Name: Bill Fagan
Current Job Title: General Manager - Fan Relationship Management
Company Name: The Aspire Group (www.theaspiregroupinc.com)
First sports job:
- Internship: Sponsorship Intern – Orange Bowl Committee
- Full-Time: Inside Sales Consultant – Phoenix Suns
College education: University of Miami; Bachelor of Business Administration; Major: Marketing; Minor: Sports Management.
Executive most admired: Theo Epstein (General Manager, Boston Red Sox)
Brand most admired: Apple
Currently Bill is the General Manager - Fan Relationship Management for The Aspire Group, a global sport and entertainment company, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Bill oversees all client relationships and management of the Fan Relationship Management Centers worldwide. Starting with the first installation at Georgia Tech, he is responsible for building the business globally through outstanding client servicing, implementing next-practices coupled with his own unique experiences and techniques. He recruits the best and hungriest sales talent available and develops them into future industry leaders, thereby maximizing sales revenues. Currently Aspire operates five (5) Fan Relationship Management Centers and will be opening several more in 2011.
Bill began his sports career with Internships at the Orange Bowl Committee & the Miami Dolphins (NFL) and after graduating from the University of Miami, Bill began his sports sales career with the Phoenix Suns as an Inside Sales Consultant. While working with the Suns, Bill also was responsible for selling the Phoenix Mercury (WNBA), Phoenix Roadrunners (ECHL) & Arizona Rattlers (AFL). As top revenue producer for the Suns, Fagan was promoted to Marketing Partnership/Sponsorship sales with the Phoenix RoadRunners (ECHL). From there he was recruited away to be the Director of Sales and Service with the Moncton Wildcats of...
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