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Peter Ripa

Proven leader to build culture, strategy & business | Leadership | Sponsorship Sales | Financial Management | Talent Development
Tampa, Florida USA


Career highlights have been our ability to rebuild two underperforming organizations and events through a focus on people, relationships, strategy, and sound business principles. We rebuilt our reputation and stature with our key stakeholders. The people and the work have been most important to me. I am eager to contribute to the next team.



Oct 2020 - Present
Based in the Tampa Bay area, focused on professional golf events and sponsorships. Have served as a respected professional with 35+ years of proven results and experience successfully leading the turn-around of two PGA TOUR events. Skills and experience in financial and event management including operations, sales, marketing and sponsorships.

SVP|Tournament Director

Jul 2019 - Dec 2019
Opened Tampa office for Eiger Marketing. Served as the direct daily operations of a new Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) event in Tampa, Florida. This role was not a fit.


Jul 2011 - Jul 2019
Led Century Club of San Diego, host organization for San Diego's PGA TOUR event at Torrey Pines. We rebuilt the business and organization with a focus on implementing and executing on sound business structure. Improved our organization’s overall health to the strongest in its history. Extended title sponsor relationship three times during tenure.

Tournament Director

Jan 2007 - Jul 2011
Led PGA Tour event in Fort Worth where we renewed and strengthened our relationships with title sponsor, PGA TOUR, City of Fort Worth, community and club membership. Collaborated with Mayor, CVB and Chamber in promoting event in-market and out-of-market. Extended title sponsor relationship two times during tenure.


Marketing - MBA
Sep 1997 - May 2000

Finance - Bachelors
Sep 1984 - May 1987

Accounting - Associates
Sep 1982 - May 1984

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