Sam Torres

Practice Leader

Sam Torres leads our Sports and Entertainment Executive Search Practice. Mr. Torres serves as a senior advisor to C-Suite leaders and front office administrators in the executive recruitment process while also providing guidance on talent and sports business best practices.

The Cowen Partners Sports and Entertainment Practice focuses on the five major sports leagues within the United States: the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS. The NCAA D1 Collegiate sports space will also be included, with an emphasis on senior leadership positions, including Athletic Directors.

Prior to joining Cowen Partners, Mr. Torres had a 14-year career in sports, both at the professional and collegiate level. Torres has led diverse teams, managed various lines of revenue, built naming rights opportunities, helped open a downtown multipurpose stadium, launched a franchise from the ground up, and successfully turned around two NCAA D1 institutions.