The son of two University of North Carolina Tar Heels, I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I quickly developed an affinity for Atlantic Coast Conference basketball, Carolina Panther’s football, and Bojangles’ fried chicken. After graduating from the University of Virginia I left the South and fried chicken behind and spent five years working in New York City.
I started my professional career as a management consultant and worked for an international ecommerce startup before deciding that my true passion lay in the sports world—specifically in team and league operations. I realized that going back to business school, especially a school with a strong athletic brand, would give me the opportunity to transition into sports by developing my network and by taking on internship opportunities. The summer before school I did a pre-MBA internship with Wasserman in its sports marketing division and in-between my first and second year I interned with the NFL (Go Panthers!).
At school, I’m passionate about developing sports business as a career track. I’m the co-president of the Media Entertainment and Sports Club and I also co-founded the Fuqua Sports Business Cohort. Both organizations provide direct access to industry professionals as well as opportunities to build tactical skills and knowledge that can be used during recruiting and on the job. It’s my hope that one day Fuqua will be known as the business school for aspiring sports industry professionals.