Cole Gahagan was appointed President & CEO for the company on April 3, 2020.
He is the former President of Content, Revenue & Enterprise Solutions, a role in which he led Learfield IMG College’s media and content teams, as well as its collection of businesses. Oversight included the company’s comprehensive collegiate multimedia rights division and all affiliated and acquired businesses. Learfield IMG College represents more than 1,000 collegiate athletic programs (including nearly 200 multimedia rights relationships), conferences and arenas across the nation as well as a wide array of services to collegiate athletic departments, performing arts centers and event organizers.
Gahagan is an innovative leader focused on creating best-in-class content and commerce solutions for the collegiate market. Prior to joining Learfield IMG College in January 2020, Gahagan was Chief Commercial Officer for Fanatics, Inc. He is the former Chief Revenue Officer for Ticketmaster and former Senior Vice President, Development and Strategy for Live Nation as well.
Gahagan has received numerous industry honors including the “Forty Under 40” award by SportsBusiness Journal, “Top 25 Digital Power Players” recognition by Billboard Magazine, and the noted “Leaders Under 40 Award” by Leaders in Sports. A Louisiana native, Gahagan holds an undergraduate degree from TCU and an MBA from SMU.