Full Contact CEO

Alex Magleby is a Full Contact CEO. As former team captain of US National Rugby Team, Head Coach, General Manager, and now the Founder & CEO of the New England Free Jacks, he has seen it all. Through interviews with high profile athletes, CEOs, coaches, investors, and executives, he pulls back the curtain on the business of sports, media, and entertainment as he builds his startup - a professional sports team, The New England Free Jacks. Tune in every week to listen in on his raw, authentic conversations with the who's who of the sports, media, and entertainment world.

The Pig Athletic Club - Sione Helu & Johnny Brown
The boys of The Pig Athletic Club beam in from their US tour to chat all things social media and the state of rugby in Australia
33 min
Ross Young - USA Rugby CEO Rugby World Cup Anno...
You guessed it! Ross Young joins us from Dublin to talk about the US being awarded the 2031 & 2033 Rugby World Cups
24 min
Jim Brown - Executive Chair of the USA Rugby Wo...
Jim gives his honest opinion on whether the US will be the host of the men and women's rugby world cups in 2031/2033
45 min
Lonie Paxton - 3X Super Bowl Winner
Lonie Paxton talks all things Patriots, winning Super Bowls, and how he made a successful transition out of the league
32 min
Dodge Woodall - Founder of Bournemouth 7s, CEO ...
Dodge joins Mags to discuss his how he get into the events business at the early age of 10! He also peels back the curtain into the inner working of the Bournemouth 7s festival
48 min
Tom Burwell - GM & Exec Tournament Director of ...
Longtime friend Tom Burwell drops in from the desert to regale us with stories of how he runs one of the best rugby tournaments on the planet
64 min
Ryan Meegan - Co-Founder of Dude Wipes
Ryan drops by to talk all things wiping... but really chats to Mags about his meteoric rise of his company and memorable marketing iniatives.
35 min
Brett Gosper - Former World Rugby CEO, Current ...
Brett Gosper joins us from the NFL offices in London to talk about his successful years at the helm of World Rugby, his playing days, and the future of the NFL across the globe.
48 min
Greg O'Shea - Olympian & Ireland Sevens Star
Greg dials in all the way from Dublin to give us a run down of his rugby career, a foray into reality TV, and his potential return to the pitch.
44 min
Madison Hughes - Captain America Mini Series Ep...
Madison joins the podcast as our final USA captain in the series. It's a perfect pairing of mentor and mentee reconnecting over the love of the sport
66 min
Blaine Scully - Captain America Mini Series Epi...
The specimen that is Blaine Scully stops by to talk about his superior rugby career, what makes a good leader, and chats a little more about his life after rugby as well as fatherhood.
43 min
Kate Zackary - Captain America Mini Series Epis...
USA Rugby and Exeter Co-Captain Kate Zackary jumps on the pod with Mags to chat about balancing a busy rugby career along with coaching and a marketing job.
51 min
Todd Clever - Captain America Mini Series Episo...
Todd and his luscious locks steps into the Full Contact CEO corner office to catch up with his former teammate Mags to talk about his career and the Todd Clever Foundation.
36 min
Dan Lyle - Captain America Mini Series
The original Captain America, Dan Lyle joins us to discuss his rugby origin story and shares his excitement for the upcoming MLR season
69 min
Angela Ruggiero - USA Hockey Hall of Famer, 4x ...
Angela Ruggiero shares her Olympic stories, winning a gold medal at 18, and imparts some wisdom on how sports fans are evolving and changing.
60 min
Charlie Davies - Former US Soccer and New Revol...
Charlie Davies joins Mags to discuss his career on the soccer pitch, returning to play after a horrific car accident and a cancer diagnosis, as well as his life in growing up in New England.
57 min
James Haskell - England & Lions Flanker, DJ, Au...
James Haskell makes his US podcast debut on FCC as he shines light on what he's been up to since he's retired from the sport.
59 min
Courte Jeske - Executive VP of the USL
Court Jeske is currently the EVP of the United Soccer Leagues and has over 20 years of experience working with both individual sports teams and leagues.
45 min
Jared Orton - President, Savannah Bananas
The Savannah Bananas are a collegiate summer league baseball team that are known for their whacky player entrances, dancing first base coach, and just all around good time.
56 min
George Killebrew 2.0 - MLR Commissioner
MLR Commissioner George Killebrew comes back on Full Contact CEO to talk about the new season ahead, how to build a winning organization, and finding that perfect balance of rugby and entertainment for the entire fanbase.
51 min
Andy Palmer – Serial Entrepreneur, CEO Tamr, fo...
Full Contact CEO Alex Magleby welcomes serial entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of Tamr, founder Koa Labs, venture capitalist, rugby superhero, mentor to many, keeper of thee table at Henrietta’s, over 50 companies started, Bowdoin Rugby, Boston RFC alum, and overall amazing human, Andy Palmer.
54 min
Walter Palmer – Executive, Athlete Advocate, fo...
Full Contact CEO Alex Magleby welcomes long time athletes’ rights advocate and former pro basketball player for the Jazz, Mavericks, and many European clubs, as well as founder and executive for multiple players’ associations, Walter Palmer.
72 min
Jenn Lever – President of Baxter Brewing Co and...
Full Contact CEO Alex Magleby welcomes the President of Baxter Brewing Co, one of Maine’s largest brewers, if not the tastiest beer, Jenn Lever. The two share operations management tips and as importantly dive into mentorship, people management, and growing as the CEOs of two humble, hard-working, and free-spirited companies.
43 min
Ian Frenette – Long-Time Sports Executive, at t...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes long time sports business leader, Ian Frenette, with extensive executive level experiences in the NBA, PGA, and pro lacrosse, as current president of the former MLL Champions and now PLL team Cannons Lacrosse Club.
63 min
Keith Wood – World Rugby Hall of Famer, TV Comm...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes All-rugby legend, media personality, and entrepreneur, Keith Wood. Keith captained Ireland and the Harlequins over a prolific World Rugby Hall of Fame career that included two tours with the British & Irish Lions, iRB Player of the Year honors, and holding for many years a world record of 15 full international test tries scored by a hooker.
65 min
Tony Vainuku - Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker, Di...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Emmy Award winning filmmaker, director, entrepreneur, and long time friend - Tony Vainuku.
50 min
Charlie Schewe - Delta's Director for New Engla...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Director of New England Sales for Delta Air Lines, with over 25 years of experience in the airline and travel industry - Charlie Schewe
34 min
Sandy Brown - Commissioner of Major League Lac...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes the Commissioner of Major League Lacrosse, former CEO of One World Sports, former President of Sports at Univision, and all-around accomplished sports and television executive with over 20 years of leadership experience - Alexander “Sandy” Brown.
41 min
Alexi Pappas- Long Distance Athlete, Filmmaker,...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes fellow Dartmouth alumni, Olympic runner and award-winning actor and writer, Alexi Pappas
37 min
Anne Sugar - Executive Coach for Harvard Busine...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes executive coach and speaker, Anne Sugar, who has advised top leaders at companies including TripAdvisor, Sanofi Genzyme, and Havas. Anne serves as an executive coach for Harvard Business School Executive Education and has guest lectured at MIT.
60 min
George Killebrew - Commissioner, Major League R...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes the former Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Major League Rugby’s new League Commissioner - George Killebrew.
44 min
Conor Brooks, Retired MLB Pitcher - Current Pro...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Conor Brooks, retired MLB pitcher and professional scout for the New York Mets to talk about building player relationships on and off the field, as well as unique challenges the league is facing.
38 min
Andrew Hawkins, 6 Season NFL Vet-Emmy nominated...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Andrew Hawkins, Executive and Host at Uninterrupted; an athlete empowerment brand founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, and former wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.
46 min
Allison Fillmore, Executive Director TOUR Champ...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Allison Fillmore, Executive Director TOUR Championship at the PGA TOUR to talk about pro golf during COVID, building fan engagement, and meeting Tiger Woods
41 min
Harry Douglas IV, 10 year NFL Vet and Radio Sho...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Harry Douglas IV, 10 Year NFL vet, Radio show host, and home chef extraordinaire to talk about the importance of building a strong core team to build a winning culture
38 min
Doug Lemov, International Best-selling Author o...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Doug Lemov, International Best-selling Author of Teach Like a Champion to talk about coaching, learning, and building a high performance culture.
50 min
Nate Ebner, 3 Time Super Bowl Champion & and Co...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Nate Ebner, 3-time Super Bowl Champion, and a Co-owner of the New England Free Jacks, for an in-depth discussion on the life of a professional athlete.
60 min
Tiger Shaw, President & CEO of the US Ski & Sno...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Tiger Shaw, President & CEO of the US Ski & Snowboard Association to pull back the curtain on how a National Sports Governing Body operates.
51 min
Courtney Banghart, Head Coach UNC Women’s Baske...
In this episode of Full Contact CEO, Alex Magleby welcomes Courtney Banghart, Head Coach of UNC Women’s Basketball to talk about how being a head coach is much like being a CEO.
38 min
Mike Rabil, Co-Founder & CEO of Premier Lacross...
<p><strong>In the first episode of Full Contact CEO, host Alex Magleby welcomes serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and CEO of Premier Lacrosse League - Mike Rabil. We have an action-packed conversation in store for you - starting with how a guy who ran a gym went on to own a professional lacrosse league to PLL’s biggest failures so far and what Mike has learned from them. The two executives discuss the importance of culture in a startup sports league and how to build it the right way. Let’s dive in, just days ahead of the 2020 PLL Championship Series, a fanless, quarantined single-elimination tournament where the league's seven teams will compete in a fourteen-game group play format. Turn up the volume on this one!</strong></p> <p><strong>Premier Lacrosse League: https://premierlacrosseleague.com</strong></p> <p><strong>The New England Free Jacks: https://www.freejacks.com</strong></p> <p><strong>Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fullcontactceo</strong></p> <p><strong>Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fullcontactceo/</strong></p>
45 min
Full Contact CEO - Trailer
<p>FULL CONTACT CEO with Alex Magleby is new podcast that takes you behind the scenes as CEO Alex Magleby navigates building a sports media and entertainment startup from the ground up. Through conversations with industry leaders, professional athletes and coaches, entrepreneurs, and investors, Alex pulls back the curtain on the business of sports, media, and entertainment.</p><p>Alex Magleby has always been a full-contact leader. On the pitch as a USA national rugby team player and coach, and now off the pitch as an executive and founder.</p><p><strong>Follow Full Contact CEO</strong></p><p>Twitter: @fullcontactceo</p><p>Instagram: @fullcontactceo</p><p><strong>Follow Alex Magleby</strong></p><p>Twitter: @Alexmagleby</p><p>Instagram: @amagleby</p>
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