John Meindl is founder and president of SPORTSBRANDEDMEDIA, With expertise across all sport disciplines and media platforms, Mr. Meindl is a visionary and industry pioneer, creating ideas and solutions to meet the challenges of today’s changing sports landscape. As a Sport Marketing Consultant, Mr. Meindl has worked with countless sport properties and brands, from start-ups to Formula 1 race teams, providing strategic and tactical expertise for those seeking to connect with the sports consumer. With over 20 years in sports business, he is a published writer and speaker in the areas of sport marketing and sport production. A thought leader, with a knack for telling it straight, John is often called upon to provide expert commentary in the media. He recently taped an interview with ABC News NIGHTLINE and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Newsday, and many more. As a speaker and lecturer, Mr. Meindl has appeared at Providence College, Pace University, Hofstra University, Baruch, and Brooklyn College, to name a few. He is also a frequent guest speaker at sport and entertainment conferences. A former soccer goalkeeper and college head coach, Mr. Meindl has been a strong advocate for inner city and underprivileged youth…. “Using sport as a vehicle to include the excluded.” He is a member of the board of directors for Street Soccer USA - NYC. He was the youngest board member appointed to the Nassau County Sports Commission. He has also served on the Business Advisory Board, LIU-Southampton College, Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greenpoint, NY and the School for Language & Communication Development.
Mr. Meindl began teaching in 2003 and has taught at FDU since 2009. He is currently a Visiting Professor in Sport Management at Farmingdale State College and an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate at several other local institutions including; Pace University, Iona College and Adelphi University.
- United States Sports Academy – Doctoral Candidate
- Adelphi University – MA.
- The Catholic University of America – BA.
- Sports Marketing
- Sports Marketing and Promotions
- In 2006, Mr. Meindl developed the curriculum for a graduate sport management program at a NY area school