Rob Gerbe, Chief Financial Officer
Rob Gerbe is the XFL’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Rob will be responsible for overseeing financial operations of the league and each of its teams to provide strategic financial insights on all facets of the business. Rob will lead all financial and accounting matters, including reporting, planning and forecasting, to drive analytical decision making, support revenue growth, cost management and profitability metrics. He will work closely with the executive leadership team and ownership group to develop and implement multi-national business and financial strategies across the organization.
Prior to joining the XFL, Gerbe was the Senior Vice President, Team & Labor Finance, at the National Basketball Association (NBA). In this role, he was the primary point of contact for team CFOs on various League financial matters and oversaw a number of NBA Global Finance transformation initiatives. During his time at the NBA, he was also responsible for management oversight over various audits and operational initiatives, which involved analysis of Team and League financial performance in connection to revenue sharing, salary cap, Collective Bargaining and Board of Governors reporting.
Gerbe joined the NBA from Madison Square Garden, where he served as Vice President, Finance, within the MSG Sports division. Gerbe focused on marketing partnerships, suites, sales compensation and other projects associated with the arena transformation.
Prior to MSG, Gerbe spent five years at the New York Mets as Senior Director/Assistant Controller where he played a key financial and operational role associated with the opening of Citi Field, and managed reporting to Major League Baseball.
Prior to the Mets, Gerbe was a manager within the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he had a number of public and private company clients, including Moody’s Corporation and Sony Corporation of America. While at PwC, Gerbe was also the lead corporate manager on the Major League Baseball revenue sharing engagement.
Gerbe has also been a lecturer at Columbia University since 2016, where he teaches Sports Finance and Accounting.
Gerbe is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He graduated from St. John’s University.