About TeamWork

Founded in 1987, TeamWork Consulting is a retained executive search firm to the sports and live event industry; retained to identify and recruit senior level executives into employer requested roles. Created in 2000, TeamWork Online is a digital version of TeamWork Consulting's innovative executive search processes. Over 90,000 people have been recruited into sports and live event positions via TeamWork Online.

Buffy G. Filippell (President, TeamWork Consulting; Founder, TeamWork Online)
Buffy Filippell has been a part of many firsts in her career. And many of those firsts, including the founding of TeamWork in 1987, the first recruiting company to focus on sports executive recruiting, have created a legacy that reaches across nearly every professional sport, multiple collegiate programs and the leading live event producers in the world.

Filippell is one of the most honored and respected leaders and women in the sports world - known by many as the "Godmother of Sport Management" - having not only created TeamWork Online, as a first-of-its-kind mobile talent recruiting system focused on connecting employer to candidates in the business of sports and live events, but also having been the first female agent at IMG and one of the very first recruiters to focus on sports while at Korn/Ferry.

All of this has resulted in the expansive TeamWork network, which in Spring, 2016 saw their 100,000th community member follow their passion by accepting a position in the sports and live event world by applying for a position or being recruited through TeamWork.

Matt Kittle (Chief Operating Officer, TeamWork Online)
Matt joined TeamWork Online in October 2009, as the Director of New Business & Marketing Partnerships and now serves as our Chief Operating Officer. Since joining TeamWork Matt has helped to increase the client base from 330 clients to over 1,000. In his role, Matt is responsible for overseeing service, sales, product development, and cultivating relationships with new and existing clients. Matt's responsibilities also include the identification, development and strategy of new revenue streams and marketing partnerships.

Matt holds a Master in Sports Administration and Master of Business from Ohio University. Matt also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Marketing from Ohio University, where he played and coached water polo. Outside of TeamWork, Matt likes to focus on living life to its fullest with his wife Elena, and their two dogs.

JB Greer (Sr. Manager, Engagement, TeamWork Online)
JB joined TeamWork in September of 2014 as an intern but was quickly promoted to Manager of Engagement and then again in 2016 to Sr. Manager of Engagement. JB is primarily responsible for client services, and is also heavily involved in TeamWork's networking events and consulting initiatives.

Prior to joining the staff, JB graduated Cum Laude from Xavier University's honors program with a degree in Marketing. During his time at Xavier JB interned with Fox Sports Ohio and was a board member for the university's athletic promotions group, X-Treme Fans.

JB is originally from Brandenburg, KY and credits his hometown, friends, and family for his successes thus far.

TeamWork Innovators

Nick Sargent, President, SnowSports Industries America

Burton Snowboards has been one of the most innovative companies in the ski industry, and Nick Sargent was a part of its uniqueness. In lieu of merely sponsoring athletes, Burton, in order to increase sales of its products hosts international snowboard championships in major resorts throughout the world. Nick was responsible for securing the site, the sponsors and television. He created this job at Burton and it grew from generating small dollars to millions of dollars; it became the marketing budget for Burton Snowboards.

Others Say

“The beauty of Nick is that he's a good visionary.”

-Bryan Johnston, Vice President of International Marketing, GoPro