POSITION OVERVIEW: Does the opportunity to help be an essential part of developing the future of a young, exciting, and leading-edge company in the tech/student-athlete endorsement space excite you?
Do you live and breathe all sponsorships at local, regional, and national levels?
Do you understand and enjoy the impact of managing a team of remote sales leaders?
If you’re interested in combining your passion for sports with a successful track record in sponsorship sales, we want to speak with you! The primary responsibility of this position is to secure commercial revenue on behalf of Blueprint Sports’ portfolio of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) partners across the country. The successful candidate will be an experienced, polished sales executive who is expected to consistently source, pitch, negotiate and close six and seven-figure partnerships across multiple client accounts, developing meaningful relationships with executive-level corporate decision makers that result in long-term revenue streams for our clients.
Mike Smith joined Micconope 1851 in March 2023 and is excited to be the General Manager and looks forward to working with Blueprint Sports increase NIL revenue generation for Florida State University student-athletes. Smith comes to Micconope 1851 from Catawba College where he held the title as the Senior Director of Athletics, Development. Prior to working in Athletics at Catawba College, Mike served as the Associate Athletics Director for External Relations at Charleston Southern University. Smith has an impressive background in the collegiate athletics industry, having held senior level development and corporate sponsorship sales roles at The University of Southern Mississippi, Limestone University, the Sun Belt Conference, Florida Atlantic University, and with multimedia rights-holders Tele South Communications at the University of Mississippi, Learfield Sports at UNC Chapel Hill, and with International Sports Properties at Georgia Tech. Smith is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and holds a master’s degree in Business Management from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In his new role here at Micconppe 1851, Smith will be responsible for raising major gifts for NIL deals as well as securing NIL corporate sponsorships for Florida State University student-athletes. Mike looks forward to helping ensure the FSU student-athletes have the resources and leadership opportunities to remain competitive nationally and positioned for success well beyond graduation. Mike is married to Katy Smith; the couple looks forward to relocating to Tallahassee, Florida, and becoming a part of the Micconope 1851 and Seminole family!