Fred, Andy and Pat talk with men and women who have and are shaping the sports industry.
August 26, 2019
Chad Cardinal, Regional Director of the Aspire Group, joins Andy Dolich and Jake Hirshman to talk about his journey through ticket sales, the foundation of soft skills built through sales experience, and how to get better every day with 5-15 minutes of professional development outside of the office daily.
August 19, 2019
Aspiring to be like Bernie Mullin, Founder of the Aspire Group talks the sports ticketing industry with Pat and Jake as they dive into how he Founded the company, where it is heading, and where tickets are heading the industry of sports.
August 15, 2019
Haynes Hendrickson, GM of Turnkey Intelligence Joins Jake Hirshman to talk about the data side of the industry that many aren’t aware of. We dive into sponsorships, revenue generation, and networking.
August 12, 2019
Episode 50! Female Leadership with Marie Tuite, SJSU AD as she joins Pat and Jake to talk College Athletics. Marie is one of 10 D1 Female Athletic Directors and shares her insights on the industry, and what it’s like to be in that position.
july 29,, 2019
Brad Mangin, a well-known sports photographer, joins Pat Gallagher and Jake Hirshman to talk about his career as a professional photographer in the sports industry. Brad discusses what his journey has been like, the games and events he has been a part of, and where the photography aspect of the industry is heading.
july 22, 2019
Jeff White, Chief Legal Officer for the NJCAA, Joins Jake Hirshman as they take a look into Jeff’s first and only job in sports...and all of the steps along the way in his career that got him there.
july 15, 2019
Joe Favorito, long time communications/PR exec, joins Andy and Jake to talk about what’s he’s learned from his career including Storytelling, Listening, and how to communicate as the world around us changes.
july 8, 2019
Travis Misner, Manager Partnership Development, Charlotte Hornets Joins Jake Hirshman as the two Ohio Bobcats talk about the journey Travis has had through sports since being a student-Athlete.
july 1, 2019
FCFL Founder, Sohrob Farudi, joins COO Andy Dolich to talk about the League of the Future and how it came about from scratch.
june 24, 2019
Russ Stanley, SVP of Ticket Sales and Service for the San Francisco Giants, joins Pat and Jake to talk about the tickets part of the sports industry. Past, Present, and Future.
june 17, 2019
Brandon Averill, Founder of Athlete Wealth Management, Joins Fred Claire and Jake Hirshman to talk about working on the financial side of the agent world in baseball.
june 10, 2019
Dedan Brozino, Chief Development Officer at the Rose Bowl talks about his path within the sports industry, and provides advice for students who are currently in school, trying to get into the industry.
June 3, 2019
Solly Fulp, Senior VP at Learfield-IMG College talks about college athletics within the sports industry, and provides advice and insights for those looking to get into college athletics and sponsorships.
may 28, 2019
Tom Fox, President of the San Jose Earthquakes, talks about his path along with Professional Soccer within the sports industry, and provides insights into the future of Soccer and sports globally.
may 22, 2019
Ted Robinson, Legendary Broadcaster talks about his path within the sports industry, and provides insights about the broadcasting landscape within sports.
may 13, 2019
Patty Hubbard, Founder of BFWD talks about agencies within the sports industry, and provides advice for students who are currently in school, trying to get into the industry.
march 11, 2019
Jeff Fellenzer, Associate Professor at USC, talks about the sports industry, and provides advice for students who are currently in school, trying to get into the industry.
march 5, 2019
Jim Kozimor, broadcaster of the NBC Sports Crew talks about his play-by-play career across the industry, and the various aspects of working in sports, and work-life balance.
February 25, 2019
John McDonough, President and CEO of the Chicago Blackhawks, and former President of the Chicago Cubs talks about his career in Chicago and the various aspects that have lead to his accomplishments and decisions.
February 18, 2019
Pam Gardner, Former President of the Astros, joins Pat Gallagher as she talks about her career with the Astros, and women in baseball.
february 13, 2019
Dr. Janice Hilliard, former Vice President of Player Development of the NBA, talks about her career, female and diversity topics across working in sports.
February 11, 2019
Tod Leiweke, CEO of NHL Seattle expansion franchise, joins Pat Gallagher as they talk about customer service, culture, leadership, and communication.
february 5, 2019
Ron Seaver, Founder of the National Sports Forum joins Andy Dolich to talk about the upcoming 2019 NSF in Las Vegas and how it all got started!
February 4, 2019
Pete Paciorek, Athletics Director at Principia College joins Life in the Front Office to talk about character, life skills, and college athletics.
January 28, 2019
CEO Rose Bowl Darryl Dunn joins Fred Claire to talk careers, and dive into Darryl’s experiences and the sports events business in Pasadena.
january 21, 2019
San Francisco Giants CIO Bill Schlough Joins Andy Dolich to talk about Giants, technology, careers, life, and the Bay Area.
January 21, 2019
Cooperstown President Jeff Idelson joins Pat Gallagher to talk baseball, the Hall of Fame, technology, public relations, and more.
January 14, 2019
Steve Brener, President of BZA, joins Fred Claire to talk about their PR careers at the Dodgers, and what Public Relations and Communications looks like in today’s day and age.
January 7, 2019
Andy Dolich takes over as the host to start 2019 off by and introduce the host of Life in the Front Office Jake Hirshman, and dive into his young career thus far.
January 6, 2019
Rick White, President of the Atlantic League, joins Fred Claire to talk about the landscape of baseball in parts people may not know about. They dive into how to get started in sport and what life lessons they’ve learned through their careers.
december 24, 2019
CRO of the 49ers, Brent Schoeb joins Andy Dolich as they talk sponsorships, technology, and work life balance.
december 20, 2018
Dr. Marissa Nichols, Director of Leadership and Career Development at Boston University Athletics and Dr. Nancy Lough from UNLV provide insights and advice to student-athletes, anyone wanting to work in college athletics and women wanting to work in sports.
december 12, 2018
San Francisco Giants EVP Staci Slaughter joins Pat Gallagher to talk about career paths, communications, work-life balance, and women in sports.
December 11, 2018
CEO of Athlete Network, Chris Smith, and VP of Partnerships Brett Fuller join Life in the Front Office as they talk about their business, student-athletes, networking, and what it’s like to be entrepreneurs in the sports industry.
december 6, 2018
Fred Claire talks with guest Ari Kaplan who is entering his 31st year in Major League Baseball and has worked with more than two-thirds of the organizations around the league. Fred and Ari talk about the upcoming Winter Meetings, analytics, and where the game is heading in the future with the advancement of analytics in the game.
november 26, 2018
Rick Welts, President of the Golden State Warriors, joins Pat Gallagher as they talk about enjoying the journey and life lessons learned through sports.
November 11, 2018
CEO of Teamwork Online, Buffy Filippel Joins Andy Dolich as they talk about various topics about the Landscape of the Sports Industry, getting into sports, and how the industry is changing rapidly.
october 23, 2018
Bill Shumard joins the show with Fred Claire and the two dive into finding fulfillment in working in sports and how to network, including your advisory board, and circles of 12.
october 16, 2018
Pat Gallagher talks about standing out and how to do so. He covers one of his favorite topics in being a problem solver and not a problem creator. Pat provides great insights from his experiences in sports business industry.
october 9, 2018
Andy Dolich sheds some light on his theories on leadership within the business of sports. Andy goes over his eight scopes of leadership and eleven T's of leaders.
october 4, 2018
Fred Claire talks abour mentorships, being a mentor, and how to find a mentor. This episode reaches all parties involved in how to get the most out of mentor relationships.
september 27, 2018
Pat Gallagher provides insightful advice, stories, and wisdom for those looking to get into the entertainment business we call sports business.
september 21, 2018
Andy Dolich, our 2nd featured star of the show talks about his life in the front office, and his journey through 45+ years of sports in the industry. He covers everything from his career, to lessons learned, to advice for those seeking one, and what he is up to now.
september 14, 2018
Life in the Front Office starts its Journey with the first episode introducing Fred Claire, and exploring his career and the impact he’s made in other lives.