Abe Madkour

Abe Madkour

Publisher and Executive Editor

Speaker Bio

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

Mr. Madkour is responsible for the overall business of the recognized leader in sports business news and information.  He determines the editorial content and editorial direction, while overseeing the business development strategy and managing the entire staff.  In addition, he oversees the various conferences produced by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Group, including the prestigious World Congress of Sports and Forty Under 40 awards dinner.  Mr. Madkour is an oft-requested speaker and moderator on all issues related to the sports business.

Mr. Madkour joined Sports Business Daily as a Senior 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 was a Legislative Assistant 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.