considers himself to be a fortunate man. He contributes his successes to a solid education, working smart, and professing strong leadership characteristics.
Over a 30-year career in the media/entertainment field, he has held such offices as Co-Chairman of Universal Pictures, CEO of Universal Television, Chairman of FOX Broadcasting and Senior Vice President of MCA, Inc.
Currently Mulligan is the CEO of Brooknol Advisers, a company and website that marries Mulligan’s extensive media background with his knowledge and interest in the dynamic world of professional sports business.
Its Field of Green blog-type format covers sports marketing, finance, law, media, technology and sports venues like stadiums and arenas. What CNBC television is to Wall Street and the financial world, Brooknol Advisers and the Field of Green website are to the business end of professional sports.
All professional sports are covered on The Fields of Green website
including The Fan Index, a link that presents the latest in NASCAR racing news. A strong team of noted sports writers and columnists contribute sporting articles and essays. Mulligan himself writes occasionally about the latest in sports business and offers his opinions on legal and media sports matters. Fifteen direct links to sports business sites also provide the interested sports fans with the latest in sporting news.
It takes a special breed of executive, a renaissance type person, to be able to occupy the various seats of power that Brian Mulligan has held over his career. His higher education interests and background have certainly played a role in his lofty successes. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Then he went across town and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.
One of the more interesting articles Mulligan has written recently for Field of Green offered suggestions to young people interested in pursuing the business end of sports as a career. Putting low-paying apprenticeships aside, which are hard to come by anyway, Mulligan titled his article, “Volunteering is the best way into sports business.”
His thinking is that helping young people gain a resume and exposure to sports executives, agents, and the athletes themselves are keys in helping them build a sport-business career. Volunteering for even the most menial of jobs in both the sports and media world is often the best and fastest way to open the doors to that exposure.