Vice President, New Franchise Development
Jim Weyermann was named vice president of new franchise development for the Golden
State Warriors on June 28, 2011. In this role, Weyermann oversees all operational
aspects for the organization’s recently purchased NBA D-League team, the Dakota Wizards,
from a business standpoint, including a potential relocation to Northern California.
Weyermann joined the Warriors from the San Jose Giants, where he served as the president
and CEO of the Class A Minor League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants since 2005.
During his six seasons with the San Jose Giants, the club established franchise attendance records four times,
including in 2009 when the team shattered all franchise attendance and revenue records en route to winning Minor
League baseball’s highest honor, “The President’s Trophy,” which is presented annually to the top Minor League
franchise in the nation.
With nearly 25 years in the sports and entertainment industry, Weyermann’s experience includes 10 years (1983-
93) as deputy director of Seattle Center, producing rock shows, family touring shows and working with the NBA’s
Seattle SuperSonics and the Western Hockey League Seattle Thunderbirds. In 1995, he became the general manager
of the Seattle Reign, a professional women’s basketball team in the American Basketball League, a role he served
for all of the club’s three seasons. In June of 2000, Jim was responsible for the marketing launch of Experience
Music Project, the technically advanced interactive music museum conceived and funded by Microsoft Co-
Founder Paul Allen in Seattle.
Upon completion of the Experience Music Project launch, Weyermann relocated to the Bay Area to become the
director of marketing and development for the Positive Coaching Alliance at Stanford University. During his
tenure at the PCA, Jim worked closely with PCA Founder Jim Thompson and National Spokesperson Phil Jackson to
raise money and national awareness for the organization’s innovative youth coach training programs which are
available to youth sports organizations.
During his career, Weyermann has developed unique corporate partnerships with some of the nation's top
companies, including Nike, Microsoft, Safeway, Walt Disney Company and Starbucks, to support various marketing
and community programs.
Weyermann resides in Santa Clara.
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