New York, NY, September 7, 2021 – GF Sports & Entertainment, a global sports and entertainment events and operations company, today announced that Amanda Careyva has joined the company as Vice President of Finance. In her new position, Careyva will oversee all accounting functions across GF Sports & Entertainment’s portfolio of properties, as well as lead financial evaluation for new business opportunities for the company.


“We are excited to have Amanda join our leadership team as we continue building out our infrastructure to position GF Sports & Entertainment for sustained growth,” said Shawn Tilger, President, GF Sports & Entertainment.  “Amanda’s experience working on the venue, operator and team side of the business make her uniquely positioned to help support our variety of sports and entertainment properties.”


Prior to joining GF Sports & Entertainment, Careyva was Director of Finance at Spectra Venue Management and CURE Insurance Arena where she managed all financial aspects of the business as well as oversaw human resources. She also spent three years at PPL Center in Allentown, PA during her time with Spectra.  Careyva started her career in sports and entertainment at the New Jersey Devils, working in a variety of departments over the course of more than seven years with the organization. She has a Master of Business Administration in Accounting/Human Resources from DeSales University and a B.S. in Sport Management from University of Massachusetts.



About GF Sports & Entertainment

GF Sports & Entertainment is a global events and operations company that elevates the experience of live sports, entertainment and interactive events. The company owns two of the ATP Tour’s longest running American tennis tournaments, the Dallas Open and the Truist Atlanta Open, as well as the National Lacrosse League New York Riptide. In partnership with the American Kennel Club (AKC), the leading registry and governing body of canine events in the United States, they operate the AKC Meet the Breeds® touring show. GF Sports & Entertainment also incubates new and emerging sport concepts, this includes Wolf Pack Ninjas, which operates ninja-focused events globally.


GF Sports & Entertainment was founded in July 2015 by New York-based private equity firm GF Capital. For additional information, please visit