Bryce Townsend is the Chief Partnerships Officer of The Drone Racing League, the global, professional circuit for drone racing. Townsend focuses on building on the blue chip brands and partnerships the league has generated in its first three seasons, including Allianz, Swatch, Lockheed Martin, BMW, the U.S. Air Force and more.
Bryce joins DRL from GroupM/WPP where he spent 11 years, most recently as the Head of Solutions + Sales at ESP Properties. At ESP Properties Bryce worked with rights-holders including New York Road Runners, Copa America/SUM, San Antonio Spurs, Spartan Race and Zignia Entertainment. Prior to joining ESP Properties Bryce was CEO of GroupM ESP, the Entertainment & Sports marketing consultancy within GroupM, during which time he was honored by the Sports Business Journal with its prestigious Forty Under 40 award.