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.