Vice President, 49ers Enterprises
7th NFL Season; 7th with 49ers
In his 7th season with the 49ers, Collin Meador is responsible for sourcing, evaluating, executing investments and management consulting services with partners adjacent to the team’s assets. Once engaged as shareholders, Meador executes business development opportunities with all external stakeholders of 49ers Enterprises. He also serves as a resource for the team’s sports performance technology strategy.
After playing an integral role in executing the investment in Leeds United, he has continued to serve as an acting Board Observer for the past three seasons and has close relationships with ownership and executives. He often acts as a liaison between the two sports franchises, empowering and executing operational challenges. In addition to the investment in Leeds United, Meador is also responsible for the team’s seed stage investments.
Meador also spent over three years consulting for Sacramento Republic Football Club’s MLS expansion team bid and 20,000-capacity soccer-specific stadium in downtown Sacramento. Meador and his team execute a similar role with American Cricket Enterprises, as the collective group prepares to launch a new professional league – Major League Cricket – in the United States.
At the 49ers, Meador is heavily involved in sports strategy, where he played an active role in shaping the team’s sports performance department. He studied different models across the world to inform the current structure and sourced the hiring of Head of Player Health & Performance, Ben Peterson. Given his active presence in Silicon Valley’s ecosystem, he also activates the player performance technology vertical where he scouts technology deployed at the team to improve player health and safety.
Prior to the 49ers, Meador spent almost 4 years in the Principal Investment Area of Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 2017, Collin was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.
A Cleveland native, Meador received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgetown University, where he played Division 1-AA football for four years.