Donaldson joined JMI Sports in February 2023 as the Vice President,Business Development. In June 2023 Donaldson took on additional responsibilities, becoming Vice President, JMIS Properties. He now leads both JMI Sports’ business development efforts, and oversees the company’s Northeast properties, including the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, Harvard University, the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Ivy League and the Patriot League.
Prior to joining JMI Sports, Donaldson led business development for Wonder Media Network, a startup media network focused on amplifying all underrepresented voices. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Athletics Director, Production & Media Partnerships for Notre Dame Athletics where he managed a team focused on production and media partnerships including live production, digital production, licensing, and digital partnership activation. In that role, he worked closely with NBC and ESPN on production operations, along with the Notre Dame Global Partnership team (a joint venture with JMI Sports and Legends) to develop, pitch, and manage all strategic media partnerships.
A former student-athlete of the University of Louisville, Donaldson won three Big East Championships with the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team over his four-year career and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Team Tournament. Donaldson received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 2020 and lives in Larchmont, New York with his wife, Kim.