Director of Business Operations
Ritzer is in his sixth season with the Minnesota Swarm and is the Director of Business Operations. Matt is heavily involved in all business aspects of the organization. He takes great pride in working with fans, partners, and sponsors, and he is committed to providing high-quality service to all. Matt oversees the sales, marketing, and game operations staff to ensure that the overall fan experience is the best in the greater Twin Cities area.
The Reedsburg, Wisconsin native previously spent eight years with the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League, a summer collegiate baseball league consisting of the top college players in the nation. Ritzer served as the Woodchucks' Assistant General Manager starting in 2007 and was heavily involved with sales, marketing, community relations, and operations. Some of his main focuses included selling sponsorships and servicing those accounts, managing the concessions operation and staff, and leading the intern and part-time employee staff.
Ritzer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse and earned his Master's Degree in Sport Administration in 2005 (from UWL). He and his wife, Katie, reside in Saint Paul, MN.