President and COO, Business Operations
Burlington Foundation’s Board Vice-Chair, Matt Afinec, serves as President and COO, Business Operations, for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, overseeing all aspects of the Club’s business affairs. With the Tiger-Cats since 2010, Matt was a member of the executive team that represented the Club for the development of Tim Hortons Field. He went on to lead the Club’s efforts to secure a landmark 10-year naming rights partnership with Tim Hortons. Prior to the Tiger-Cats, Matt held various management positions with the Toronto Argonauts.
In 2014, Matt was recognized by George Brown College, the Globe & Mail and TSN as one of the ‘5 to Watch’ in Canadian Sports Business. In 2016, he was awarded a Top 40 Under 40 for business achievement in Hamilton by Business Link Media group. Born and raised in Burlington, Matt graduated from McGill and lives in Burlington with his wife and two sons. Joining the Burlington Foundation board in 2018, Matt is happy to work as Vice-Chair with the Foundation in supporting the great people of our community.