Featured Story

Champions 2017: They saw the future of sports

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 09 / 17

Visionaries are hard to find. Sure, with the wonderful gift of hindsight, you can look back through history and identify visionaries of all sorts. But identifying true visionaries while they’re actually working their magic — and whose work and vision turn out to be spot-on &mda...

Read More

Tags: Champions

More Stories

01/27/14
Rick Hendrick: ‘Whatever you need’

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. It’s photo time at NASCAR Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, and Rick Hendrick has a lot of work to do. He, Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus flank NASCAR’s waving, silver Tiffany trophy. Women in floor-length evening ...

Tags: Champions

01/27/14
Rick Hendrick: In his own words

On expanding his team … “There is some benefit and cost saving, but I didn’t do it to save costs. I did it to get better. I said, ‘That’s a good crew chief, and that’s a good crew chief, but I can’t have both of them unless I have two cars.’ I ...

Tags: Champions

01/27/14
Eye for talent propels success

Rick Hendrick takes pride in the fact that he doesn’t buy talent. He built Hendrick Motorsports, in large part, by identifying talent. Through the years, he’s given drivers ranging from Geoff Bodine to Ken Schrader to Kyle Busch a chance, and they’ve rewarded him by winning thei ...

Tags: Champions

01/06/14
Champions: The Class of 2014

E asily the most diverse group in the five years of the honor highlights this year’s class of The Champions: Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business. The award recognizes the architects and builders of sports, and the 2014 class brings together six honorees who have done that in all corn ...

Tags: Champions

03/11/13
Harvey Schiller: What others are saying …

“H e brought this broad vision of marketing, and more than anybody, he may have been the one that started this movement from conference to conference that we still have going on today. He saw the opportunity to expand the conference. He even looked with exciting eyes toward Texas. He was hopi ...

Tags: Champions

03/11/13
Champions: Harvey Schiller

T he elevator doors open and Harvey Schiller springs forward onto the fifth floor of a New York high school in Hell’s Kitchen. His athletic, 6-foot-4 frame is upright, his head is held high and his thumbs are tucked behind his belt buckle into the waist of his navy slacks. He strides down the ...

Tags: Champions

03/11/13
Harvey Schiller: Assessing the icons

Harvey Schiller is one of the few executives to work for both George Steinbrenner and Ted Turner, two icons of American business. Schiller tells stories about them often. “Ted [Turner] and George [Steinbrenner] are very, very different people, but they’re both very competitive. They ...

Tags: Champions

03/04/13
The Dell Executive Tree

■ Ray Clark, founder of The Marketing Arm ■ Phil de Picciotto, Octagon president ■ Steve Disson, figure skating impresario ■ Mark Dowley, longtime sports and entertainment agency chief ■ Peter Farnsworth, former NBA senior vice president, busines ...

Tags: Champions

03/04/13
Champions: Donald Dell

I f not for an assassin’s bullet, pro tennis and sports marketing pioneer Donald Dell might have been a politician instead of a member of the tennis hall of fame. Photo: JOANNE LAWTON An ...

Tags: Champions

03/04/13
Dell: Up close and personal

■ What kind of politician would you have been? “I would love to have been in politics. My wife hates it. She always tells me that we never would have stayed married if I had gotten into politics. Today, I don’t really like the direction it’s taken. Everything is bought ...

Tags: Champions

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug