Through innovative marketing deals, the acquisition of elite athletes in the NFL and NBA, and a knack for forecasting new trends in sports media, Mike Levine, known within the industry as "Vino", is a pioneer, visionary, and leader in sports business.

On the podcast, Vino and I discuss his rapid rise early in his career, the hard knocks and lessons he learned, and how he's led CAA into the stratosphere of best in sports talent representation and brand marketing consultation.

Throughout the show we discuss the modern sports media landscape, how players have become empowered through digital and social, and why he decided to invest in the Premier Lacrosse League.

Suiting Up is a show that explores the psychology, playbook of tools, and strategies of the most influential people in sports, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.

Mike Levine

Mike Levine

CAA Head of Sports, Investor/Advisor, PLL

Show Notes

1:50 Why Mike Shares An Office
4:40 The Importance of Team Sport Athletes
8:00 His Superstition Behind Being Responsive Through Email
10:00 Why Mike Has Invested In The PLL
15:55 Mike's First Impressions of Paul and Mike Rabil
21:35 Marathon Vs. Sprint
22:45 Pulling Knowledge From Anyone and Everyone
27:00 Why Mike Loves Sales
31:00 What Jumps Out To Mike During the Interview Process
34:00 Finding The Right Selling Mindset And Support Systems
39:25 Mike's Lacrosse Story
45:25 Advice To Young Athletes
48:50 Finding Your Own Career
54:15 The Growth In Sports