Daniel teaches and publishes research on sports business topics, and consults to the sports and entertainment industry. He specializes in economics and finance and more specifically in industrial organization, antitrust, M&As, valuation, economic impact, market readiness, feasibility research, marketing research, damage analysis, strategy, and labor issues in the sports industry. Daniel founded SportsEconomics to enable sports enterprises to capitalize on the sports industry’s transition from hobby status to multi-billion dollar industry. As Founder and President of SportsEconomics, LLC, Partner at OSKR, LLC, and former Principal at LECG, LLC, his clients have included organizations involved in the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR, MLS, PGA, media, sporting goods and apparel, professional boxing, mixed martial arts, minor league baseball, NHRA, AHL, Formula One racing, Indy Car racing, American Le Mans racing, Premier League Football (soccer), women’s professional soccer, professional cycling, endurance sports, Indian Premier League, ticketing, IHRSA, youth sports, music, as well as sports commissions, local and state government, convention and visitors bureaus, tourism businesses, entrepreneurs, and B2B enterprises.
- Global leader as an academic and advisor in the business of sports.
- Served on the editorial boards of Case Studies in Sport Management, Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Finance, International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, and the Journal of the Quantitative Analysis of Sports.
- Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management and is a certified as a valuation analyst (CVA) by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Testified as an expert witness in federal and state courts, in arbitration proceedings, and provided public testimony numerous times to state and local governments.
Sports Industry Expertise
- Director of Academic Programs and Professor in the Sport Management Program at the University of San Francisco (USF), where he also teaches courses in sports economics and finance and research methods. He has also taught at Northwestern University, the IE Business School in Madrid, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
- Authored over fifty articles and book chapters, as well as a text book in the sport management and economics fields, has been interviewed hundreds of times by the media for his opinion on various aspects of the business of sports, and has given over one hundred presentations at professional and academic conferences.
Role at Athleta-Ed
- Leverage research and expertise to develop Finance course offered through Academic Partners
- Strategic guidance for various academic initiatives and sports partnerships