Katy Young Staudt
Sports & Entertainment, Ventura Partners
Over the past decade and a half, Katy has established herself as one of the most trusted and influential search consultants in the sports and entertainment worlds. Prior to Ventura Partners, her search experience included time with two well-known firms, Witt/Kieffer and Eastman & Beaudine. She has conducted numerous searches for Division I head coaches and directors of athletics and has worked closely with clients across professional sports properties including MLB, NBA, NHL, PGA TOUR, USTA, and more.
Previously, Katy served as the Director of Recruiting for Learfield, a Texas based provider of marketing services for athletic departments at over 120 major universities, conferences and arenas. Katy has also held the positions of Assistant Athletics Director, Marketing at University of California-Riverside, and Vice President of Business Development for a national sports non-profit organization.
Katy is currently on the board of directors for the College Football Assistance Fund and is a former member of the board of directors for the NCAA Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award. She was named a “Rising Star” in the Sports Industry by Partnership Activation Magazine and “30 under 30” in Sports by Sports Launch Magazine. Katy regularly speaks at the LEAD1 Athletic Directors Institute, NACDA, Women Leaders in College Sports, Learfield Minority Academy, the Coaches “Think Tank”, the Collegiate Coaching Consortium, and Athletic Director University, among many others.
She earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK