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George Pyne

Founder of Bruin Sports Capital, Former President of IMG Sports & Entertainment and Former COO of NASCAR

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George Pyne Biography

George Pyne, an American business executive, is the founder of Bruin Sports Capital, a new investment firm that will utilize funds to acquire and build businesses in the sports, entertainment, media and lifestyle segments globally.

Pyne has raised $250 million in equity capital as a result of his 25-year track record and reputation as a leader and value creator. Throughout his career, he has created billions of dollars in shareholder value for NASCAR and IMG combined, and has recruited and led talented executives to transform both companies.

Pyne has been recognized as one of the most influential people in professional sports by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Sporting News and the Sports Business Journal. He is a member of the Sports Business Journal’s Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation's Leadership Hall of Fame. He has been hailed by Advertising Age as one of its "Top 100 Marketers." Pyne has also received the NCAA's Silver Anniversary Award for lifetime achievement and will be recognized in January 2015 by the Ivy League Football Association for lifetime achievement.

As the former President of IMG Sports and Entertainment, Pyne was the driving force behind the prolific growth of many divisions during his nine-year tenure. Pyne's divisions, including IMG College, whose revenues grew from zero to $500 million dollars and whose earnings grew at an annual compounded growth rate of 38 percent, drove meaningful shareholder value from Forstmann Littles' acquisition of IMG for $750 million in 2004 to its $2.4 billion sale to William Morris Endeavor in 2013.

Prior to IMG, Pyne was Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR and the second non-family member in 50 years to join its Board of Directors. During his 11-year tenure, NASCAR emerged as a dominant force in North American sports. At the forefront of the company’s explosive growth, Pyne's accomplishments included a $4.5 billion television rights deal in 2005, the $750 million sponsorship of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2004, investments by 100 of the Fortune 500 companies and the creation of a $2 billion licensing business.

Before NASCAR, Pyne worked at the Portman Companies as the project director of a team that oversaw the $2 billion debt restructuring of Portman’s various lines of business. During this time, he also signed a license agreement with the National Football League Players Association to create the world’s largest Super Bowl party in Atlanta. Based on the success of the event, Portman created a division called AMC Events, which creates and manages marketing events for major sports properties, and was appointed its Executive Director.

Pyne grew up in Milford, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Brown University, where he played football and majored in Political Science. While at Brown, he earned All-Ivy and All-New England honors and served as the team's captain. He has served on the boards of IMG, NASCAR and 24 Hour Fitness. He is currently on the Board of the National Football Foundation.

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    Booking fees for George Pyne, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire George Pyne, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Founder of Bruin Sports Capital, Former President of IMG Sports & Entertainment and Former COO of NASCAR

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George Pyne Biography

George Pyne, an American business executive, is the founder of Bruin Sports Capital, a new investment firm that will utilize funds to acquire and build businesses in the sports, entertainment, media and lifestyle segments globally.

Pyne has raised $250 million in equity capital as a result of his 25-year track record and reputation as a leader and value creator. Throughout his career, he has created billions of dollars in shareholder value for NASCAR and IMG combined, and has recruited and led talented executives to transform both companies.

Pyne has been recognized as one of the most influential people in professional sports by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Sporting News and the Sports Business Journal. He is a member of the Sports Business Journal’s Hall of Fame and the National Football Foundation's Leadership Hall of Fame. He has been hailed by Advertising Age as one of its "Top 100 Marketers." Pyne has also received the NCAA's Silver Anniversary Award for lifetime achievement and will be recognized in January 2015 by the Ivy League Football Association for lifetime achievement.

As the former President of IMG Sports and Entertainment, Pyne was the driving force behind the prolific growth of many divisions during his nine-year tenure. Pyne's divisions, including IMG College, whose revenues grew from zero to $500 million dollars and whose earnings grew at an annual compounded growth rate of 38 percent, drove meaningful shareholder value from Forstmann Littles' acquisition of IMG for $750 million in 2004 to its $2.4 billion sale to William Morris Endeavor in 2013.

Prior to IMG, Pyne was Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR and the second non-family member in 50 years to join its Board of Directors. During his 11-year tenure, NASCAR emerged as a dominant force in North American sports. At the forefront of the company’s explosive growth, Pyne's accomplishments included a $4.5 billion television rights deal in 2005, the $750 million sponsorship of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series in 2004, investments by 100 of the Fortune 500 companies and the creation of a $2 billion licensing business.

Before NASCAR, Pyne worked at the Portman Companies as the project director of a team that oversaw the $2 billion debt restructuring of Portman’s various lines of business. During this time, he also signed a license agreement with the National Football League Players Association to create the world’s largest Super Bowl party in Atlanta. Based on the success of the event, Portman created a division called AMC Events, which creates and manages marketing events for major sports properties, and was appointed its Executive Director.

Pyne grew up in Milford, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Brown University, where he played football and majored in Political Science. While at Brown, he earned All-Ivy and All-New England honors and served as the team's captain. He has served on the boards of IMG, NASCAR and 24 Hour Fitness. He is currently on the Board of the National Football Foundation.

FAQs on booking George Pyne

  • How to book George Pyne?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like George Pyne for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for George Pyne, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for George Pyne or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book George Pyne?

    Booking fees for George Pyne, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire George Pyne, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for George Pyne?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like George Pyne for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book George Pyne for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent George Pyne or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for George Pyne or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

George Pyne is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book George Pyne for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. George Pyne generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Arthur Blank, Mark Cuban, Michael Rubin, Donna Orender and Tony Aquila. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling George Pyne for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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