RESTON, Virginia (Feb. 3, 2021) – Buffalo Groupe, LLC, a collection of agencies and media properties focused on golf and other “escape” industries, announces that it is entering the event business later this year. Industry veteran Jeff Foster has been hired to launch the new business, along with assuming responsibilities for the company’s growing media network.
“The launch of an events business is the most logical expansion for our platform as we guide brands in the creation of ‘moments that matter,’” said Kyle Ragsdale, CEO, Buffalo Groupe. “I can’t think of anyone more qualified to lead this important effort than Jeff Foster. I’ve known Jeff for many years and his impact will be felt immediately on the new venture as well as our clients and teammates throughout the Collective.”
“Building successful businesses is one of my true passions,” said Jeff Foster who will be president of the soon-to-be-named division. “Buffalo Groupe has made tremendous impact in two short years and I believe in the vision for the collective. I couldn’t be more excited to be part of expanding that vision and bring my experience and skillset to this evolving business.”
Foster joins Buffalo Groupe from the Golf Channel where he served key leadership roles as Senior Vice President for the suite of digital businesses under the Golf Channel brand led by GolfNow.
Foster began his career at Golf Channel in 1997 as part of the network’s sponsorship sales group and, subsequently, transitioned to management roles in sales, event operations, business acquisitions and integration. He played key roles in launching a full menu of GolfNow technology which supports more than 9,000 golf course partners around the world.
Foster is known as a creative visionary and industry leader with a proven track record of building successful digital businesses, while fostering professionals with disparate points of view into collaborative, unified teams.