Dany Berghoff is a principal in the firm’s Sport Leadership Practice and Marketing and Sales Services Practice, where he helps to recruit senior leaders across functions (including marketing, sales, operators, information technology, and finance) within the global sport ecosystem and beyond. Dany has acted as a trusted strategic talent advisor for professional and amateur/collegiate sports properties, intellectual property content owners, facilities, brands, and diversified sports and entertainment businesses.
Prior to joining RSR Partners, Dany developed a deep background working in revenue-generating leadership roles for both B2B and B2C focused firms within sports and entertainment. He previously served as the vice president of sponsorships and partnerships at The Paley Center for Media, where he led a team focused on generating commercial revenues emanating from traditional sponsorship rights, in addition to monetizing an original content library. At Paley, Dany developed partnerships with like-minded brands such as Yahoo!, Citi, McKinsey & Co., Accenture, PwC, Honey Maid/Mondelez, Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, Nielsen, and Entertainment Weekly.
Earlier, Dany served as vice president of business development for 21 Marketing, a sports sponsorship sales and consulting agency. He was deeply involved in all levels of the sponsorship process on both the buy and sell sides. In this capacity, he worked on deals totaling over $330 million in sponsorship, intellectual property rights, and media inventory for some of the most prestigious names in sport, including the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, the Miami Dolphins, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual Insurance, and NBC Sports.
Dany, who is originally from Los Angeles, currently lives in Westport, Connecticut with his wife Stephanie and daughters Hannah and Stella. He holds a BA in economics and political science from Columbia University (where he was the kicker on the football team), and a MBA from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.