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Introducing the Forty Under 40 Class of 2019

Representing a broad cross section of the sports business, the honorees of our 20th annual Forty Under 40 class also constitute a new generation of leaders in the industry, as it is the last group to include those born in the 1970s. We are 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.  

Those selected bring an entrepreneurial spirit to their work in media; at leagues, teams and colleges; as agents; with corporate partners in technology, ticketing and finance; in marketing and sponsorship; in e-sports and in new sectors such as sports betting.  

Four of the class members — SeatGeek’s Russ D’Souza (2016), Al Guido (2016) of the San Francisco 49ers and Elevate, Boston College’s Martin Jarmond (2017), and Tucker Kain (2014) of the Los Angeles Dodgers — have each been honored once previously.

Forty Under 40 Awards 2019

Special Section to be published:
March 25
Awards event:
April 4 (Dana Point, Calif.)
For more info:

Frank Saviano, partner at Proskauer, joins the Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame as a three-time honoree. He was selected to the list in 2015 and 2018.

All 40 executives will be featured in the March 25 issue of Sports Business Journal, where we will tell the stories of their career paths and successes. They also will be honored at our annual Forty Under 40 gala, April 4, at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, Calif. That event comes at the conclusion of the annual CAA World Congress of Sports, April 3-4.

 Christopher Benyarko, NBA

 Daniel Cohen, Octagon

 Gideon Cohen, The Montag Group

 Russ D’Souza, SeatGeek

 Camilo Durana, MLS

 David Foster, NBPA

 Lloyd Frischer, CAA Sports

 Libby Geist, ESPN

 Michael Goldstein, Mastercard

 Al Guido, San Francisco 49ers / Elevate

 Amanda Herald, NFL

 Broderick Hicks, Wasserman

 Bill Hudock, Genesco Sports Enterprises

 Martin Jarmond, Boston College

 Shelby Jordan, Legends

 Stephanie Joukoff, Intel

 Tucker Kain, Los Angeles Dodgers

 Matt Kalish, DraftKings

 Brian Kantarian, JPMorgan Chase

 Tim Katz, YouTube

 Chris Lee, U.S. Bank

 Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

 Devi Mahadevia, Facebook

 Will McIntosh, Golf Channel

 Chad Menefee, Luker on Trends

 Nate Nanzer, Blizzard Entertainment

 Peter Nelson, HBO

 Ashley Page, Learfield IMG College

 Jake Reynolds, Philadelphia 76ers / New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center

 Whalen Rozelle, Riot Games

 Patrick Ryan, Eventellect

Frank Saviano, Proskauer

 Rob Schneider, Learfield IMG College

 Daniel Sillman, Relevent

 Sara Slane, American Gaming Association

 Joseph Smith, Bank of America

 Fabian Stechel, Evolution Media

 Eric Sudol, Dallas Cowboys

 Morgan Sword, MLB

 Keli Zinn, West Virginia University