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Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based consulting company focused exclusively on the collegiate marketplace. Featuring a team of experienced and proven individuals, Collegiate Consulting enables athletic departments and conferences to increase revenue, create efficiencies and maximize operations to succeed and prosper in a diverse climate.

 

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About Us

 

Who we are and what we do:

Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based consulting company focused exclusively on the collegiate marketplace. Featuring a team of experienced and proven individuals, Collegiate Consulting enables athletic departments and conferences to increase revenue, create efficiencies and maximize operations to succeed and prosper in a diverse climate.

Collegiate Consulting provides athletic departments a single organization that can service any athletic need.  The backbone of Collegiate Consulting is the knowledge and expertise of our team of athletic administrators and industry/category specific consultants who can quickly provide analysis and solutions to our partners across a vast array of complex issues.

Collegiate Consulting bases its business philosophy upon three basic principles:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Great attention to detail
  • Unparalleled dedication to customer service
 

 

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Services

Collegiate Consulting has developed a highly successful methodology to provide comprehensive operational review and analysis of key components within your athletic program to assess strengths, weaknesses and opportunities.  Collegiate Consulting can provide an inclusive analysis of the entire department or on a project basis. 

 

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Testimonials

 
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"We are very excited about the resources that Collegiate Consulting has provided as we plan for the next five years at Southern Miss. They have helped us to identify areas of growth, establish goals and ensure sustainable future success." -JEREMY MCCLAIN, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, TROY UNIVERSITY

"Collegiate Consulting provided us with a very thorough and intricate analysis of our program. We were excited to retain Russell Wright and his staff as we worked to build upon decades of success nationally and in the MEAC." -MICHAEL SMITH, FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
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"We appreciate the hard work, timeliness and depth of analysis provided by Collegiate Consulting. We have developed a strong working relationship with CC and their efforts have greatly assisted our department." — TOMMY BELL, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY


"Collegiate Consulting’s study will help us identify our strengths, weaknesses, and have definitive goals as we move forward as a program.” — CHRIS KING , UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

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"I had never worked with a search firm before. I credit Russell and his staff for making the search an open and easy process for me." -MATT WILSON, COMMISSIONER GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE

 

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Meet the Team

The Atlanta-based team works from our home office in Grant Park. 

Russell Wright, Managing Director Russell Wright joined Collegiate Consulting as the Managing Director after a 10-year tenure at CBS College Sports (formerly FANSonly/CSTV). In his role Wright is responsible for partner acquisition, account management, strategic planning and day-to-day operations for Collegiate Consulting. Mr. Wright brings significant web, business development, sales and marketing experience to his role at Collegiate Consulting. rwright@collegiateconsulting.com | 678 705 9019

Russell Wright, Managing Director

Russell Wright joined Collegiate Consulting as the Managing Director after a 10-year tenure at CBS College Sports (formerly FANSonly/CSTV). In his role Wright is responsible for partner acquisition, account management, strategic planning and day-to-day operations for Collegiate Consulting. Mr. Wright brings significant web, business development, sales and marketing experience to his role at Collegiate Consulting.

rwright@collegiateconsulting.com | 678 705 9019

Benton Singer, Chief Financial Officer Benton Singer provides strategic planning, operational budgeting, financial reporting, payroll and tax services for Collegiate Consulting. He founded Singer Financial Services, Inc. in January 2005, to aid local Atlanta businesses. Prior to the inception of Singer Financial Services, Mr. Singer spent 15 years in Finance & IT Management at Home Depot, including real estate and financial reporting and planning, merchandise planning and IT project management. He currently serves as President of the Ocmulgee Banks Community Association and is a former board member and treasurer of kidz2leaders, Inc. Mr. Singer passed the CPA exam in 1989 and is currently an active CPA. bsinger@collegiateconsulting.com

Benton Singer, Chief Financial Officer

Benton Singer provides strategic planning, operational budgeting, financial reporting, payroll and tax services for Collegiate Consulting. He founded Singer Financial Services, Inc. in January 2005, to aid local Atlanta businesses. Prior to the inception of Singer Financial Services, Mr. Singer spent 15 years in Finance & IT Management at Home Depot, including real estate and financial reporting and planning, merchandise planning and IT project management. He currently serves as President of the Ocmulgee Banks Community Association and is a former board member and treasurer of kidz2leaders, Inc. Mr. Singer passed the CPA exam in 1989 and is currently an active CPA.

bsinger@collegiateconsulting.com

Melissa Wood, Client Services Coordinator Melissa Wood joined Collegiate Consulting in January 2016 as a Coordinator of Client Services. At Collegiate Consulting, Ms. Wood isresponsible for account management and serves as liaison for executive search projects, as well as providing support for all public relations and communication initiatives. Ms. Wood had a 15-year history in various management and executive roles within the food and beverage industry and brings significant managerial experience to Collegiate Consulting. Ms. Wood earned her B.A. from Duke University and J.D. from the University of Georgia. mwood@collegiateconsulting.com | 678 705 9625  

Melissa Wood, Client Services Coordinator

Melissa Wood joined Collegiate Consulting in January 2016 as a Coordinator of Client Services. At Collegiate Consulting, Ms. Wood isresponsible for account management and serves as liaison for executive search projects, as well as providing support for all public relations and communication initiatives. Ms. Wood had a 15-year history in various management and executive roles within the food and beverage industry and brings significant managerial experience to Collegiate Consulting. Ms. Wood earned her B.A. from Duke University and J.D. from the University of Georgia.

mwood@collegiateconsulting.com | 678 705 9625

 

 
Shannon Hurd, Copy Editor Shannon Hurd, who has worked for Collegiate Consulting as its copy editor since 2014, has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder and 15 years of professional experience as an international editor-in-chief and feature writer.  While at CU-Boulder, Ms. Hurd began freelancing for a variety of national newspapers and magazines upon graduation while also promoting her first book, a college survival guide that made several local bestseller lists. Since 2006, she has worked as editor-in-chief of an international bridal trade magazine while also owning and operating her own editorial services company, Hurd Media Group.

Shannon Hurd, Copy Editor

Shannon Hurd, who has worked for Collegiate Consulting as its copy editor since 2014, has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado-Boulder and 15 years of professional experience as an international editor-in-chief and feature writer.  While at CU-Boulder, Ms. Hurd began freelancing for a variety of national newspapers and magazines upon graduation while also promoting her first book, a college survival guide that made several local bestseller lists. Since 2006, she has worked as editor-in-chief of an international bridal trade magazine while also owning and operating her own editorial services company, Hurd Media Group.

Aslee Livingston, Web and Graphic Designer Aslee Livingston is an industrial, graphic, web, and packaging designer with a BSID from Georgia Tech. After college, she spent time working for the mobile accessories company, Case-mate, where she learned extensively about manufacturing methods, packaging design, multimedia marketing, and anticipating trends.

Aslee Livingston, Web and Graphic Designer

Aslee Livingston is an industrial, graphic, web, and packaging designer with a BSID from Georgia Tech. After college, she spent time working for the mobile accessories company, Case-mate, where she learned extensively about manufacturing methods, packaging design, multimedia marketing, and anticipating trends.

Sam Taylor, Project Coordinator Sam Taylor joined Collegiate Consulting as Project Coordinator in November of 2016. Ms. Taylor conducts extensive research for executive search projects and manages administration. Sam brings almost ten years of experience from a variety of settings including the food and beverage industry, retail, and the beauty industry. Having attended Georgia State University’s English and Journalism programs, Ms. Taylor is an avid writer and photographer, and is working to complete her education in journalism in the near future.   staylor@collegiateconsulting.com | 678 705 8093  

Sam Taylor, Project Coordinator

Sam Taylor joined Collegiate Consulting as Project Coordinator in November of 2016. Ms. Taylor conducts extensive research for executive search projects and manages administration. Sam brings almost ten years of experience from a variety of settings including the food and beverage industry, retail, and the beauty industry. Having attended Georgia State University’s English and Journalism programs, Ms. Taylor is an avid writer and photographer, and is working to complete her education in journalism in the near future.

 

staylor@collegiateconsulting.com | 678 705 8093