Sports Group International: Executive Search Consultants

Joe White    

President & Principal, Executive Search Consultant

Founder, Sports Group International 1989

Private Equity Practice Leader

MPA Labor Relations, University of Colorado

BA Political Science, University of Colorado

Certified Personel Consultant, CPC, NAPS

Certified Employee Retention Specialist, CERS, NAPS

Contact Information:

Telephone: 919-855-0226

Email: [email protected]

Mr. White founded Sports Group International, the executive search firm serving the sporting goods industry in 1989. Joe has conducted over 500 executive search assignments for a wide variety of sports companies and has recruited thousands more executives,

Joe specializes in recruiting CEO, President, and Vice President professionals for sporting goods and licensed products companies that are privately held, including private equity firms.

Mr. White also serves as the President of SGI Leaderboard, a career leadership company. Mr. White works one-on-one with aspiring leaders on leadership skills, personal branding, and career transition.    

Joe spent the first 14 years of his career in the sporting goods industry holding positions of increasing responsibility in classical product management, brand management, and sales management. Companies he worked for include Head Ski and Tennis, Penn Athletic, and Huffy Sports.

Mr. White has served on the Board of Directors of both the National Association of Personnel Services, (NAPS) and the North Carolina Association of Personnel Services. He has earned NAPS cerification as a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and as A Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS). Both certification processes involve rigorous training, examination, satisfaction of demanding ethical and professional standards, and continuing education.

Joe volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for Gene's Dream Foundation.