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Forty Under 40 Class of 2019

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The leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and groundbreakers of our 20th class join a respected and accomplished group of sports industry executives. For 20 years, Sports Business Journal has recognized 40 executives under the age of 40 who are making an impact and shaping an industry. We are proud to share their stories.

Christopher Benyarko

National Basketball Association

Daniel Cohen


Gideon Cohen

The Montag Group

Camilo Durana

Major League Soccer

David Foster

National Basketball Players Association

Lloyd Frischer

CAA Sports

Al Guido

San Francisco 49ers / Elevate Sports Ventures

Amanda Herald

National Football League

Bill Hudock

Genesco Sports Enterprises

Martin Jarmond

Boston College

Tucker Kain

Los Angeles Dodgers

Matt Kalish


Brian Kantarian

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Tim Katz


Zach Leonsis

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Will McIntosh

Golf Channel

Chad Menefee

Luker on Trends

Nate Nanzer

Blizzard Entertainment

Ashley Page

Learfield IMG College

Jake Reynolds

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment

Whalen Rozelle

Riot Games

Patrick Ryan


Frank Saviano


Rob Schneider

Learfield IMG College

Daniel Sillman

Relevent Sports Group

Sara Slane

American Gaming Association

Joe Smith

Bank of America

Fabian Stechel

Evolution Media Capital

Eric Sudol

Dallas Cowboys / Legends

Morgan Sword

Major League Baseball

Keli Zinn

West Virginia University

First Look podcast, with Forty Under 40 discussion at the 10:50 mark: