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Paul Hourigan

  • CEO, Global Rugby Ventures
  • Co-Founder and Former Chief Operating Officer for SportsBUZZ, where he negotiated with athletes and representatives for player participation in spokesperson and ambassador agreements
  • Spent more than 7 years at the Coca Cola Company in various positions including co-leading North America Sports Marketing group. Began his career at the Coca Cola Company as counsel for the Sports & Entertainment Marketing Partnerships group and then transitioned to becoming Director of Sports Management where he negotiated the Company’s NHRA Series Sponsorship deal and the first ever joint NASCAR/ISC sponsorship. As Director of Sports Marketing, he led motorsports, golf and soccer marketing efforts in North America.
  • JD. and MBA from Emory University
  • Graduated from Washington and Lee University, where he lettered in both Soccer and Track and Field. He grew up playing rugby in the U.K. before moving to the US in 1991.