Leadership Team | Robin Blakeley
Senior Vice President, Pursuant Sports
For over 30 years, Robin Blakeley has been a tremendous force in the sports industry utilizing the unique platform of athletics to positively impact culture.
In 1984, Robin founded Talent Sports International, one of the leading sports management and marketing firms in the southwest. As President and CEO for the next 10 years, he served over 50 professional athletes including Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone, Joe Dumars, Mookie Blaylock, Rolando Blackman, Herschel Walker, Will Perdue, Oliver Miller and Spud Webb.
He has also operated as Southwest President of Host Communications (now IMG College), the world’s largest collegiate sports marketing firm, and he is co-founder of The Heart of a Champion Foundation, an organization dedicated to character development in young student-athletes. For years, Robin served as the international tour director of the Volvo Grand Prix tennis circuit, and tour manager for the Association of Tennis Professionals.
He is a sought out corporate consultant and motivational speaker, and board member of CitySquare, Dallas 2024 Olympic Bid Committee, SHINE Foundation, Practice Ministries and Letters from a Soldiers Heart. His heart for the sports industry pales in comparison to Robin’s greatest passion—being a father to his four boys, Ryan, Chase, Christopher and Jon Cole.