Learfield Leadership



Learfield’s leadership team is privileged to serve our employees, stakeholders, communities, and investors.  Building a trust-driven culture rooted in integrity and innovation requires a commitment to diversity and a passion in everything we do.

Cole Gahagan

Cole Gahagan

President and Chief Executive Officer

As the President and CEO of Learfield, Cole leads the largest sports media and technology company in college athletics. The company consists of multiple business units, each serving sports and live events. Cole joined Learfield in early 2020, previously serving as Chief Commercial Officer for Fanatics. Before that, he held executive leadership roles at Ticketmaster and Live Nation, including Chief Revenue Officer and Senior Vice President of Development and Strategy.

Under Cole’s leadership, Learfield has innovated across all company business areas including the completion of Fanbase, the largest data platform in college athletics; the company’s proprietary programmatic advertising product, Fan365; the launch of Learfield Studios; and the monetization of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), to name a few.

Cole also recently led the company in a landmark recapitalization, strengthening its financial position and providing additional capital to fuel innovation and growth.

Kim Damron

Kim Damron

President, Sports Properties

Pete Lori

Peter Lori

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Mathan

Ben Mathan

Chief Strategy Officer

Corey Moss - Chief Executive Officer, CLC

Cory Moss

President, Brand Management & Marketing

John Raleigh - Chief Legal Officer

John Raleigh

Chief Legal Officer

Kristine Schroeder - Chief People and Culture Officer

Kristine Schroeder

Chief People and Culture Officer