Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Influential N.C. sports execs: Ben Sutton Jr.

Revving college sports:

Ben Sutton Jr.

founder, Teall Capital Partners LLC

The Murfreesboro native and Wake Forest University School of Law graduate became a leader in college athletics media licensing at ISP Sports, which he started in 1992 and sold to entertainment giant IMG College in 2014. Over the last three years, he’s led a private equity company that raised about $70 million and has made 14 acquisitions of sports, entertainment and beverage companies. Teall helps university athletics departments maximize game-day and merchandising revenue, which is needed as college football attendance wanes at many schools. His family has made more than  $50 million in philanthropic commitments, much of it involving his alma mater in Winston-Salem.

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David Mildenberg
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