Search firms vary in styles, approaches

Sports Business Journal: Sean Scanlon of Caldwell Partners has recruited for the New York Jets, but also Tennis Channel, MTV, Lifetime, Comedy Central and Univision. In either sector, he believes success hinges on matching a management style to the potential candidate. “Some are bureaucratic, others reward mavericks,” he said. “It’s not off-the-rack.”

Yet sports comes with its own challenges. “If you own a plastic bag company, nobody outside the industry renders an opinion as to how you made that plastic bag, or who you chose to run the company,” Scanlon said. “But everyone has an opinion as to how you run your team. No other industry in the world has that degree of public scrutiny.”

Click to read full article

Back to Insights

Stay on top of the latest intel across multiple industries and continents.