J. Michael Prince
J. Michael Prince is president and CEO of USPA Global Licensing Inc., the official licensor and broadcaster for the United States Polo Association. Prince provides executive leadership overseeing the USPA’s iconic sport-inspired U.S. Polo Assn. brand, which has a $2 billion global footprint and is represented across 190 countries worldwide. His leadership drives the success of the company’s 1,100 global retail stores, digital commerce, global partnerships, as well as operational and financial management.
Prince also oversees the company’s global broadcasting business, Global Polo Entertainment, which showcases high-profile polo games reaching over 10 million viewers worldwide through multiple content platforms, including ESPN. The historic, multi-year, global arrangement will air seven of the top championship polo games in the United States, allowing millions of sports fans and consumers to enjoy the sport across ESPN broadcasts and streaming platforms.
Ranked in the top five global sports licensors by License Global, U.S. Polo Assn. sits alongside such iconic sports brands as the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball.
With a diverse and distinguished career in consumer retail, Prince previously served as president, COO and board member at Cole Haan and prior to that as COO of Guess Inc. He joined Guess Inc. from Nike, Inc., where he held various roles including CFO of Converse, Inc., a Nike subsidiary, and CFO of the Nike Affiliates division.