Sports and Entertainment

Sports and entertainment organizations contend with a level of scrutiny not often seen in other industries due to the level of media attention they attract. The fan connectivity brought about by social media and 24-hour news cycles require a unique skill-set in the executive leadership of sports and entertainment organizations. In addition to meeting shareholder/alumni expectations and providing real business value, leaders in sports and entertainment must demonstrate political and social savvy, promote a customer-centric approach to managing the business/organization, understand the subtle nuances of leading diverse talent, and know what will provide their customers with the most memorable experience–both now and in the future.

The most successful leaders in sports and entertainment are those who are exceptional leaders themselves and who embrace new technology, build organizational agility, and orchestrate continued change as a way of staying relevant, up-to-date, and ahead of the competition. Having the right leadership—whether it be at the coach/athletic director level, within the front office, or other corporate management roles--is mission critical when building an organization that is financially stable and attractive enough to appeal to top talent in the industry.

NGS Global understands the unique challenges facing sports and entertainment organizations. Specific areas of focus include:

  • Professional Leagues
  • Professional Franchises
  • Collegiate and Semipro Sports Organizations
  • New and Traditional Media Outlets

Our process begins with a series of in-depth conversations with each client to gain a thorough understanding of the organization’s challenges, opportunities and culture before building out a customized research strategy. Our tailored and high-touch approach enables us to identify, evaluate, recruit and deliver the best executive talent for the organization’s needs both today and in the future.


David Nosal
Managing Partner


Sam Barone