Mr. Franklin is President of The Sports and Entertainment Company LLC (Sports-EntCo), a diversified sports and entertainment marketing firm whose activities include event promotion, corporate consulting and sponsorship sales along with television production and athlete management. Projects are as diverse as Danny Way’s Jump over the Great Wall of China and management of Barilla Pasta and Rip It Energy Fuel sports activities in America. In addition, Sports-EntCo manages television and video production for and at a variety of major sports and musical events including, AIBA’s World Series of Boxing and The Golden Gloves. 

Mr. Franklin is the founder and Chief Executive of this organization and has been responsible for all aspects of The Sport and Entertainment Company’s business since 2002.

Mr. Franklin began his career at International Management Group in 1984.  As Vice President and Managing Director of IMG Denver, Mr. Franklin produced, implemented and sold numerous sports events and properties including the World Alpine Skiing Championships, World Figure Skating Championships and Professional Tennis events.  In addition, Mr. Franklin managed sponsorship and television production for National Sport governing bodies and successfully marketed sports programs to some of the world’s biggest corporations and most prestigious consumer brands.  Further, Mr. Franklin was the agent to three Olympic Gold Medalists and a number of World Champions in various sports, seeking out and negotiating many of millions of dollars in sponsorship and salaries.  In 1995, Mr. Franklin concluded, managed and implemented the largest alpine sponsorship program ever, bringing new branding to the Alpine World Cup.  Throughout the 1990’s Mr. Franklin managed the extreme sport business at IMG spearheading the internal IMG task force to bring these growing young sports into the IMG portfolio of properties.

Mr. Franklin is a graduate of the University of Denver, College of Law where he also serves an Adjunct Professor teaching “Sports Law” since 1988.


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