Ralph Greene – CEO, Columbia Consulting Group
CCG founder and CEO, Ralph Greene vaulted into the sports technology consulting space in December 2016 after working at some of the leading sports enterprises in the world. During a 21 year Nike career, Ralph was on the forefront of some of the most dominant stories at Nike. Highlights include strategizing and executing “all-school” NCAA sponsorship deals, signing Tiger Woods, Lebron James & Kobe Bryant, and igniting the international “wave” into the NBA with the identification and signing of Yao Ming, Tony Parker, & Dirk Nowitzki. Most recently, Ralph lead Nike football delivering the trailblazing technology partnership between Nike and Hudl, the leading football social network. Before coming to Nike, Ralph represented Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets and was a partner at integrated sports international (now 16w marketing) in the representation of Howie Long, Steve Young, and Phil Simms. Prior to that, he served as the Sponsorship Director for the National Football League driving partnerships with NFL sponsors like Gatorade, Nissan, & Visa. Ralph began his career at Ogilvy & Mather advertising as an account supervisor leading brands like Campbell’s Soup and AT&T. A graduate of Stanford University (‘83) and Columbia University school of business (’85), Ralph now resides in Tigard and spends spare moments coaching, mentorship, and volunteerism.