In his fifth season as President of the San Francisco 49ers, Al Guido is responsible for all strategic initiatives and business operations for the five-time Super Bowl-winning NFL Franchise and Levi’s Stadium. Guido concurrently serves as Chairman and CEO of Elevate Sports Ventures, a best-in-class sports and entertainment consulting firm providing innovative solutions to organizations across the global sports and entertainment landscape. Guido’s career leading NFL, NHL and NBA franchises and award-winning industry consultancies has established Guido as one of the industry's leading operators. Driven by his signature mission to foster innovation with responsibility, Guido remains dedicated to leveraging the platform and brand power of sports and entertainment to generate positive impact across the globe
In Guido’s seven years with the San Francisco 49ers, including one year as Chief Operating Officer, the storied NFL franchise has garnered global praise for business initiatives steeped in technology, analytics and innovation while ranking among the Bay Area’s Top Workplaces each year.
During Guido’s tenure, the 49ers front office has established franchise records in season ticket membership sales and renewals, suite and premium seating membership sales and renewals, and partnership sales and renewals. Levi’s Stadium, which has hosted more major events than any other outdoor NFL stadium in the 21st Century, was designed, constructed and completed under Guido’s supervision, earning recognition for architectural greatness as Sports Venue of the Year in 2015 from the Sports Business Journal Awards, among all North American venues, and Stadium Business Awards, in Barcelona, Spain against an international field.
Under Guido’s leadership, Levi’s Stadium has proven itself as one of the world’s premiere outdoor entertainment venues by hosting its grandest event. Guido led the team that won bids to host Super Bowl 50, WrestleMania 31, the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, the 2015 NHL Stadium Series, multiple Pac-12 Football Championship Games, and the annual Bay Area Bowl Game.
Guido’s innovation and inspiring management style has earned him a place at the podium at some of the largest industry conferences in the world, delivering keynotes at events such as: Leaders in Sport, Sports Business Journal’s World Congress of Sport, the IEG Pivot Conference, the World Football Summit, Venues Now, Bloomberg Power Players and more. Guido’s unique perspective on the sports and entertainment ecosystem and use of pioneering technology sports business have made him a recurring guest on Bloomberg, CNBC, FOX Business Network and more.
Prioritizing philanthropic efforts throughout his career, Guido has served on numerous boards or made contributions to organizations both local and national, including City Year of San Jose/Silicon Valley, the Navy Seal Foundation, the Coach K/Fuqua School of Business, the San Jose State Institute for Study of Sport, Society & Social Change, and the Advisory Council at the Positive Coaching Alliance. Guido received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of New Jersey, where he played wide receiver for the school’s football program.
A native of Washington Township, NJ, Guido and his wife, Thea, have three daughters, Estella, Sloane and Tatum who reside in Santa Clara, CA with their dog, Rocky