Touré S. Claiborne

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Operating Partner

Touré assists Velocity with firmwide initiatives. His experience ranges from managing professional sports events to advisory matters for sports agencies, leagues, NBA players, and colleague sports professionals. Touré is currently a Senior Vice President at Intersport, an independent firm specializing in content production, property creation, and marketing that span digital, experiential, hospitality, sports, entertainment, and sponsorship. Touré has led naming rights, title sponsorships, and sanctioning body rights negotiations with media properties such as NASCAR, ESPN, ABC, Disney, and Major League Baseball teams. He founded Kearney Park, an independent sponsor platform that focuses on strategy and operations for Family Offices and Alternative Managers. He helped Sears transition after its $13B merger and managed the P&L for a $600M business unit. Touré received a B.S. in economics with a minor in African American studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Touré currently resides in the Chicago suburbs with his wife of 20 years, Dr. Saundra Claiborne, and together they have two teenaged children. Touré has lived in Eastern North Carolina; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; and Darien, CT.

Fun fact: Touré has attended every one of his kids’ sports games and school functions.