Intercollegiate Sports

The Turnkey Group was born in intercollegiate athletics. We ran athletic departments and collegiate licensing businesses before we became executive recruiters. Our hands-on experience in the field, combined with 25 years in executive search, allow us to uniquely understand your roles and culture. In a field where confidentiality is especially key and search committees are especially complex, we’re experienced in managing a quiet search and guiding search committees toward the best results.

The Turnkey Group has successfully completed over 200 searches in this industry. We’ve placed people across every department there is, including ADs, Deputy ADs, and SWAs across sales, marketing, finance, compliance, and many more. We’ve also placed Head Coaches across all sports. Our extensive and current work in this space allows us to start your search “on second base.” We know how to get to the right people, and get to them quickly.

Intercollegiate Athletics is led by Chad Chatlos. Chad specializes in senior executive searches across the sports industry with a focus on diverse roles in the ever-changing landscape of Intercollegiate Athletics. He has recently completed Power Five Head Football coaching searches for the University of Texas, South Carolina, and Arizona. In addition, Chad played a key role in assisting TurnkeyZRG with securing and completing the search for the Atlantic Coast Conference’s new Commissioner.

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