Sean Henry

NHL CEO Led His Team from Last Place to the Stanley Cup

Sean Henry is the CEO, “PREDsident” and Alternate Governor of the National Hockey League’s Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena.

Under his leadership the Predators qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs in eight of the last nine seasons, a run headlined by a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 2017, winning the Presidents’ Trophy in 2017-18 and earning a second consecutive Central Division title in 2018-19.

He also elevated Bridgestone Arena from the 50th to 1st in terms of number of events in a year.

Previously, Sean also served as Executive Vice President and COO of the Tampa Bay Lightning (the Lightning won their 1st Stanley Cup in 2004 while Sean was an executive) and also in senior leadership roles at Unity Motion and Volume Services Inc., where he worked with the Detroit Pistons, St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins.

He serves on the boards of the Nashville Predators Foundation, YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville Downtown Partnership, Nashville Sports Council, Nashville Chamber of Commerce, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, and The Sports Fund. He has been married to his wife for 31 years and they have 4 children.

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WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Sean’s Source of Inspiration.
  • His First Mentor.
  • The Powerful Work Mantra He Lives By.
  • The Insight He Had Working for the Pistons During the “Bad Boy” Years.
  • A Failure that Led his Success.
  • What He Learned Leading a Company Through Bankruptcy.
  • The Biggest Turnaround of His Career.
  • Why Fun is a Top Priority for Team Culture.

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