Tom Paquette

Tom Paquette

Tom Paquette
Consultant
cell:  210-784-7189
Email:  Tom@GFSassociates.com

Specializing In Arenas and Stadiums

Tom has over 20 years of venue management experience.

Tom is currently, Managing Partner of the San Antonio, TX, of Pinnacle Venue Services, a new company created to provide venue owners and operators with customized services that address the specific needs of their entertainment, sports, performing arts, conference and expo, civic, and university facilities.

He held the position of Vice President and General Manager of the AT&T Center for Spurs Sports & Entertainment from 2011-2014. Tom managed the arena during the 2013 NBA Finals, 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.

He spent 10 years as general manager of Colonial Life Arena at the University of South Carolina, which opened in November 2002, and quickly became the premier university arena in the United States and one of the most successful arenas in the southeast region of the United States.

Prior to moving to South Carolina, Tom served as the director of event production at the Wells Fargo Center and Spectrum in Philadelphia.  He has held the positions of General Manager at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, and of the American Royal Center and Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO.

Tom also served as Assistant Arena Manager at the University of Tennessee’s Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from St. Joseph’s University and is a graduate of the International Association of Venue Management’s School of Venue Management.  He is an active member of the IAVM, serving on its initial Safety and Security Task Force and is a native of Norristown, PA.