Chairman, Horrow Sports Ventures
Contributing Editor and Host, “Sportfolio”, Bloomberg Television <br><br>
RICK HORROW is the leading expert in the business of sports. As CEO of Horrow Sports Ventures (www.horrowsports.com ), he has been the architect of 103 deals worth more than $13 billion in sports, performing arts, and other urban infrastructure projects.
Horrow pioneered the public/private partnership and infrastructure branding concepts that, to date, has enticed more than $4 billion in corporate funding to cities and development projects. Besides developing stadia and arenas, Horrow’s ability to put together many urban initiatives into one package for voter approval has resulted in the building of new performing arts and convention centers, schools, libraries, transit projects, and tourist destinations—most recently, a quality of life development package approved by El Paso voters in November, 2012.
A popular speaker, writer and commentator on the business, law and politics of sports, he is nicknamed “The Sports Professor” because he has been Visiting Expert on sports law at The Harvard Law School, where he received a law degree alongside Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts, his roommate. He is also of counsel for Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.
In addition to hosting “Sportfolio” on Bloomberg TV, Horrow serves as sports business analyst for the network, as well as for FoxSports.com. He also hosts an hour-long national radio show each Saturday on Sports Byline USA, appears each week on PBS “Nightly Business Report” (where he also co-authors a weekly column), and is a frequent contributor to CNN and the BBC.
Horrow is author of When The Game Is On The Line, an autobiographical examination of the people and politics behind mega sports deals, and co-author of Beyond the Scoreboard: An Insider’s Guide to the Business of Sport (Human Kinetics, September 2011), written with Karla Swatek. (See also http://www.humankinetics.com/insidesports)