Entered King: September 2013
Committee Membership: Executive (Vice President), Head Support Committee
Student(s): Chase ’24, Carson ’22, Taylor ’20
Town: New Canaan
College/Grad School: Duke University, University of Virginia (JD)
Bio: Doug Perlman has been the CEO of Sports Media Advisors since founding the company in 2009. He has worked on all of SMA’s client engagements in a variety of capacities, including engagements with the NFL, NASCAR, USTA, UFC, Twitter, IMG, PGA Tour, MLB, NextVR, Hockey Canada, Little League, Cricket Australia, Goldman Sachs, Omnigon and Silver Chalice.
Doug began his career as an attorney at Proskauer Rose, a leading global law firm with the nation’s top sports law practice, before serving as EVP, Media at the National Hockey League and as President of IMG Media. At both the NHL and IMG he oversaw all aspects of their respective television and digital media businesses including strategy, media rights negotiations, new business initiatives, production, distribution and sales. Throughout his career he has been recognized by multiple industry publications and other entities as a leader in the businesses of sports, media and technology. Recognitions include being named by The Sporting News as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Sports and being named to the Sports Business Journal 40 under 40 three times, earning a spot in their Hall of Fame.
Doug is a graduate of Duke University where he received a BA, cum laude, in political science and of the University of Virginia where he received his J.D. He lives in New Canaan, CT with his wife, Lisa, and their three boys.