Meet David Schwab – Advisory Board Spotlight

As Miami University enters into a new semester, we continue to highlight the valuable members of our 2018-2019 Advisory Board. Today, our focus is on David Schwab, Executive Vice President at Octagon Sports & Entertainment Network, Founder of Octagon First Call, and Creator/Host of Beyond High Street Podcast.

David has strong ties to Miami. Twenty years ago, he graduated with a marketing degree from the Farmer School of Business. His love for the University and its alumni extended beyond graduation and was eventually embodied in his podcast, Beyond High Street. Weekly, David interviews highly successful Miami alumni, exploring the common traits that bring people to Oxford and how their education at Miami helped them with their professional successes.

In addition, he is the Executive Vice President of Octagon Sports & Entertainment Network, the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and a pioneer in athlete and personality representation and management. In true entrepreneurial fashion, David also went on to found Octagon First Call. This company focuses on celebrity strategy; educating companies, associations, and non-profits on the proper use of celebrity talent and how to get the most value out of a celebrity partnership. Their services include identifying the right talent, securing agreements, tailoring campaigns to fit both the brand and the celebrity, and managing the talent relationship throughout.

The Institute is excited to have David Schwab on board for the 2018-2019 academic year!