About Us

Since 1996, TurnkeyZRG has completed over 1,400 executive searches spanning the full landscape of sports, entertainment, music, 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 TurnkeyZRG, 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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Since 1996, TurnkeyZRG has completed over 1,400 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 TurnkeyZRG, 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

TurnkeyZRG Recruits CEO for the United States Soccer Federation

TurnkeyZRG has assisted in the recruitment of former media, advertising, and technology executive J.T. Batson as the new CEO of the United States Soccer Federation, the national governing body for the sport of soccer. Current CEO Will Wilson announced he will be stepping down at the end of October to pursue new professional ventures and opportunities.

TurnkeyZRG Assists Yale in Finding New Head Baseball Coach

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted Yale University in the recruitment of Brian Hamm as the school’s new head baseball coach. John Stuper, who has coached the team since 1992, recently announced his retirement. Mr. Hamm just led Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) to an NCAA Division III National Championship, capping a season in which the Warriors went

TurnkeyZRG Assists Pac-12 Conference with Chief People and Inclusion Officer

TurnkeyZRG recently assisted the Pac-12 Conference in the recruitment of Quashan Lockett as chief people and inclusion officer. “The Pac-12 is committed to building a best-in-class organization and culture, and we are thrilled to have found a leader who brings a track record of success and deep experience in both human capital management and diversity, equity, inclusion, and

TurnkeyZRG Seeks CEO for United States Soccer Federation

TurnkeyZRG has been chosen by the United States Soccer Federation, the national governing body for the sport of soccer, to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Current CEO Will Wilson announced last month that he will be stepping down at the end of October to pursue new professional ventures and opportunities. “The U.S.

Press Releases

Billy King Joins Global Talent Firm ZRG and TurnkeyZRG

ROCHELLE PARK, NJ, February 12, 2024 — ZRG, the global talent firm, and its TurnkeyZRG, sports, entertainment & media division, today announced its continued growth with the hire of Billy King as Managing Director in the Private Equity group and the Sports Group. King served as General Manager of the Philadelphia 76ers from 1998-2003 and

Dan Near named Commissioner of the WHL

Calgary, Alta. – The Western Hockey League announced today, on behalf of the WHL Board of Governors, the appointment of Dan Near, adidas Hockey executive and former NHL marketing professional, as the incoming Commissioner of the WHL. The announcement was made today by Ron Toigo, Chairman of the WHL Commissioner Search Committee and Governor of the

Texas A&M uses Turnkey for Elko hire due to understanding of college landscape

Texas A&M AD Ross Bjork said the school went through search firm TurnkeyZRG in the process that saw them hire new football coach Mike Elko because “they understand the landscape,” according to Andrew Hattersley of 247SPORTS.com. Bjork detailing the search process said, “We started the process Sunday night on Nov. 12. People think search firms pick

Travis Tellitocci Named Commissioner of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

TurnkeyZRG assisted with the search for the conference’s fourth commissioner. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has named Travis Tellitocci (pronounced Tella-toss-see) its new commissioner following an extensive national search. Tellitocci becomes just the fourth commissioner in the history of the MAAC. Tellitocci replaces Rich Ensor, the longest-tenured NCAA Division I multisport conference commissioner. Ensor

Big Ten selects TurnkeyZRG to assist in Commissioner search

The Big Ten Conference Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COP/C) has selected TurnkeyZRG to assist the COP/C in identifying the seventh commissioner of the Big Ten Conference.  The COP/C issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to leading search firms and meticulously reviewed each proposal. Based on the criteria, principles, and benchmarks for the search, TurnKeyZRG