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.

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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

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

Runs 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

Runs the department. 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.

Daina Lecuona

DAINA LECUONA

RECRUITING ASSOCIATE

Identifies and recruits candidates, manages candidate interviews, new business prospecting. Past experience with  the DC Breeze, Monumental Sports & Entertainment. Graduate of Georgetown University, Florida State 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.

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Temple University Testimonial

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

"It was a pleasure working with Turnkey in securing our new head football coach, Geoff Collins. They did a [...]

Professional Strengths for Your Value Proposition

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

What do you consider your professional strengths to be? Whether you are looking for a new job or already [...]

LSU Selects Will Wade to Lead MBB Program

March 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Will Wade, former Men's Basketball Head Coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, was formally introduced to the community at Louisiana [...]

Tennessee Selects Currie to Lead Department of Athletics

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The University of Tennessee (UT) announced that John Currie, AD at Kansas State University since 2009, will become the [...]

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