New York, New York (June 30, 2012) – Long time baseball executive Jack Donavan has joined Bombastic Industries Group (B.I.G.) and will head up B.I.G.’s Baseball Division.
Mr. Donovan is bringing his over thirty-eight years of experience in professional sports to the B.I.G. management team. Mr. Donavan has been involved in professional sports from almost every angle, from player to front office executive and has held equity positions in various sports franchises including baseball, basketball, and hockey.
An accomplished Baseball and Basketball student-athlete at Seton Hall University, Jack achieved All-American status as a junior for NCAA Baseball and is currently a member of the Seton Hall sports Hall of Fame. Upon graduation, the California Angels drafted him in the first round. After five years of playing in the Angels and Dodgers organizations, he moved on to front office operations.
After just one year as an assistant GM in El Paso, TX, Jack was promoted by the Angels and became an assistant Farm Director and assistant Scouting Director for the team. At twenty-eight years old he was the youngest executive in MLB. Jack moved to Tucson, Arizona and became the General Manager of the Pacific Coast League’s (PCL) Tucson Toros.
In 1999, Mr. Donavan took over operations of the PCL’s Tucson Sidewinders. Shortly after taking the Sidewinders job, The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago White Sox requested his services in overseeing their Spring Training operations at Tucson Electric Park. In the five years Mr. Donavan oversaw the spring training operations for the Diamondbacks and the White Sox, he received two World Series rings (Diamondbacks 01’ and White Sox 05’) and was an integral part of the success of those two franchises. Following the 2005 season, Along with fellow investment partners, Mr. Donovan purchased the Portland Winter Hawks hockey team. After three years of rebuilding the franchise, the investment partnership decided to sell, and Jack moved back to Tucson, AZ.
Jack is also currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the PCL’s Tucson padres the AAA affiliate of the San Diego Padres. As the head of B.I.G.’s Baseball division, Mr. Donavan will help grow and develop this area of business for B.I.G. Jack will leverage his vast baseball knowledge and contacts to ensure that B.I.G.’s baseball clients get the best advice and opportunities to maintain and have long successful playing careers and advise on post career management.
B.I.G. is a full service sports agency based out of New York City with satellite offices in Chicago IL, San Diego CA, Tucson AZ, Buffalo NY, and Stowe VT. It represents professional athletes in a wide variety of professional sports, including the NFL, NBA, and CFL. The agency prides itself on personal attention, which is the main priority in its foundation for success.