Vice President, New Franchise Development
President, Santa Cruz Warriors
Jim Weyermann is in his third season as vice president of new franchise development for the Golden State Warriors and also serves as president of the Santa Cruz Warriors, the team's D-League affiliate. In this role, Weyermann oversees all operational aspects of the Warriors D-League franchise from a business standpoint.
On October 10, 2012, the NBA Development League officially approved the relocation of the D-League club from Bismarck, ND, to Northern California for the 2012-13 campaign. In the matter of just 78 days, under Weyermann's direction, 2,500-seat Kaiser Permanente Arena was erected in downtown Santa Cruz and ready for play.
The team made an instant connection with the Santa Cruz and central coast communities, playing its inaugural season in front of a passionate fan base that averaged near-capacity crowds each game. On the court, the Warriors posted a 32-18 record during their first season in Santa Cruz and advanced to the NBA?D-League Finals.
Weyermann joined the Warriors organization 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.