Established in 2019, the Best Employers in Sports Award recognizes organizations across the sports industry that are doing the best for their employees.

About the Award

Established in 2019, the Best Employers in Sports Award, recognizes organizations across the sports industry that are doing the best for their employees.

Whether it’s great leadership, commitment to diversity and inclusion, employee wellbeing, or philanthropic/social endeavors, the Best Employers in Sports Award looks to recognize organizations who do right by their employees.

This year’s list of winning companies represents the top 15% of all companies that participated in the survey.


Working with our primary research partner, Canvs, we developed a survey with a specific set of open-ended questions designed to uncover how employees truly feel about their employer and rate their likelihood to recommend to a friend or family member.

The ranking system consists of two categories of questions: closed-ended and open-ended. Closed-ended responses consist of single answer questions and an analysis of the percentage of employees within each company that engaged in the survey.

Canvs AI also analyzes the emotions behind employee’s open-ended responses and determines if they mention specific keywords. Responses are also searched for multiple specific keywords and phrases (such as leadership, equity, or opportunities for advancement) and analyzes the sentiment surrounding them.

Once the survey is complete, all responses are analyzed, datasets are normalized, and bespoke weighting is applied to each category to come up with a single score for each company. Companies with the highest scores indicate the Best Employers in Sports.

This is a great honor for the Denver Broncos to be recognized by Front Office Sports alongside so many other deserving organizations across the entire sports industry. It is a reflection of the efforts by our staff and leadership, who constantly encourage and support each other to be innovative, collaborative and champions in all that we do.”
Nancy Svoboda
Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Denver Broncos
Sports runs through the DNA of Tagboard. As we continue to evolve our values driven culture, we match an unparalleled human experience with true accountability to one another; much like a winning sports team. It’s an honor to be recognized as a Best Employer in Sports and we look forward to the continued growth and momentum.”
Nathan Peterson
CEO of Tagboard
Being named one of the Best Employers in Sports is a testament to our company’s core values and how we strive to put those into practice every day. We are proud and honoured to be recognized as one of the best in an industry full of exceptional people who impact not only their workplaces but also their communities. We’re committed to continuing to embody and build upon the values that helped get us here.”
Megan Kurcwal
SVP of Business Operations, StellarAlgo
I would be hard-pressed to think of more meaningful recognition considering how much we obsess over culture. As much as I might believe we remain a great place to work, this recognition helps reinforce that the culture we’ve built can survive even the most trying of times.”
Jeff Nelson
President of Navigate