Robin Blakeley is passionate about the powerful impact the design of world-class sports venues has on creating lifetime memories for raving fans, families, and communities. For more than 35 years, Robin has been a positive force in the sports industry, utilizing the unique platform of athletics to positively impact culture. A Principal leading business strategy and development for Overland Partners Sports & Entertainment, Robin has worn many hats in the sports world including the creation of Talent Sports International, a sports management and marketing firm representing over 50 professional athletes including Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Rolando Blackman, Herschel Walker, Will Perdue and Spud Webb. He has also served as SW President of Host Communications, the world’s largest collegiate sports marketing firm, and was co-founder of The Heart of a Champion Foundation, dedicated to character development in junior high students.
Robin started his sports career as the International Tour Director for the Association of Tennis Professionals. He serves as a board member of City Square, Braveheart Ministries, SHINE Foundation and coled the Dallas 2024 Olympic Bid Committee. His heart for the sports industry pales in comparison to Robin’s greatest passion— being a father to four amazing sons, Ryan, Chase, Chris and Jon Cole.
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, 1978