Lake Forest IL
Sports marketing, sales and management executive with success in brand promotion, business development, sponsorships, endorsements and event management. Proven leader and team builder in cross functional environments with excellent communication and negotiation skills. Managed multi-million-dollar budgets and global teams with extensive experience and strong leadership skills in general business management managing people and projects.
I'm a creative and strategic thinker that delivers a proven and successful approach to develop and execute strategies, and manage programs for brands, events and athletes.
I moved to the Chicago area in 2013 to build a PGA TOUR Champions Tour event at North Shore C.C. called The Encompass Championship.
Its been fun to build a new event, creating and communicating the vision of how it will work and what it will look like.
I served as EVP & Managing Director of Peter Jacobsen Sports, a sports marketing and event management agency located in Portland, Oregon and prior to that I was SVP of Sports Marketing for Callaway Golf Co. I was named a Top 50 Marketer by Advertising Age in 2004.
I live in Lake Forest, IL with my wife, have three sons scattered around the country, and have the cutest granddaughters in the world.
I enjoy golf, sporting clays, fishing, wine, reading and nice bike rides in our community.
I'm available for consulting or project opportunities and love to hear about great new ideas, products and technology.
"Every new endeavor is created out of the quality of the energy you bring to it and is meant to be its own thing." O.W.