Ami Galani is a Venture Partner at Elysian Park Ventures and a board member of OnePlan, a technology for large scale events including Paris 2024, and Elysian Park Planning, a women-led venue design firm. Ami is also active with PRO Sports Assembly, a not-for-profit association for people who work in professional sports. Ami comes from the retail industry as a solutions-oriented executive experienced in corporate development, strategy, governance and communications. Throughout her career Ami has been involved in transactions representing over $11B in value, spanning opportunities with early stage to mature companies. Prior to joining Elysian Park, Ami served as Vice President of Business Development at DICK’S Sporting Goods, where she led M&A, investment and other strategic or non-traditional transactions to enhance the DICK’S athlete experience and drive DICK’S long-term strategy. Ami also served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO during a time of immense retail disruption. As Chief of Staff, Ami worked hand-in-hand with the Chairman & CEO and executive team to develop DICK’S transformation strategy, positioning DICK’S for significant multi-year growth as a leading US omni-channel retailer. Before shifting to a business role, Ami was an M&A, capital markets and corporate governance attorney. Prior to joining DICK’S, Ami practiced with the international law firm of Hogan Lovells. Ami lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and daughter and serves as a (inexperienced) cheer coach.