Jamil Northcutt

Dr. Jamil Northcutt is a sports executive with over 20 years of experience in the industry. In 2024, he founded Strategic Transitions Advisors, LLC (STA) to help people and organizations navigate change strategically. He currently serves on the Governing Board of Pro Sports Assembly, the Business of Sports School Advisory Board, and the Sports Business Journal’s All-In Advisory Board.

Prior to founding STA, Dr. Northcutt served as Major League Soccer’s Senior Vice President of Player and League Advancement, where he was responsible for the implementation of league programs and initiatives, and worked to identify new business opportunities and strategic partnerships that enhanced the league’s player and competition relationships.

Before joining MLS, Dr. Northcutt held numerous roles in professional and collegiate athletics, including roles at the National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Football League, Cleveland Browns, University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Kansas City Chiefs, and Southeastern Conference.

Dr. Northcutt played football at Ole Miss, where he earned the Chucky Mullins Courage Award, helped the Rebels to four bowl games and was selected to the 2003 AFCA and Southeastern Conference Good Works teams.

Dr. Northcutt has three degrees from Ole Miss – his bachelor’s degree in exercise science, his master’s in higher education and administration, and his doctorate in higher education administration. Dr. Northcutt also completed an executive education certification program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.