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Liz Mullen

Liz Mullen covers labor, agents and horse racing for the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Stealth SME Hires Longtime IMG Exec Rob Ponger As President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 19 / 14

Stealth SME today is announcing that it has hired longtime former IMG exec Rob Ponger as President. Ponger will oversee the sports, media, entertainment and consultancy divisions of Stealth and work out of N.Y. He left IMG in May after working there for 20 years, most recently as IMG Senior V...

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08/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Stealth SME Hires Ponger As President

Stealth SME today is announcing that it has hired longtime former IMG exec Rob Ponger as President. Ponger will oversee the sports, media, entertainment and consultancy divisions of Stealth and work out of N.Y. He left IMG in May after working there for 20 years, most recently as IMG Senior V ...

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Excel division targets growth businesses

Excel Sports Management’s fledgling corporate consulting business is not in a position to be a major player in the industry and go after its biggest clients, and Joe Zajac, the veteran hired to run the division, knows that.  Excel Consulting “is a startup concern that began, esse ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Shared history brings Zucker to Excel

Alan Zucker, marketing agent to such well-known celebrities as the Manning family, Danica Patrick and Taylor Swift, met with several sports and entertainment agencies before agreeing to join Excel Sports Management as its fourth full partner.    In addition to Patrick, Swift and the Mann ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: A shared vision at Excel Sports

It was 22 years ago this summer when three ambitious young men met as they embarked on a career in sports business. Mark Steinberg, Jeff Schwartz and Casey Close began working at the Cleveland headquarters of IMG. In 1992, that was the place to work if you wanted to be an agent. IMG’s found ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Excel’s Schwartz: Day 1

Jeff Schwartz, Casey Close and Mark Steinberg met 22 years ago this summer, when they were starting out in their careers in the sports industry at IMG’s Cleveland headquarters. Schwartz remembers what it was like: “It was September 1992, and getting a job at IMG was major. IMG was t ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents

N FL Players Inc. ’s new long-term, exclusive deal with Panini America will pay the marketing and licensing arm of the NFL Players Association more money per year than deals with multiple trading card companies have in the past, NFLPI Pr ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/11/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Next ambassador ready to go Wheels Up

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Oregon players focus on football

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Tags: Labor and Agents

08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Labor & Agents

B everly Hills Sports Council has signed Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez for representation on and off the field.  Perez, an MLB All-Star both this year and last, will be represented by BHSC partner and MLB agent Rick Thurma ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Recruiting by NFL agents starts earlier

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Tags: Labor and Agents

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