President of Multimedia
Tim Pernetti is President of Multimedia for IMG College, the nation’s leading collegiate multimedia, marketing and licensing and brand management company. Pernetti oversees IMG’s exclusive multimedia rights relationships spanning more than 90 universities and conferences, covering 51 of the top 56 U.S. Nielsen markets; the nation’s largest independent sports radio network; and the industry’s first and foremost national collegiate marketing platform.
Before joining IMG in March, 2015, Pernetti served as Chief Business Officer of the New York City Football Club (NYCFC), where he was instrumental in the building and launching of New York’s newest professional sports team and the 20th Major League Soccer franchise. At NYCFC Pernetti oversaw and directed all business operations for the Club that will compete at Yankee Stadium in its inaugural 2015 season.
Prior to joining NYCFC, Pernetti served as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Rutgers University where he designed and executed Rutgers’ entrance into the Big Ten Conference across all sports, providing the school greater conference support, an enhanced student-athlete experience, increased financial resources, broad based media exposure, and access to the new college football post-season. Pernetti transformed the business of athletics at Rutgers, generating a significant increase in revenue over a four-year period through fundraising, sponsorship, venue and facility naming rights, premium seating and hospitality, and food service/concessions.
Pernetti’s early career included various roles in sports television and media as a programming executive and deal-maker for networks including CBS College Sports, CSTV and ABC Sports.
He received both his B.A. and M.A. from Rutgers University, and is an active member of his community, serving on the Board of Directors of The Eric LeGrand Foundation, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, and the Reed Academy, a school for children with Autistic Spectrum disorder. He also serves his hometown of Oakland, NJ, as Commissioner of Youth Football.