Collegiate Consulting Hires Purdue General Manager

March 26, 2012

ATLANTA - Collegiate Consulting has announced that Kyle Waters has been hired as the general manager of ticket sales and service at Purdue University.

Waters enters his position at Purdue with more than 10 years of experience in the sports marketplace, including seven years of selling experience and several years of management experience.

"I'm very excited to be involved in the collegiate marketplace once again," Waters said. "I think my experiences in the professional sports arena will help us to be very successful at Purdue."

In 2005, Waters joined the Seattle Supersonics and Seattle Storm and within three years had established himself as the top individual revenue producer in the WNBA. Since January of 2011, Waters served as Director, Ticket Sales and Service with the Storm.

"His consistent ability to exceed ticket sales goals as well as become a leader in his field made him a favorable candidate and an outstanding addition to the Purdue athletics department," Collegiate Consulting managing director Russell Wright said.

A California native, Waters attended the University of Oregon, where he received his undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in sports business. He subsequently served as assistant to the director of football operations with the Oregon football program and contributed to signing a top 10 NCAA recruiting class ranked by ESPN.

Waters began his position at Purdue on March 9. Collegiate Consulting is managing ticket sales for all of Purdue's ticketed sports. Four additional ticket sales personnel will join Waters' staff.

In Jaunary, Purdue announced it had established a partnership with Collegiate Consulting for ticket sales and service responsibilities.