A consulting firm experienced in developing strategy and high performance

TSE Consulting is an experienced and well-connected consulting firm that works exclusively in sports management and performance improvement.

Headquartered in Indianapolis and Colorado Springs — two major centers of American sport — we provide services to sports commissions, CVBs, and sport-related organizations committed to high-level sport performance. As a Burson-Marsteller company, we have direct access to a worldwide network of consultants operating from 150 offices in 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world’s leader in communications services.

Over the years, we have developed strong expertise in all aspects of event bidding, attraction, and hosting, and in the development of long term strategy for sports organizations.

We use our many years of professional experience, combined with our extensive resources, to be successful leaders in our mission to attract events, develop strategy, and motivate performance.

TSE Partners / Senior Consultants

Dale Neuburger


As Director of TSE Consulting, United States based in Indianapolis, Dale brings 30 years of experience in planning, soliciting, and managing athletic events. As a consultant, his clients include the United States Olympic Committee and 22 of its National Governing Bodies. Dale is Vice President of FINA (International Federation for swimming), and was Assistant Chef de Mission for the US Olympic delegation in Athens and President of United States Aquatic Sports. He was President of Indiana Sports Corporation for 12 years, as Indianapolis hosted more than 200 events (including three International Federation world championships) which created $2 billion in incremental economic development. He also led successful efforts to relocate the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Federation of State High School Associations to Indianapolis.

Michelle Perry

Senior Consultant

Since joining TSE Consulting in 2012, Michelle has provided expertise and guidance to sport-related organizations focusing on strategic and business performance planning; event bidding and hosting strategies; and, sports facility analysis for concurrent competitive and recreational use. Michelle brings over 25 years of major event management experience and has a broad background in organizational bidding processes, facility management, and strategic and business development. Michelle comes to TSE Consulting from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) where she spent 12 years overseeing the NCAA Women’s Final Four – the highest profile and most important women’s collegiate sporting event in the United States.  Her responsibilities included the oversight of tournament operations, financial management and external business development, facility operations, security protocols, game management operations, and participating team coordination.

Steve Roush

Senior Consultant, Sport Performance

Steve joined TSE Consulting in 2009 after serving as the Chief of Sport Performance for the United States Olympic Committee including the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing where Team USA enjoyed a record medal haul for the organization. As the head of TSE Consulting’s Sports Performance activities, Steve is coordinating TSE’s assistance to sports organizations and governmental agencies in improving elite athlete performance by providing strategic advice, as well as tailored consulting and training programs in areas such as: Athlete Development Pipeline, High Performance Planning, Olympic Games preparation consultation, Sport Organization Development and Evaluation of sports performance systems. Steve is an alumnus of the University of Wisconsin, from which he received a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1985 and his MBA in Finance, Investment and Banking in 1989.


Michelle (Dusserre) Farrell, M.B.S., R.D.

Consultant – TSE Sport Performance

Michelle joined TSE Consulting in 2009 following an extensive career in the sports industry. Farrell brings over 30 years of involvement in sport starting as a 1984 Olympic Silver Medalist in the sport of gymnastics. Michelle was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2006. Beyond her career as an athlete, Michelle has served in assistant coaching roles at Arizona State University, SCATS Gymnastics in Diamond Bar, Colorado Aerials Gymnastics in Colorado Springs and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Michelle also served on the board of directors as an athlete representative for USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Michelle has expertise in the field of sport programs, working with the USOC Sport Partnership division from 2000-2006, Michelle was manager of a large portfolio of NGB’s in the U.S. advising on athlete development, coach development, sport development and organisational development. Michelle has also worked in the sports television field, working three Olympic Games for NBC Sports (1992, 1996, 2000) in the research division. Michelle earned the following degrees: Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition, Arizona State University, Master of Basic Science, Exercise Science, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and is a Registered Dietitian, American Dietetic Association.

Robert P. Gambardella

Senior Consultant – TSE Sport Performance

Bob Gambardella joined TSE Consulting in 2017 after serving as the Chief, Singapore Sport Institute (2009-2016) where he led a team of 124 sport administrators/sport scientists and managed an operating budget of $S73m. His areas of leadership included High Performance Sports, Athlete Services, Sport Science, Sports Medicine, Sport Analytics, Coaching Academy, Strategy Planning, NSA Partnerships & Grant Administration/Finance. Gambardella earned two Masters’ Degrees in Sport Management: International Olympic Committee (IOC) MEMOS Program- Executive Masters in Sports Organization Management, 2004 and University of Northern Colorado, Master of Arts in Physical Education/Sport Management, 1997.


As of January 17, 2018, all international activities of TSE Consulting have been integrated into Burson-Marsteller Sport.

This new expansion and investment in sport will provide clients with new resources and new services. As such, Burson-Marsteller Sport will include services including Campaigning & International Relations, Crisis Management & Corporate Communication. Event Strategy Development & Evaluation, Destination Marketing & Event Host Communication, Sport Strategy & Policy Development, and Training & Knowledge Transfer. Read more: www.burson-marsteller-sport.com.

Burson-Marsteller Sport is the sport unit of Burson-Marsteller. Burson-marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 77 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Group, a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world’s leader in communications services. For more information, please visit www.burson-marsteller.com.