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Hangin' With ... Octagon Europe, India & The Middle East Managing Dir Jeff Ehrenkranz

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

JEFF EHRENKRANZ is the managing director of Octagon Europe, India & the Middle East. Ehrenkranz has been with Octagon for more than 20 years and was promoted to his current position in '13. He was a member of the SportsBusiness Journal's Forty under 40 class of '11. Octagon will serv...

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