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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Marlins Hire Turnkey Sports To Lead Search For New President Of Business Operations

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 17 / 17

Turnkey Search has won a bid with the Marlins to conduct an executive search for the club’s President of Business Operations, beating out several competing firms including Korn Ferry. The position, first posted publicly yesterday, will lead all the team’s core business functions includin...

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Tags: Franchises, Miami Marlins

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