Turnkey’s Gene DeFilippo Discusses Athletic Department Challenges

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.

Following the hiring of Michigan’s newest AD, Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director and former Boston College and Villanova AD Gene DeFilippo has another challenge on the table in helping to identify the right new leader at Minnesota. Listen as he discusses the major changes occurring in college athletics, and talks about the industry’s future.

Gene DeFilippo | Senior Executive Director | Turnkey Search

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Past Episodes:
Chris Walker | Associate Athletic Director, Development | Washington State University

Greg Byrne | Director of Athletics | University of Arizona (Part 2)

Greg Byrne | Director of Athletics | University of Arizona (Part 1)

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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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