Wharton Sports Business Summit 2017

On Friday, November 3rd, 2017 we held the inaugural Wharton Sports Business Summit, a collaboration between the Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. The Summit consisted of keynotes, panels, workshops, research presentations, a career fair and more. It was a full day of learning and networking designed to bring students from the University of Pennsylvania and other schools together with industry leaders.

Speakers included:

 Josh Harris W'86 - Principal Owner, 76ers & Devils, Founder, Apollo Management
 David Abrams W'80 - Inner Circle Sports
 TJ Adeshola - Head of US League Partnerships, Twitter
 Brandon Bagley W'11 - Senior Associate, Victus Advisors
 Melissa Brenner C'96 - SVP of Digital Media, NBA
 Ryan Donovan - VP of Marketing, Fanatics
 Sean Estrada - W'07 - Manager of Labor Relations, NFL
 Jessica Frey WG'15 - VP of Strategy & Technology, Virgin Sport
 Andy Galdi - Director of Baseball Research & Development, Philadelphia Phillies
 Alec Halaby - VP of Football Operations and Strategy, Philadelphia Eagles
 Sabrina Hannam L'03 - Executive Partner, Law Office of Sabrina N. Hannam, LLC
 Zachary Hochster C'11 - Associate Director, Property Consultation and Analytics, Scout Sports and Entertainment
 Brian Josephs - Director, Enterprise Sales, Sportradar
 Akshay Khanna WG'15 - VP of Strategy, 76ers/Devils/Prudential Center
 Vasu Kulkarni ENG'08 - Founder, Krossover; CourtsideVC
 Seth Ladetsky C'96 - SVP of Sales, Turner Sports
 Steven Lang C'11 - Associate Director, Strategy Development, Scout Sports and
 Bruce Lefkowitz C'87 - EVP, Fox
 Cade Massey - Practice Professor, The Wharton School
 Sam Mondry-Cohen C'10 - Director of Baseball Research & Development, Washington
 John Ourand - Media Report, Sports Business Journal
 Mike Palisi - EVP, Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment
 Irwin Raij - Partner/Co-Chair, Sport Industry Group, O’Melveny & Myers LLP
 Scott Rosner - Practice Professor, The Wharton School
 Blake Stutchin C'04 - VP of Digital Media Business Development, NFL
 Zack Weiner C'14 - Co-Founder, Overtime
 Jerrold Colton- Sports Agent/Attorney; Owner, CS Sports Management

Companies represented at the career fair:

Complete Sports Management
Dick's Sporting Goods
Madison Square Garden
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia 76ers
Scout Sports and Entertainment
Turner Sports
Turnkey Sports and Entertainment