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May 22, 2024

J.J. Gottsch - CEO of the Austin Gamblers - explains how he transitioned to running a Professional Bull Riders team after more than two and a half decades working in baseball.

 

The team-based model of PBR aligns more closely with other professional sports, so that new fans feel a familiar atmosphere despite many being...


May 15, 2024

"We have the largest video and stats database in sports ever created."

 

Sameer Ahuja – President of GameChanger and SVP at DICK’S Sporting Goods – reveals plans for new video-based AI features that will allow fans and coaches to film games and have stats and data be automatically recorded.

 

He and Jeff Nelson...


May 8, 2024

Rich Franklin - VP of ONE Championship - describes his transition from elite MMA fighter to executive at Asia's largest sports property, and his role in ONE's expansion into the U.S.

 

A lot has changed since we published our interview ONE Founder Chatri Sityodtong, including their debut U.S. event last May. An...


May 1, 2024

Jen Spicher – CEO of Pro Volleyball Federation - on "converting the unconverted" and looking to attract new fans to the league.

 

She also explains their strategy on expansion, aiming for 10 teams in 2025, and as many as 20 by 2026. She says that she has conversations every day with someone interested in putting...


Apr 24, 2024

Mike Buckley - Co-Owner & CEO of the United States SailGP Team - shares his excitement around the sport of sailing and the upcoming New York Sail Grand Prix.

 

As both an executive and a champion sailor himself, Mike has a unique perspective not shared by many other owners of professional teams.

 

His fellow investors...