DeFilippo Gives Behind-the-Scenes Take on Michigan Search

In conjunction with our partners at D1.ticker, Turnkey Search is pleased to present “1.Question”, a new audio feature in D1.ticker’s daily email newsletter. “1.Question” features brief (2-5 minute) interviews with high level collegiate athletic administrators.

Today’s 1.Question covers one of the most high-profile AD searches of 2016 that ended with Michigan’s hiring of former UConn AD Warde Manuel. Today, Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director Gene DeFilippo reveals how the process played out, with a focus on candidate confidentiality and “airport interviews”.

Gene DeFilippo | Former Athletic Director | Boston College & Villanova University

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Past Episodes:

Brian Wickstrom | Director of Athletics | University of Louisiana at Monroe (Part 2)

Brian Wickstrom | Director of Athletics | University of Louisiana at Monroe (Part 1)

Chris Kingston | Director of Athletics | Bowling Green State University (Part 2)

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Turnkey Search has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements.  Our success and differentiation is grounded in actual, hands-on operating experience in college sports (Gene DeFilippo) and professional sports and entertainment (Len Perna), supported by an experienced and diverse team of recruiters (led by Carolyne Savini and others) with unmatched subject matter expertise in sports and entertainment.



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