Mark Gress, Jr.

As Partner of Prodigy Search, Mark Gress Jr. brings nearly 20 years of experience in the sports industry. He initially joined Prodigy Search in early 2015 as Director, Recruiting before being promoted in 2016 to Vice President. Prior to being named a Partner at Prodigy Search, Gress served as Senior Vice President.

Gress previously served three years as Senior Executive Recruiter of a competing agency within sports and entertainment where he successfully recruited and filled numerous positions with organizations in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, NCAA and Motorsports. Gress’ experience in the executive search industry has brought him success in filling positions for AEG/ Arena, Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, PGA TOUR, UFC, Miami Heat, Delaware North, NWSL, USA Lacrosse, ASM Global, and many more. Gress’ previous sports experience also includes stints at the Philadelphia Eagles and at the Drexel University Athletics Department.

Over the course of his career, Gress has led and participated in various professional presentations: “How to Keep the Bias Out of the Hiring Process & Marketing Diverse Backgrounds to the Industry”; “Hiring Outside the ‘Norm’ – Getting Comfortable with Creating a Culture Change”; and “Insights on Building and Maintaining a Winning Corporate Culture.”