Senior Vice President, Team Finance & Strategy
As Senior Vice President, Team Finance & Strategy for the National Basketball Association, J.B. Lockhart oversees the financial reporting and analysis of NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League teams. Additionally, Lockhart supports the NBA on its leaguewide financing program, team ownership transactions, arena projects, league investments and other strategic initiatives.
Previously, Lockhart was a Managing Director with Teneo Capital, where he led the firm’s media and entertainment merchant banking practice. Prior to joining Teneo, Lockhart was a Principal at Greenhill & Co.’s venture capital fund, which invested in digital media, marketing technology and ecommerce companies.
Before Greenhill, Lockhart worked in The Walt Disney Company’s Strategic Planning Group, where he focused on business development and M&A initiatives, including the acquisition of Pixar and the sale of Disney’s stake in E! Networks. In this role, he also partnered with the leaders of Disney’s business units on the launch of new businesses and the annual financial planning process. Prior to Disney, Lockhart worked at Lehman Brothers in both the Communications, Media & Entertainment Group and the Strategy & Technology Group.
Lockhart received a B.A. with honors from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He lives in Riverside, Conn., with his wife and two sons.