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Advising in Sports & Media 
Corporate Brand Experience

Basketball City

Big Ball Sports
Grand Illusion Sportswear
Signal Apparel
Umbro USA

Leading where others manage

Facility / Venue Development

Goddard Aquatic Center & Crowne Plaza Hotel (Goddard, KS)

Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
BI-LO Center (Greenville, SC)
Boone Pickens Stadium (Oklahoma State University)
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, FL)
​Verizon Wireless Center (Manchester, NH)


National Basketball Association (NBA)
Continental Basketball Association (CBA)
National Basketball Development League (NBDL)
​Major League Baseball (MLB)
Arena Football League (AFL)
United Football League (UFL) 
National Hockey League  (NHL)
American Hockey League (AHL)
East Coast Hockey League (ECHL)
English Premier League (EPL)
English Championship League (ECL)

Scottish Premier League

Scottish Championship League
Serie A
Rugby League European Federation
London Swimming
Parallel Media Group, PLC
Professional Squash Association
British Equestrian Promotions
London Tennis Association
English Schools Football Association

Execution Experience Highlights

Philadelphia Union

Sourced  buyer and managed transaction for sale of minority interest in Philadelphia Union of the MLS.

Goddard Aquatic Center & Crowne Plaza Hotel

Sourced capital, both debt and equity, for the development of Olympic standard aquatic center and adjacent hotel in Goddard, Kansas.

Glasgow Rangers

Sourced lead buyer and supporting financing for purchase of Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish Premier League. Negotiated and attained executed Letter of Intent to Purchase for client. Advised client to terminate agreement following due diligence discoveries.

Big Ball Sports

Took over as CEO of this active wear company that was suffering from aggressive growth and shrinking margins.Moved sourcing off shore, rationalized the growth and reduced corporate overhead.Increased gross margins by 50 percent and stabilized the company.

Umbro USA

Took over operations of the retail side of Umbro USA while Riddell took over the team side of the company. Restored faith in the brand and stabilized revenues which had been in decline for three years. Moved sourcing off shore, hired new sales force, and reduced overhead by over 50 percent.

Signal Apparel

Took over as President for this apparel company that was on the verge of losing its NYSE listing.• Restored stability to the company and saved the NYSE listing.Shut down domestic production and moved sourcing off shore, sold two divisions, negotiated new licensing agreements, and made three acquisitions.Negotiated a new $110 million bank line of credit and arranged for $10 million in preferred stock. 

Grand Illusion Sportswear Corporation
​Took over as CEO of this apparel designer and distributor.Reduced inventories, eliminated unprofitable divisions and significantly increased margins through enhanced sourcing.Dramatically reduced debt through negotiating with senior lender and obtaining additional equity investment.Over two years, went from an operating loss of $2.3 million to a pre-tax profit of $1.5 million.