RSR Partners, a premier executive search and leadership consulting firm, announced that Drew Cloud has joined the firm’s Global Sport & Entertainment Leadership Practice. He will work alongside Dany Berghoff, Managing Director and Head of the practice.
Based in New York City, Cloud will focus on recruiting senior leaders and providing human capital advisory services across the global sports ecosystem. He will also contribute to the Hospitality and Leisure and Marketing Services practices.
Cloud has more than 20 years of relevant experience, most recently as Chief Business Officer for Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has held leadership positions across many professional sports leagues, including the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer, where he devised and executed strategies for revenue growth, partnerships, marketing and sales, and team/venue operations.
“There aren’t many people in the executive leadership search space that have the type of practical experience that Drew has specific to the human capital side of sports, and we’re excited to be able to provide our clients with access to his depth of knowledge,” said Barrett Stephens, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer. “Drew will help to further expand our range of advisory insights and assessment skills in the sport and entertainment industry and handle the high stakes talent needs of those clients.”
“The most rewarding aspects of my career have been leading organizations to growth, building teams that lead with culture, and advising extraordinary leaders on advancing their careers,” Cloud said. “I am excited to have the opportunity to focus on all these aspects on a daily basis at RSR Partners.”
“We see an opportunity to deepen RSR Partners’ well-regarded advisory services across our sport and entertainment practice to bring together transformational leaders to world-class organizations,” said Berghoff. “Drew’s extensive operational design experience will be attractive to clients who are looking to ensure their talent is aligned with business strategy and culture.”
RSR Partners is regarded as the preeminent, privately held board and executive suite search practice serving the $840-billion-dollar global sports sector. The firm’s Global Sport & Entertainment Leadership Practice is operated by respected sports industry consultants who have personally started, built, or turned around complex businesses and have extensive experience with sport- and mission-focused organizations and across a variety of industry sectors.