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Daniel O'Leary

Result-driven sports business executive with 15+ years successful track record.
Park Ridge, Illinois USA


Results-oriented Marketing & Business Development Executive with a distinguished 15+ year track record of conceptualizing and spearheading innovative strategies within sports, entertainment, and lifestyle. Recognized as a thought leader adept at forging cross-functional alliances, driving sales, and delivering ROI.


Adjunt Professor

Jan 2022 - Present
Faculty member within the esteemed School of Professional Studies MSA Program, harnessing extensive subject matter expertise and over 15 years of industry experience to cultivate enriched and impactful learning journeys.


Jan 2019 - Present
Pioneered the inception of Outside The Boards, an innovative marketing and consultancy agency dedicated to the advancement of polo.

Chairman & Board Member

Jan 2018 - Present
Engaged as an integral member within the realm of polo's governing body across Chicagoland and the western suburbs, orchestrating the management and organization of competitive polo to cater to diverse skill levels.

Managing Director

Jan 2015 - Present
Championed the transformation of Oak Brook Polo Club's business model and brand, igniting a trajectory of consistent year-over-year growth for one of the United States' most historic and celebrated polo clubs.

Vice President, Marketing & Partnerships

Apr 2014 - Sep 2015
Oversaw the comprehensive spectrum of marketing interests for the governing body, spanning communications, branding, public relations, broadcasting, event marketing, and sponsorships.

Director, Client Solutions

Jan 2012 - Feb 2014
Spearheaded dynamic business development and marketing initiatives at IEG Consulting within the realm of sports and entertainment. Pioneered transformative strategies across international markets, spanning Europe, Brazil, India, Asia, and Australia.

Director of Business & Property Development

Jan 2006 - Jan 2012
Promoted to develop new business initiatives through sponsorship, event and experiential marketing, consulting, television, and digital media.


Sports Marketing - Master's Sports Administration
Sep 2011 - Oct 2013

Public Relations - Integrated Marketing Certificate
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

Marketing & Finance - Bachelors in Business Administration
Sep 2000 - Dec 2004

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