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.