Nov 14 - NEW PODCAST - Chris crushes In N Out Burger as he heads out West for his meeting with Facebook. Rob provides a behind the scenes look at the new Ballpark in Worcester. Finding a sports business mentor is key at all stages of your career. An example of an email NOT to send to your prospects. Chris has beef with United Airlines.
Each week we have a sports business executive on the show to tell their story in an effort to educate you how they became a successful sports business leader
Sam Zapatka travels the world with US Soccer and tells fantastic stories about winning the World Cup.
John discusses how he built and leverages his network even when Rob never returned his emails...
Jack and Rob had lost contact after Rob moved to Boston as a sixth grader, but reconnected recently through common connections on LinkedIn.
Pat talks about all the details that go into negotiating the Professional Baseball Agreement and his thoughts on the current status of the game.
Being former colleagues, Rob and Mike spend much of the episode busting each other's chops while sprinkling in actionable interview advice and Scranton / Wilkes-Barre RailRider stories with practical lessons
Kurt shares his thoughts about why he believes the XFL will have a much different fate than the Alliance of American Football, and how data and analytics have changed the sports industry for the better.
In this episode Rob talks with with his former boss, mentor and father-like-figure in his life, Martie Cordaro.
Rob sits down with Janet Marie Smith, a woman who changed the landscape of American cities with the creation of Baltimore's Camden Yards - a ballpark build so pivotal that former Commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig, deemed its opening one of the most important points in baseball history.
In this episode, Rob sits down with Larry Freedman, the CBO of LAFC in the MLS. Larry takes us through his self-proclaimed "drunken stumble" through his sports business career that did not start in typical fashion. He also goes in depth about starting LAFC from the ground up, Magic Johnson's business acumen, and his investment into e-sports.
The first interview of Front Office Features is Larry Lucchino, the CEO Emeritus of the Boston Red Sox, past President / CEO of the San Diego Padres and Baltimore Orioles. He also was on the Watergate case with Hilary Clinton. You can say he's had an interesting career.
Each week Rob & Chris recap the week, dive deeper into the interview, give real life advice and talk about the top stories in sports business.
Chris talks about how he went from being on a Duck Boat to going Trick or Treating. Rob and Chris dive deeper into the Jack Tipton interview, and we also talk about the great guest blogger on frontofficefeatures.com this week, Hannah Butler. Then, Hannah joins Rob to talk about her journey from moving trays of hotdogs to running special events for the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
Rob stresses to not be THAT guy or gal in the office early in your sports business career. Chris talks about his World Series and Duckboat experience a year ago. Get outside of your comfort zone to better yourself. Soak in the big moments when they come along. Chris and Rob discuss Pat O'Conner's advice for young folks.
Front Office Features gets a retweet from the Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker. Rob brings his staff to Fenway Park for the day and provides a peak into the final season in Pawtucket. How to overcome geographical concerns early in your career. Chris tells an awful Dad joke. Successful sports business stories from the Fenway Associate program