Vice President of Marketing
Tone Stakes is an experienced marketing professional who has spent more than 20 years negotiating licensing and endorsement deals for athletes and entertainers. Born in Chicago, IL and raised in Southern California, Tone received his Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. Tone started building marketing partnerships in country music radio until he followed his passion for sports with stops at Upper Deck and Panini America where he handled licensing deals for players such as Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. Tone has negotiated over $125 million in licensing and endorsement deals over the past 10 years.
As Vice President of Marketing for SSG Baseball, Tone dedicates his time to securing endorsement opportunities, equipment and trading card deals, appearances, camps/clinics, corporate sponsorships/partnerships and charity ventures for SSG Baseball clients. Tone, his wife Shannon and their two daughters, reside in Flower Mound, Texas.
5005 LBJ Fwy., Suite 1300, Dallas, TX 75244