Now more than ever, the sports and entertainment industry requires marquee talent in positions up and down the organizational chart.
As executive search consultants, our work requires a consultative relationship with our clients. Collaboration is a pillar of our service, allowing us to listen, design and execute an effective search process to meet the unique needs of each client every time.
Marquee Search Pillars of Excellence
- Experience you can count on
- Credibility/Highly respected
- “Inside-the-tent” status
- First-class/premium service
- Access to high-caliber, hard to find talent
Jared Shawlee, COO, San Jose Earthquakes
Ari Segal, Formerly Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club
Alan Ledford, President, MountainStar Sports Group
Ryan Barefoot, Formerly Denver Broncos
Brendan Donohue, formerly Atlanta Hawks
Chad Watson, Director of Sales and Business Development, Green Bay Packers
Matt Farrell, CMO, USA Swimming
Mark Shearer, CRO, Oakland Raiders
Erin Vagley, VP of Administration, Seattle Sounders FC
Debbie Hesse, Executive Director, USA Swimming Foundation
Jamey Sunshine, Formerly Lagardère Unlimited
Heana Simpson, COO, Positive Coaching Alliance
Mike Berndt, Regional VP, INTERSPORT and LIVE NATION
Following the precept that there is an “art and science” to executing a search for a key employee, Marquee Search’s rigorous process starts with building a firm and comprehensive understanding of our client’s needs. The “art” of the placement involves the deft touch of matching a candidate with the right personality to the corporate culture of our client. The “science” includes identifying the skills and core competencies needed for the position and clinically executing a laser-focused search for, and assessment of, potential candidates in order to deliver a short-list of the prospects most aligned with our clients’ needs.
Key benefits of working with Marquee Search include:
Access to top talent: High-performing candidates are too busy being successful in their career to look for another job. Marquee Search can get their attention to tune them into their next career opportunity.
Experience and network you can trust: Why work with anyone but a trusted industry insider with a track record of success and robust network cultivated over two decades?
Professional representation: We work with blue-chip brands as an extension of their organization and professionally represent our clients in every communication.
Confidentiality and integrity: Propriety, lack of proactive recruiting experience, or a need for confidentiality can hinder in-house recruiting efforts. While recruiting for our clients, we have broader latitude and face fewer impediments to reach the right candidates.
Marquee Search is hired by our clients on an engaged basis. Our fee is very competitive and commits us to the successful completion of every search we take on. Please contact us to learn more about our service firstname.lastname@example.org.
By specializing in sports and entertainment and focusing on mid to senior-level professionals, Marquee Search builds long-term relationships with our clients and candidates. We believe in providing value to industry professionals through not only access to key positions in the industry, but also guidance, advice and information that help people successfully navigate the challenges their career arc and the industry can present. Candidates never pay Marquee Search for representation or career coaching.
Confidentiality is frequently a concern for those currently employed. We share that concern, paying great respect to the career equity candidates have built.
Jeff’s vast executive search experience shapes Marquee Search’s commitment to delivering impact and value for clients. An Arizona State University graduate, Jeff has spent the last twenty years contributing to the success of his clients by delivering the right talent at the right time. Jeff is responsible for placing over a thousand successful professionals in new positions, the majority of those placements are in the sports and live entertainment industry.
Jeff is married and has three daughters. He loves spending time with family, BBQing, golfing and taking in all of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Jeff is also a proud member of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Leadership Council.
Tyler NelsonManager, Executive Search
Tyler believes in a high touch, personal approach to executive search, which aligns with the core values of Marquee Search. Providing the highest level of service to both clients and candidates drives Tyler. Combining this commitment with his passion for the sports and entertainment business allows Tyler to be a strong resource with insightful information about the job market.
After graduating from Linfield College, where he played varsity golf, Tyler pursued a career in public accounting for a couple of years before pivoting to the recruiting industry.
Tyler is married and resides in Portland, Oregon. He often finds himself spending time with his family while trying to sharpen his talents on the golf course when the PNW weather allows.