Ash Ainbinder

Long island native, played DI softball at Hofstra. Went to U. South Florida for grad school where I completed my MBA + MS in sport & entertainment management. While in grad school, I worked for WME/IMG as a corporate partnership specialist for USF Athletics while also balancing  roles at the Bucs for their Play60 program + Tampa Bay Lightning. Spent some time with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission as an event manager for the NCAA Women’s Final Four before making my way back up to NY for a sales role with Legends at One World Trade Center which truly launched my passion for business development. As one of the lead revenue generators, I went on to take a role with NFL On Location, selling premium experiences/ sponsorships for world renowned events like the Super Bowl, Masters, NFL Draft, NCAA Final Four, PGA Championships and beyond. After 2.5 years, I went to lead US partnerships for a Kairos, a start up digital media agency and juggled some consulting work before being presented with an opportunity to lead new business strategy across the sport & entertainment vertical for a technology company, Tulu. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with incredible people along the way that have truly served as the backbone of  my career development which led me to my current role at CLEAR as the Director of Business Development for Sports.

Episode 40: Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable