Chris Dingman hadn’t deliberate to create an business relocating professional athletes. He was simply the primary individual to acknowledge a singular downside all of them appeared to share — and he was keen to go all-in on fixing it.
In 2006, Dingman was chewing on an escape plan from Taco Bell company when he discovered himself at a USC soccer recreation seated close to the spouse of then-coach Pete Carroll. She was speaking with different coaches’ wives in regards to the strain of relocating, and mentioned she’d moved 30 instances.
Wait — was she joking? And was there no firm to assist execs and their households with the complications of uprooting their lives so usually? Nope. When Dingman acquired laid off quickly thereafter, he drained his 401(okay) and the subsequent 12 months based the Dingman Group, a one-stop relocation store for gamers and coaches within the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, MLB, and MLS. A participant is signed, a coach is changed, or another transaction happens just about every single day. “Most probably,” says Dingman, “it includes a relocation.”
After a decade of return shoppers and word-of-mouth progress, Dingman scored his first NFL franchise, transferring the Chargers from San Diego to Los Angeles in 2017. The Denver-based firm posted $5.6 million in income in 2020, and retains including companies — and now it even handles game-day logistics for visiting groups.