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 49-3.

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

VSG, Lightning name Matt Corey as Chief Marketing Officer

(February 8, 2022) Tampa Bay – In partnership with TurnkeyZRG, Vinik Sports Group and the Tampa Bay Lightning have hired veteran marketing executive Matt Corey to serve as the organization’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) today, Chief Executive Officer Steve Griggs announced. Corey joins the Bolts after an already successful career, most recently as CMO at

PTPA Retains TurnkeyZRG To Recruit CEO

(February 1, 2022) LOS ANGELES – The Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) has retained TurnKeyZRG to conduct a global, inclusive search to identify and recruit its first Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The PTPA’s mission is to build an equitable and sustainable competitive environment for all professional players, men and women, for today and generations to

Lisa Farris Appointed Chief Marketing Officer at Soundtrack Your Brand

(January 26, 2022) In partnership with TurnkeyZRG, Lisa Farris has been named Chief Marketing Officer at business-to-business music streaming service, Soundtrack Your Brand. Farris, who was previously Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for the Recording Academy, will report directly to founder and CEO Ola Sars. Soundtrack Your Brand claims to be the world’s fastest-growing B2B

Haslam Sports Group Names Kristin Bernert President of Business Operations for the Columbus Crew

(January 21, 2022) COLUMBUS – In partnership with TurnkeyZRG, Haslam Sports Group (HSG) announced that Kristin Bernert has joined the Columbus Crew as President of Business Operations. Bernert – an Ohio native who after 10 years in executive roles with Madison Square Garden Sports recently co-founded and serves as principal of KB2 Sports – will

FC Dallas Hires Jerome Elenez as Vice President of Marketing

(January 19, 2022) FRISCO, TX Texas – In partnership with TurnkeyZRG, FC Dallas has hired Jerome Elenez as Vice President of Marketing. Elenez brings more than two decades of marketing experience to Toyota Stadium with stops at the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and McDonald’s. “We’re thrilled that Jerome is joining our team to help us