About Us 2017-06-27T14:09:04+00:00

ON-THE-GROUND EXPERIENCE, DOMAIN EXPERTISE
Our team prides itself on our practical understanding of sports and entertainment. We’re not outsiders looking in; rather, everyone on our staff has been on the ground floor, working for teams, collegiate athletic departments, sponsors and more. We truly understand what it’s like to be a sports and entertainment professional, and have an intimate understanding of employers’ unique needs.

Looking for best-in-class talent? Contact us to discuss your hiring needs.

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LEN PERNA

FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & CEO

Runs the show. Managed the successful completion of more than 500 executive searches. Past experience with Dallas Stars, Olympia Entertainment Group, CapCities/ABC Inc., ESPN. Graduate of NYU, Ohio University, University of Michigan/UM Law School.

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DIANA BUSINO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Responsible for all aspects of executive recruiting process and staff development/coaching. Personally completed 250+ searches; clients include Palace Sports & Entertainment, Spurs Sports & Entertainment, the WTA. Past experience at AAA Mid-Atlantic. Graduate of Union College.

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Gene DeFilippo

GENE DeFILIPPO

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Manages Turnkey Search’s collegiate athletics business. Past athletic administration experience with Boston College (AD), Villanova (AD), the University of Kentucky, University of South Carolina-Upstate, Vanderbilt, etc. NACDA Hall of Fame Inductee. Graduate of University of Tennessee, Springfield College.

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Carolyne Savini

CAROLYNE SAVINI

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Responsible for all aspects of executive recruiting process and staff development/coaching. Past experience at Learfield Sports/University of Memphis Tiger Sports Properties, current Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. Graduate of Villanova University, Ohio University, University of Pittsburgh.

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BRYAN LICK

RECRUITER

Responsible for candidate interviews and advisement, outbound recruiting, managing the Turnkey Search database. Clients include Madison Square Garden, the PGA Tour, IMG College, AEG. Graduate of Rutgers University.

Kyle Brown

KYLE BROWN

RECRUITING ASSOCIATE

Recruits candidates, coordinates entire executive search process. Past experience with Tech USA, the New York Yankees, the Toronto Blue Jays. Graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University.

TURNKEY CONTENT

Rutgers University Testimonial

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

"Turnkey did a fantastic job leading two executive level searches for us simultaneously. They brought forward outstanding candidate pools [...]

Washington Nationals Testimonial

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

"We partner with Turnkey because they know the talent in the market. Their search process is efficient and their [...]

University of Tennessee Testimonial

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

"Turnkey, with the leadership of Gene DeFillippo and Len Perna, was absolutely indispensable to me and the entire search [...]

Phoenix Suns Testimonial

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

"We truly appreciated Turnkey’s process with helping us find our candidate. They were well informed on each candidate’s background, [...]

Atlanta Hawks Testimonial

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

“As our organization continues to evolve and we make the necessary hires to build a world-class leadership team, Turnkey [...]

Rutgers University Testimonial

July 20th, 2017|0 Comments

"Turnkey did a fantastic job leading two executive level searches for us simultaneously. They brought forward outstanding candidate pools [...]

Turnkey Completes Pair of Placements at RU

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Following a nation-wide recruiting effort led by Turnkey Search, Rutgers University Athletics has hired two new senior staff members: [...]

Hawks Name Schlenk to GM Position

May 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Following a successful Turnkey Search, the Atlanta Hawks have hired Travis Schlenk to the position of General Manager and [...]

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