Vice President, Ticket Sales & Service
Kenny Koperda joined the Mets in March of 2016. In his current role as Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services, Kenny provides strategic direction to the Ticketing department with oversight of the General Ticketing, Premium Seating, and Ticket Operation verticals for the New York Mets.
Koperda came to the Mets from the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he served as both the Director of Membership Sales, while also breaking into the organization as the Manager of Inside Sales.
Prior to his time in New York and Minnesota, Koperda started his sales career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his tenure in Pittsburgh he held various positions, with his time culminating as an Account Manager of Premium Sales, where he focused on cultivating and monetizing the relationships of businesses and corporations throughout the Western PA region.
Koperda is originally from Utica, NY and a graduate of SUNY Brockport. He now resides on Long Island in Massapequa Park with his wife Nicole and their three children, Gabrielle, Dominic and Santino.
Senior Director, Membership Services
Alan grew up just outside of Washington D.C. in northern Virginia and then went on to attend East Carolina University majoring in business management. After graduation he spent a year with the Toronto Blue Jays Florida Operations before moving to Pittsburgh in October of 2012. He spent six months in the Pirates Inside Sales Program before getting promoted to an Account Executive position on the Service and Retention team where he quickly became an enthusiastic leader. He then went on to manage their Inside Sales team and was in charge of recruiting, hiring, and training professionals in the program for three seasons. Alan joined the Mets in 2017 to develop and lead a new Premium Service department focused on providing white glove service to foster the growth and retention of high yield accounts. Then in 2021, he had the opportunity to evolve our Membership Services department which he currently leads while guiding the strategy behind the Mets Season Ticket Experience
Senior Director, Group Sales & Service
Jake is the Sr. Director of Group Sales with the New York Mets and has been involved in ticket sales since 2009. Originally from Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania he now resides in Long Island City with his wife Janelle and son Ezequiel. Jake is a graduate of Penn State University.
Jake started his career in Inside Sales with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. Jake spent the next five years with the Houston Astros starting as a Season Ticket AE. After two successful seasons in that role he moved over to the group sales side of the business as a Team Lead and later as Group Sales Manager. Jakes then transitioned to Inside Sales Manager before joining the Mets in June of 2016.
Jake leads one of the highest revenue producing Group Sales & Service Teams in the industry. His main responsibilities include the strategic planning of the group, hospitality and theme night products, and the training and development of the group sales team.
Senior Director, Premium Sales & Service
Tahlor is a born and raised New Yorker having grown up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, studying marketing and management in the business school while interning for the UVA Athletics department. After moving back to NYC, Tahlor attained his MBA at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business part-time program where he attended classes on nights and weekends, majoring in real estate. Tahlor now lives on the Upper East Side with his wife Emily, son Luke, and dog Riff.
Tahlor joined the Mets in November 2021 after spending the first ten years of his career with the New York Yankees; rising through the sales ranks and ultimately transitioning to leadership helping to oversee the Premium department, an area he is fiercely passionate about. In his current role as Mets Senior Director of Premium Sales & Service Tahlor helps drive all sales and retention efforts relating to premium and suite seating, as well as ensuring a first class gameday experience and year round activation of season ticket membership.
Director, Membership Services
Kyle began his career with the Mets in 2014 as an Intern. After the internship he joined our Inside Sales program in June of 2015. Kyle was later promoted to Account Executive, Membership Services. During his time as an Account Executive, he had the opportunity to join our Management in Training program. Kyle was a top producer in the Service department and later promoted to Manager, Premium Services.
In March of 2018 Kyle was promoted as our Director of Inside Sales where he helped over 20 individuals grow out of that program to the Account Executive level. In June of 2019 Kyle was promoted again to Director of Membership Services. Kyle is living proof of the Mets commitment to developing their people to reach their full potential.
Kyle was born and raised in Howell, NJ and is proud graduate of the University of Delaware.
Director, New Business Development
Nick is responsible for the strategic direction of new season ticket membership sales.
Nick started with the Mets in 2013 as a member of the Inside Sales program. He was promoted to an Account Executive of New Business Development in July of 2014. From there, Nick was promoted to become a Manager of Premium Sales in August 2016. Nick was also a member of the Mets Management in Training program where he was developed in how to become a high level leader. Nick also served as the Director of Inside Sales from 2019-2021.
Nick is originally from Ossining, NY and a graduate of Penn State. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife, Angelica.
Director, Strategy & Revenue Innovation
Janaki attended Oklahoma State University originally to be a Veterinarian, but, graduated with degrees in International Business and Sports Marketing. She started her career with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2011 as an Inside Sales Representative where she quickly established herself as a driven saleswoman with a passion for sports. 8 years later, she ended her time with the Thunder in the highest possible sales role as a Premium Account Executive selling the premiere real estate at Chesapeake Energy Arena. From there, she went to Brooklyn where she was the Manager of Inside Sales for BSE Global, the umbrella company of the Barclays Center & Brooklyn Nets. In that role, she was tasked with developing the sports sales careers of recent college graduates. During COVID, her role transitioned, and she was able to impact more of the strategic positioning of the business for the Ticketing department. This led to her joining the Mets in 2021 as Director, Strategy & Revenue Innovation where she is responsible for the single game go-to-market strategy as well as serving as the conduit between Ticketing/ Partnerships/ Marketing/etc. to enhance and improve on revenue generating opportunities.
Janaki grew up in West Bloomfield, MI and resides in Brooklyn, NY with her daughter Roma.
Manager, Inside Sales
Abby joined the Mets in 2017 as a member of the Inside Sales team and was then promoted to be an Account Executive on the New Business Development team. From there Abby was added to the Mets Management in Training program where she was developed into be a leader of people, process, strategy, and development and is one of the many products of the program now in leadership positions across the industry. In June of 2021 Abby was promoted to oversee our Inside Sales team which is the entry-level developmental program which places a huge emphasis on training and development with the ultimate goal of launching careers on the revenue generating side of the sport industry.
Abby is originally from Newton, Massachusetts and graduated from UMass Amherst. Abby currently lives on Long Island, NY with her husband Louis and dog Bailey.
Manager, Inside Sales
Tyler began his career with the Mets in June of 2018 as a member of the Inside Sales Program. In November of 2018 Tyler was promoted from Inside Sales to an Account Executive in Group Sales. In his tenure in Group Sales Tyler developed the reputation of not only being a top producer but a peer leader and mentor. In October of 2021 was promoted to Manager, Inside Sales helping recruit, train and develop the next super stars on the revenue generation side of the industry and specifically in ticket sales.
Tyler is originally from Smithtown, New York and a proud double graduate of St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
Senior Manager, Group Sales & Hospitality Logistics
Taylor Kelly joined the Mets as a member of the Inside Sales team in 2017. After six months in the program, Taylor transitioned to the Membership Services team where she assisted the department with benefit activation and event execution. After the 2018 season, Taylor was promoted to join the Group Sales & Service team in her current role.
As Senior Manager of Group Sales & Hospitality Logistics, Taylor supports one of the highest revenue generating Group Sales & Service teams in the sports industry. Her role includes planning and executing large scale events for the department, being a liaison to the organization regarding Group Sales hospitality & Theme Night initiatives, facilitating group ticket offerings to maximize revenue and managing the Group Sales Associate program.
Taylor is originally from Kinnelon, New Jersey and is a proud graduate of UMass Amherst. She resides in Manhattan.
Senior Manager, Suite Services
Matt joined the Mets as a Summer Intern during the 2015 season. After getting a taste of what it was like to work on the business side of sports, Matt knew that he wanted to start a career in the industry and joined the Mets Inside Sales team in June of 2016 upon graduation from the University at Buffalo. Over the past six years, Matt has held roles as an Account Executive, New Business Development and as a Premium Service Manager.
In 2018, Matt was added to the Mets Management in Training team where he learned how to be a leader of people, process, strategy and development. After just over a year in the Management in Training program, Matt excelled into his current position as Senior Manager, Suite Services.
In his current role, Matt oversees the Suite Services team which is responsible for cultivating relationships with Mets Suite Lease Holders and retaining and negotiating long term contracts. Matt also works with Senior Leadership to effectively manage Luxury Suite inventory, packaging and the vendor and partner relationships that are imperative to operating a world-class luxury suite experience.
Matt is originally from East Meadow, New York and currently lives in Astoria, New York.