Clients of GSP know that there is no industry group on Wall Street with more years of collective team experience in the sports sector than GSP, nor any that have more hands on know-how. It has been over 20 years since Sal Galatioto and members of his team worked on their first sports-related transaction. Since then, members of GSP have been dedicated solely to the sports industry and have completed over 80 assignments in various capacities for sports clients around the world. Clients of GSP draw on a century of combined experience in a variety of areas of finance and banking in North America and overseas.
In addition, our perspective is broad based and our reach is global in nature. Sal Galatioto is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance and Economics who teaches one of the most popular M.B.A. level courses (“The Business of Sports”) at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Vice Chairman, Russ Granik, was a senior executive of the NBA for over two decades, including most recently as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts in 2013.
GSP is proud of its history and unbiased perspective in providing clients reliable, honest advice. Our independence from a large, multi-national financial institution buffers our clients from potential conflicts and an institutional bias to aggressively “cross-sell” products and services that our clients often do not need or want. Since launching GSP, others have attempted to replicate GSP’s model as evidenced by new boutique sports advisory practices being frequently launched. However, none of these firms can match the contacts and experience that GSP has developed by having dedicated itself solely to this industry for over two decades. In addition, these boutiques do not have access to capital in the manner that GSP does through the GSP Finance arm of its business. Ask yourself, do you really want to put yourself at risk of a suboptimal transaction outcome with someone less experienced advising you when instead you could hire the industry’s best and most experienced sports advisor?