Ben Alamar

Sports Analytics Consultant
Fee Range: $7,500–$10,000 [FEE NOTE]
Travels From: California
Benjamin Alamar adeptly juggles many balls. He's Director of Sports Analytics at ESPN, researcher, speaker, and author of Sports Analytics: A Guide for Coaches, Managers, and Other Decision Makers (Columbia University Press, March 2013). He's also a professor of sports management at Menlo College in Menlo Park, California.

He's consulted with a variety of teams in the NFL and NBA, including five seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder as well as private and publicly-held companies.

Benjamin has published numerous research studies in sports analytics and has provide his perspective on this topic for ESPN,
Analytics Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal.

Professor Alamar is the founding editor of the
Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, the first peer-reviewed academic journal for research in sports analytics.

He's married to his high school sweetheart and together they have three children. All three kids participate in performance art and play an assortment of different sports. While Benjamin has coached some of their teams, he swears he leaves sports analytics principles on the sidelines.

Most Requested Topics:

  • The Future of Sports Analytics
  • Big Data and Innovation
  • Strategy, Decision Making, and Analytics