Sports Executive Search

Win More with Exceptional Talent

The business of sports is multifaceted and ever-changing, as pressures from fans, players and leagues affect the trajectory and strategic decisions of amateur and professional organizations alike. Sports leaders need global executive search and recruitment services from a partner that understands the complexities involved in finding top collegiate and professional athletic talent, as well as in corporate sports company searches.

We’re an adviser to leagues, owners, public and private colleges and universities, professional athletic organizations, corporations and sports venues and facilities across their talent needs.

Personal Industry Experience

DHR’s Sports team has been in your shoes. Led by a former Division I athletic director and a former Division I basketball coach, we work with sports organizations to solve their talent challenges – from executive search to team effectiveness to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our executive search consultants help teams and organizations around the world hire, promote and evolve to meet the needs of fans and stakeholders.

Glenn Sugiyama

Managing Partner

Described by Forbes magazine as “one of the most influential men in college athletics,” Glenn is credited with building one of the largest and most renowned Sports Practice Groups in the world. Since 2004, he has been placing talent in professional sports organizations and for the top academic institutions in the U.S. and around the world, including senior sports executives and head coaches.

Coach talking to players during time out

We help sports teams and organizations find, recruit and promote the best leadership at all levels, including:

  • Athletic Administrators and Directors
  • Coaches
  • Corporate Leaders and Executive Directors

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