Most Influential Man in Sports You Don't Know
Bob Beaudine is the President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine. Under Bob’s leadership, Eastman & Beaudine blossomed into the nation’s leading executive search firm in college and professional sports. The Wall Street Journal named Eastman & Beaudine the “top recruiting firm in college sports,” and Sports Illustrated named Bob the “top front-office matchmaker in sports” as well as the “most influential man in sports you’ve never heard of.”
These accolades come as a result of Bob helping to shape the leadership teams of NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL franchises and league offices, in addition to university athletic departments across the nation. Bob’s experience also extends to the PGA Tour, USTA, U.S. Olympics, and NASCAR, among many others. Bob was named one of North America’s Top Executive Recruiters in The New Career Makers, and Eastman & Beaudine was honored as a member of the elite “Top 50” firms by the industry’s Executive Recruiter News.
As CEO, Bob offers clients both his unparalleled experience and the exceptional ability to personally and confidentially pilot them through the challenges and intricacies of an executive search.
Bob is also the bestselling author of The Power of WHO and a frequent speaker at universities, corporations, conventions, conferences, and workshops. He regularly speaks at the Division I-A Athletic Director Institute, NACDA, and NACWAA, as well as having been a featured speaker for the NCAA Student Leadership Conference, Street & Smith’s Intercollegiate Athletic Forum Panel, the Black Coaches Association National Convention and Expo, the Big XII Minority Coaches Forum, the Minority Athletic Directors Retreat, and the American Football Coaches Association. He has appeared on The Today Show, Fox Business Network, Canada’s Business News Network, ABC Good Morning Texas, Fox Good Day, CBN News, and often appears on CNBC as an expert on intercollegiate athletics.
Bob’s leadership also extends into the community. Bob is on the Board of Directors of the two-time American League Champion Texas Rangers as well as the Advisory Board of Directors for both the College Football Assistance Fund and the Cox School of Business at SMU, his alma mater. He is the former Chairman of the Doak Walker National Running Back Award and is an alumnus of both Leadership Dallas and Leadership Plano. Bob and his wife, Cheryl, recently celebrated their 29th anniversary and have three grown daughters.