One of the many benefit of being a Sports Executives Association member is the access we provide our members to top sports business professionals are willing to share their story, experiences and advice with aspiring sports business professionals to help them land a job in sports.
Yesterday, we were joined by Chris Chaney, Founder of the Ivy Sports Symposium.
Who Is Chris Chaney?
A graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, Chris is the founder of the prestigious Ivy Sports Symposium. The Symposium is a non-profit organization that hosts an annual sports business forum and has been considered one of the global sports industry’s premier conferences ever since 2006.
Chris is also currently the CEO of Chaney Sportainment Group (CSG), a boutique global consulting agency that partners with disruptive start-ups and emerging ventures at the intersection of sports, media and technology.
CSG acts as a catalyst for innovative, high-growth (consumer) brands in the underserved small and lower middle markets by providing them with strategic advice and access to capital.
In 2011 Forbes.com honored Chris as a “30 Under 30″ Award recipient. The award recognizes today’s most impressive up-and-comers in the sports industry.
SEA Members Learn and Network with Sports Business Professionals
During the LIVE Q&A with Chris we discussed:
- How and why he decided to pursue a career in sports and specifically, as an entrepreneur.
- What he does on a daily basis in his role as the CEO of Chaney Sportainment Group.
- The value Chris places on mentorship in the sports industry.
- How important social media has become to his own personal sports career.
Chris Chaney Discusses What It Takes To Make It In Sports
One of the questions we ask all of our LIVE Q&A guests is to provide one piece of advice to our members that will help them land their dream job in sports.
The video below includes a short clip (3 mins) from the LIVE Q&A where Chris addresses this question.