About Us

Turnkey Search is a division of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment. The industry’s top talent recruitment firm since 1996, Turnkey has completed over 1,000 executive searches spanning the full landscape of sports, entertainment and media:

  • Professional sports teams and leagues
  • College/university athletic departments and conferences
  • Content, digital and social media entities
  • Investors at all stages, including venture and private equity
  • Facilities, including stadiums, arenas and theaters
  • Associations, non-profits and NGB’s with ties to sports and entertainment

Before joining Turnkey Search, our leadership worked as senior executives at ESPN, MLB teams, NHL teams, music companies, SEC, ACC and Big East athletic departments and other top organizations within the sports, entertainment and media landscape.

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Turnkey Search is a division of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment. The industry’s top talent recruitment firm since 1996, Turnkey has completed over 1,000 executive searches spanning the full landscape of sports, entertainment and media:

  • Professional sports teams and leagues
  • College/university athletic departments and conferences
  • Content, digital and social media entities
  • Investors at all stages, including venture and private equity
  • Facilities, including stadiums, arenas and theaters
  • Associations, non-profits and NGB’s with ties to sports and entertainment

Before joining Turnkey Search, our leadership worked as senior executives at ESPN, MLB teams, NHL teams, music companies, SEC, ACC and Big East athletic departments and other top organizations within the sports, entertainment and media landscape.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Associations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consumer
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Equity
  • Sports
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
Functions
  • Advertising
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Investing
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.

USOPC Taps Turnkey Search for Multiple Searches

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been enlisted to help the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) in Colorado Springs, CO to lead its search for both a new vice president of communications and vice president of finance. “My mindset these days is to be thankful. Be grateful,” said Len Perna,

Turnkey Search Seeking CFO for the Pittsburgh Penguins

CFOs continue to be in high demand, especially with a global pandemic at hand. Finding these essential C-suite leaders is helping to keep many of the nation’s top recruitment operations active during these challenging days. Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been enlisted to help the Pittsburgh Penguins find a new CFO.

Turnkey Search Seeks Leader for MLS Charlotte

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has been enlisted to help fill a key leadership role for MLS Charlotte, a Major League Soccer expansion team in North Carolina. The title of the role will be either president or chief business officer, depending on the experience of the chosen candidate. Late last year, hedge

Press Releases

Ashley Clinkscale Name Portland Trail Blazer’s SVP, Communications

April 9th, 2020 – The Portland Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter, in partnership with Turnkey Search, have named Ashley Clinkscale Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, effective April 6th, 2020. Clinkscale will serve as a member of the Trail Blazers senior leadership team and will report directly to Trail Blazers & Rose Quarter President

Turnkey Search Promotes Three Key Team Members

HADDONFIELD, NJ, January 07, 2020 – Turnkey Search is thrilled to announce the promotions of three key members of the company. Diana Busino will now be Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, while Kyle Brown and Allie Crone have been promoted to Vice President. Busino will continue to report directly to Chairman & CEO, Len

San Francisco 49ers Hire Jenni Luke as VP, Community Impact

San Francisco, CA, December 17, 2019 – In collaboration with Turnkey Search, the San Francisco 49ers have hired Jenni Luke as Vice President, Community Impact. In her role, Luke will oversee the team’s Community Relations, Fan Engagement department, and the 49ers Museum, as well as the 49ers Foundation, including its direct programs, the award-winning STEAM

Major League Rugby Appoints George Killebrew as Commissioner

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, December 9, 2019 – Turnkey Search is pleased to have assisted Major League Rugby (MLR) on the hiring of their new Commissioner, George Killebrew. As Commissioner, Mr. Killebrew will be responsible for driving the league’s vision, overall commercial and operational management and shall work on creating and growing key relationships with

313 Presents Selects Howard Handler as President

DETROIT, MI, December 5, 2019 – With assistance from Turnkey Search, 313 Presents, a joint venture between Olympia Entertainment and Pistons Sports & Entertainment, has selected Howard Handler as President. Handler will oversee the booking, production, marketing and business opportunities at Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, the Fox Theatre, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook