Convergence Sports & Media
Tom Richardson is a media and marketing veteran with broad experience in management, consulting, and teaching.
He is President of Convergence Sports & Media, a digital media and marketing consultancy he launched in 2004 after a corporate career in media and sports. Working with a variety of companies, from well-established properties to startup ventures, Convergence focuses on helping grow and manage businesses in a highly disrupted and increasingly complex media/marketing ecosystem. The firm’s consulting and advisement work includes strategic planning, business and partnership development, marketing, sales, and resourcing. Clients have included NBC Sports, IMG, Bloomberg, WWE, and the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Prior to launching Convergence, Richardson was the GM of Sports & News at AOL, the president of digital at the National Hockey League, and the head of publishing at the National Football League. He started his career at Grey Advertising before moving into publishing at Ziff Davis.
Following his passion for education and mentorship, Richardson is an adjunct professor at New York University and Iona College. He is also the founder and CEO of Talent League, a marketplace that matches curated millennial talent with companies in sports, media and marketing.
In addition to being a frequent speaker at industry events, Richardson is also one of the organizers of NYVC Sports, which integrates New York City’s entrepreneurial, enterprise, and investment communities by hosting special events for a curated network of executives — all at the intersection of the digital and sports marketplaces. He earned his B.A. in English from Hamilton College.
Richardson teaches K4580 Digital Sports Media and Marketing.