Hayes Grooms IV

*+-Hayes Grooms IV is a former athlete, sports enthusiast, and pioneering professional—all in one. As the Director of Talent and Partnerships, Grooms cultivates and manages strategic partnerships with athletes, organizations, and leagues within the sports industry. Before joining RISE,...

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Ira Stahlberger

*+-Mr. Stahlberger is currently Senior Vice President of Talent Marketing at WME/IMG. In this role, Mr. Stahlberger leads the marketing, licensing, and charitable efforts for some of the biggest sports & entertainment personalities from Hockey’s Greatest Star, Wayne Gretzky...

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Dave Greeley

*+-Background: With integrated sales, marketing, and general management expertise, Greeley has breadth and depth of experience in and around the sports-entertainment industry. He began with the hockey division of Compuware Corporation and then the Detroit Pistons/Palace Sports & Entertainment,...

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John Shea

*+-Background:In his current role, Shea oversees a staff of fifteen and is responsible for managing the brand’s global sports marketing portfolio, including all league, team and athlete partnerships and negotiations. Shea has worked at PepsiCo since 2003, holding progressive...

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Stephen Master

*+-Background: As the head of the Nielsen Sports Group, Master developed the “FANALYTICS” platform which provides brands & properties with a deeper understanding of how fans consume sports content as well as measuring the impact of sports sponsorship investments....

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Seth Ader

*+-Background: Ader was named Senior Director of Sports Marketing in 2005 and is responsible for a wide array of ESPN’s marketing efforts. These include ESPN’s NFL programming — Monday Night Football, Sunday NFL Countdown, The NFL Draft, ESPN’s Fantasy...

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