Senior VP, Chief Information Officer, Cleveland Indians
“I’m a parent, I’ve been a coach and I’ve been around a lot of parents and coaches - both of these jobs are really hard. I joined the PCA Board because its mission is aimed at providing the support, training and content that improve the odds of generating a positive outcome for youth athletes, from grade school through high school.” – Neil Weiss
Neil Weiss joined the Cleveland Indians in March of 2013. In his current role, Weiss is responsible for all Baseball and Business technologies and is supported by an Information Systems Department consisting of Software/Application Development and Data Architecture, Infrastructure and Operations, Audio/Video Engineering and End User support. In 2018 Weiss was given responsibility for Ballpark Operations, including Safety & Security, Facility Maintenance and Gameday Staff. He is a member of the Business Leadership team and also serves on advisory committees supporting Ticketing, Capital Projects, People Management and more.
Prior to joining the Indians organization, Neil served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Jackson Family Wines in Sonoma, CA. His career for the fourteen years prior to JFW included retail-focused positions at Williams-Sonoma, Smith & Hawken and Gap Inc., as well as management consulting stints at KPMG and Andersen Consulting. Neil graduated in 1992 from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a BA in International Affairs.
Neil resides in Chagrin Falls, OH, with his wife Laura and two sons, Cole and Hank. Neil also serves as Board Chair for the Positive Coaching Alliance, Cleveland Chapter.