General Sports Worldwide

General Sports Worldwide

Executive Search and Training

Sourcing the highest quality candidates from across the world, ensuring an excellent fit.

Our Services

Executive Search

Leveraging our global network of sports industry connections and multi-sport experience to identify the best candidates to join their organizations. We ensure candidates are the best fit for our clients.

Executive Search and Leadership Training

What we do

Executive Search and Leadership Training

What we do

Business Operations Consulting

Using our extensive senior level experience of successfully overseeing sports business operations across multiple sports, leagues, teams, and venues to work hand-in-hand with clients to improve their business operations by sharing our experiences and best practices.

Recruiting and Placement Services

Combining our network and experience we help organizations identify the best candidates. During the process we ensure thorough consideration of: Culture fit, Leadership Style, DEI, Capabilities, Talent Evaluation and Personality Fit.

Leadership and Sales Training

We provide our client’s leaders with tools to train, develop, and retain their staff. We also train Sales Teams to ensure an efficient and effective function that drives revenue opportunities.

Career Development

Through each of our services we consider our clients and candidates Career Development. We have expanded our efforts here by purchasing theClubhouse® website. A career development platform for aspiring sports business professionals

Business Operations Consulting

Using our extensive senior level experience of successfully overseeing sports business operations across multiple sports, leagues, teams, and venues to work hand-in-hand with clients to improve their business operations by sharing our experiences and best practices.

Recruiting and Placement Services

Combining our network and experience we help organizations identify the best candidates. During the process we ensure thorough consideration of: Culture fit, Leadership Style, DEI, Capabilities, Talent Evaluation and Personality Fit.

Leadership and Sales Training

We provide our client’s leaders with tools to train, develop, and retain their staff. We also train Sales Teams to ensure an efficient and effective function that drives revenue opportunities.

Career Development

Through each of our services we consider our clients and candidates Career Development. We have expanded our efforts here by purchasing theClubhouse® website. A career development platform for aspiring sports business professionals

Executive Search and Leadership Training

Leadership and Sales Training

Many companies invest in sales training but neglect to set their leaders up for future success. We will provide your leadership with additional tools to train, develop, and retain their staff while maintaining the momentum from the training, ensuring your leadership team receives professional development as well.

We share key learnings and best practices from across the sports and entertainment industry in addition to our personal experience having “walked a mile in their shoes”.

Executive Search and Leadership Training

Business Operations Consulting

We help our clients improve their business operations through consulting in these areas: Structure, Systems, and Staffing Review, Operations Diagnostic, Revenue Generation Analysis, Marketing & Brand Strategy, Ticketing RFP Assistance, Guest Experience Evaluation, Talent Evaluation, Culture Analysis, Entertainment Evaluation and more.

Executive Search

The Clubhouse®

theClubhouse® is a new destination for current and aspiring sports business professionals. Here people can connect with each other, find or become mentors, share tips on sports industry success, learn about the hottest topics in sports business and get what they need to succeed in the sports industry.

who we are

Our People

Lou DePaoli
Executive Search

Lou DePaoli

President, Executive Search and Team Consulting

Ryan Picou
Executive Search

Ryan Picou

Vice President, Executive Search and Team Consulting

Brock Appleby
Executive Search

Brock Appleby

Manager, Executive Search and Team Consulting

Kayla Lawson
Executive Search

Kayla Lawson

Senior Manager, Executive Search and Team Consulting

Executive Search and Leadership Training

Our 2022 Data

52 Candiates

Successfully placed on behalf of our clients; averaging 1 placement per week.

21 diverse candidates

Of the total candidates we placed 40% were of a diverse background.

60 different organizations

Entrusting us to work with them on executive search, consulting, training, or a combination of each.

100+ training sessions

For US and Canada sports organizations – providing Leadership and Sales Training

Successfully placed on behalf of our clients; averaging 1 placement per week.

Of the total candidates we placed 40% were of a diverse background.

Entrusting us to work with them on executive search, consulting, training, or a combination of each.

For US and Canada sports organizations – providing Leadership and Sales Training

General Sports worldwide

What Our Clients Say About Us

“General Sports Worldwide has been a key factor in our efforts to grow our business.  They have placed one SVP and three VP roles for our leadership team, while also filling in numerous Director roles, and their year-long training program for our leaders and sellers has been exceptional.  Their experience, hustle, network, and training abilities make them very unique.  We highly recommend GSW and look forward to continuing our relationship with them for years to come.” – Peter Kent, Chief Commercial Officer, Invited Clubs