John Meindl is founder and CEO of SPORTSBRANDEDMEDIA, INC. With expertise across all sport disciplines and media platforms, Mr. Meindl is a visionary and industry pioneer, creating ideas and solutions to meet the challenges of today’s changing sports landscape. As a Sport Marketing Consultant, Mr. Meindl has worked with countless sport properties and brands, from start-ups to Formula 1 race teams, providing strategic and tactical expertise for those seeking to connect with the sports consumer.
John was a partner in Yellow Ribbon Racing, a not-for-profit, Indy race team (IRL), whose mission was to raise support and awareness for the United States military.
With deep ties in both sport and entertainment, Mr. Meindl brings unique perspective and sport business acumen to both industries. John and his company have provided sport solutions and produced over 30 major motion pictures and television shows including; Failure to Launch, The Perfect Game, Crash, The Express, Glee and more. Next up for Mr. Meindl is The Pottsville Maroons, a co-production with Penny Marshall and Rowan Joseph.
With over 25 years in sports business, he is a published writer and speaker. A thought leader, with a knack for telling it straight, John is often called upon to provide expert commentary. He recently taped an interview with ABC News NIGHTLINE and has has lectured at some of the country’s top colleges and universities. He is also a frequent guest speaker at sport and entertainment conferences. Most recently John was part of Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Quinnipiac University and addressed The Caucus of Producers, Writers & Directors in Los Angeles where he spoke about “Turning Ideas into Opportunities.”
Prior to starting SPORTSBRANDEDMEDIA, John owned and operated Prestige Golf Ltd. There he headed the marketing efforts and started the Corporate / Tournament Division, working with and teaching New York Charities how to raise money through golf tournaments. At the same time Mr. Meindl founded Gold Coast Trading Corp., where in conjunction with Top-Flite Golf he developed golf products and a new channel of distribution to supermarkets chains, mass merchants, and warehouse clubs in the U.S. and Canada.
A former soccer goalkeeper and college head coach, Mr. Meindl has been a strong advocate for inner city and underserved youth…. “Using sport as a vehicle to include the excluded.” He is a member of the board of directors, Street Soccer USA - NYC. He was the youngest board member appointed to the Nassau County Sports Commission. He has also served on the Business Advisory Board, LIU-Southampton College, Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greenpoint, NY and the School for Language & Communication Development.
John is a doctoral candidate in sport management; he holds a master’s degree in sport management from Adelphi University and a bachelor’s degree in politics from The Catholic University of America. Mr. Meindl is a Visiting Professor in Sport Management and an Adjunct Professor in Sport Marketing at Hofstra University.
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