Prodigy Search helps place MLB Players Association Director of Safety

March 11, 2022 — Prodigy Search, a recruiting boutique that serves the talent needs of media, sports, and entertainment organizations, has helped recruit Carlos Barron as chief security officer for the Major League Baseball Players Association. In this role, Mr. Barron will plan, direct and coordinate programs relating to the protection, safeguarding and security of company assets, employees, players and guests. Mr. Barron most recently served as Director of Security and Transportation for Houston Dynamo/Houston Dash/BBVA Stadium. He is also the founder of Salus Security Services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Barron spent nearly 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving as Deputy Special Agent in Charge.

The Major League Baseball Players Association is the union that represents players on the 40-man rosters of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams and oversees MLB Players Inc., which exclusively represents the group’s business and licensing activities involving active players. .

Prodigy Search, present for years in the field of sports and entertainment, is one of the leading stores in the sector. The firm has placed hundreds of candidates in a variety of functions and roles. He represents all disciplines, including senior management, sales, marketing, operations and administration.

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Prodigy’s client list reads like a Who’s Who of the sports world. It includes: Dallas Cowboys, New York Yankees, PGA Tour, Boston Bruins, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Dolphins, City Football Group, Miami Heat, Churchill Downs, Nitro Circus, AEG, Los Angeles Kings, UFC, Roc Nation, San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Dodgers and United States Olympic Committee.


Prodigy Search Assists Blind Athletes Association of America in Selecting New Board of Directors
The United States Blind Athletes Association (USABA) announced its new Board of Directors, which includes seven new appointees. Prodigy Search helped lead the search process for board member positions. The at-large directors on the board are Chair Mark Ackermann, Vice-Chair Dr Skye Arthur-Banning, Treasurer Gary Remensnyder, Secretary Amy Wasson and David Cohen. Two independent directors, both new to the USABA board, are Eve Wright Taylor and Brian Eaton.


An industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience across a wide range of disciplines within the sports and entertainment industry, Scott Carmichael founded Prodigy Search in 2007. Prior to founding the company, he led the marketing department of National Hockey League clubs for almost 10 years. years.

Recent search

Following a nationwide search, Prodigy Search recently helped recruit sports, media and technology executive Marc Riccio as the new general manager of USA Lacrosse. He replaced Steve Stenersen, who had led the company since its inception in 1998. “We sought to identify a leader who was an innovator and connector, a critical thinker and strategist, someone with integrity and a passion for United States mission. The Crosse. We found that leader in Marc,” said USA Lacrosse Board Chair Beth Lyman. “Marc is a seasoned sports and media executive with a proven track record of revenue growth. We are confident he will lead the organization and the game to new heights.

Mr. Riccio spent 17 years leading the business operations and development of the NFL’s New York Jets before spending the last seven years in roles focused on strategy, growth and organizational change for major brands and sport events.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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