Austin Sports & Entertainment (ASE) is an Austin-based company founded by veteran global sports media executives Andrew Nestor & Sean Foley. ASE’s founders have successfully founded, operated and advised world-leading sports, entertainment and media brands around the world. ASE was established to acquire, build, invest in and advise groundbreaking sports, entertainment, media, and branded lifestyle companies. ASE is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is committed to brining world-class infrastructure and content to its home town.
Sean is managing partner of Austin Sports & Entertainment, a global sports investment business headquartered in Austin, Texas. He previously led the global media business for A.S. Roma, a leading European football club. Mr. Foley also managed media investments made by Raptor Group, including Sportsrocket, a leading full-service digital video platform, and Spartan Race, now a network television show for NBC. Additionally, he served many roles for both Octagon Sports & Capital Sports & Entertainment: athlete management [including Michael Phelps], sponsorship sales, and IP/media licensing. Sean is a 2-time graduate (B.A., M.B.A.) and 3-time national swimming champion for the University of Texas at Austin.
Andrew Nestor founded and was CEO/GM of the Tampa Bay Rowdies, led the acquisition and served as Director of Bologna Football Club of the Italian Serie A, and led business development for one of the world's largest sports media rights agencies. He currently serves as Chairman of non-profit Love.Futbol and is co-founder of Athlete Training Club. Sean Foley is a 2-time graduate and 3-time swimming national champion at University of Texas, is co-founder of Austin-based Nine Banded Whiskey, and was a sports executive for Octagon, Capital Sports & Entertainment , Raptor Group & Italian football club AS Roma.