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Tuesday, August 25, 2020- The Gaylord Resort & Convention Center

Over 300 regional Finance and Treasury professionals attend this event.

Earn up to: Up to 7.2 CTP / FP&A renewal credits | 6.0 CPE renewal credits | 3.6 AAP renewal credits. 


Vice President Finance, Colorado Rockies

Moneyball in the rockies: The business of Baseball

Join us early the day of the Summit to hear from Vice President-Finance and original Colorado Rockies officers, Michael Kent. Michael will share a bit of the business of professional baseball, including the MLB league-wide credit facility and league compliance with a debt service rule. We will also learn about local Treasury Team operations and recent challenges & opportunities!

One of the original Rockies officers, Michael Kent joined the organization in January 1992, and enters his 28th year with the club.

Kent is in contact with every department in the organization, assisting them with financial planning and budgeting. He is responsible for financial reporting, cash management, club insurance and benefits. Kent came to Colorado after a decade with the Philadelphia Phillies (1982-91) where he served as controller. Prior to joining the Phillies, he worked in the Long Island, N.Y., office of Deloitte Haskins & Sells, providing accounting services to small and growing businesses.

He attended Villanova University and graduated with a degree in accounting in 1979. Michael and his wife Mary have five children: Jonathan, Laura (husband Branden), Timothy, Bryan and Nicole. The family resides in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

LUNCHEON keynote speaker: Matt Phillips

High Performance Mindset Expert

Mental Toughness Separates the Good from the Great

The 2020 Rocky Mountain Summit presents Matt Phillips with a home run keynote presentation on mental toughness. It all starts with developing a dominant “inner” game! Matt writes on his blog that “Being able to perform at your highest level is what it’s all about in sports and that translates straight into the corporate boardroom.” He will give us his unique perspective and outline the stumbling blocks to having mental toughness. He says that with a 5 step training program that you can give yourself a fighting chance. Matt will coach us while we practice this concept and strike any preconceived notions we may have from our minds.

Matt is the Founder & CEO of Pro Athlete Advantage™ and now works with companies to build high performing teams and leaders, focused on the one true differentiator, mental toughness.  Matt is a former professional baseball player in Austria’s Bundesliga (first league) and Division-1 baseball player in the United States.  Combined with his extensive background in operations, sales, and accounting in the United States and Europe, Matt teaches business leaders and teams how to systematically break through the mental roadblocks that naturally arise in their daily grind and hold them back from realizing their potential.

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