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Joseph Sponholz


Principal, Head of the Global Professional Sports Practice - Partners in Performance. 

Joseph has a B.A. (Politics) and achieved his Juris Doctor degree with honours from the Fordham University of Law. Joseph served as the first male Board member of the Fordham University Battered Women’s Advocacy Project and has been admitted to the Bars of New York, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., numerous Federal Bars and has had his General Counsel’s license in the State of Pennsylvania.

He practiced as an attorney until 1999 when he left the law for management consulting, first with The Mitchell Madison Group and, later, with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he practiced in the financial services and operation groups providing strategic and operational guidance to Fortune 100 companies.

In 2002 he joined Textron, Inc. where he rose to become a member of the Textron Leadership Team and its first Director of Globalisation. Joseph also held senior strategic roles with Bain Capital and was a senior executive at, Inc.

Joseph has attended the EMBA program at Columbia University, the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of Business at The University Pennsylvania and the Executive Leadership Program at the Thunderbird School of International management.