From Millennials to Young Professionals: New Book Shares Insight on Career and Leadership Development
The question was simple. What is your story? The answer? Well, that has taken us to where we are today. Over the two years, we have asked this question well over 300 times with each answer being as unique as the person we are interviewing. From entry level ticket sales personnel to the General Counsel of an NFL franchise, this question has taken us across the globe in pursuit of telling the story of the people who while behind the scenes, make sports what it is today. The same question. Different answers. So simple, yet so complex. So we ask you, what is your story?
Founder and CEO
Adam white - Founder
Adam is currently a rising junior at the University of Miami studying Sports Administration with minors in Marketing and Business Law.
Since entering the world of sports business two years ago, Adam has gained experience by working for the Arizona Sports Foundation who hosts the Fiesta Bowl and the Ticket City Cactus Bowl (formerly known as the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl).
Adam also served as the marketing coordinator for the University of Miami Club Baseball team and a journalist and game operations volunteer for the Jim Larranaga Fantasy Basketball Camp hosted by ProCamps Worldwide and held yearly at the Bank United Center on the campus of the University of Miami.
Adam has also participated as a volunteer in the inaugural home match of the Miami Surge as a Gridspert as well as a operations volunteer for the Inagural Formula E Miami EPrix.
President and COO
Russ Wilde - President
Russ is a graduate of the University of Miami where he graduated with a degree in Sports Administration with minors in Marketing and Business Administration.
Upon arriving at UM, he decided to work with the athletic department as a game day volunteer for Hurricane Sports Properties, the exclusive multimedia rights holder for UM Athletics.
For the last two years Russ has worked as a year-round intern for Thuzio, a New York based ecommerce startup cofounded by NY Giants running back Tiki Barber; the aim of Thuzio is to connect professional athletes, coaches, and personalities with the public for paid appearances.
During the summers, Russ returns to his hometown of Cranford, NJ and commutes to the NYC-based headquarters of the company.
Upon graduation, he hopes to continue his career in sports marketing, particularly dealing with athlete endorsements.
VP of Partnerships and BD
Jason Stein - Director of Business Development
Jason is a nationally recognized Executive Recruiter with Federal Consulting Resources, providing an immediate impact by achieving 'Pacesetter' during his rookie year in the business.
Jason specializes in the placement of Senior level professionals across a variety of commercial and government businesses and verticals.
His work as a recruiter has led to his growing network with professionals working throughout the sports business industry. Jason has become especially adept in the fulfillment of large-scale and consulting engagements, and his goal is to be a go to resource in the professional recruitment of sports front office personnel.
He holds a BA from the University of Maryland and lives in North Potomac, MD.
Austin Weaver - PR Specialist
Austin is a J.D. Candidate at the University of Iowa’s College of Law.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
He originally attended Northwest Missouri State University and was a student-athlete at both universities, but his football career was ended by a back injury.
Austin has since worked on transitioning from the field to the business side of the sport industry.
After graduation he will pursue a career in team operations/player personnel.
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