Direct Recruiters has been recognized as the relationship-focused search firm that assists Sports and Entertainment organizations with recruiting, acquiring and retaining high-impact talent for mission-critical positions. Backed by over 35 years of experience, Direct Recruiters provides customized employment solutions to leading companies in the United States.

Finding Top Talent

The sports and entertainment industry in today’s market is thriving with the sports industry at an estimated size of $539.7 billion in the United States alone. Sports business jobs surrounding college athletic departments, professional sports leagues, or other athletic franchises are in demand and require professionals to have the right skillset and sports business knowledge to succeed.

Direct Recruiters Sports & Entertainment sources, recruits, acquires and retains individuals for leading organizations within the sports and entertainment industry. We have an extensive database of top candidates, and a thorough understanding of the sports business, entertainment, and live events industries in order to deliver customized solutions efficiently. Our team works with hiring managers and leading sports and entertainment executives within the following areas:

  • NCAA Division 1 Universities
  • NFL
  • CFL
  • AFL
  • NBA
  • NBA G-League
  • WNBA
  • MLS
  • USL Championship
  • USL League One
  • USL League Two
  • MASL
  • NWSL
  • Canadian Premier League
  • NHL
  • AHL
  • ECHL
  • MLB
  • International League – AAA
  • Pacific League – AAA
  • Eastern League – AA
  • Southern League – AA
  • Texas League – AA
  • WWE
  • UFC
  • Bellator
  • Monster Jam
  • IRL
  • F1
  • PGA
  • PGA of Americas
  • LPGA
  • Symetra Tour
  • Com Tour
  • ATP
  • USTA
  • WTA
  • WTT
  • Professional Bull Riding
  • Ironman Races
  • USA Olympics
  • AEG
  • International Speedway Corporation

We place the following sports and entertainment professionals within universities, professional sports leagues and other organizations:

  • Athletics Director
  • Head Coach
  • Deputy Athletics Director
  • President
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CRO
  • CFO
  • CMO
  • CTO
  • Vice President
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Compliance
  • Ticket Sales
  • Fan Engagement
  • Business Development
  • Corporate Sales
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Creative Design
  • Fundraising
  • Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director
  • Senior Associate Athletics Director

Get in Touch with Our Team

To Fill a Position or Discuss a Recruiting Assignment, contact Director of Sports & Entertainment, Brett Wallace at 440-971-1198 or

Brett Wallace

Director of Sports & Entertainment

Robert Cohn

Managing Partner

Joe Terry


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