33 episodes

SBJ I Factor features impactful interviews with SBJ award winners. You’ll recognize guests from Forty Under Forty, Game Changers, New Voices and the Sports Business Awards. Discover how our guests found success and overcame failure while navigating their careers – not only individually, but as a team.

SBJ I Factor Sports Business Journal

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

SBJ I Factor features impactful interviews with SBJ award winners. You’ll recognize guests from Forty Under Forty, Game Changers, New Voices and the Sports Business Awards. Discover how our guests found success and overcame failure while navigating their careers – not only individually, but as a team.

    SBJ I Factor: Peter Stern

    SBJ I Factor: Peter Stern

    SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports: With Peter Stern of Strategic

    This episode features Peter Stern, president of The Strategic Agency, talking with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about launching his consultancy firm from his apartment, his leadership style, and how advice from his grandmother guides who he decides to work with. Stern was named to Sports Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class in 2006.

    • 19 min
    SBJ I Factor: Renee Washington

    SBJ I Factor: Renee Washington

    SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports: With Renee Washington of USA Track & Field

    This episode features Renee Washington, chief operating officer for USA Track & Field, talking with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about her leadership style, what she looks for in a new hire, and how her career was influenced by spending 10 years as a stay-at-home mom. Washington is a member of SBJ’s Game Changers class of 2017.

    • 27 min
    SBJ I Factor: Kate Johnson

    SBJ I Factor: Kate Johnson

    SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with Kate Johnson, a sports industry veteran who is Google’s director of global sports, media and entertainment marketing. Johnson is also experienced in brand marketing and the agency side of the industry. She was a member of the 2017 class of SBJ’s Forty Under 40. Johnson, an Olympic medalist in crew, talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what she learned from competing in sports both from a young age and at a high level; how her sports background influenced the way she approached her cancer diagnosis; and her most important advice for young people who want to advance in their career.

    SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

    • 34 min
    SBJ I Factor: Jed York

    SBJ I Factor: Jed York

    SBJ I Factor: Jed York, presented by Allied Sports

    SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York. York is in his 17th year with the organization and his 12th as CEO. He is a two-time SBJ Forty Under 40 honoree as a member of the classes of 2012 and 2013. York talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about what he learned from growing up in the sports business, working in multiple departments at the team, the challenges of building Levi’s Stadium, and how his leadership style has evolved through the years.

    SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards, such as Forty Under 40, Game Changers and others.

    • 25 min
    SBJ I Factor: Todd Fischer

    SBJ I Factor: Todd Fischer

    SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with GMR Executive Vice President Todd Fischer. Fischer has a keen sense of the brand side of the industry, and how brands can leverage sports. Before his current stint at GMR, he worked at State Farm, where he helped drive the brand’s broad marketing and sponsorship strategy. Fischer was a member of SBJ’s Forty Under 40 class of 2016.

    During the interview, Fischer talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about the lessons learned growing up in the midwest, the power of networking, why it’s critical to learn everything you can about a partner’s business, and what advice he gives to young people entering sports.

    SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the magazine’s awards.

    • 31 min
    SBJ I Factor: Renie Anderson

    SBJ I Factor: Renie Anderson

    SBJ I Factor, presented by Allied Sports, features an interview with NFL CRO and Executive VP Renie Anderson, one of the most connected leaders in the sports business. Anderson talks about her personal and professional journeys, from growing up in Kentucky to her almost accidental entry into the industry and becoming one of the top executives at the NFL. Anderson is a member of the Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40 Hall of Fame, having been an honoree in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

    SBJ I Factor is a monthly podcast offering interviews with sports executives who have been recipients of one of the publication’s awards.

    • 35 min

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