Abe Madkour

Abe Madkour

Publisher & Executive Editor

Speaker Bio

Abraham Madkour is Publisher & Executive Editor of Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal.

Mr. Madkour is responsible for the overall business of the recognized leader in sports business news and events.  He oversees the editorial direction, business strategy and the various conferences produced by SBJ, including the prestigious World Congress of Sports, the Forty Under 40 awards and the Sports Business Awards gala.  Mr. Madkour is an oft-requested speaker and moderator on all issues related to sports business.

Mr. Madkour joined Sports Business Daily as a Staff Writer when the publication launched in August 1994.  He was named Editor-in-Chief in September 1996 and became  Executive Editor of Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily in 2003.  He was named Publisher & Executive Editor and tabbed to oversee the entire business in 2019.

Prior to joining Sports Business Daily, Mr. Madkour worked for U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. He also had stints working for the Washington Bullets and the Baltimore Orioles in 1993 and 1994.

He lives in Charlotte, N.C., and is a graduate of the University of Vermont.