Jason G. Wilson has been appointed vice president – business development for The Jockey Club, it was announced today by James L. Gagliano, the president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. The appointment is effective immediately.
In that role, Wilson will pursue new business opportunities for The Jockey Club and its affiliated companies as well as assist in the preparation of annual business plans. He will report to Gagliano and will be based in The Jockey Club’s New York office.
Wilson received an A.B. degree in political economy from Princeton University, a J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and an M.B.A. in finance and management from Columbia University.
Wilson spent three years as the assistant general counsel for SoftNet Systems, Inc. / Aerzone Corporation in San Francisco. He later served as an associate in the Healthcare Investment Banking group of Deutsche Bank Securities and as vice president in the real estate, gaming and lodging group of Banc of America Securities, both in New York City.
“Jason brings an exceptional array of experience and accomplishment in the areas of business planning and strategic analysis,” said Gagliano. “He will work closely with the entire management team of The Jockey Club and its affiliated companies and he will be an excellent addition to our staff.”
Wilson resides in New Rochelle, N.Y., with his wife, Michelle, and daughter Blake.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms, among others. Additional information is available at jockeyclub.com.