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Life in the Front Office

Author: Jake Hirshman

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Life in the Front Office hosts Fred Claire, Andy Dolich, and Pat Gallagher, 3 sports business legends who have spent a combined 90+ years in a Front Office and over 140+ years working in sports. They join Host Jake Hirshman and their guests to bring insights and advice to many in the sports industry.
176 Episodes
Visit for more info on both the on campus and online programs at the University of Florida Sports Management Programs. Lonnie Phillips, Chief Customer Officer at Fanatics dives into his unique career path, and what he’s learned from the tech world that we can learn from in the sports industry.
NBA G-League Chat with Alton Byrd, VP Business Ops, Long Island Nets with Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment. Alton dives into his playing experience, start in the industry, and his journey through a variety of executive positions in the industry!
Jordan Bellar, Business Development at G2 Esports dives into his career path along with everything Esports and insights into the industry!
James Biddick came to the states at 30 from New Zealand for the Ohio U Sports Ad program and he talks about the difficulties and approaches for being an international student, how to get a job after, and how to transition.
Randy Mueller, former GM and NFL executive dives into his career experiences as a GM and transitions from team to team as well as his start up experiences with the XFL and AAF.
Eric Adlawan and Karen Segura of the San Francisco Giants, both Pat Gallagher Fellows from the University of San Francisco Sports Management graduate program dive into their experiences early on and how to approach your first experience in the industry.
Harrison Avigdor, USA Basketball at NBA League Office, dives into his young journey thus far and navigating the transition from school to intern to full time in the sports industry!
Pat Gallagher Fellow, Tess Oliphant with the San Francisco Giants Community Relations team dives into her career path and experiences as a fellow with the man himself, Pat Gallagher!
Episode 4 of the mini series with Ronnie Burton, Air Force Academy Foundation, dives into mentors and sponsors. How to be one, have one, and give back.
Traveling the World with Michelle Gong, VISA Global Partnerships, dives into her career, experiences, and time as a Pat Gallagher Fellow with the man himself.
JT Musso dives into his career at IMG Academy and the opportunities that exist across the organization and that space in general.
Jeremy Wolf, Executive Director of More than Baseball and member of the Israel National Baseball team dives into his career on and off the field and how he’s fighting for equality for all!
Extra Innings, the Author and Story behind it with Tim Madigan
Bill Fagan, CEO, The Aspire Group dives into mentorship, his path to the CEO seat and development of leaders with their company growth.
Getting in the Industry from the Outside with Jack Luce, Director Strategy, Analytics, Marketing, The Aspire Group. As Director of SAM (Strategy, Analytics, and Marketing), Jack oversees each of the three individual departments while also facilitating collaboration between them. Using these interdepartmental synergies, SAM delivers actionable insights to Aspire’s partners while also supporting ticket sales and service consultants with fan research, intelligent marketing, and campaign analytics.
Diversity of Thought, Mindsets, and Unconventional Paths with Tim Lewis
Episode 150 with Kevin Abrams, VP of FB Ops/AGM of NY Giants dives into his career path, an overview of the football operations side of the industry, and what areas of growth exist in the future!
Ryan Madayag of the Seattle Seahawks joins us for Episode 7 with the Seattle U MSBL Leadership Mindsets series. Ryan dives into his experiences as a leader on gameday and in the office!
High Growth Sports with Gabby Roe, President of Maestroe Sports & Entertainment dives into everything non traditional sports with Jake and Pat!
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