NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Executive search specialist for the sports and entertainment market, Pivot Management Partners (“PMP”), announced that Peter Roby has joined the firm as Senior Client Partner to lead the recently launched collegiate sports practice, which will focus on searches for athletic directors, coaches, and senior professional positions on behalf of universities and NCAA conferences.
“In everything he has done in his career, Coach Roby has left an indelible stamp of integrity and done things the ‘right’ way for the ‘right’ reasons,” said PMP Founder and CEO Scott Gilly. “We are thrilled to count Peter among our senior leadership team.”
In addition to Gilly, Roby is also reuniting with another former Harvard basketball player and team captain, Neil Phillips, the Senior Client Partner leading PMP’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“Peter’s presence strengthens our ability to deliver real impact for clients in helping them define and pursue their diversity interests by focusing intently on their culture, a climate of honest discourse, and clear, results-oriented initiatives – something Peter has done at every institution he has been associated with in his career,” said Phillips.
“Today’s marketplace for the best talent is too competitive not to use the highest level professionals available,” Roby said. “The opportunity to help build upon the great work that Scott and Neil are doing, along with the rest of the team at Pivot, is a very special opportunity for me.”
Roby's mission-driven commitment to leadership development, equal opportunity, and maintaining the integrity of college sports are among the core values that motivate his work with PMP. Having led one of the most diverse, respected and impactful careers in collegiate sports, Roby’s extensive relationships across the sports industry will benefit clients in PMP's collegiate sports practice and beyond.
Prior to joining PMP, Roby completed his 11-year tenure as Athletic Director at Northeastern University, as well as his five-year appointment to the 10-member NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Committee responsible for selecting and seeding the NCAA “March Madness” tournament field. In 2007, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America by the Institute of International Sport. Previously, Roby served as Head Coach of the Harvard University men's basketball program, Vice President for US marketing at Reebok, and Director of Northeastern's Center for Sport in Society. Earlier in his career, Roby was an Assistant Coach at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He currently serves on the prestigious Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, and continues to play a significant role in the NCAA Pathway Program.
About Pivot Management Partners
Pivot Management Partners (“PMP”) is a retained executive search firm focused on the complete Sports & Entertainment ecosystem. PMP specializes in a secure and confidential search process, helping to shape the leadership teams of both established and emerging organizations in the world of Sports & Entertainment, including professional sports franchises and league offices, university athletic departments and NCAA conferences, as well as the growing array of agencies, brands, sponsors, and content, technology, and media companies in the industry.
For more information on Pivot Management Partners, please visit www.pivotmp.com.