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In this episode, Chris talks with Bill Fagan about the process of spotting and training leaders. They discuss topics surrounding the importance of great leadership and encouraging leadership opportunities within the company.
As The Aspire Group’s first employee, Bill started the first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Bill has risen to the position of CEO at Aspire where he has overseen the hiring of over 1200 employees. He currently oversees all 37 FRMC’s across the USA. Generating over $1B in new and incremental partner revenues serving iconic sports properties such as the NFL, LA Chargers, Leicester City FC, San Francisco Giants and the University of Kansas. Prior to joining Aspire, Bill was a Sales Manager with the Charlotte Bobcats (NBA) and was the ‘NBA Rookie of the Year in Sales’ with the Phoenix Suns. In between NBA stops, he spent a year in the Canadian Hockey League with the Moncton Wildcats (QMJHL) as their Director of Sales & Service. Bill cut his teeth in the sport industry with the Orange Bowl Committee and the Miami Dolphins (NFL). Bill currently serves as a founding member of the University of Miami’s Sport Industry Leadership Council (SILC) and on the Board for the Emory University Marketing Analytics Center (MAC). Bill was named to SportsBusiness Journal's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2017. Bill earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of Miami. completed his MBA studies at Emory’s Goizueta Business School and was recognized to Poets & Quants“Best and Brightest” across the top 20 Executive MBA Programs in the United States.