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Navigating Sports Business

Mar 31, 2021

Revolutionizing the college sports media landscape and founding Host Communications was only the start of Jim Host’s story. 

On this week’s episode he talks about his time as a DI pitcher, his start as a businessman, and what he learned in his run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. 

He also shares his thoughts on...

Mar 24, 2021

As an NFL player, DI Athletic Director, and now the President & CEO of the Green Bay Packers, Mark Murphy has experienced the sports industry from all sides.

His interview with guest host Jeff Nelson - Navigate President and lifelong Packers fan - explores a wide range of topics that include NFL labor relations,...

Mar 17, 2021

Andy Pierce, Special Advisor to Bruin Sports Capital, joins the show to discuss the role of private equity in the sports industry and how access to capital is shaping the landscape for 2021 and beyond.

Andy also shares some of the great stories from his 20+ years at IMG working alongside industry legends like...

Mar 10, 2021

West Coast Conference Commissioner, Gloria Nevarez, joins the show to discuss the current state of college athletics and shares her thoughts on NIL, the one-time transfer rule, and why conferences and athletic departments tend to lag when it comes to racial and gender diversity.

Under Gloria's leadership, the WCC...

Mar 3, 2021

Tod Leiweke - CEO of the Seattle Kraken - is an accomplished sports executive with an impressive résumé and a compelling personal story. He has held leadership positions at the Seahawks, Sounders, Trail Blazers, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, and the NFL. He is also a minority owner of the Seattle Sounders.