SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that Harold Talisman, CPA has joined the organization as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for the Florida Panthers and the BankAtlantic Center.
In this role, Talisman will oversee the finance, accounting, budgeting, legal services and strategic planning for all of SSE’s operating entities including the Panthers, BankAtlantic Center, and the Saveology.com Iceplex, Talisman joins the organization after holding similar roles with both the Miami Dolphins and the Boston Red Sox.
“We are thrilled and honored to welcome an experienced and knowledgeable professional like Harold Talisman to the SSE family as our new Executive Vice President & CFO,” said SSE president & COO Michael Yormark. “I’m confident Harold will take an immediate leadership role in the company, and that his diverse skill set and wealth of experience in the sports and entertainment industry will be a positive influence on both his department and the organization as a whole.”
Talisman, a Certified Public Accountant, possesses more than 20 years of professional experience including nearly 15 years in the professional sports and entertainment industry. Prior to joining SSE he spent time as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Miami Dolphins and the Chief Financial Officer of New England Sports Ventures and the Boston Red Sox. Talisman began his career as a Tax Senior Manager with RSM McGladrey & Pullen. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of North Florida. He also serves as Treasurer of the newly created Parkland Public Schools Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing public school education in Parkland, Florida.
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. Home to more than 200 events annually and the Florida Panthers hockey club, the Broward County-owned BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year.