Dan Smith, President of Hospitality, has more than 30 years of experience, most of which has been directing all aspects of multi-regional food service and merchandise operations, have made him instrumental in the creation and development of Legends. His business prowess earned him the right to be highlighted in SportsBusiness Journal’s “Five People to Watch in Sports Concessions.” Since joining Legends, Dan has spearheaded partnerships with some of Legends most notable clients, Yankees Stadium, AT&T Stadium, Golden 1 Center, 39 Live Nation Amphitheater, LA Coliseum and most recently Nissan Stadium.
Before becoming a principal with Legends, Dan was president of Ledgestone Associates, where he served as a consultant for self-operating clients. Prior to Ledgestone, he was Senior Vice President of Centerplate, where he maintained profit and loss responsibilities for more than 52 facilities in five separate regions of an Eastern territory. He has been a director of the food, beverage and merchandise services for major and minor league baseball stadiums, entertainment complexes and convention centers, and his knowledge of the industry begins with his days as a high school vendor at Yankee Stadium.
Dan’s education includes an MBA in corporate strategic planning from Pace University and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. Francis College.