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CollegeAD Podcast | Jim Garofalo – KINEXON Sports & Media, Inc.

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Jim Garofalo, Executive Vice President at Kinexon Sports & Media, Inc. Together, the pair discuss what Kinexon does and how it has transformed its technology to be used for COVID-19 contract tracing. Gale and Garofalo talk about how it can help college sports bubbles, if it can be effective in short periods of time, and of course, what keeps Garofalo up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Michael Schreiber – Playfly Sports

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Michael Schreiber, CEO and founder of Playfly Sports. Together, the pair discuss what Playfly Sports is and how it's multi-tiered structure is laid out. Gale and Schreiber talk about how Playfly is targeting growth, how it creates different partnerships with different schools, its esports division, and of course, what keeps Schreiber up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Michael Schreck – Collegiate Sports Management Group

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Michael Schreck, CEO, and Co-Founder of Collegiate Sports Management Group. Together, the pair discuss who CSMG is and do a deep dive into the world of esports. Gale and Schreck talk about how CSMG helps schools navigate the world of esports, how it's different, the monetization of esports, and of course, what keeps Schreck up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Kayla Padilla – The Sideline Post

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Kayla Padilla, sophomore basketball player at the University of Pennsylvania and creator of The Sideline Post. Together, the pair discuss the backstory of The Sideline Post, how it's an advocate for student-athlete voices and how athletes can publish their stories. Also, Gale and Padilla talk about name, image and likeness, whether or not the college basketball season will occur, and of course, what keeps Padilla up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Jim Host – Host Communications

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Jim Host, founder of Host Communications. Together, the pair discuss Host's new book, 'Changing the Game: My Career in Collegiate Sports Marketing,' and the detail that went into it. Dan and Jim look back on Host's career, whether or not he thought his company would turn into what it is today, Host's greatest achievement, and how he would start it if he were starting today. Also, Host gives his two cents on name, image and likeness, some special projects he's involved in and, of course, what keeps Host up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Gloria Nevarez – West Coast Conference

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Gloria Nevarez, commissioner of the West Coast Conference. Together, the pair dive dissect the Russell Rule, a diversity hiring commitment. Dan and Gloria discuss the specific parameters of the rule, where the name came from, and how the WCC is helping its schools follow the rule. Also, they discuss hurdles that Glorida had to overcome to implement the rule, advice she has for other ADs and conference commissioners, and of course, what's keeping Gloria up at night around the Russell Rule.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Wim Stocks – Collegiate StarLeague

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Wim Stocks, CEO of the Collegiate StarLeague. Together, the pair dive what the CSL is, how colleges are navigating the new world of esports, and how esports has navigated COVID-19. Dan and Wim also discuss the CSL partnering with the four major professional sports leagues, what the future of college esports looks like, the million-dollar road map, and of course, what keeps Wim up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Herb Courtney – Renaissance Search & Consulting

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Herb Courtney, CEO of Renaissance Search & Consulting. Together, the pair dive what Renaissance is, the challenges many leaders in college sports face when creating a diverse talent pool, and how Renaissance helps overcome those challenges. Dan and Herb also discuss the new Bill Russell rule, the impact of the Black AD Alliance, how to keep driving diversity moving forward, and of course, what keeps Herb up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Will Reece – Collegiate Athletics Leadership Symposium

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Will Reece, partner and founder of Next Level Sports and the director of the College Athletic Leadership Symposium. Together, the pair dive into the origin of CALS, how Will is building connection in the world of COVID-19, and what's next for CALS. Dan and Will also the plans for the 2021 Symposium and, of course, what's keeping Will up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Patti Phillips – Women Leaders in College Sports

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports. Together, the pair dive into who Women Leaders is, how its navigating the virtual world due to COVID-19, and the importance of inclusivity. Dan and Patti also discuss the Women Leaders Performance Institute and, of course, what's keeping Patti up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Dr. Phil Wagner – Sparta Science

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Dr. Phil Wagner, the Founder-CEO of Sparta Science. Together, the pair dive into how Sparta Science came about, what it does, and how it's aiming to help all schools around the country. Dan and Phil also discuss how Sparta is using data to prepare for a potential prolonged practice cycle if football is pushed to the spring and, of course, what's keeping Phil up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Jessica Gelman – Kraft Analytics Group

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Jessica Gelman CEO of the Kraft Analytics Group. Together, the pair dive into how the Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR) came about, what KAGR does, and how the company is tackling the COVID crisis from a data standpoint. Dan and Jessica also discuss how KAGR is helping the college space and, of course, what's keeping Jessica up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Dixon Gillis – A-G Administrators

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Dixon Gillis, the CEO of A-G Administrators. Together, the pair dive into what A-G Administrators do, who the company is, and the nature of risk management has changed for athletic departments since the COVID-19 pandemic. Dan and Dixon also discuss the way A-G Administrators structure its deals, why working across campus is more important now than ever before and, of course, what keeps Dixon up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Daniel Parker – Parker Executive Search

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Parker Executive Search Vice President and Managing Partner Daniel Parker. Together, Dan and Daniel discuss how the search industry has had to evolve and adapt amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Daniel shares advice for candidates discusses how he is finding ways to stay connected with colleagues in the industry, and, of course, what keeps him up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Sue Thaden – From Now On

In this week's episode of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by From Now On CEO Sue Thaden. Together, Sue and Dan discuss From Now On's role as the "concierge" of college athletics, and how that role has propelled them into preparations for a contactless gameday. Sue talks about the analogies she and her team live by, the attitude with which her company helps institutions, and, of course, what keeps her up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Jim Wills, MD – CaringCent

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by CaringCent CEO, Jim Wills, MD. The pair discusses where the idea for CaringCent came from, and, with the first MD on the show, Dan asks how the college athletics landscape will continue to shift as a result of COVID-19. They also talk about CaringCent's successful models and ideal partners, and of course, what's keeping Jim up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | David Millay -EngageMint

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by EngageMint Managing Partner David Millay. Together, Dan and David take a look at how David's experiences and the experiences of EngageMint's other senior partners, Rick Jones, and Mike Millay have helped the company create next-level fan experiences. They also talk through pre- and post-pandemic needs of the industry. David even throws a question back at Dan as the pair discuss client strategy across different institutions, and of course, what's keeping David up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Drew Berst -Dimensional Innovations

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Dimensional Innovations Practice Director for Collegiate Sports Drew Berst. Together, Dan and Drew go over how Dimensional Innovations operates in the college athletics industry, and how they're working through the pandemic. They discuss how DI's experiential focus caters to fans pre, mid, and post COVID-19, the types of structures and strategies they provide their partner campuses, and of course, what’s keeping Drew up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Ryan Holloway – Peak Sports MGMT

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Peak Sports MGMT President Ryan Holloway. Together, the pair discusses a number of topics including how and why Ryan established Peak Sports MGMT and his industry philosophy. Dan and Ryan also cover what Peak Sports is looking for in a partner, and how Ryan and his team structure their services to benefit each of their campuses, and of course, what’s keeping Ryan up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Cole Gahagan – Learfield IMG College

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Learfield IMG College President & CEO Cole Gahagan. Together, Dan and Cole cover a number of topics including the changing marketplace and how Learfield IMG College is adjusting. The pair also discuss Learfield's newest tool, Fanbase, what the company aims to accomplish with the platform and how Learfield IMG College believes Fanbase will help its partners. They also talk about how and why Cole stepped into leadership when he did, and of course, what’s keeping Cole up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Kyle Sherman – Home Team Sports

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Home Team Sports President Kyle Sherman. Dan and Kyle discuss how Home Team Sports works in the college athletics industry, and how their philosophy has been executed before and after the pandemic. They also talk about how Home Team Sports' structure, what Kyle and his team look for in a partner, and of course, what’s keeping Kyle up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Ben Sutton – Teall Capital

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by Teall Capital Founder and Chairman Ben Sutton. Together, the pair discuss Sutton's history in the college athletics industry, from founding ISP Sports to the new strategies of Teall Capital. They also talk about how Teall operates, what Ben and his team look for, and of course, what’s keeping Ben up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Dan Barrett – 4Topps Premium Seating

In this week's edition of the CollegeAD Podcast, host Dan Gale is joined by 4Topps Premium Seating Chief Revenue Officer Dan Barrett. Together, Gale and Barrett spend a lot of time discussing the eventual return to competition. From right-sizing stadium capacity to increasing revenue despite a lower seating availability. The pair also cover what 4Topps is looking for in a partner and of course, what’s keeping Dan up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Mike Palisi – Van Wagner

This week, Dan speaks with Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President of Van Wagner. Together, Dan and Mike discuss how the Van Wagner team is holding up amid the COVID-19 crisis, the history of the company, the experience and resources available to the team, as well as a look at Van Wagner's campus-wide approach. Additionally, the pair discuss what Van Wagner is looking for in an ideal partner, how the team is structuring deals, and of course, what’s keeping Mike up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Erik Judson – JMI Sports

This week, Dan speaks with Erik Judson, CEO and Co-Founder of JMI Sports. Together, Dan and Erik discuss how JMI Sports is coping with the COVID-19 crisis, how they have continued to service partners during the pandemic as well as how they are approaching things on the campus front. In addition, the two discuss what JMI Sports is looking for in an ideal partner, why innovation is important as we battle the coronavirus, and of course, what’s keeping Erik up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Dan Migala – 4FRONT

This week, Dan speaks with Dan Migala, Partner & Co-Founder of 4FRONT. Together the two discuss who 4FRONT is, what they're doing in the college space, and how the company is dealing with the current COVID-19 crisis. In addition, the two Dan's discuss why it's so important that athletic departments keep a growth mindset during this time, tips for how to best prepare for the return of sports and competition and of course, what's keeping Dan up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Greg Brown – Learfield IMG College

This week, Dan speaks with former Learfield IMG College President and CEO Greg Brown. Together the two discuss Greg's recently announced retirement, why he felt now was the right time, and why Greg believes new Learfield IMG College President and CEO Cole Gahagan is the right person to lead the company at this time. Dan and Greg also dive into the current state of the industry, what Learfield IMG College is doing to help its partners during the COVID-19 crisis and of course, what's keeping Greg up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Matt DiFebo – FanSummit

This week, Dan speaks with Matt DiFebo, Founder and CEO of FanSummit. Together the two discuss Matt's new company, FanSummit, why Matt is launching the company and how he plans to service collegiate athletics. Plus Dan dives on what FanSummit is looking for in an ideal partner, how the company structures deals and of course, what's keeping Matt up at night.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Mike Behan – Legends

This week, Dan speaks with Mike Behan, Vice President, Collegiate Partnerships for Legends. Together the two discuss Legends’ beginning, how the company has grown in the collegiate space, what Legends is looking for in a partner, the direction Mike and the Legends team see the industry heading and more.

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CollegeAD Podcast | Al Guido – Elevate Sports Ventures

This week, Dan speaks with Al Guido, Chairman and CEO of Elevate Sports Ventures. Together the two discuss how and why Elevate came together, what Al and his Elevate team are looking for in a partner, the role data plays in Elevate's operations, and how the company is servicing its partners during the current COVID-19 crisis.

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