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Meet Our Team

Jamey Rootes

President

Jamey Rootes serves as the President of the Houston Texans and is responsible for all business functions of the club. Under Jamey’s leadership, the Texans have earned distinction and maintained a reputation as an industry leader in many areas, including service, fan experience, and innovation.

He was selected as Houston Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year in 2016 after serving as the Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, deputy chairman for two public boards for the Super Bowl Host Committee and elevating Houston’s visibility on an international scale.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Jamey graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Prior to entering sports, he held positions at IBM and Procter & Gamble. He enjoys running, playing golf and spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their children, Chris and Caroline.

John Schriever

Senior Vice President, Ticketing & Event Services

John Schriever is in his 18th year with the Texans and his 33rd in the professional sports industry. Schriever has been part of the sales and service of more than 42 million tickets to sporting events during his career. He started with the Texans in July 2000 as director of ticket operations and was promoted to VP of ticketing and event management in July 2003, and senior vice president of ticketing and event services in June 2011. Schriever oversees all aspects of ticketing and event services for the Texans and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment.

John began his sports business career with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in 1984 as a season ticket sales intern. He became a full-time staff member in the spring of 1985 and was promoted to director of ticket operations prior to the 1989 season. John is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, where he earned a degree in business management. He and his wife, Dana, have two children, Nicholas, who attends Texas State University, and Sarah, who attends Texas A&M University.

Greg Grissom

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Greg Grissom was named senior vice president of corporate development in April 2017, but has been a part of the team’s business operations staff since its inaugural 2002 season. He joined the Texans as a corporate sales manager before being promoted to director of corporate development in 2006 and then senior director of corporate development in May 2011. He was named VP of corporate development in April 2012. Greg oversees the Texans’ corporate partnerships, sales of all related media properties, new suite sales, and partnership marketing services. Since 2012, the Texans franchise has seen landmark expansion from HoustonTexans.com to Texans Radio and Texans TV digital platforms, creating a wealth of new opportunities for sponsors and fans of the team. He has over two decades of experience in sports sponsorship sales, planning, execution and event marketing. A native of Austin, he attended Baylor University and now lives in Houston with his wife, Jamie, their daughter, Campbell, and son, Sam.

Brian Varnadoe

Senior Director, Premium Seating

Brian Varnadoe joined the Houston Texans in June 2002 and is currently the Senior Director of Premium Seating in which he oversees the suite and club service team while extending premium business into the future. Before joining the Texans, Brian earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and worked as a general assignment reporter for KTEN television in Denison, TX. He also held a position with Equistar Petrochemicals in the customer service and logistics group. During his free time, Brian enjoys spending quality minutes with his wife Michelle and his two daughters Peyton and Mackenzie. If you don’t see him at the stadium, he is likely watching his daughters at a volleyball court around Houston.

Brian George

Director, Houston Texans Luxe

Brian George rejoined the Texans in 2017 and is currently the Director of Suite Sales in which he oversees all aspects of the new suite sales process. Before rejoining the Texans, Brian began with the Texans in 2008 as a Corporate Development Representative and was promoted to Corporate Development Manager in 2011. From 2012-2017 he was the General Manager with Baylor IMG Sports Marketing and Nebraska IMG Sports Marketing. Brian holds a degree from the Sports, Sponsorship and Sales program at Baylor University. During his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, golf, fishing, and hunting. He lives in Missouri City with his wife, Betsy; their daughter, Kinsley; and son, Weston.

Stephen Friedlander

Senior Account Executive, Houston Texans Luxe

Stephen joined the Houston Texans in 2009 as a Seasonal Ticket Representative, then moved into a full-time role as an Account Executive selling suites in 2010. He enjoys interacting with clients in all different industries, and says there is no better feeling than seeing them on a game day utilizing the Texans suites to further build their businesses. In his free time, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and son, golfing, watching football and eating his way through Houston.

Josh Randall

Account Executive, Houston Texans Luxe

Josh Randall joined the Houston Texans suite sales team in 2015 and has proven to be a vital part of the team since coming on board. His career in sports began in 2008 as a communications intern with the Texans, and in 2009 he landed a sales executive position with the Houston Rockets and Toyota Center. His experience selling for two major sports teams in the Houston market and his ability to build meaningful relationships with fans, companies, and business leaders have all aided in his success. During his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, riding his horses, and coaching little league basketball.

Shari Rainey

Director of Luxe Member Services

Shari received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film from Sam Houston State University and formerly worked KPRC-TV in the advertising & sales department, as well as at radio stations in Houston and San Antonio. Her career in sports began in 1988 with the Houston Rockets in Sponsorship Sales and Service where she received a ring for their 1994 NBA Championship. Joining the team in 2000, she is an original Texans employee and is now the Director of Luxury Suite Service. In her spare time, Shari enjoys watching movies and trying new restaurants with her daughter who is a senior mechanical engineering major at Texas A&M.

Jessica Schneider

Senior Luxe Member Services Manager

Jessica began her career with the Houston Texans straight out of college in 2008. Knowing sports was her passion, she took an internship with the Ticketing Department. With hard work and determination, she is now the Senior Premium Seating Manager and provides first-class customer service to premium clients every day. When she is not working, Jessica enjoys traveling, trying new things and spending time with her family and friends.

Jamey Rootes

President

Jamey Rootes serves as the President of the Houston Texans and is responsible for all business functions of the club. Under Jamey’s leadership, the Texans have earned distinction and maintained a reputation as an industry leader in many areas, including service, fan experience, and innovation.

He was selected as Houston Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year in 2016 after serving as the Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership, deputy chairman for two public boards for the Super Bowl Host Committee and elevating Houston’s visibility on an international scale.

A native of Stone Mountain, Ga., Jamey graduated Cum Laude from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Prior to entering sports, he held positions at IBM and Procter & Gamble. He enjoys running, playing golf and spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their children, Chris and Caroline.

John Schriever

Senior Vice President, Ticketing & Event Services

John Schriever is in his 18th year with the Texans and his 33rd in the professional sports industry. Schriever has been part of the sales and service of more than 42 million tickets to sporting events during his career. He started with the Texans in July 2000 as director of ticket operations and was promoted to VP of ticketing and event management in July 2003, and senior vice president of ticketing and event services in June 2011. Schriever oversees all aspects of ticketing and event services for the Texans and Lone Star Sports and Entertainment.

John began his sports business career with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club in 1984 as a season ticket sales intern. He became a full-time staff member in the spring of 1985 and was promoted to director of ticket operations prior to the 1989 season. John is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, where he earned a degree in business management. He and his wife, Dana, have two children, Nicholas, who attends Texas State University, and Sarah, who attends Texas A&M University.

Greg Grissom

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Greg Grissom was named senior vice president of corporate development in April 2017, but has been a part of the team’s business operations staff since its inaugural 2002 season. He joined the Texans as a corporate sales manager before being promoted to director of corporate development in 2006 and then senior director of corporate development in May 2011. He was named VP of corporate development in April 2012. Greg oversees the Texans’ corporate partnerships, sales of all related media properties, new suite sales, and partnership marketing services. Since 2012, the Texans franchise has seen landmark expansion from HoustonTexans.com to Texans Radio and Texans TV digital platforms, creating a wealth of new opportunities for sponsors and fans of the team. He has over two decades of experience in sports sponsorship sales, planning, execution and event marketing. A native of Austin, he attended Baylor University and now lives in Houston with his wife, Jamie, their daughter, Campbell, and son, Sam.

Brian George

Director of Suite Sales

Brian George rejoined the Texans in 2017 and is currently the Director of Suite Sales in which he oversees all aspects of the new suite sales process. Before rejoining the Texans, Brian began with the Texans in 2008 as a Corporate Development Representative and was promoted to Corporate Development Manager in 2011. From 2012-2017 he was the General Manager with Baylor IMG Sports Marketing and Nebraska IMG Sports Marketing. Brian holds a degree from the Sports, Sponsorship and Sales program at Baylor University. During his free time, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, golf, fishing, and hunting. He lives in Missouri City with his wife, Betsy; their daughter, Kinsley; and son, Weston.

Brian Varnadoe

Senior Director, Premium Seating

Brian Varnadoe joined the Houston Texans in June 2002 and is currently the Senior Director of Premium Seating in which he oversees the suite and club service team while extending premium business into the future. Before joining the Texans, Brian earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and worked as a general assignment reporter for KTEN television in Denison, TX. He also held a position with Equistar Petrochemicals in the customer service and logistics group. During his free time, Brian enjoys spending quality minutes with his wife Michelle and his two daughters Peyton and Mackenzie. If you don’t see him at the stadium, he is likely watching his daughters at a volleyball court around Houston.

Stephen Friedlander

Senior Account Executive, Luxe Membership

Stephen joined the Houston Texans in 2009 as a Seasonal Ticket Representative, then moved into a full-time role as an Account Executive selling suites in 2010. He enjoys interacting with clients in all different industries, and says there is no better feeling than seeing them on a game day utilizing the Texans suites to further build their businesses. In his free time, Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and son, golfing, watching football and eating his way through Houston.

Josh Randall

Account Executive, Luxe Membership

Josh Randall joined the Houston Texans suite sales team in 2015 and has proven to be a vital part of the team since coming on board. His career in sports began in 2008 as a communications intern with the Texans, and in 2009 he landed a sales executive position with the Houston Rockets and Toyota Center. His experience selling for two major sports teams in the Houston market and his ability to build meaningful relationships with fans, companies, and business leaders have all aided in his success. During his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his family, riding his horses, and coaching little league basketball.

Shari Rainey

Director of Luxe Member Services

Shari received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film from Sam Houston State University and formerly worked KPRC-TV in the advertising & sales department, as well as at radio stations in Houston and San Antonio. Her career in sports began in 1988 with the Houston Rockets in Sponsorship Sales and Service where she received a ring for their 1994 NBA Championship. Joining the team in 2000, she is an original Texans employee and is now the Director of Luxury Suite Service. In her spare time, Shari enjoys watching movies and trying new restaurants with her daughter who is a senior mechanical engineering major at Texas A&M.

Jessica Schneider

Senior Luxe Member Services Manager

Jessica began her career with the Houston Texans straight out of college in 2008. Knowing sports was her passion, she took an internship with the Ticketing Department. With hard work and determination, she is now the Senior Premium Seating Manager and provides first-class customer service to premium clients every day. When she is not working, Jessica enjoys traveling, trying new things and spending time with her family and friends.