President & Principal Executive Search Consultant
Founder, SGI 1989
Prive Equity Practice Leader
MPA Labor Relations, University of Colorado
BA Political Science, University of Colorado
Certified Personel Consultant, CPC, NAPS
Certified Employee Retention Specialist, CERS, NAPS
Email: [email protected]
Mr. White founded Sports Group International, the executive search firm serving the sporting goods industry in 1989. Joe has conducted over 500 executive search assignments for a wide variety of sports companies and has recruited thousands more executives,
Joe specializes in recruiting CEO, President, and Vice President professionals for sporting goods and licensed products companies that are privately held, including private equity firms.
Mr. White also serves as the President of SGI Leaderboard, a career leadership company. Mr. White works one-on-one with aspiring leaders on leadership skills, personal branding, and career transition.
Joe spent the first 14 years of his career in the sporting goods industry holding positions of increasing responsibility in classical product management, brand management, and sales management. Companies he worked for include Head Ski and Tennis, Penn Athletic, and Huffy Sports.
Mr. White has served on the Board of Directors of both the National Association of Personnel Services, (NAPS) and the North Carolina Association of Personnel Services. He has earned NAPS cerification as a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) and as A Certified Employee Retention Specialist (CERS). Both certification processes involve rigorous training, examination, satisfaction of demanding ethical and professional standards, and continuing education.
Joe volunteers as an instructor and fund raiser for The Carolina's Leadership Academy.