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Kyle Denzel
Kyle Denzel

Position:
General Manager



Kyle Denzel, a 20-year veteran of sales, marketing and media management, assumed the duties of general manager for Virginia Sports Properties in January of 2011. Denzel leads the day-to-day operations of Virginia Sports Properties, a division of CBS Collegiate Sports Properties and the multimedia rights partner of the University of Virginia athletics department. Denzel previously worked with the University of Virginia's athletics department as the vice president / general manger of Virginia Sports Marketing from 1995 to 1997.

Before returning to VSP Denzel spent eight years as the owner/president of Sports Plus, a sports marketing firm in Nashville, Tenn. While in that role, he represented numerous Tennessee Titans players in marketing opportunities, negotiated sponsorships for corporate partners of the Tennessee Titans, and provided consulting services.

From 1999 to 2003 Denzel served as the general manager/director of NFL sales for the Tennessee Titans Radio Network. He was responsible for a revenue budget in excess of $4 million with sales revenue exceeding $4.5 million his last two years with the network. Denzel's previous sports marketing background includes serving as the vice president at PageNet in Dallas, working as the regional vice president for the Michigan athletic department's Michigan Sports Marketing and spending a year as an account manager for Virginia Sports Marketing before being promoted to general manager in 1995.

Denzel began his professional career working for Sprint Cellular/Centel Cellular. He was a regional marketing manager in Virginia Beach in 1990 before moving to Charlottesville to oversee sales for central Virginia from 1990 to 1992. He moved to Chicago in 1992 to work as a product manager.

Denzel graduated from Marquette University in 1989 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Denzel, and his wife Alicia, have four children; three daughters - Annabella, Mary Elizabeth, and Perrin and a son John.