Gain exclusive insight into the professional and personal worlds of high-level executives in sports and entertainment as we host top decision-makers in the industry to discuss emerging topics, their business, careers, and personal life stories.
From collegiate conference commissioners to professional sports team executives and owners, to CMOs and leading marketers at global brands, Maestas takes listeners inside the lives of key people making a major impact on the sports and entertainment industry.
Peter Feigin - Milwaukee Bucks
Peter Feigin - President of the Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum - on the aftermath of winning an NBA Championship and the future of the franchise.
Highlight: Gloria Nevarez - WCC
Gloria Nevarez - Commissioner of the West Coast Conference - on the future of esports within collegiate athletics.
Ishwara Glassman Chrein - Chicago Fire FC
Chicago Fire FC President Ishwara Glassman Chrein joins the show in an interview recorded at the SBJ Thought Leaders retreat. They discuss the future of the team and the MLS in general.
Highlight: Chris Marinak - MLB
Chris Marinak - Chief Strategy & Operations Officer at MLB - discusses some of the innovations that will change the way that fans consume baseball content.
Highlight: Larry Scott - Pac-12
Larry Scott - former Pac-12 Commissioner - looks back on the media rights deals he negotiated - where he succeeded and what he would do differently now.
Highlight: Tod Leiweke - Seattle Kraken
Tod Leiweke shares details the process behind launching, naming, and growing the Seattle Kraken. He also details the importance of building a diverse organization.
Essential for intelligent sports fans and industry insiders
AJ Maestas explores the people behind the sports industry - many of them made history as sportswomen and men themselves. We hear their personal stories, but he also asks the deciders where baseball, football, even cricket, are heading, as young fans set the agenda for the future. Can the NFL do more about diversity and inclusion? Should baseball games be shorter? How do you work with the TV Networks and the E-Sports and gaming franchises? This podcast really is a weekly journey into the future of America’s pastimes
Great podcast for those interested in sports business! Fascinating guests and conversations. AJ is an awesome host.
Informative and Entertaining!
Mr Maestas is obviously quite knowledgeable about sports (especially the business side), but it’s his personality that makes the delivery of the information/insights so enjoyable to listen to. Great podcast!