Ed Manetta - Managing Director
Sports & Entertainment
Ed is a seasoned veteran Sports and Media Strategist and Practitioner with a diverse skill set in Media/Television deals structures, negotiations, Eco-System Partnerships and Content Execution in Intercollegiate Athletics, Pro Sports, and Venue Operations.
Ed serves as Fastlane’s Managing Director, responsible for current sports and entertainment clients and properties, in addition to new business development.
During his 35 plus years in the industry — having served in senior level positions at Hill and Knowlton, Edelman Worldwide, Unions Square Sports and Entertainment and Google-YouTube — Ed has developed expertise in a variety of sports and entertainment practices. Previously, Ed has served as Director of Sports Programming for one of the top grossing entertainment venues in the world, Barclays Center, and also held the position of Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at three colleges and universities respectively.
His holistic experience in media/TV deal structures, negotiations and eco-system partnerships as well as content development, management and promotions is what sets Ed apart in the industry. Ed also has a passion for teaching and is currently teaching or has taught as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University, Iona College and Manhattanville College.
Ed received his B.S from St. John’s University and his M.S. from Fordham University.