Shawn Doss appointed Chief Business Officer, International – Elevate Sports Ventures

Elevate Sports Ventures, a best-in-class sports and entertainment consulting firm, has named veteran, international sports industry executive Prashanth (Shawn) Doss to the role of Chief Business Officer, International. Doss will be responsible for leading business development and serving as the lead liaison for the agency’s rapidly expanding roster of international clients; he will report to Elevate President Chip Bowers. 

Doss will be Elevate’s foremost senior executive located in the UK, representing the agency’s proficiencies and comprehensive solutions in Partnership Sales and Consulting; Hospitality Sales and Strategy; Experiential Design; Feasibility and Revenue Consultation for New and Renovated Venues; Consumer Insights, Research, Strategy and Analytics; and more.

Elevate currently counts four European professional soccer teams as clients; supporting venue development, partnership, premium and ticket sales strategy for three English Premier League (EPL) teams and one prominent La Liga club. The agency leads hospitality marketing, sale and service for Co-op Live, in Manchester; set to open in 2023 and host 1.3 million visitors annually.

Elevate has consulted for a number of international professional sports leagues, including Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the EuroLeague Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, professional rugby and more; and (scope of work here) for global motorsports properties.

In March 2021, Elevate was selected by FIFA global rights holder MATCH Hospitality to sell exclusive hospitality packages for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.  Currently, Elevate represents the San Francisco 49ers future international business rights in the UK.

Doss will establish the agency’s London-based, international executive team, including recently appointed Elevate Sports Ventures Senior Vice President and Head of UK Business Development Shaun Graham.

Shawn Doss will be moderating a panel discussion at the 2022 edition of ALSD International featuring high-ranking industry executive speakers Chris Bray, SVP – Europe, ASM Global, Roy Westwood, Founder & CEO, Forward Associates, Oliver Wright, Head of Premium Sales, Hospitality & Catering, Everton Football Club and Andy O’Sullivan, Venue Director, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

Chip Bowers, President of Elevate Sports Ventures, said:

Given the considerable client and partner growth and demand Elevate has experienced in our global business division, this is the natural time to appoint a seasoned, executive to service our ever-growing roster of international clients; as well as build and lead our global business strategy. As a founding member of our Elevate executive team, Shawn has tremendous experience and an appreciation for the diverse, impactful and dynamic range of revenue-driving capabilities, partnerships, technologies, proprietary insights and more our agency is equipped to deliver to our current and future global clients.

Shawn Doss, Elevate Sports Ventures’ newly promoted Chief Business Officer, International, said:

This is an opportune time for international sports brands, teams, leagues, venue owners, event operators and rights holders to re-examine, reimagine and realign their optimal mode of business strategy, revenue generation and operations. On behalf of Elevate, I am proud to deliver insights and revenue-driving solutions to our current and future international clients; as well as build out a London-based senior executive team to service the global sports and entertainment ecosystem with the processes, technologies, insights, partnerships and operational efficiencies to drive return on investment and objectives.

About Shawn (Prashanth) Doss

With a reputation for connecting global sports brands, teams, leagues and properties with revenue-driving solutions and partnerships, Elevate Sports Venture’s Chief Business Officer, International, Shawn Doss will spearhead the agency’s international corporate development strategy, leading efforts to secure and deliver results for its worldwide roster of current and future clients.

Previously, Elevate’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, the 15-year industry veteran’s resume boasts experience with an impressive roster of US-based and international professional sports teams, leagues and properties, including: the EPL, Formula 1, the FIFA World Cup, the LFP, La Liga, and EuroLeague; the San Francisco 49ers and Levi’s Stadium; Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment’s New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center; the Arizona Coyotes, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, and more.

As a founding member of the Elevate senior leadership team, Doss played a critical role in several of Elevate’s foremost client acquisitions and project management efforts which have culminated in three consecutive nominations to the esteemed Sports Business Awards in the Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services.

Doss received his Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University and B.S. in Finance from The Pennsylvania State University.  The Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada native has called Madrid, New York, San Francisco, and Sydney home; he currently resides in London, England, with his wife Jacqueline, daughter Naulakha (8) and son, Luciano (5).

The appointment of Doss to the international growth role caps three years of significant growth for Elevate, now boasting an active client roster of over 175 sports teams, brands, venues, events and properties from among the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NWSL, professional US and international football, professional tennis, MMA, motorsports and horse racing, college athletics and more.

About Elevate Sports Ventures 

Elevate Sports Ventures is a best-in-class sports and entertainment consulting firm, providing proven, innovative solutions to organisations across the international sports and entertainment landscape. With over 175 global clients, Elevate provides thoughtful insights that empower sports teams, leagues, brands, venues, events and properties with comprehensive, revenue-driving solutions.

Elevate’s unparalleled combination of agency and operating experience, along with proprietary products and solutions, maximises efficiencies in Partnership Sales and Consulting; Hospitality Sales and Strategy; Brand Representation; Experiential Design; Feasibility and Revenue Consultation for New and Renovated Venues; Consumer Insights, Research, Strategy and Analytics; and more.

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