Slam Corp is seeking to acquire a leader in the consumer tech, media, entertainment, and health and wellness sectors.

In 2021, Alex joined the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx ownership group. In the same year, Alex formed A-Rod Media, a strategic pillar within the organization to house all media activity. A-Rod Media offers scalable, multimedia capabilities, including original content creation, compelling narrative storytelling, and audience engagement across all marketing  platforms.

Alex is an Emmy Award-winning MLB analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN. He has been a judge and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, mentored financially distressed ex-athletes on CNBC’s Back in the Game, and currently co-hosts the podcast The Corp with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz, interviewing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and sports legends. Committed to creating opportunities for young people to succeed, Alex serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade where he is an Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree, the Boards of Trustees of the University of Miami, and The Paley Center for Media. His gifts to the University of Miami and Florida International University have provided scholarships to dozens of students. Alex resides in Miami with his daughters, Natasha and Ella.

What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?

An entrepreneur and a Major League baseball player

Best advice I ever got?

Surround yourself with great people.

What is your favorite book?

The Winner Within by Pat Riley

David Becker

Chief Financial Officer

In his role as Chief Financial Officer of A-Rod Corp, David Becker manages financial budgeting, internal reporting, accounting, tax, interfacing with financing partners, and other day-to-day financial operations. Before he joined A-Rod Corp in 2021, he worked at Inner Circle Sports for over 10 years. Prior to Inner Circle, he spent four years in investment banking coverage at J.P. Morgan as an Analyst and an Associate, covering companies in the financial institutions and real estate sectors. Outside of work, Dave currently sits on the Board of Trustees and the Finance/Audit Committee for the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone and on the Industry Advisory Board for the Business of Sports School. He studied business administration at Emory University, where he received his BBA with a concentration in finance.  


My favorite podcast is...

New York Times The Daily

Favorite Team:

Buffalo Bills

Outside of work you'll find me...

spending time with family and friends, golfing, running or biking

What was your first job?

Summer intern for the Rochester Red Wings

Jose Gomez

Co-CEO, Newport Property Construction

Jose Gomez is a founding Partner at A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. As COO of Newport, he oversees the firm’s financial and business operations. He has supervised and managed the repositioning of more than 16,000 multifamily housing units throughout the Southeast U.S. With deep expertise in construction management, Jose forges Newport’s strategic relationships with private equity funds, REITs, and corporate clients.



My favorite app is…

Reolink for construction project management.

Best advice you ever got?

Say less. Listen more.

Dream vacation?

Traveling Europe with my wife and kids.

What was your first job?

Store Clerk at Baseball Unlimited

Erin Knight

President of Monument Capital Management

As President of Monument Capital Management (MCM), Erin Knight oversees a fully integrated real estate investment company that has acquired more than $800 million in assets across more than a dozen states. Acquired via opportunity funds and strategic joint ventures, these investments  target markets with strong demand for workforce housing. Erin joined A-Rod Corp in 2018 following two decades in banking and finance. She held executive positions at regional banks in South Florida, overseeing more than $1 billion in commercial real estate loan portfolios. Erin is on the board of the Baptist Health Foundation, the Miami Foundation,  and the Junior League of Miami Foundation. She is the founder of LeanIn Miami. She is a Certified Financial Planner and holds Health, Life, Variable Annuity, and Series 7 licenses. She graduated from Florida State University.


Dream vacation?

A long stay at a beach house in the Caribbean with my family and closest friends

The first thing I do every morning is…

have a cup of coffee and read the paper.

Kelly Laferriere

Chief Business Officer

As Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly Laferriere focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. In addition, Kelly serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.


She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, overseeing programming and acquisitions, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. Prior to Six Flags, she spent more than 10 years at Disney's ABC Television Group, ultimately joining ESPN’s Programming and Production senior management team. Her focus included contract negotiations, business strategy, and revenue-generating opportunities across the integrated platforms of The Walt Disney Company. In addition to serving as Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly is President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital.

Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network.


My favorite book is...

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Best advice you ever got?

Play your heart out.

Favorite team?

New England Patriots

Dream vacation?

A cruise around the world

Jose Moré

Co-CEO, Newport Property Construction

Jose Moré is a founding Partner of A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. He has been involved in all aspects of A-Rod Corp’s growth since inception. As President and CEO of Newport, Jose oversees planning and development across multifamily, high-end residential, mixed-use, and other real estate assets. He has supervised and managed the development of more than 15 million square feet of real estate assets for A-Rod Corp. Jose earned his B.S. degree in Construction Management from Florida International University.

Best advice you ever got?

Work as hard as you possibly can.

Favorite team?

University of Miami football

What was your first job?

Mowing lawns at a trailer park

Where were you born?

Coral Gables, Florida

Stuart Zook

Principal & CIO, Monument Capital Management

As Principal & Chief Investment Officer of Monument Capital Management (MCM), Stuart Zook directs the investment and operational strategies of A-Rod Corp’s real estate businesses. He joined A-Rod Corp in 2008, and since 2012, he has acted as principal on all real estate investments. Stuart previously held senior positions with The Balcor Companies, Dominium Management, and Equity Residential. In these positions, he oversaw portfolios exceeding $2 billion in value and totaling more than 40,000 units. He holds the Real Property Administration designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute and has served on boards of local apartment associations. He has a B.S from Northern Illinois University and a M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.

My favorite podcast is…

Joe Rogan Experience. Who else has MMA fighters one day and Elon Musk the next?

Best advice I ever got?

Don’t be limited by what you know. There is always more to learn.

Dream vacation?

Whale watching on Maui

Favorite team?

Chicago Bears

What was your first job?

Day Camp Counselor

Jose Gomez

Co-CEO, Newport Property Construction

Jose Gomez is a founding Partner at A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. As COO of Newport, he oversees the firm’s financial and business operations. He has supervised and managed the repositioning of more than 16,000 multifamily housing units throughout the Southeast U.S. With deep expertise in construction management, Jose forges Newport’s strategic relationships with private equity funds, REITs, and corporate clients.


My favorite app is…

Reolink for construction project management.

Best advice you ever got?

Reolink for construction project management.

Dream vacation?

Traveling Europe with my wife and kids.

What was your first job?

Store Clerk at Baseball Unlimited

Javier Gomez

VP, Legal Operations

As VP, Legal Operations, Javier manages investment, legal, and operational strategies across A-Rod Corp’s vast portfolio.

Javier attended Stetson University where he played baseball and obtained his B.S. in Business Administration. He finished his baseball career playing in the minor leagues, which included a season within the Arizona Diamondbacks organization Javier obtained his law degree from St. Thomas University and has been a real estate attorney since 2003.

Alejandra Gutierrez

Chief Financial Officer, Newport Property Construction

Newport Property Construction CFO Alejandra Gutierrez leads the company’s business services department and oversees its control systems, financial forecasting, and cash and risk management. She also oversees Newport’s human resources and business operations functions. Alejandra joined Newport in 2004. She earned a B.A and M.B.A. from Florida International University.


Erin Knight

President of Monument Capital Management

As President of Monument Capital Management (MCM), Erin Knight oversees a fully integrated real estate investment company that has acquired more than $800 million in assets across more than a dozen states. Acquired via opportunity funds and strategic joint ventures, these investments target markets with strong demand for workforce housing. Erin joined A-Rod Corp in 2018 following two decades in banking and finance. She held executive positions at regional banks in South Florida, overseeing more than $1 billion in commercial real estate loan portfolios. Erin is on the board of the Baptist Health Foundation, the Miami Foundation, and the Junior League of Miami Foundation. She is the founder of LeanIn Miami. She is a Certified Financial Planner and holds Health, Life, Variable Annuity, and Series 7 licenses. She graduated from Florida State University.

Dream vacation?

A long stay at a beach house in the Caribbean with my family and closest friends

The first thing I do every morning is…

have a cup of coffee and read the paper.

Jose Moré

Co-CEO, Newport Property Construction

Jose Moré is a founding Partner of A-Rod Corp and Newport Property Construction. He has been involved in all aspects of A-Rod Corp’s growth since inception. As President and CEO of Newport, Jose oversees planning and development across multifamily, high-end residential, mixed-use, and other real estate assets. He has supervised and managed the development of more than 15 million square feet of real estate assets for A-Rod Corp. Jose earned his B.S. degree in Construction Management from Florida International University.


Best advice you ever got?

General Contractor

Favorite team?

University of Miami Football

What was your first job?

Moving lawns at a trailer park

Where were you born?

Coral Gables, Florida

Stuart Zook

Principal & CIO, Monument Capital Management

As Principal & Chief Investment Officer of Monument Capital Management (MCM), Stuart Zook directs the investment and operational strategies of A-Rod Corp’s real estate businesses. He joined A-Rod Corp in 2008, and since 2012, he has acted as principal on all real estate investments. Stuart previously held senior positions with The Balcor Companies, Dominium Management, and Equity Residential. In these positions, he oversaw portfolios exceeding $2 billion in value and totaling more than 40,000 units. He holds the Real Property Administration designation from the Building Owners and Managers Institute and has served on boards of local apartment associations. He has a B.S from Northern Illinois University and a M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University.

My favorite podcast is…

Joe Rogan Experience. Who else has MMA fighters one day and Elon Musk the next?

Best advice I ever got?

Joe Rogan Experience. Who else has MMA fighters one day and Elon Musk the next?

Dream vacation?

Whale watching on Maui

Favorite team?

Chicago bears

What was your first job?

Day Camp Counselor

David Becker

Chief Financial Officer

In his role as Chief Financial Officer of A-Rod Corp, David Becker manages financial budgeting, internal reporting, accounting, tax, interfacing with financing partners, and other day-to-day financial operations. Before he joined A-Rod Corp in 2021, he worked at Inner Circle Sports for over 10 years. Prior to Inner Circle, he spent four years in investment banking coverage at J.P. Morgan as an Analyst and an Associate, covering companies in the financial institutions and real estate sectors. Outside of work, Dave currently sits on the Board of Trustees and the Finance/Audit Committee for the Family Health Centers at NYU Langone and on the Industry Advisory Board for the Business of Sports School. He studied business administration at Emory University, where he received his BBA with a concentration in finance.  

My favorite podcast is...

New York Times The Daily

Favorite Team:

Buffalo Bills

Outside of work you'll find me...

spending time with family and friends, golfing, running or biking

What was your first job?

Summer intern for the Rochester Red Wings

Javier Gomez

VP, Legal Operations

As VP, Legal Operations, Javier manages investment, legal, and operational strategies across A-Rod Corp’s vast portfolio.

Javier attended Stetson University where he played baseball and obtained his B.S. in Business Administration. He finished his baseball career playing in the minor leagues, which included a season within the Arizona Diamondbacks organization Javier obtained his law degree from St. Thomas University and has been a real estate attorney since 2003.

Malvina Kazanian

Senior Vice President, Finance

In her role as Senior Vice President, Finance of A-Rod Corp, Malvina Kazanian manages financial controls, accounting, business operations, human resources, and IT. Before she joined A-Rod Corp in 2010, she worked for 12 years as a Business Manager at Boulevard Management, serving high net worth clients in the sports and entertainment industries. Before that, she was an Account Manager at David Weise & Associates. Malvina has a B.S. in Business Administration from Cal State University, Northridge.

If I had one superpower, I would want to...

heal people from any and all types of ailments.

Best advice you ever got?

You either control your mind and thoughts, or it controls you.

Dream vacation?

To see every part of the world! But if I had to choose one from my bucket list, it would be an African safari.

Favorite team?

Manchester United

Erin Knight

President, Monument Capital Management

As President of Monument Capital Management (MCM), Erin Knight oversees a fully integrated real estate investment company that has acquired more than $800 million in assets across more than a dozen states. Acquired via opportunity funds and strategic joint ventures, these investments  target markets with strong demand for workforce housing. Erin joined A-Rod Corp in 2018 following two decades in banking and finance. She held executive positions at regional banks in South Florida, overseeing more than $1 billion in commercial real estate loan portfolios. Erin is on the board of the Baptist Health Foundation, the Miami Foundation,  and the Junior League of Miami Foundation. She is the founder of LeanIn Miami. She is a Certified Financial Planner and holds Health, Life, Variable Annuity, and Series 7 licenses. She graduated from Florida State University.

Dream vacation?

A long stay at a beach house in the Caribbean with my family and closest friends

The first thing I do every morning is…

have a cup of coffee and read the paper.

Kelly Laferriere

Chief Business Officer

As Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly Laferriere focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. In addition, Kelly serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.


She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, overseeing programming and acquisitions, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. Prior to Six Flags, she spent more than 10 years at Disney's ABC Television Group, ultimately joining ESPN’s Programming and Production senior management team. Her focus included contract negotiations, business strategy, and revenue-generating opportunities across the integrated platforms of The Walt Disney Company. In addition to serving as Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly is President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital.

Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network.

My favorite book is...

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Best advice you ever got?

Play your heart out.

Favorite team?

New England Patriots

Dream vacation?

A cruise around the world

Lane T. Lamure

Partner

As a partner in A-Rod Corp, Lane Lamure sources, develops, and executes transactions and oversees select partnerships. He has 20 years of experience in public and private investment. Before he joined A-Rod Corp in 2017, Lane founded Enlight Capital Advisors, a private investment advisor to high net worth individuals and family offices. Prior to founding Enlight, he was a Managing Director at Attara Capital, a long-short equity hedge fund, where he focused on real estate and real estate-related securities. Before that, Lane was an Equity Analyst at Atticus Capital and an Analyst and Associate at the UBS/PaineWebber Real Estate Fund. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science from Emory University, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Government from Harvard University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. 

My favorite podcast is…

Making Sense with Sam Harris

Dream vacation?

Scuba diving in Australia

What is your favorite book?

The Nature of Consciousness by Rupert Spira

Kelsey Wise

Vice President of Business Strategy & Operations

As Vice President of Business Strategy and Operations, Kelsey Wise collaborates across A-Rod Corp to execute on strategic, operational, investment and performance initiatives. Kelsey joined A-Rod Corp in 2020 after graduating with Academic Honors and as President of her section at the Harvard Business School. Prior to her MBA, she worked as a management consultant, serving clients in the banking and financial services industry, where she advised clients through technology innovation, product development, and change programs. She has a Bachelor in Finance and Design from the University of Minnesota.

If I had one superpower I would want to…

fly (so I wouldn’t have to get a helicopter to heli-ski!)

Dream vacation?

Skiing in Japan with my family and friends (with a 2-day stop at a beach on the way home.)

Last country visited?

New Zealand in January 2020 for an epic hiking trip and tour of wine-country.

Patrick Harrington

Chief Event & Entertainment Officer

Patrick Harrington oversees A-Rod Corp events and hospitality, including activities in geographic markets that are key to the national expansion of Presidente. Before joining A-Rod Corp, Patrick worked for Casamigos, where he helped the fast-growing tequila startup build a large customer base in the Southwest. Before Casamigos, Mr. Harrington worked for Discovery Land Company, an Arizona-based developer of luxury residential communities and clubs. Patrick graduated from Arizona State University, where he earned a B.A. in Organizational Communications.

If I had a superpower…

I would be able to communicate with those no longer here.

Best advice you ever got?

You can never adjust the direction of the wind, but you can always adjust the direction of your sails.

Favorite Team:

Chicago Bulls

Outside of work you will find me…

spending quality time with my family and friends.

Ashleigh Honig

Director, Media & Partnerships

Ashleigh Honig manages digital media planning and creative along with partnerships for A-Rod Corp. She also assists Alex with his public appearances and broadcast work, including Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, MLB on FOX, and The Corp with Barstool Sports. Ashleigh previously worked in marketing for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. She earned a B.A. in Advertising Management, Marketing and Sports Administration from the University of Miami.

Favorite Team:

The Miami Hurricanes. Go Canes!

Where were you born?

Princeton, New Jersey.

The first thing you do every morning is…

make a coffee and walk my Golden Doodle, Koda!

Outside of work you'll find me...

at the beach, working out, or cooking up something good in the kitchen!

Kelly Laferriere

Chief Business Officer

As Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly Laferriere focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. In addition, Kelly serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.


She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, overseeing programming and acquisitions, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. Prior to Six Flags, she spent more than 10 years at Disney's ABC Television Group, ultimately joining ESPN’s Programming and Production senior management team. Her focus included contract negotiations, business strategy, and revenue-generating opportunities across the integrated platforms of The Walt Disney Company. In addition to serving as Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly is President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital.

Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network.

My favorite book is...

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Best advice you ever got?

Play your heart out.

Favorite team?

New England Patriots

Dream vacation?

A cruise around the world

Rachael Scaramuzzino

Senior Executive Assistant

Rachael Scaramuzzino manages operational matters, logistics, scheduling, and correspondence for Alex Rodriguez. Before joining A-Rod Corp in 2019, Rachael served as a Senior Sales Consultant for Meltwater. She has a B.S. in Health Studies-Management from Utica College.


Dream vacation?

Italy, the homeland!

Favorite team?

New York Yankees

Outside of work you'll find me...

in the gym or exploring the greater NYC area.

Nick Silva

Sports & Media Associate

As Sports & Media Associate, Nick Silva is responsible for Alex’s MLB broadcast preparation, sourcing and executing new partnership and speaking engagement opportunities, and supporting sports related investments. Before joining A-Rod Corp in 2020, Nick spent two seasons with the Chicago White Sox. He has his B.S in business management from the University of Maine.

Favorite team?

Miami Hurricanes

Outside of work you will find me...

watching or playing sports.

Dream vacation?

African Safari

First job?

little league baseball coach

Kelsey Wise

Vice President of Business Strategy & Operations

As Vice President of Business Strategy and Operations, Kelsey Wise collaborates across A-Rod Corp to execute on strategic, operational, investment and performance initiatives. Kelsey joined A-Rod Corp in 2020 after graduating with Academic Honors and as President of her section at the Harvard Business School. Prior to her MBA, she worked as a management consultant, serving clients in the banking and financial services industry, where she advised clients through technology innovation, product development, and change programs. She has a Bachelor in Finance and Design from the University of Minnesota.

If I had one superpower I would want to....

fly (so I wouldn’t have to get a helicopter to heli-ski!)

Dream vacation?

Skiing in Japan with my family and friends (with a 2-day stop at a beach on the way home.)

Last country visited?

New Zealand in January 2020 for an epic hiking trip and tour of wine-country.

Alex Rodriguez

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, A-Rod Corp

Alex Rodriguez is a businessman and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A-Rod Corp, a broad-based investment firm that bets on world-class startups and partners with leading global companies across the real estate, health and wellness, technology, and sports & entertainment industries. While best known as one of the world’s greatest athletes (a 14x MLB All-Star and a 2009 World Series Champion with the New York Yankees), for more than 25 years, Alex leads a team of experts building high-growth businesses and enhancing the value of more than 30 companies in the A-Rod Corp portfolio.

Alex founded A-Rod Corp in 1995, purchasing a duplex apartment on the theory that investing his MLB earnings wisely would protect him from the kinds of financial struggles that afflict too many professional athletes. While he racked up extraordinary stats on the field (696 home runs and more grand slams than any other MLB player in history), Alex simultaneously assembled an impressive team at A-Rod Corp, bought apartment units across the southeastern U.S., and built a fully integrated real estate and development company. In 2020, Alex joined CGI Merchant Group's hotel investment fund to acquire and develop properties across North America and the Caribbean.

Following his success in real estate, Alex has invested in a variety of sectors where he has expertise. He looks for long-term opportunities to provide financial capital, work alongside founders and leadership, and amplify the growth of each company.

In addition to leading A-Rod Corp, Alex is CEO of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with Antara Capital Chairman Himanshu Gulati as equal partner. Slam Corp is seeking to acquire a leader in the consumer tech, media, entertainment, and health and wellness sectors.

In 2021, Alex joined the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx ownership group. In the same year, Alex formed A-Rod Media, a strategic pillar within the organization to house all media activity. A-Rod Media offers scalable, multimedia capabilities, including original content creation, compelling narrative storytelling, and audience engagement across all marketing  platforms.

Alex is an Emmy Award-winning MLB analyst for Fox Sports and ESPN. He has been a judge and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, mentored financially distressed ex-athletes on CNBC’s Back in the Game, and currently co-hosts the podcast The Corp with Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz, interviewing CEOs, entrepreneurs, and sports legends. Committed to creating opportunities for young people to succeed, Alex serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade where he is an Alumni Hall of Fame Honoree, the Boards of Trustees of the University of Miami, and The Paley Center for Media. His gifts to the University of Miami and Florida International University have provided scholarships to dozens of students. Alex resides in Miami with his daughters, Natasha and Ella.

What did you want to be when you were 10 years old?

An entrepreneur and a Major League baseball player

Best advice I ever got?

Surround yourself with great people.

Ashleigh Honig

Director, Media & Partnerships

Ashleigh Honig manages digital media planning and creative along with partnerships for A-Rod Corp. She also assists Alex with his public appearances and broadcast work, including Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, MLB on FOX, and The Corp with Barstool Sports. Ashleigh previously worked in marketing for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. She earned a B.A. in Advertising Management, Marketing and Sports Administration from the University of Miami.

Favorite Team?

The Miami Hurricanes. Go Canes!

Where were you born?

Princeton, New Jersey

The first thing you do every morning is...

make a coffee and walk my Golden Doodle, Koda!

Outside of work you'll find me...

at the beach, working out, or cooking up something good in the kitchen!

Kelly Laferriere

Chief Business Officer

As Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly Laferriere focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. In addition, Kelly serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.


She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, overseeing programming and acquisitions, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. Prior to Six Flags, she spent more than 10 years at Disney's ABC Television Group, ultimately joining ESPN’s Programming and Production senior management team. Her focus included contract negotiations, business strategy, and revenue-generating opportunities across the integrated platforms of The Walt Disney Company. In addition to serving as Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly is President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital.

Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network.

My favorite book is...

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Best advice you ever got?

Play your heart out.

Favorite team?

New England Patriots

Dream vacation?

A cruise around the world

Kelsey Wise

Vice President of Business Strategy & Operations

As Vice President of Business Strategy and Operations, Kelsey Wise collaborates across A-Rod Corp to execute on strategic, operational, investment and performance initiatives. Kelsey joined A-Rod Corp in 2020 after graduating with Academic Honors and as President of her section at the Harvard Business School. Prior to her MBA, she worked as a management consultant, serving clients in the banking and financial services industry, where she advised clients through technology innovation, product development, and change programs. She has a Bachelor in Finance and Design from the University of Minnesota.

If I had one superpower I would want to...

fly (so I wouldn’t have to get a helicopter to heli-ski!)

Dream vacation?

Skiing in Japan with my family and friends (with a 2-day stop at a beach on the way home)

Last country visited?

New Zealand in January 2020 for an epic hiking trip and tour of wine-country

Ashleigh Honig

Director, Media & Partnerships

Ashleigh Honig manages digital media planning and creative along with partnerships for A-Rod Corp. She also assists Alex with his public appearances and broadcast work, including Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN, MLB on FOX, and The Corp with Barstool Sports. Ashleigh previously worked in marketing for the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. She earned a B.A. in Advertising Management, Marketing and Sports Administration from the University of Miami.


Favorite Team:

The Miami Hurricanes. Go Canes!

Where were you born?

Princeton, New Jersey.

The first thing you do every morning is…

make a coffee and walk my Golden Doodle, Koda!

Outside of work you'll find me...

at the beach, working out, or cooking up something good in the kitchen!

Kelly Laferriere

Chief Business Officer

As Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly Laferriere focuses on strategic operations, investments, media and entertainment, and marketing. In addition, Kelly serves as the Advisor to Alex Rodriguez and Marc Lore, owners of NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx.


She is a business and brand builder with experience in large companies and startups. Kelly has worked in media, sports, and entertainment for more than two decades, first at ESPN, overseeing programming and acquisitions, and then at Six Flags, where she led the business and operations of east coast parks. Prior to Six Flags, she spent more than 10 years at Disney's ABC Television Group, ultimately joining ESPN’s Programming and Production senior management team. Her focus included contract negotiations, business strategy, and revenue-generating opportunities across the integrated platforms of The Walt Disney Company. In addition to serving as Chief Business Officer at A-Rod Corp, Kelly is President of Slam Corp, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that is an equal partnership of Alex Rodriguez and Himanshu Gulati, the founder and Chairman of Antara Capital.

Kelly is a graduate of Georgetown University and a member of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network.

My favorite book is...

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Best advice you ever got?

Play your heart out.

Favorite team?

New England Patriots

Dream vacation?

A cruise around the world

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