Northwood Alumnus, Chris Clements, Hired as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for the Miami Dolphins

Chris Clements.

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Northwood Alumnus, Chris Clements, will be responsible for the club and stadium’s financial, insurance, banking, business systems, and purchasing operations of the Miami Dolphins.

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The Miami Dolphins have announced Chris Clements as senior vice president, chief financial officer. He will report directly to president and chief executive officer Tom Garfinkel and will be responsible for the club and stadium’s financial, insurance, banking, business systems, and purchasing operations of the organization.

"We’re excited that Chris has decided to join us here at the Dolphins," said Garfinkel. "Chris is a collaborative and strategic leader and his extensive experience in operational finance and growing sports businesses will prove to be a tremendous addition to the dynamic leadership team that’s in place."

Clements joins the Dolphins after working with IMG since 1996 in a variety of different leadership positions. He most recently served as senior vice president, business unit chief financial officer, sports and entertainment in Cleveland, Ohio. In this role, Clements was the lead business partner with four division presidents in consulting, clients, academies and tennis. He led the finance staff and was responsible for the development of the organization’s three-year strategic planning, annual budget and monthly reporting process. 

Clements was promoted to senior vice president in 2013 at IMG after serving as vice president, business unit chief financial officer. He also held positions at IMG as vice president, senior finance director, golf business unit and vice president, finance director, clients business unit in Cleveland and was the controller for IMG Canada. He holds a degree in Accounting from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. He and his wife Sherry have three children, Riley, Ella and Blaine.

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