VP, Sports & Community

Ian Gaffney


Ian is a trusted and tactical connector and confidant to the inner circle leaders of collegiate and professional sports.

Ian is the co-owner & CEO of the Sports Leadership Institute (SLI) which operates the only private and exclusive collegiate and professional sports leadership forums that are built entirely by the community, for the community. The Collegiate Sports Summit and Global Sports Summit enable unrivaled opportunities for sports leaders to share best practices, lessons learned, behind-the-curtain strategies, network across industry sectors, and discuss the most important trends and challenges in an environment with no media, no fans, and no job seekers. Ian and SLI are best known for cultivating meaningful relationships and shepherding opportunities towards fulfillment.

Ian is also an investor in professional sports franchises and start-up organizations, an executive advisor, a board member and consultant to several technology companies, and proudly serves as an ambassador to the Navy SEAL Foundation.