Curtis Walker joined TurnkeyZRG in 2021 as Vice President to lead corporate partnership recruiting. He is broadly networked with property sales, agency, and brand marketing executives. Curtis brings hands-on executive experience selling and servicing in partnerships roles, both sell-side and buy-side.
Before joining TurnkeyZRG, Curtis sold and activated marketing partnerships at the United Soccer League (USL) and Minor League Baseball (MiLB). As part of MiLB, he led commercial outreach, strategy, and new business development across all marketing partnerships, creating innovative, record-setting deals with Nationwide Insurance, Nestlé Stouffer’s, Applegate Farms, Cartoon Network, and ECHO Tools. Including other deals, he sold $13 million in COI.
Prior to MiLB, Curtis served on the ticket sales side with the Vinik Sports Group/Tampa Bay Lightning (TBL) as well as Learfield. He has also spent time on the “buy side” with Coca-Cola Beverages of Florida (CCBF). Further, Curtis co-founded the Black Sport Business Academy, a 501 (c)(2) non-profit organization which enhances the learning experience and career outcomes for HBCU students interested in pursuing sports careers.
Areas of Expertise
Curtis’s history building and selling integrated strategic partnership frameworks qualifies him as the most knowledgeable corporate partnership recruiter anywhere. In addition, he brings a unique lens to helping buy-side clients fill buy-side roles.
Curtis graduated from Virginia State University with a degree in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Sport Management. He earned his MBA and Master of Sport Business Management from the DeVos Sport Business Management program at the University of Central Florida.