Before joining the Lions, he spent seven years as the managing director at Modell Ventures.
Perez comes to Detroit with 12-plus years of financial related experience in the sports industry. He has served as the chief financial officer for the Baltimore Ravens (1998-2004) as well as controller for the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers (1997-98). Prior to joining the Knicks and Rangers, Perez was controller for the Philadelphia Phillies (1992-97). He began his career as a member of the international accounting firm of KPMG (1986-92), becoming a CPA in 1990.
In 1986, Perez graduated from the College of New Jersey with a B.S. in accounting. While at the College of New Jersey, he was a captain of the baseball team and was an Academic All-America nominee after his junior and senior years.
Perez has sat on the board for The SEED Foundation since 2007. SEED (www.seedfoundation.com) partners with urban communities to provide innovative educational opportunities that prepare underserved students for success in college and beyond.
Born in Las Villas, Cuba, Luis moved to the United States at the age of four. He and his wife, Joanne, have three daughters: Kelly, Allison and Christina.
For the second time this week, the Lions hosted a trio of pre-draft prospects. Thursday's lineup included WR Marqise Lee, TE C.J. Fiedorowicz and DE Denico Autry.
On May 31, 2014, Detroit Lions Captain and starting linebacker, Stephen Tulloch will host his second annual youth football came at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center North Lawn in Dearborn, MI.
The United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company hosted an event Wednesday night at the UAW-Ford Center in Detroit that featured Jim Caldwell as the keynote speaker to Detroit Public Schools and the Education Achievement Authority students.
Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara define what it means to be a "closer" and talk through potential draft scenarios for the Lions.
Head coach Jim Caldwell talks to the media following his keynote speech for an event hosted by the United Auto Workers and Ford Motor Company.
Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah take an in-depth look at the Detroit Lions most significant draft needs and project potential first and second round selections.