LEGENDARY SPORTS EXECUTIVE, JERRY KURZ PARTNERS WITH THE LFL AS EXEC. DIR. OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS
Jerry Kurz, Executive Dir., Business Affairs
Kurz has an accomplished twenty-eight year history in professional sports as one of the pioneering forces behind the inception and growth of the Arena Football League (AFL). Kurz brought the AFL to its greatest heights negotiating national television contracts, acquiring team ownership, fan merchandising as well as taking the sport to international audiences. Following his tenure with the AFL, Kurz has run a very successful sports consulting firm, Gridiron Sports Consulting. The veteran sports executive will work closely with the office of LFL Founder & Managing Partner, Mitchell Mortaza, serving as a consigliere. Kurz will primarily oversee the strategy of US expansion as well as the accompanying selection of premiere ownership groups.
“My passion is and has always been around the inception and growth phase of a sport. While the LFL has had a rather impressive track record since 2009, the sport has tremendous upside potential in the States as well as internationally. Having been on this journey prior in the early phases of the Arena Football League, with my experience and success’, I hope to be a guiding source for the office of Mitchell Mortaza as he and his team build out what many anticipate becoming sports’ next major franchise”, said Jerry Kurz.