“I have been active in the business of sports for 45 years and have seen the dynamic growth in our industry. An area which has always intrigued me is the tremendous interest in career development for opportunities in sports. Over the years, I have received thousands of calls and letters from interested and qualified people searching for employment in sports. Never was I able to confidently refer them to an organization who could show them a prepared course of action. SportSearch has the most unique career development program available in our industry. It focuses on developing a personal network of influential contacts and acquiring REAL JOBS. I agree with the enormous need for personal guidance in career development and access to opportunities available. I feel the SportSearch program is the only program of its kind addressing these issues and would recommend it to anyone who is serious about building a career in sports. ”
- Jerry Colangelo, Chairman, USA Basketball (Client / Colleague)
“Mark has consistently sourced quality people with relevant work experience that match our companies needs and culture.”
- John Sarkisian, CEO, Pro Performance Sports / SKLZ (Client)
“I’ve had the privledge to have worked with Mark as a client, candidate and colleague over the past 10 years. He is one of the best resources for finding talent in sports and entertainment, and works with some of the top employers in our business. Most recently, we have been fellow board members on the PHX sports commission and I’ve enjoyed working closely with him to bring top sports properties to the Phoenix area. There are not many better people to know and work with than Mark, and if you are seeking top talent for your business – SPORTSEARCH should be your first call.”
- Rob Yowell, President, Gemini Sports Group (Client / Candidate / Colleague)
“Mark is the kind of guy willing to do anything for anyone without concern for how it may personally benefit him. It’s for that reason I feel like he has found his true calling in career services, his search clients and job seekers are treated with respect and with an eye for what best serves their needs. He doesn’t force the wrong person into the wrong job to get a commission. Likewise, he does ask people to change who they are to fit into a job opening he needs to fill. His community involvement speaks to this as well. The best thing I can say about Mark is that you can trust him to have your best interest in mind, which is far too rare in his line of work.”
- AJ Maestas, President, Navigate Marketing, Inc. (Colleague)
“Mark is the most connected executive recruiter in the sports business. His attention to detail and understanding of client needs are second-to-none. I highly recommend Mark to executives in search of the right fit or companies looking to source A-players.”
- Michael Scott, President, Fourth Element (Client / Colleague)
“Mark has been an incredible mentor to me in the development of my sports career. He has a refined understanding of the industry and a network that is surpassed by none. He also has the great ability to identify and develop talented people, which is why he is so successful in his search practice. I am lucky to have had the chance to work with and learn from Mark.”
- Russell Scibetti, Senior Manager of Database Marketing and CRM, New York Jets (Candidate / Colleague)
“Mark was a consummate professional during my placement. He was thorough and provided detailed information about the company and position in question. Always accessible, I felt like he was working for me just as hard as he was the company I eventually ended up working for. Mark is one of the best career placement professionals I know.”
- Michael Stewart, Sales Development Manager, Coca-Cola North America (Candidate)
“In the world of Sports Placement and Career Counseling there is not a more knowledgeable person than Mark Tudi. His connections and reputation throughout the sports industry make him the perfect person to work with when you need a strong candidate, or are personally looking to make a career move. Mark is one of, if not the best in his industry.”
- Heath Price-Khan, Director Of Corporate Marketing, Florida Panthers/Sunrise Sports & Entertainment (Client / Colleague)

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