Our Mission

Altius means “higher.” Through consulting, strategic planning, compliance support and education, we support all stakeholders – athletic departments, coaches and student-athletes – with the resources they need to thrive in this new age of college athletics. 

 

We’ve built the best-in-class team of cross-disciplinary leaders to reach higher levels of education, higher access to opportunities and higher standards of excellence.

WHO WE ARE

PARTNERS

 

casey schwab

CEO + Founding Partner

As CEO and Founding Partner of Altius Sports Partners, Casey is the founding member, responsible for the oversight of the company.


Prior to founding Altius Sports Partners, Casey was the vice president of business & legal affairs at the NFL Players Association, helping lead the NIL program for all NFL players. He began his career in sports media at NFL Media and FOX Sports and has taught at both USC and Howard law schools.

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john entz

Founding Partner + Media Expert

As a Founding Partner of Altius Sports Partners, John brings media and brand expertise to the company.


John is a well-respected media consultant who most recently served as the President of Production at Fox Sports.  A 14-time Emmy winner, as Executive Producer he oversaw all Studio and Event Production for the Fox Sports Media Group (FSMG). Earlier in his career he was a Senior Vice President at MLB Network and prior to that a Producer at ESPN. Entz was honored as one of Sports Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2010.

 

david carter

Founding Partner + Sports Business Strategist

As a Founding Partner of Altius Sports Partners, David brings sports business and marketing expertise to the company. 


In addition to this role, David is the founder of the Sports Business Group which has consulted for corporations, sports organizations, sports and entertainment venues, law firms, municipalities, and individual athletes. He is also an associate professor of sports business at the USC Marshall School of Business, having served on the faculty since 1994.

 

gabe feldman

Educational Consultant + Sports Law Expert

As an Altius Sports Partners Educational Consultant, Gabe provides legal and NCAA compliance expertise to the company.


Gabe is also the Sher Garner Professor of Sports Law and Paul and Abram B. Barron Professor of Law at Tulane Law School, the Director of the Tulane Sports Law Program, Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance and Co-Director of the Tulane Center for Sport. Professor Feldman is one of the leading voices in the country in sports law and has been at the forefront of NIL issues in college athletics.

 

ADVISORS

 
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OLIVER LUCK

Advisor + Sports Business Leader

As an Altius Sports Partners Advisor, Oliver provides leadership experience spanning collegiate and professional athletics.


His roles have included Commissioner of the XFL, Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Partnerships of the NCAA, and Athletic Director of West Virginia University. Additionally, Oliver has been in leadership roles with the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer and the National Football League and was Chief Executive Officer of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, where he oversaw the financing, construction and management of professional sports and entertainment infrastructure in Houston, including Minute Maid Park, Reliant Stadium and Toyota Center.

 

JESSICA MENDOZA

Advisor + Olympic Gold Medalist + MLB Analyst on ESPN

As an Altius Sports Partners Advisor, Jessica brings the unique and valuable perspective of a world-class athlete.


An Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, Jessica joined ESPN in 2007 and in 2015, became the first woman to serve as an analyst for nationally-televised MLB games. Prior to her work with ESPN, Mendoza was a field reporter for Yahoo! Sports at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Mendoza was a four-time first team All-American while playing outfield at Stanford University where she led the team to their first ever Women’s College World Series appearance.

 

kenneth shropshire

Advisor + Sports Business, Law + Society Expert

As an Altius Sports Partners Advisor, Kenneth provides thought leadership developed through decades of work as one of the sports business industry’s preeminent voices.


Professor Shropshire is CEO of the Global Sport Institute and the adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport at Arizona State University. He recently closed out a thirty-year career as an endowed full professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also Director of the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, Professor of Africana Studies, and Academic Director of Wharton’s sports-focused executive education programs. He now holds the title of Wharton Professor Emeritus.

 

URBAN MEYER

Advisor + Coaching Consultant

As an Altius Sports Partners Coaching Consultant, Urban leverages his nearly two decades of success as a head coach to provide valuable insight into how NIL will impact the profession.


He is currently an Assistant Athletic Director at The Ohio State University and FOX Sports college football studio analyst on the network’s college football pregame show, BIG NOON KICKOFF. Meyer is one of the most successful college football coaches of all time, having won three national championships in his career. Meyer’s 17 seasons as a head coach featured a record of 187-32 and positioned him with the third-highest winning percentage in college football history at .853, trailing only Knute Rockne and Frank Leahy. His head coaching career includes successes at Bowling Green State University, the University of Florida, and The Ohio State University.

 
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malcolm turner

Advisor + Sports Growth Strategy Expert

As an Altius Sports Partners Advisor, Malcolm brings a wealth of sports business expertise and experience to the company.


His skills include maximizing and creating new business opportunities; building effective and efficient corporate partner relationships; accelerating revenue/operating income growth; fundraising; conceptualizing value-generating solutions; and enhancing cultures and building high performing teams. Malcolm has used these skills in prior roles as Vice Chancellor & Athletics Director, Vanderbilt University and NBA G League President as well as in leadership roles with Wasserman and OnSport.

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JENÉ ELZIE

Advisor + Global Sports Marketing Expert

As an Altius Sports Partners Advisor, Jené provides over two decades of experience as a global sports and entertainment executive.

Jené currently serves as Chief Growth Officer for Athletes First Partners, where she develops and implements growth strategies across international and other non-traditional revenue streams for the agency. Jené has also held executive positions with the NBA, NBC Universal, Comcast, and Fox Sports. In her variety of roles, she has overseen marketing and sales efforts in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

She is currently a member of the Board of Governors for Stanford University's Alumni Associates, where she was also an All-American gymnast.

 
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