Earl Patton serves on the Executive Board of Global Millennium with consultative status on the Economic and Social Development Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations on emerging opportunities for Africa, Brazil and the United States. He is a business development and operations professional with a diverse background managing international commercial partnerships and operations for household brands like Sony, FIFA and Cleveland Cavaliers and has expertise in identifying high-growth business investment opportunities in sports, enterprise technology, fintech, analytics, medtech, energy, startups and emerging markets and has held various marketing positions for Sony, most recently with the FIFA Partnership Project Office where he managed end-to-end aspects Sony's partnership with Federation International Football Association (FIFA) as well as sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Earl is the founder of the Global Association of Marketing Executives in Sports (GAMES) a global community of sports visionaries and influencers that foster cross-border cooperation and business development through virtual and live networking events to share ideas, best practices and trends from markets around the world. His expertise extends to social media and digital marketing as well as information and research based quantitative market analytics. He has the ability to think strategically, analytically and creatively, while simultaneously communicate efficiently and effectively with a variety of personality types and across cultures.
Earl is a native of Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and holds a Masters Business Administration with Sports Management concentration from The George Washington University.