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
Entertainment
 Bruce Lefkowitz C'87 - EVP, Fox
 Cade Massey - Practice Professor, The Wharton School
 Sam Mondry-Cohen C'10 - Director of Baseball Research & Development, Washington
Nationals
 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
Nationals
NBA
NFL
Overtime
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia 76ers
Scout Sports and Entertainment
Turner Sports
Turnkey Sports and Entertainment
UpMetrics
Wasserman