Investor Relations
Rick Welts, Director

Rick Welts has served on our board of directors since October 2017. Mr. Welts has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden State Warriors from 2011-2021. In 2018 he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Prior to joining the Warriors, Mr. Welts spent nine years as President of the Phoenix Suns, and also served as its Chief Executive Officer for the last two seasons. Prior to joining the Suns, Mr. Welts enjoyed a successful 17-years (1982-1999) at the NBA league office in New York, where he ascended through the ranks to eventually become the league’s third-in-command as the Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and President of NBA Properties. Mr. Welts is on the Board of Oportun Financial Corporation and also currently serves as a board member of the Bay Area Council and the Warriors Community Foundation. Mr. Welts has been honored with multiple awards recognizing his significant contributions to promoting diversity, inclusion and equality in sports and society, including the Anti-Defamation League’s Torch of Liberty Award, the United States Tennis Association 2011 ICON Award, GLSEN’s (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) Respect Award and GLAAD’s (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Davidson/Valentini Award. We believe Mr. Welts is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors based on his extensive executive experience and marketing expertise.

Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee