Angela Ruggiero is a leading figure in the global sports world, having served as an elite athlete, educator, administrator, innovator, advisor, and board member in the world of sport. In the past year, she was named to Sports Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List, Forbes’ Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Sport, and a Member of the US Olympic Committee’s Hall of Fame.
She is the CEO and Co-Founder of the Sports Innovation Lab (https://www.sportsilab.com), a technology powered market research firm focused on the intersection of sports and innovation- with a focus on identifying trends and evaluating technology products and services that will drive the future of sport. The Sports Innovation Lab empowers brands to create breakthrough fan experiences through technology. Sports Innovation Lab currently services over 70 global clients through a combination of proprietary data and software and a team of analysts and strategists.
She currently serves on the International Olympic Committee’s Digital and Technology Commission, the IOC’s Ethics Commission and the IOC’s Nominations Commission, the NFL Players’ Association “One Team Collective,” the Board of Harvard Athletics, Titletown Tech, and is a Member of World Rugby’s Executive Committee.
Ruggiero has served the Olympic Movement on the administrative and board levels for over a decade. She was a Member of the International Olympic Committee (2010-2018), Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee and the Chairperson for the IOC Athletes’ Commission, the body representing all Olympic Athletes Worldwide. She has also served on the Board of the United States Olympic Committee, Foundation Board Member of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and was the Former President and board member of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
In prior professional roles, Ruggiero served as the Chief Strategy Officer for the successful Los Angeles 2028 Candidature Committee’s bid to host the 2028 Olympics, Senior Management Associate of the largest hedge fund in the world, Bridgewater Associates, New Business Consultant for NBS Sports, and a Director at the New York Islanders Hockey Club.
Ruggiero is a Member of the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame (as just the 4th woman), a 4-time Olympian in ice hockey, winning a Gold Medal in 1998, Silver Medal in 2002 and 2010, and a Bronze Medal in 2006, as well as winning a National Title with Harvard in 1999. She was named as the best Player in the NCAA, and the World by The Hockey News.
Ruggiero is a graduate of the Harvard Business School (M.B.A.), Harvard College (B.A.) cum laude, and the University of Minnesota (M.Ed.) 4.0 GPA.