Dan Rossetti brings nearly 20 years of involvement in the execution of recruiting engagements within the sports and entertainment space.
Rossetti recently re-launched Ascension Sports Partners and has begun servicing clients and candidates with traditional search and recruiting services as well as some other new offerings.
In September 2017, Rossetti was acquired by industry leader, Prodigy Search, and served as Principal Consultant. At Prodigy, Rossetti helped with overall business development and took on engagements with the following: NHRA, NWSL, Live Nation, Navigate Research, Phoenix Raceway, IRONMAN, Delaware North, PGA Tour, USA Hockey, Professional Fighters League, Philadelphia Union, Gen.G, Twin Galaxies, Fanalytical, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, and others.
Prior to being acquired by Prodigy Search, Rossetti ran Ascension Sports Partners, which he founded in 2008. Since starting Ascension Sports Partners, Rossetti has conducted searches for many organizations within sports and entertainment. Some of these include: International Speedway Corporation/NASCAR, Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, USTA, Circuit of the Americas, IndyCar, UFC, Bellator MMA, Speedway Motorsports, Richard Childress Racing, Chip Ganassi Racing, Planet Hollywood, Nashville Predators, Columbus Crew, Professional Bull Riders, and many others.
Prior to Ascension Sports Partners, Rossetti was the Senior Vice President at Turnkey Sports and Entertainment. While there, Rossetti was responsible for the management and recruitment of executive searches for clients within the professional sports, entertainment, and experiential marketing fields. Some of these included: Baltimore Ravens, Washington Capitals, NBA, Milwaukee Brewers, Sacramento Kings, Feld Entertainment, Arena Football League, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Nationals, and many others. During his tenure, Rossetti’s team helped increase overall search revenues 250% from when he started.
Before stepping into the sports & entertainment recruiting space, Rossetti spent nearly five years with the nation’s largest Information Technology staffing firm, TEKsystems (a division of Allegis Group). At TEKsystems, Rossetti learned and honed his trade as a recruiter placing numerous technical candidates within the Southeastern and Midwestern marketplaces.
Rossetti earned his BA in Business Management from Wittenberg University and is a continuing member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He speaks regularly at college and university campuses about working in the sports and entertainment industry and has moderated and participated on panel discussions at the Cynopsis Esports Business Summit, Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), Race Track Business Conference (RTBC), Nashville Predators Breaking Into Sports Career Day, and the Columbus Blue Jackets Breaking Into Sports Career Day.
Rossetti has been involved with the Make A Wish Foundation of Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky since 2011 and has been a leader on their Regional Advisory Board since 2013. A former rugby player, Rossetti enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, cheering on the Clemson Tigers, and taking on an occasional obstacle course race. Dan currently resides in Mason, OH with his wife and their two daughters.