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What We Do

Over 200 sport and entertainment properties and brands have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value growth through the following key capabilities:

Fan Relationship Management

Optimize Ticket Sales

Strategic Consulting & Research

Understand Your Fans

Data Insights

Intelligent Marketing

Sales & Service Training

Raise Their Game


Strategic Sponsorships

Fan Relationship Management

Strategic Consulting & Research

Data Insights

Sales & Service Training


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Meet The A-Team

A key advantage The Aspire Group has over the competition is the management team’s 200 years of collective industry experience at the “C-suite” level. Our team, or as we like to say “F.A.M.I.L.Y.”, is dedicated to developing lucrative partnerships and utilizing our expertise to take partners to the next level.

Bernard Mullin, PhD

Founder & Chairman

Bill Duffy

Chief Executive Officer

Bill Fagan

Chief Operating Officer

Valerie Wilkinson

Vice President of Business Operations

Philip Leopold

Vice President of Partnerships

Tony Garrett

Vice President of Fan Relationship Management

A.J. Smith

Vice President of Client Partner Development

Madison Southerlin

Director of Marketing

Mike Boswell

Director of Sales & Service Training

Patty Spielman

Sr. Manager of Payroll & Benefits Administration

Meet Everyone

“Breakfast with Bernie”

Aspire’s blog was inspired by Founder & Chairman Dr. Bernie Mullin’s morning radio segment in Atlanta during his time as the CEO of the Atlanta Spirit (NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, Philips Arena & former NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers). Bernie shared his insight as well as answered questions about his experience, success, and relevant topics.

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Breakfast With Bernie

Top 10 – Moments in Aspire History

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“We are delighted to extend our tremendous relationship with The Aspire Group, Bernie Mullin, Bill Fagan and their staff. We look forward to a continued mutually beneficial partnership, enhancing revenue and the game day experience.”

Kathy Beauregard

Director of Athletics @ Western Michigan University

“We live in a dynamic city and we see this as a great opportunity to team up with an award-winning company in The Aspire Group to identify new Vanderbilt fans and to improve upon our customer service level to our existing fans.”

Martin Salamone

Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs @ Vanderbilt University

“We are pleased to have a partnership with Aspire as we look to grow UNI athletics ticket sales. Our strategic plan addresses the need to increase ticket sales and this agreement will put us on the path to reaching our goals.”

David Harris

Director of Athletics @ University of Northern Iowa

“We are pleased and excited to continue our relationship with The Aspire Group. Aspire’s goals and initiatives are aimed at helping us broaden our outreach efforts and introducing more fans to Harvard Athletics while providing superior customer service to our dedicated supporters.”

Nick Majocha

Assistant Athletic Director @ Harvard University