Sports Management Network

A premier motorsports management & marketing firm delivering results for over 30 years

We are experts in the fields of business management of elite motorsports talent, representation of championship teams and blue chip properties for sponsorship sales, and consulting with corporations interested in maximizing their involvement in motorsports.

Our effectiveness in achieving success for our clients stems from our industry specialization, extensive experience, well-placed contacts, long-term relationships, and backgrounds in all facets of the industry.

Our Motorsports Network

  • Broadcasters
  • Corporations
  • Drivers
  • Leagues
  • Marketing Agencies
  • Media Personalities
  • Properties
  • Teams
  • Team Personnel
  • Sponsors

Established

A preeminent firm in the motorsports
industry for over 30 years

SMN upholds an excellent reputation for its professionalism, integrity, & ability to deliver results

Celebrating over 30 years of success for its clients, SMN upholds an excellent reputation for its professionalism, creativity, and ability to deliver results. The scope and breadth of the firm’s capabilities in both its management and marketing practices, coupled with its integrity and work ethic, has yielded significant success and, as a result, has earned the trust and confidence of all SMN clients.

Since its inception, SMN has continued to grow and tailor its service offerings within the evolving motorsports industry. In addition to its robust career management practice, SMN specializes in acquiring commercial sponsorship for its team and property clients and provides customized sponsorship expertise to corporations and communication agencies in a consultancy capacity. SMN also provides full-service ancillary and post-career business development for individual clients.

the best of the best

Our clients

empowering winners

SMN enjoys an excellent reputation for its ability to deliver results.

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Sports Management Network

Our team members

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About me

Upon graduation from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1982 with J.D., M.B.A and B.B.A degrees in hand, John joined the Frasco firm as an associate attorney. Practicing extensively in the areas of labor relations and contract negotiations, John soon became involved in running the day-to-day business of one of the firm’s clients, Championship Auto Racing Teams, Inc. (CART), the governing body of professional Indy car racing. From 1982 through 1989, John served in a number of capacities for CART including as its President and Chief Operating Officer. During this time, this organization and the sport achieved unprecedented…

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John P. Caponigro

Founder & CEO

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Brian Roemer is the Chief Commercial Officer of Sports Management Network (SMN). A partner in the firm and a veteran of the sports and entertainment industry, Brian is intricately involved in all aspects of SMN including its talent representation and corporate partnership acquisition practices, as well as leading business development and marketing for both the firm and its clients. Having initially joined SMN in 2002, Brian’s focus is primarily on new revenue generation for the firm’s individual, team, and property clients through contracts, commercial sponsorships, endorsements, personal service agreements, and other income-producing business opportunities. Through Brian’s career with SMN he…

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Brian Roemer

Chief Commercial Officer

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Joining the firm at the start of 2020, Tony is focused on building lasting and successful partnerships for the firm’s team, property and individual clients through commercial sponsorships, endorsements, personal service arrangements, and other income-producing business opportunities. Tony previously worked for SMN from 2011-2012, where he led sponsorship acquisition and activation efforts for Brad Keselowski and Brad Keselowski Racing. He then broadened his industry experience with a sports media and marketing agency in Chicago, where he helped large brands more effectively use their sports sponsorship rights in integrated campaigns through activation, media and measurement. With a deep passion and understanding…

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Tony Caponigro

Chief Business Officer

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An integral part of the SMN team since its inception in 1989, Sev’s responsibilities are several and varied. These responsibilities include managing and implementing the day-to-day financial and accounting functions for the company, overseeing all human relations activity, designing the layout and operation flow of the SMN offices and serving as part of SMN’s management advisory team. Sev lends her varied expertise to the clients of SMN where needed, often in the areas of budgeting, pro-forma development and analysis, banking relationships, reporting requirements, tax assistance and ancillary and post-career business development as well as in matters relating to the clients’…

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Sev Tringali

Controller

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Joining the firm in August 2021, Ryan is focused on building lasting and successful partnerships for the firm’s team, property, and individual clients through commercial sponsorships and endorsements. Prior to SMN, Ryan was the Assistant Athletic Director of Sponsorship at Indiana State University. In this role, Ryan was responsible for securing all partnership revenue and overseeing all partnership activation for the university’s athletic department. Ryan joins SMN with previous motorsports experience. Ryan held positions at Dover International Speedway and Michigan International Speedway. While at Michigan International Speedway, Ryan worked in corporate partnerships. He was directly responsible for revenue generation for…

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Ryan Muller

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

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Marc Crumm joined SMN in 2008 and serves as the firm’s Creative Director. In this role, Marc is responsible for the development of all branding and collateral materials for the firm and its individual clients and in all types of mediums, including web, print, illustration, branding, photo, and video. He also works with the firm’s corporate clients in the creation and development of campaigns and materials supporting their sports marketing programs. Marc has an agency background and experience working with a wide-range of companies including Fortune 500 corporations.

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Marc Crumm

Creative Director

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Jess joined SMN’s creative department as a Multi-media Designer in 2016. Jess assists in the creation of client marketing collateral, presentations and proposals, website design and management, and managing content for digital and social media. Previously, Jess worked with J Ryder Group, a golf marketing and sponsorship agency, assisting in creating and developing graphics for various sponsorship packages and other charity golf event services. Jess graduated from Lawrence Technological University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

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Jess Moon

Multi-Media Designer