MACHETE GROUP is an advisory firm providing venue development, transactional, and organizational strategy services to industry-leading clients in sports, entertainment, and real estate development.
With our background as sports and entertainment executives, as well as venue developers and operators, we have a lengthy track record of successful execution and extensive knowledge of complex customer-facing operations, product development, branding, and strategic partnerships.
Current and prior clients include
$5B OF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ADVISORY WORK
MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, AND PREMIER LEAGUE TRACK RECORD
DEEP AND TALENTED BENCH
is the founder and principal of Machete Group and has over 20 years of experience as an executive and adviser for prominent companies in sports, entertainment, and real estate development.
Before founding Machete Group, Carlock served as Senior Vice President of Business Development for the Houston Rockets where his responsibilities included supervising the design and construction of Toyota Center and overseeing building operations.
Prior to joining the Rockets, Carlock was a member of Hard Rock Café International’s senior management team and The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Strategic Planning Department.
Carlock sits on the board of Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a New York-based nonprofit organization committed to helping high potential African-American, Hispanic, and Native-American students and young professionals successfully pursue careers in business. He is a graduate of Harvard College and native of Boston, MA.
FC Cincinnati’s relationship with Machete Group has been nothing short of phenomenal. They have provided consistent, high-level professionalism to the project on a daily basis. Their central focus has always been on protecting us as the client and they are a core reason our project will be a success.”
Chief of Staff
The relationship between BSE Global and Machete Group is exceptional. They are the most capable and experienced project management firm we have ever used.”
EVP Business Affairs & Chief Legal Officer
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
The Machete team was with us every step of the way on a highly complex and challenging project. They were instrumental in all aspects of the effort, including supporting the consumer research process, helping prepare and validate operating financial projections, and developing venue program, schedule, and cost model. I could not recommend them more highly.”
Special Advisor to Ownership