PRESIDENT, BUSINESS OPERATIONS & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Neil Leibman serves as the Texas Rangers President of Business Operations and Chief Operating Officer. Leibman oversees all of the Club’s revenue and business operations areas, is the Chairman of the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, and works closely with Chairman and Managing Partner Ray Davis on future development opportunities.
Leibman is an original member of the ownership group that purchased the Rangers in August 2010 and is on the team’s Board of Directors. He was appointed Chairman of the Rangers Ownership Committee in the spring of 2013 and Chief Operating Officer in April 2018. Leibman added the title of President of Business Operations in January 2021.
Over the last five years, he worked closely with Davis and the City of Arlington on the agreement to build Globe Life Field and with The Cordish Companies and Loews Hotels & Co. on the Texas Live! and Live! by Loews-Arlington, TX projects. Leibman has been very active in securing non-MLB sports and entertainment events and properties for both Globe Life Field and Globe Life Park.
Leibman played a major role in the Rangers’ transfer and purchase of the Down East Wood Ducks of the then-Carolina League in August 2016 and the franchise’s purchase of the then-South Atlantic League’s Hickory Crawdads in October 2017. He serves as CEO of Kinston Baseball LLC and President of Hickory Baseball Inc. Leibman is a member of Major League Baseball’s Long-Term Strategic Planning and International Committees and serves as Chairman of the Diversity Committee on the ownership level.
A long-time owner of several Minor League Baseball teams, he has also served as the CEO of Boise Baseball LLC, a single A Minor League Chicago Cubs affiliate, and Co-Managing Partner of Mobile Bay Bears Baseball LLC, a AA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Leibman also has ownership interest in the Dallas Rugby Team and the National Women’s Hockey League, as well as several esports teams owned by Immortals Gaming Company, where he serves on the Board of Directors.
Mr. Leibman is currently CEO of Summer Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: SUME), a retail electricity provider serving the Texas residential and commercial markets. Prior to Summer Energy, Mr. Leibman was Chairman and CEO of Aspen Pipeline LP I and II, a private equity firm (Energy Spectrum of Dallas) backed limited partnership, which owns and operates gas gathering systems and transportation pipelines. In addition, Mr. Leibman is the former CEO of GEXA Corp., a Houston-based retail electricity provider, which he founded and sold to FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL) in June 2005. He then assisted in the transition as President of the combined entity. Prior to founding GEXA Corp., he practiced law in a partnership of Leibman & Oesch, LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Leibman started his career as an attorney for Exxon Company USA.
Mr. Leibman offices in both Houston and Dallas, but resides in Houston with his wife, Amy, and their three children. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he received his BA. He also attended State University of New York School of Law and Business, where he simultaneously obtained a Law degree and Masters of Business Administration, graduating with Honors. Mr. Leibman serves on numerous school boards and charitable organizations.