Tom Stultz is president of JMI Sports. Stultz works with universities, athletic conferences, professional teams, private entities and municipalities in developing media strategies and business plans to significantly increase client revenues and fund major capital projects.
Stultz has more than 40 years professional executive experience and has led public and private companies to record revenue and profit growth. He has negotiated and secured more than $1.1 billion in multi-media and sponsorship rights agreements with major universities. In addition, Stultz has worked with management, investment bankers, ratings agencies, and investors to raise more than $500 million in bank financing and equity, while also participating in numerous mergers and acquisitions in traditional media and sports industries.
Prior to joining JMI Sports in 2012, Stultz was senior vice president and managing director of IMG College’s multimedia rights business. A college sports veteran and seasoned media and marketing executive, Stultz led IMG’s efforts to negotiate and launch the Longhorn Network, an innovative partnership between the University of Texas, IMG College and ESPN, creating the first-of-its-kind network dedicated solely to the Texas Longhorns. Previously serving as president and chief executive officer of Host Communications, Stultz was instrumental in adding many top national collegiate properties, strengthening the company’s financial position before it was acquired by IMG in 2007.
Stultz’s experience is rooted in traditional media. From 1996 to 2007, he managed a chain of six daily newspapers in Georgia, while serving as chief executive officer of Triple Crown Media, Inc. and previously as president of Gray Publishing LLC. From 1988 to 1996, Stultz was vice president of Multimedia Newspaper Company in Greenville, S.C. Previously, he held senior management positions with Harte-Hanks Communications, Inc. and the Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis. Stultz began his career in Kentucky as a reporter for the Ashland Daily Independent in June 1970.
Stultz holds a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University.