Make The Cut - Get Hired In Sports
  • Christian Parsons
9 episodes
On "Make The Cut" our goal is to bring you the conversations that you need to hear to get hired in professional sports. We deconstruct the career paths, work lessons, and practical advice of the people who have built successful careers on the business side of pro sports teams. From the NHL to the NBA. From football to soccer. These are the stories of the people who make it happen off the field, off the ice and off the court. Our goal is for you to leave with a better knowledge of what it's like to work in the world of pro sports, different jobs that you didn't know existed and actionable steps on how to get your next job in sports. We want to be that edge that helps you make the cut and get hired in sports.


9: Teeka Cookson - Commercial Strategy at MLSE Digital Labs
2021 Mar 1251m 30s
Teeka is Manager of Commercial Strategy for MLSE, sitting within MLSE Digital Labs - their  digital and innovation group. She leads the development of Digital Labs' B2B strategy, creating new business models for the innovative digital products,...
8: Jennifer Reynolds - Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at MLSE
2021 Feb 1851m 18s
Jennifer Reynolds is a Manager,  Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. Jennifer stepped into a newly-created role to develop an integrated approach to promote inclusion and engagement for the company and its...
7: Anthony Ruggiero - Art Director at MLSE
2021 Jan 2144m 58s
Anthony Ruggiero is an art director at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment - the company that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors. Ten years ago he was selling Leafs and Raptors jerseys in the team store at the Air Canada Center . He worked his...
6: Barb Sarmiento - CRM at MLSE
2020 Dec 1752m 39s
Barb Sarmiento  leads CRM team and agency relationships at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. That's over half a billion dollars in ticket sales. CRM is an excellent "back door" into sports. It's something that most people don't consider as a way...
5: Astrid Moulin - Real Sports Team Store
2020 Dec 0850m 25s
Astrid Moulin moved to Toronto from France and was able to parlay her side project as a blogger into a full time gig for Real Sports Apparrel - the team store for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC. We talk to her about making the...
4: Dustin Rideout - MLSE
2020 Dec 0153m
Dustin Rideout was the Head of Brand & Fan Experience for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors and Toronto FC at Maple Leaf Sport & Entertainment. He was also a partner and head of strategy at Sid Lee in Toronto, Canada.We talk about him...
3: Russell Kovshoff - Saskatchewan Roughriders
2020 Nov 241h 12m 22s
Russell Kovshoff was most recently the Director of Game Presentation and Entertainment at the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He's one of those guys who has such a positive attitude and infectious work ethic that he really elevates the team around him. He's...
2: Sasky Stewart - Toronto Maple Leafs
2020 Nov 1759m 28s
Sasky Stewart has been the online voice and communications chief for brands including the Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL and the Canadian Women’s Hockey League.Now she balances her legal and marketing education with a decade of communications, PR and...
1: Bradley Getty - New Jersey Devils
2020 Nov 101h 2m 13s
Bradley Getty is a copywriter, author and advertising creative who found himself as the Executive Creative Director of the NHL's New Jersey Devils for two years. His mission was to rebuild the brand to relevance in culture while properly representing its New Jersey fan base. He talks us through landing the job and application process, actionable advice when applying for jobs, the right mindset that you need to success in pro sports and some fun stores on what it's like to get face a couple of 80 mph slap shots when the real goalie doesn't show up. Full show notes and transcripts can be found here: Like the show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps. Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!