University of Connecticut

“There is a great deal of excitement surrounding many of our programs and it was clear that Taymar was best equipped to both leverage that interest and, more importantly, help us provide the best customer service possible to our loyal fans,” Director of Athletics David Benedict said.

Craig Cugno

General Manager

ccugno@taymarventures.com

Craig is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island who started his career working with minor league baseball and hockey. As an Account Executive, he specialized in Group Ticket Sales and went on to create/oversee the first outbound ticket sales department at his alma mater.  After spending nearly five years at URI, Craig began working with UConn.  When he is not leading his sales team, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and his fiancé, Sierra.  Sports is his number one passion with his favorite teams being the Boston Red Sox, New Orleans Saints, and, of course, UConn Huskies.

Crazy Fact: I once met Muhammed Ali during a layover at a Cincinnati Airport

Item You Can’t Live Without: Live Sports and Entertainment

Craig’s Hot Take: UConn Basketball – both Men’s & Women’s – will reclaim the title as Basketball Capital of the world within the next three years… So, I suggest you buy Tickets NOW!

 



Dave Romeiko

Assistant General Manager

dromeiko@taymarventures.com

Dave attended Florida State University and began his sports and entertainment career at The XL Center in Hartford, CT (formerly known as the Hartford Civic Center).  Yes, the very place in which the beloved Hartford Whalers played in.  Dave spent 13 years at the XL Center excelling as a leader and climbing up the ranks as an Account Executive, Senior Account Executive, Group Sales Manager, and Director of Ticket Sales & Service.  When Dave is not working, one would find him at the beach with his incredible twin boys and amazing girlfriend Kelsey soaking in the sun and enjoying life.

Crazy Fact: I met Ronda Rousey and had a nice heart to heart chat with her.  She is truly an amazing person.

Item You Can’t Live Without: My baseball glove as baseball will always be my passion.

Dave’s Hot Take: The Whalers will come back to Connecticut someday!



Kent Ahern

Account Executive

kahern@taymarventures.com

Kent graduated from Springfield College in 2018. He started his career at the XL Center with the Hartford Wolf Pack. After working there for 2 years as an Inside Sales Representative, he was promoted to Account Executive. When he is not working, you can find him attending games at some of CT’s great sports venues, swimming, or going on hikes with his amazing girlfriend, Amelia.

Crazy Fact: The one Patriots game I ever went to was the preseason game where Tom Brady cut his hand with scissors and did not play.

Item You Can’t Live Without: My Yankees cap

Kent’s Hot Take: Ranch does not belong on wings.



Lindsey Kaplan

Account Executive

lkaplan@taymarventures.com

Lindsey graduated from Nichols College with a bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Sport Management, a minor in Hospitality, and a Master’s degree in Business. she started her career as an intern with Swarm AAU Basketball. After that, She was a Gameday/ Business operations intern for the Women’s National Basketball Association Connecticut Sun. Lindsey enjoys playing tennis, music festivals, going to the beach and playing with my dog, Boost.

Crazy Fact: I received my Master’s degree in one year.

Item You Can’t Live Without: AirPods and Computer

Lindsey’s Hot Take: Serena Williams will break the all-time record for most Grand slam majors won in a career.