Matt Levine is an acknowledged sports industry business and marketing leader – acclaimed as a visionary at the nexus of technology and sport and as a revenue-building strategist with a profit-economics conscience. His innovative contributions have added measurable value that has strengthened the valuations of multiple clients and employers.
A senior marketing/business development executive with a global view (ask him about his “Afghan Initiative”, his global branding of the San Jose Sharks or his newest sports/technology clients), he is respected for his customer and market-inspired creativity and attention to detail. One client calls him “Mr. Macro and Mr. Micro”.
Another says, “Retain Matt only if you want fresh, objective insight and are secure with irrefutable candor.”
Early stage entities and turnarounds have been his specialty. But for three decades he also helped well-run established entities build on their strengths, get smarter and become more productive.
Sports Illustrated hailed him as a “pioneer” in a six-page feature on his early successes with NBA and MLB clubs , Levine having capitalized on his unusual combination of literature and finance education, banking and consumer packaged goods marketing & sales training, curiosity about consumers, constructive skepticism, analytical comfort zone and innovative imagination.
Advertising Age, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Psychology Today, CBS, CNN and others have chimed in with their own accolades.
Surrounding Levine is a complementary confederation of partner experts upon whom he draws depending on clients’ needs. They include a Hollywood producer/director/writer with a deep suit in milestone event creation/delivery, a game-changing “hall of fame” sports marketing/sponsorship executive, an acclaimed cross-media graphics designer and a nimble web site/blog/social media presence developer.
A featured speaker over time at the annual meetings of all major pro sport leagues, the Thoroughbred Racing Association annual meeting, a casino industry conclave, arts marketing conference, graduate schools of business coast-to-coast and a periodic guest/resource on sports radio, Levine integrates historic trends and current realities in energetic style that translates into valuable takeaway insight in an entertaining context . . . practicing what he preaches.
The headers in this blog highlight the functional areas of expertise Levine and his colleagues continue to demonstrate day-to-day.