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Jon Stromberg currently serves as CEO of Stromberg Sport, a strategic advisory firm based in Chicago, IL which offers advanced, innovative solutions that restructure and enhance sport-related organizations throughout the world. Jon began his Sports career at THG Sports in sales, progressing through the ranks to become CEO in October 2008. He attended DePauw University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in communications and was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

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Jon Stromberg Curriculum Vitae


Defining market-entry strategies

Cementing multinational business relationships

Delivering multifaceted sales and operational solutions

As a global executive, I utilize worldwide interest in sports to overcome competitive barriers, uncover evolving markets and achieve significant sales and profit performance throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

I have worked with thousands of executives from Fortune 50 -1000 companies and personally attended some of the most exclusive sporting activities including over one hundred major golf, Olympic and professional sport events.

Whether executing new project initiatives from concept to multi-million-dollar sales, implementing unique market-entry strategies or managing complex, multinational business relationships, I have insider knowledge and deep perspective on how to help companies succeed.

Who I Help:

  • Professional Sport Teams
* Global Sport Conventions
* Sport Governing Bodies
* Sport Marketing Agencies
* International Tourism Groups
* Sports Hospitality Organizations
* Luxury Brand Companies
* Sport Alliances

On a personal note, I am an avid fan and player of soccer, track and golf and bring a high level of sportsmanship and commitment to everything I do in my personal and professional life.

Dedicated to personal growth though professional networks, I hold leadership roles in several professional groups and currently serve as Membership & Vice Education Chair for Chicago Windy City Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO). In addition, I serve on a variety of advisory boards ranging from the Chicago Sports Commission (CSC), to the Chicago Fire professional soccer club.


International Brand Development, Strategic Planning & Visioning, Global Market Penetration, Business Ventures, Strategic Partnership & Alliances, Multinational Contracts & Agreements, Customer Acquisition, Profit Enhancement, New Business Development, P&L Management, Business Reengineering, Quality Improvement, C-level Driven Sales, Fortune 1000 Clients


CEO & Founder

Stromberg Sport

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Sports industry

May 2012 – Present (4 months) Greater Chicago Area

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: Maximize unique industry time and extensive global market development to build a strategic advisory services firm from the ground up.

  • Deliver advanced, innovative solutions that help expand market presence, establish operating infrastructure and achieve profitable growth for sports-related organizations worldwide.
  • Partner with C-level executives and corporate leaders to develop strategic business plans, penetrate hard-to-reach global market and efficiently perform in highly competitive industry.

Membership Chair 2012-13, Education Chair 2013-14


Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

December 2010 – Present (1 year 9 months) Greater Chicago Area

Leading global network for CEOs. Involvement at local and international level with particular emphasis on membership, education, and networks.

More than 300 chapters form the foundation of YPO, providing members with instant access to international business peers. The chapter experience takes on an added dimension when members connect regionally and internationally through online discussions, Global Conference Calls, Networks, Groups, industry roundtables, presidents’ seminars, leadership summits and much more. Whether a young leader heads an entrepreneurial startup, a family-owned business or a multinational company, the YPO network provides the advantage of a powerful connection to 19,000 global peers.

CEO North America

THG Worldwide, Inc.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospitality industry

October 2008 – October 2011 (3 years 1 month)

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: Spearhead strategic planning, business development and global expansion initiatives in US, Canada and emerging South American markets.

  • Unleashed series of forward-thinking programs and business growth strategies that took company from 1 to 10 offices in nine years; established consistent record of year-over-year (YOY) growth.
  • Achieved top ranking for global years (10 years) and held steady #1 position for North American sales (15 years).
  • Sourced, recruited and personally coached 100+ sales employees into senior sales roles—including development of 30 executives.

General Manager North America

THG Worldwide, Inc.

January 2004 – September 2008 (4 years 9 months)

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: Bring business innovation and “non-traditional” client capturing strategies to increase market share and grow revenues in US and Canada.

  • Restructured sales training processes and instituted “Client Enhancement Program”; delivered double-digit performance in client renewal/repeat business and grew annuals 40%.

Senior Director North American Headquarters

THG Worldwide, Inc.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospitality industry

January 1993 – December 2003 (11 years)

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: Direct $16-million revenue base covering North American account and three office territories.

  • Engaged “Do As I Do” leadership philosophy and personally delivered $1.5 million in sales.
  • Expanded company’s national presence and market foothold through installation of four new offices.

Sales Manager

THG Worldwide, Inc.

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Hospitality industry

October 1991 – December 1992 (1 year 3 months)

LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: Maximize optimal market timing, identify untapped revenue opportunities and penetrate North American markets with 20+ new sporting events.

  • Secured contracts ranging $20K and $1M with top industry players- EDS, Rockwell Automation, HSBC, Rohm & Haas, Fidelity, Cisco Systems, Unilever, ServiceMaster, and KPMG.
  • Brought to market high-ranking, landmark events - Masters Tournament, Superbowl, All Star Games, Kentucky Derby, US Open Golf, Final Tour, World Cup Soccer and Summer Games.
  • Repeatedly awarded for outstanding individual and team-based sales award for performing “above and beyond” sales and revenue goals.

Senior Account Executive Chicago

THG Worldwide, Inc.

March 1991 – September 1991 (7 months)

Leveraged C-level relationship building and client prospecting strategies that landed $500K in sales; ranked #1 position in sales production and earned rapid promotion to management role.

Office Analyst & Administrator

B. Stromberg Construction Company November 1989 – February 1991 (1 year 4 months)


  • Degree DePauw University - Greencastle, IN
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications
    • 1985 - 1989
    • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (inCircle Member)