Marquee Search launches as Portland’s first national executive search firm
specializing in team sports and live entertainment

August 7, 2013

Born out of Game Face, Inc.’s search division, Marquee Search brings years of experience and proven results to Portland and the nation @JeffYocom #sportsbiz #sportsjobs

PORTLAND, Ore. – Jeff Yocom, former SVP, executive search, and Rob Cornilles, president, of Game Face, Inc., announced today the launch of Yocom’s new enterprise, Marquee Search, an executive recruiting firm with expertise in sports and entertainment—the only specialty recruiting firm of this nature in the northwestern United States.

Following an 11-year relationship with Game Face, Inc., Yocom launched the venture to continue building on his years of experience in sports and entertainment executive recruiting. Yocom will take over the client base he established while at Game Face, Inc. and will continue to collaborate with Cornilles and Game Face, Inc. going forward.

“This is an exciting time for Jeff and Marquee Search,” said Cornilles of his former employee leaving Game Face, Inc. to launch his own venture. “It has been an honor and a pleasure to work alongside Jeff for the last 11 years and I’m thrilled that he is taking this step in starting his own boutique firm. I have complete confidence in his ability to give clients the best recruiting services possible, and look forward to a continued relationship going forward.”

Marquee Search already boasts a diverse range of clients including the Green Bay Packers, Live Nation and Townsquare Media. Additionally, Marquee Search will work with local sports properties including the Portland Timbers, and past clients include the Boston Celtics. Typical positions that the firm works to fill include senior team leadership roles, general managers, sales and marketing department heads, directors of corporate partnerships and ticket sales, and more. Yocom has also placed executive directors at leading sports-related nonprofit organizations globally.

Yocom plans to continue to grow the business and provide personalized and professional recruitment services to clients. “I’m very excited to build this business here in Portland and beyond,” said Yocom, “I’m appreciative of Rob and my time at Game Face, Inc. and am excited to collaborate further on projects going forward. Rob is a pioneer in developing human capital through his industry-leading training and I have always admired him. I know we will continue to work together.”


About Marquee Search

Marquee Search is a specialized hiring solution delivering high quality mid to senior-level business professionals to sports and entertainment companies across North America and beyond, founded by sports and entertainment executive search veteran Jeff Yocom.

About Game Face, Inc.

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1995, Game Face, Inc. is a highly specialized advisor and training organization focusing on achieving higher revenues for its clientele, which include diverse companies in varied industries, predominantly the sports and entertainment field. Through proprietary methods and practices, organizations engaged with Game Face, Inc. see their personnel develop greater skills and success in the critical areas of business development, client retention, and customer service.



Marquee Search:
Jeff Yocom
President & Founder

Game Face, Inc.:
Rob Cornilles
President & Founder