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Hangin' With ... Toronto Wolfpack Founder & CEO Eric Perez

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 06 / 16

ERIC PEREZ is the founder and CEO of the Toronto Wolfpack. The newly created Canadian rugby league team will become the first transatlantic professional sports team when it joins the English Rugby Football League's third-tier competition, League 1, in '17.  The Toronto native also founded the...

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