Mr. Rhoda is the President with CSL and specializes in providing market and financial advisory services to the sports industry. Over the past 21 years, Mr. Rhoda has consulted on over 500 sports and entertainment projects for professional, minor league, collegiate, high school and amateur organizations. Rhoda’s experience over the past two decades includes leading all sports consulting efforts on behalf of CSL International with a staff of 18 professionals in Dallas and Minneapolis. His clients have ranged from professional sports teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Orlando Magic, Seattle Seahawks, New York Mets and Phoenix Coyotes to municipalities including the City of Las Vegas, City of Tulsa, Nassau County (N.Y.) and Collin County (Texas) to Universities such as Oregon, Michigan, Texas Christina University, and Texas A&M. Mr. Rhoda also started the sports marketing firm CSL Marketing Group whose clients including the New York Yankees, New York Giants, Liverpool Football Club and FC Barcelona. Rhoda’s recent marketing and sales experience includes the planning and execution of the sales campaigns for the New York Yankees, New York Giants and New Meadowlands Stadium.
Routinely asked to speak at various industry conferences regarding marketing issues such as contractually obligated income generation, sponsorships, naming rights and premium seating, Rhoda was honored in 2010 as recipient of Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40.”
A native of Dallas, Texas, Rhoda is a graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and played on the varsity soccer team. He and his three sons, Matthew, Kyle and Nicholasy reside in Frisco, Texas.