DHR Expands Sports Practice with Appointment of Industry Veterans

September, 2023

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CHICAGO (September 28, 2023) – DHR Global is pleased to announce the addition of two partners in its Sports Practice Group.

Building from the success of Glenn Sugiyama, Managing Partner, Global Sports Practice at DHR, Jobplex will expand into the sports industry with support from Matt Toth, Client Engagement Manager.

Tony Hernandez, Partner, based in Charlotte, and Craig Thompson, based in Denver, will be joining Toth in the Sports Practice Group.

“I am excited to work with Tony and Craig. Together, we will leverage our expertise, network, and resources to deliver exceptional results for our clients,” said Glenn Sugiyama, Managing Partner, DHR Global Sports Practice.

Hernandez and Thompson bring over 60 combined years of extensive expertise and relationships that will help grow and develop the new practice group and support clients’ needs. Together with Toth, they will be a powerhouse team placing leaders in athletic coaching and administration-level roles for various collegiate sports and departments.

Tony Hernandez – Bringing over 25 years of experience, Hernandez has extensive expertise in college athletics at the national and conference levels. Throughout most of his career, he has served in executive positions at the University of Miami and Texas Tech University.  In addition, in his role as a consultant, he has provided strategic consulting services to strengthen collegiate athletic departments in a variety of areas.  He has served on numerous NCAA and conference committees and cabinets and served as President of the National Association of Athletic Compliance.

”I am thrilled to work with Craig and Matt to add to the success of DHR’s Sports Practice,” said Hernandez. “We are committed to identifying emerging leaders that will allow us to provide great resources for our clients. I am enthusiastic to be able to work within the sports industry that I have so much passion for while helping our clients achieve their goals.”

Craig Thompson – A 43-year veteran of athletic administration, with all but eight of those years sitting in a commissioner’s chair, Thompson brings extensive knowledge and experience in the athletic sector. He served as Commissioner of the Mountain West Conference for over 20 years, where he was responsible for nearly $600 million in television revenue and was an innovator in the postseason bowl structures. Thompson has been an integral part of the national landscape in intercollegiate athletics, holding many prestigious positions on NCAA and sport-specific national committees. He also served as commissioner of the Sun Belt Conference and American South Conference.

“The college athletics model as we know it is changing, and the industry needs creative thinking and problem solvers,” said Thompson. “Our goal is to deliver talented, experienced, and successful leaders to address these new issues.”



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