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Volume 21 No. 26

Forty Under 40

They come from nearly every sector of the sports business. They are agents, marketers, entrepreneurs, team owners and presidents, lawyers, athletic directors and more. They are the industry’s best and the brightest, and leaders in their respective organizations.

 

This Year’s Honorees

Lindsay Amstutz, Fox Sports West, Prime Ticket, Fox Sports San Diego

Bryce Blum, ESG; Catalyst Sports & Media

Kary Brock, Endeavor Global Marketing

Matthew Caldwell, Sunrise Sports & Entertainment

Tory Dandy, CAA Sports

Nili Doft, NHL

Sean Eggert, Red Bull North America

Todd Fleming, Legends

Junior Gaspard, Experience

Brandon Gayle, Instagram

Matt Grandis, CSM Properties

Brad Griffith, Gametime

Matt Hill, GMR Marketing

Court Jeske, Nashville Soccer Club

Lindsay Kagawa Colas, Wasserman

Nina King, Duke University

Pat LaCroix, Bose

Chris Marinak*, MLB

Michael Melnitzky, Allen & Co.

Kim Miale, Roc Nation Sports

Ben Milsom, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Brendan Moynihan, Lagardère Plus

Megha Parekh, Jacksonville Jaguars

Deepen Parikh, Courtside Ventures

Dave Pietrycha, NBC Sports Group

Josh Pyatt, WME

Jake Reid, Sporting Kansas City

Brent Rossi, Pegula Sports and Entertainment

Angela Ruggiero, Sports Innovation Lab

Frank Saviano, Proskauer

Erin Schnieders, NBA

Nzinga Shaw, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena

Dan Shevchik, Sports Media Advisors

Jordan Solomon, Madison Square Garden Co.

Ryan Spoon, ESPN

Steve Starks, Utah Jazz / Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment

Josh Veilleux, AEG Global Partnerships

Miheer Walavalkar, LiveLike

Danny White, University of Central Florida

Josh Whitman, University of Illinois

 

* Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame

SportsBusiness Journal/Daily is pleased to announce our annual list of 40 executives who will be recognized for excellence and innovation in their careers, all before the age of 40. Three of our class members return to the Forty Under 40 list — UCF Athletic Director Danny White (2017) and Proskauer partner Frank Saviano (2015) each have been honored once previously, and MLB senior executive Chris Marinak joins our Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame as a three-time honoree. He was on the list in 2015 and 2016.

COMING SOON

• Forty Under 40 Special Section published: April 9
• Awards event: April 18 (Los Angeles)
• For more info: FortyUnder40Awards.com

All 40 executives will be featured in the April 9 issue of SportsBusiness Journal, where the stories of their career paths and successes will be shared. They also will be honored at our annual Forty Under 40 gala, April 18, at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live. That event comes at the conclusion of our annual CAA World Congress of Sports, April 17-18.

This year marks our 19th year for Forty Under 40.