Managing Principal, MSP Sports Capital, Chairman, Global Sports, Morgan Lewis
WHY: Former sports agent and partner of Leigh Steinberg turned sports executive and owner, including stints with San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks.
RECENT: Turning attention to soccer; MSP investments this year in second-division teams in Spain, Portugal, to employ Moneyball-type analytics on player acquisitions and team strategy.
NOTABLE: $800M sale of Padres in 2012 was the third-highest price for MLB franchise at the time. Founded sports law center at Villanova, where he studied, along with UCLA.