About Us 2017-11-01T10:36:07+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 1,000 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

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

Phoenix Suns Testimonial

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"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

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LSU Testimonial

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

"We used Turnkey Sports for our Head Football Coach search. They were fantastic - a huge help. They have [...]

Stanford’s Bloomgren to Lead Rice Football Program

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Rice University has named a new Football Head Coach: former Stanford Associate Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator Mike Bloomgren. [...]

Frost Takes Helm at Nebraska

December 4th, 2017|0 Comments

On Sunday, December 3rd, Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos introduced Scott Frost as Head Football Coach of the Huskers. [...]

Turnkey Recruiting Rice FB Coach

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Turnkey has been retained by Rice University to assist Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard with the search for a new Head Football Coach. Read more...