Tom Garfinkel, Managing Partner of the Formula One Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix, has hired Tyler Epp as President of the racing event.
Having previously served as the global event’s Senior VP and COO, Epp has over 20 years of Senior Management experience spanning across multiple sports.
Richard Cregan, who has been named a ‘key driving force’ in delivering a successful inaugural event, will now move into a consultancy role, whilst continuing to support Epp and the management team.
“Tyler is a dynamic leader with integrity and diverse executive experience across multiple sports,” said Garfinkel. “We are excited to promote him to President of the Grand Prix.
“I want to thank Richard for his hard work and leadership in the massive challenge of pulling off our inaugural event in such a tight timeframe. I look forward to continuing to work with him moving forward.”
The hire joined South Florida Motorsports (SFM) after eight years at the Kansas City Chiefs – a coub where he originally started as Vice President of Business Development but was promoted to Executive Vice President of Business Operations in 2018.
Further demonstrating his experience in the sport, prior to joining the Chiefs, Epp spent three-plus years with the San Diego Padres where he served as the team’s Senior Vice President of Business Development.
Epp has spent four years as the General Manager of Hall of Fame Racing, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team based in Charlotte, N.C. From 2006-07, Epp served as the Vice President of Business Development for Sports Management Network, a pre-eminent motorsports representation and consulting firm.
While there, he represented individual and corporate clients in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, IndyCar Series and other racing leagues. His responsibilities included the handling of sponsorships, client relationships, new projects and contract negotiations.