Dev’s passion for developing teams and for engaging kids and communities in sport led him to develop the Sports Facilities Advisory. His leadership has produced facilities that integrate traditional sports with special events, adventure sports, education, leadership-development, and amusement to turn early concepts into financeable and sustainable facilities that make a difference in communities. Dev is a sought after public speaker, leadership mentor, and advisor to public and private owners.
Under his leadership, SFA has become respected as the industry leader in strategy, program planning, and project finance; a position achieved through global brand presence and measurable impacts for communities. Dev’s expertise and thought leadership have been sought out by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, MarketWatch, CNBC, NBC, The Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, the National Association of Sports Commissions, the National Recreation and Park Association, Sports Business Journal, SportsTravel Magazine and many others.
For more than twenty years, Dev has owned, operated, and advised a wide range of sport, adventure, education, and special events venues. Prior to the launch of SFA in 2003, Dev served as an Outward Bound instructor and a wilderness guide. He also founded and sold an international eco-tourism company, a ten-acre corporate team development center, two specialized business-development firms. Dev has also served as an active investor in a number of other sport and recreation focused businesses and on numerous boards of directors. He has led executive team development efforts for large corporations in the sports and entertainment industries. Dev is a dedicated husband and father.