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 COO for the Minnesota Vikings

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Andrew Miller as the new chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings. His first day in the role will be September 1. Len Perna and Evan Kashan led the assignment. Mr.

Turnkey Search Recruits Juwan Howard as Head Basketball Coach for University of Michigan

Universities have been turning to search firms in greater numbers to fill their top coaching vacancies. Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, recently placed Juwan Howard as the men’s head basketball coach for the University of Michigan, a plum assignment. He is a former Wolverine All-American and NBA All-Star. Mr. Howard replaces John Beilein,

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Commercial Officer for the New York Giants

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, helped recruit former Charlotte Hornets executive Pete Guelli as chief commercial officer of the New York Giants. Len Perna, Turnkey’s president, founder and CEO, led the assignment. “The New York Giants

Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Marketing Officer for the San Francisco 49ers

The NFL and its teams continue to look to specialist recruiters to fill top C-suite roles. Recently, Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, placed Alex Chang as chief marketing officer of the San Francisco 49ers. Managing director Diana Busino led the search along with recruiter Allie Crone. The 49ers wanted a proven marketing leader with a

Press Releases

The New York Giants Welcome Guelli as SVP & Chief Commercial Officer

NEW YORK, NY, April 25, 2019 – In partnership with Turnkey Search, the New York Giants have named Pete Guelli as the team’s new Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer. In his new role with the Giants, Guelli will oversee the commercial operations and report directly to President and CEO John Mara. “I am

University of Nebraska Selects Hoiberg as Head Men’s Basketball Coach

LINCOLN, NE, April 2, 2019 – Following a comprehensive national search led by Turnkey Search Managing Director Gene DeFilippo, the University of Nebraska has announced the hire of Lincoln native Fred Hoiberg as their next Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Prior to Nebraska, Hoiberg was the Head Basketball Coach for the NBA Chicago Bulls and his

The Golden State Warriors Choose Stone as General Manager, Chase Center

OAKLAND, CA, April 2, 2019 – The Golden State Warriors, in partnership with Turnkey Search, announced the hire of Kim Stone as the new General Manager of the Chase Center. Stone will report directly to Team President & Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. In this new role, Stone will be responsible for all aspects of

The XFL Names Moses Team President, Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29, 2019 – The XFL, in tandem with Turnkey Search, announced the hire of Erik Moses as their new Team President in Washington, D.C. In his new role, Moses will oversee the team’s fan engagement and business operations, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, content, communications, community relations and the game day

DAZN Hires Mobley as VP, Media – North America

LONDON, U.K., March 18, 2019 – DAZN, in partnership with Turnkey Search, has announced the hire of Michael Mobley as their new Vice President of Media – North America. In this newly-created role, Mobley will oversee all Partnership and Programmatic Sales as well as Ad Operations and ensure best business practices are put in place