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By Ahmad Elhawli
We take you through the journey of Sports professionals working for the largest sporting teams in the world. A guide for individuals looking to build a career in Sport!
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Day in the Life of a College Soccer Student Athlete Interview Episode 21: Eli Quivey
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeovers on Tuesdays & Thursdays!  Check out Eli's Interview about life as a collegiate soccer player on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below  Socials: Instagram ➭​​ Twitter ➭​​ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭​​Business  Inquiries ➭  Website ➭​​
February 21, 2021
Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete Interview Episode 20: Marivel Lopez
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeovers on Tuesdays & Thursdays!  Check out Marivel's Interview about life as a collegiate soccer player on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below Socials: Instagram ➭ ​​Twitter ➭​​ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭ ​​Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭​​
February 21, 2021
Student-Athlete College Recruitment Series Episode 3: Tarkan Taboglu
Check out Tarkan's interview where he discusses his recruitment process and his experience walking on to the Boston University basketball team on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   Socials:  Instagram ➭​ Twitter ➭​ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭ ​Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭​
February 3, 2021
Athletic Director Nil Series Episode 5: Jason Kehler Athletic Director at Orange Coast College
Tune in to our all-new series chatting to College Athletic Directors from around the USA about the state of Nil.    Socials:  Instagram ➭  Twitter ➭  TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭   Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
January 30, 2021
Student-Athlete College Recruitment Series Episode 2: Recruiting During A Pandemic with Jack Lamy
Check out Jack's interview where he discusses his recruitment process at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   Socials:  Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭ Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
January 27, 2021
Student-Athlete College Recruitment Series Episode 1: Sami Brody
Check out Sami's interview where she discusses her recruitment and transfer process as a student-athlete on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   Socials:  Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭ Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
January 26, 2021
Day in the life of former pro soccer player at Marian University, Episode 19: James Jenkins
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!  Check out James Interview about life as a collegiate soccer player on our Instagram @Sportsfinda  If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below  Socials:  Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
January 26, 2021
Day in the life of Huntington University Soccer player Interview Episode 18: Jordan Morris
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!  Check out Jomo's Interview about life as a collegiate soccer player on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below  Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭ Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
January 26, 2021
Day in the life of a high school basketball star, Interview episode 16: Jai Smith
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!  Check out Jai's Interview about life as a high school student in the recruitment process on our Instagram @Sportsfinda  If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below: Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭ Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
January 18, 2021
Day in the Life of a College Basketball Player , Interview Episode 14: Josiah Harris
Check out Josiah's Day as a Student-Athlete on our Instagram @Sportsfinda  If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below    Socials:  Instagram ➭   Twitter ➭   TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda   Facebook ➭   Business Inquiries ➭   Website ➭
January 7, 2021
Day in the Life of a Campbellsville University Football Player, Interview Episode 13: Tyleek
Check out Tyleek's Day as a College Football Player on our Instagram! @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below   Socials: Instagram ➭   Twitter ➭   TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda   Facebook ➭   Business Inquiries ➭   Website ➭
December 29, 2020
Athletic Director Nil Series Episode 4: Brock Drazen Athletic Director at Merritt College
Tune in to our all-new series chatting to College Athletic Directors from around the USA about the state of Nil.    Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
December 29, 2020
Athletic Director Nil Series Episode 3: Steve Moniaci Athletic Director at Houston Baptist University
Steve Moniaci was named Houston Baptist University's fourth Director of Athletics on Feb. 1, 2010, after serving as interim director since May 2009. In his role, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the athletic department and its 17 NCAA Division I sport programs. He came to HBU in January of 2007 as the associate director of athletics, after 26 years across town at Rice University. Tune in to our all-new series chatting to College Athletic Directors from around the USA about the state of Nil.    Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
December 16, 2020
Day In The Life Ncaa lacrosse Student athlete Uni of Nevada, Interview Episode 12: Spencer Jackson
Check out Spencers Day as an athlete at the University of Nevada, Reno on our Instagram Sportsfinda Inc!   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below  Socials: Instagram ➭   Twitter ➭   TikTok ➭ Sportsfinda Inc  Facebook ➭   Business Inquiries ➭   Website ➭
December 15, 2020
Day In The Life of a Ncaa student-athlete UPENN Softball Player, Interview Episode 11: Katie Reagan
Check out Katie's Day as an athlete at UPENN on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below  Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
December 7, 2020
Athletic Director Nil Series Episode 2: John Beam AD & Head College Football Coach at Laney College
John Beam, a name recognized by many from the recent last chance u Netflix series. From his coaching success, John Beam has built relationships with coaches across the country at every level of football. Because of these relationships, his Laney College Football Program has seen a 90% graduation and transfer rate, while maintaining consistent relationships with some of the most decorated college programs in the nation.   Between his time at Laney College and Skyline High School, John Beam has produced over 20 NFL players including 7 players that participated in the Super Bowl. John Beam has also coached players who have won at every level of football, including an NCAA Division 1 National Championship, NCAA Division 3 National Championship, Canadian Grey Cup, NFL Europe Championship, and Arena League Championship   Tune in to our all-new series chatting to College Athletic Directors from around the USA about the state of Nil.    Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
December 7, 2020
Day in the Life of A Ncaa Division II Athlete, Interview Episode 10: Hannah Bishop
Check out Hannah's Interview on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below  Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
December 1, 2020
Athletic Director Nil Series Episode 1: Wes McCurtis Athletic Director at Cypress College
Wes McCurtis was named Cypress College’s Athletic Director in 2019 after serving four years as the Sports Information Director for the Chargers. As Athletic Director, Wes oversees all aspects of Cypress College’s 14 intercollegiate programs and provides support for nearly 300 student-athletes.   Tune in to our all-new series chatting to College Athletic Directors from around the USA about the state of Nil.    Socials: Instagram ➭  Twitter ➭  TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭   Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
November 27, 2020
Day in the Life of an Athlete In The The College Recruitment Process, Interview Episode 9: Ethan
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!   Check out Ethan’s Day as an athlete on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below  Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
November 24, 2020
Day in the Life of a NAIA Student-Athlete, Interview Episode 8: Monty Montagriff-Peck
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!   Check out Monty's day as a swimmer and cross country athlete on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below Socials: Instagram ➭ Twitter ➭ TikTok ➭ @Sportsfinda  Facebook ➭  Business Inquiries ➭  Website ➭
November 17, 2020
Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete Interview Episode 7: Alex Racek
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday! If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover, click on the link below:
November 10, 2020
Day in the Life of a NCAA Student-Athlete, Interview Episode 6: Sachiko Hagiya
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!   Check out Sachiko's day as a swimmer on our Instagram @Sportsfinda  If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below
November 5, 2020
General Manager and Regional Director - at Learfield IMG College
Mike Trudnak is the General Manager for Bucknell Sports Properties and a Regional Director overseeing Temple, Drexel, and Lehigh sports properties teams for Learfield IMG College. Mike has been with Learfield IMG for the past 5 years and previously spent 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees Triple-A baseball clubs in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Learn more about Mike here. 
November 2, 2020
Day in the Life of a NCAA Student-Athlete Interview Episode 5: Kyra Donahue
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!   Check out Kyra's day as a swimmer on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below
October 30, 2020
Day in the Life of a NCAA Student-Athlete Interview Episode 4: Katherine Tracy
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!   Check out Katherine's day as a lacrosse player on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below
October 19, 2020
Day in the Life of a NCAA Student-Athlete Interview Episode 3: Hayley
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!   Check out Hayley's day as a lacrosse player on our Instagram @Sportsfinda   If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below
October 13, 2020
Day in the Life NCAA Student-Athlete Interview Episode 2: Delaney Langton
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!   Check out Delaney's day as a soccer and lacrosse player at Bridgewater State on our Instagram @Sportsfinda  If you'd like to be a part of our NCAA Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below
October 13, 2020
Senior Manager - Business Development - Penn State Sports Properties at Learfield
Dan is a 2004 graduate of Penn State University.  Shortly after college, Dan moved to the New York City area and proceeded to work in the city for the next 8 years.  He always knew he ultimately wanted to work in sports and this prompted him to head back to graduate school where he attended NYU from 2012-2014.  Upon receiving his Master’s, Dan moved to Florida to work in sponsorship sales with the Florida Gators/IMG College.  At the end of 2015, he started with the Penn State Sports Properties/Learfield and loves being re-associated with the Nittany Lions.  He is now a Senior Manager of Business Development with Penn State Sports Properties. Learn more about Daniel Solomon.  
October 12, 2020
Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete, Interview Episode 1: Maxie Zimmerman
Tune into our Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover's every Friday!  Check out Maxie's day as an artistic swimmer on our Instagram @Sportsfinda.  If you'd like to be a part of our Ncaa Student-Athlete Instagram Story Takeover click the link below:
October 7, 2020
NBA Orlando Magic Senior Manager, Global Partnership Activation
Jason Clerkin Sports business professional with diverse work experience within multiple areas of the sports industry. Areas of specialization include collegiate sports marketing and promotions, corporate sponsorship activation and fulfillment, solutions development, and event management. Proud graduate of the University of Central Florida. Learn more about Jason here. 
September 9, 2020
Director, Corporate Partnership Sales at Anaheim Ducks
Matt Gamewell is a Sales and Marketing professional with a strong track record of success in sports, media, and sponsorship. A senior leader with a proven ability to grow revenue. Strong business development background with varied experience in Sales Management, Corporate Partnerships, Activation, Promotions, Content Development, and Software as a Service (SaaS). Learn more about Matt here. 
September 3, 2020
Perry Sopinsky CEO of Gamesharkz LLC - Connecting gamers around the world
Perry Sopinsky Story:  I am a passionate recent graduate who has grown my company,, through the use of hard work and some luck. is my site for all gamers to find a sense of community. All gamers, whether casual or pro, can login to and interact with other gamers from around the world.  I have been involved in sports my entire life. I currently work for a sports betting company that provides betting lines to some of the largest online and retail sportsbooks in the world. Get in Touch with Perry here. 
August 26, 2020
Founder/CEO of Ticket Time Machine.
Matt has been collecting ticket stubs since before Miley Cyrus was Hannah Montana, before Michael Jordan played baseball and even before Rocky defeated Drago. Some are on his wall, some are in a binder. Some are in a box. He even keeps print-at-home tickets even though they are harder to maintain and not visually pleasing. Not everyone collects tickets, but those that do should be able to continue to do it even in the face of changing technology. Music and Sporting events create a feeling like no other. They are some of the best memories of life. It always brings a smile to his face when he thinks about that day and who he was with. Ticket Time Machine can help keep your memories alive. Get in touch with Matt Wolff here. 
August 26, 2020
Director of Program Management & Founder of Philly Esports
Who is Adam Nelson?  Hello! My name is Adam Nelson. I am a motivated and passionate individual who is currently working with ZeroEyes helping prevent school shootings by using AI to monitor active camera feeds. My core skills and experience are concentrated in Information Technology, Event Management, and Entrepreneurship. A quick history of my experience; from 2007 until 2013 I served in the US Army. I was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. My position as a Signal Support Systems Specialist was my introduction to radio communication and technology. During my assignment there, I was deployed to Iraq in 2010 for a 6-month tour. During my deployment, I was accountable for an entire Cisco network, over $50,000 worth of tactical radio equipment, and a classified secret level MS Access/SQL database. In 2011 I moved back to my hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I have had the privilege of working in two internship Co-Ops while attending Drexel University. During that time, I spent a year at SAP doing networking and database/cloud management, followed by a year at the Philadelphia Fire Department doing user and database support. Shortly after, I spent two and a half years as an IT support specialist at the Wharton Business school at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2018, I transitioned from Upenn to Bunker Labs, a national nonprofit where I helped veteran entrepreneurs start and grow their own businesses. I currently work at ZeroEyes, a company helping prevent school shootings by using AI to monitor active camera feeds for exposed weapons. I am also the founder of Philly Esports, where we run pop-up style in-person tournaments where aspiring esports athletes can play for cash prizes and work on building their personal brand. Please feel free to reach out to me and I look forward to meeting you!
August 25, 2020
LDN UTD. Esports. Advisory. VR. Gaming. Sports Rights. F1. Formula E.
In Q4 2018, Oliver Weingarten co-founded a grassroots, fan-focused esports org, LDN UTD, to provide opportunity and accessibility for gamers to take the path to pro, whilst aligning with societal benefits (fitness, nutrition, life skills) and social purpose. Gamers upload their best content to the platform and fans vote their favorite. The gamers are invited to “try-out” against each other for places (and a contract) in LDN UTD’s team. To date they have created Fortnite, Apex, and FIFA teams, hosting events at traditional gaming bars as well as in Lewisham Shopping Centre (#GrimeAgainstKnives). Oliver Weingarten is also a commercially astute leader and experienced Board member with a strong passion for sports. His original career in law at the Premier League transitioned into one with a focus on broader sports business including the commercial and broadcasting landscape. This is demonstrated by his cumulative ten years of working at the Premier League (in a General Counsel role) and thereafter Formula One Teams' Association (as Secretary General) operating in challenging environments, before getting involved in Formula E, technology and esports. Get in touch with Oliver Weingarten here.  Visit 
August 18, 2020
Executive Director of the Varsity Esports Foundation
Donate to help schools and students in low-income areas with access to the scholarships, internet, devices, and STEM education through esports clubs: The Varsity Esports Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established to offer financial assistance to schools and to provide a pipeline for students to reach their potential through esports. We strive to increase literacy around the esports industry’s positive impact on healthy lifestyles, mental health, community, and STEM. Bubba Gaeddert is a professional with 20 years of experience in non-profit and development. Consultations are available through his company Jolumi Media in these areas: Esports, Traditional Sports, Event Management, Marketing, Social Media, Fundraising, Leadership, Small Business, Streaming, Production & Graphic Design. Expertise in all levels of sports: -Professional Esports, Marketing, Media Production, Graphic Design, Brand Management & Business Development. -Collegiate Esports, Marketing, PA Announcer, Radio, Color Commentary & Media Production -Middle and High School Esports, Coach, Referee & Development -Competitive Youth Esports, Referee & Marketing -Recreational Youth Esports, Coach, Referee, Ref Trainer, League Administrator, Tournament Organizer, Marketing, Budgeting & Development.
August 17, 2020
Senior Manager - Business Development I Florida Gators Sports Properties at Learfield IMG College
More than eight years of experience in the sports industry handling corporate partnerships, sponsorship strategy, contract negotiations, account management, and premium seating. My goal as a marketing professional is to connect brands with excitement, passion, and fandom sports can offer. I’m dedicated to creating multi-dimensional, fully-integrated platforms for partner brands to exceed their goals and initiatives. Over time, I have learned that being innovative and providing high-quality service has benefited me to be successful in my career. Get in touch with Chris here.  Email: Phone: 407.245.2569
August 14, 2020
President at SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory - Dan Bravato
Prior to SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory, Dan Bravato and Chris Yortsos co-founded Pitch 15 Sports Group, an esports agency focused on connecting the esports world with the rest of the sports world. Having worked on projects such as Major League Soccer’s eMLS, the Call of Duty League’s first-ever event, and Overwatch League sponsorships, Chris and Dan were ready to bring their expertise to the SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory Board. Prior to joining up with SeventySix Dan worked in sponsorships for Manchester City and NASCAR/ISC, managed sports marketing initiatives for Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans and Fathead, and sold and strategized for Van Wagner Sports Group. Dan is a graduate of New York University. Get in touch with Dan here. 
August 12, 2020
Esports Partnerships - Joe McMahon
A Los Angeles native, Joe has graduated from the University of Texas and shortly thereafter entered the world of sports and entertainment selling tickets and sponsorships for the Allen Americans, a minor league affiliate of the San Jose Sharks at the time. After a nearly 2-year stint in Allen, Joe joined Premier Partnership where he was able to sell brand partnerships against varying sports, entertainment, and landmark properties. Having success on the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas project, Joe found himself full-time in esports in May of 2019 and joined Evil Geniuses in April of this year working to connect brands with a hard-to-reach audience. Get in touch with Joe here. 
July 31, 2020
Sportsfinda's Resistance Series Episode 2: Doru Droscaru Co-founder
Covid-19 impacted many businesses around the globe, for this founder it was no different. Overnight they had no revenue coming in and the world looked like a very dark place. Some of us panic, some of us stay calm and look for solutions and some of us disappear.  Doru Droscaru takes us on his journey through the crisis he never thought he would face in his lifetime and shares his experiences on how they were forced to pivot as a business.  Tune in for a very insightful episode.  Get in touch with Doru here.
July 27, 2020
Director, Corporate Partnerships at Los Angeles Football Club
Terry Tsouratakis is Director, Corporate Partnerships at Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). Tsouratakis is in his second season with LAFC and is responsible for generating new corporate partnerships for the Club. Prior to LAFC, Tsouratakis was with Premier Partnerships, an industry-leading property sales and consulting agency that is focused on venue Naming Rights deals. Tsouratakis began his career at Madison Square Garden where he spent several years selling Premium Hospitality assets during the Transformation of the iconic arena. Get in touch with Terry here. 
July 24, 2020
Sportsfinda's Resistance Series Episode 1: Kris McCarthy from Fansaves
Covid-19 impacted many businesses around the globe, for this founder it was no different. Overnight they had no revenue coming in and the world looked like a very dark place. Some of us panic, some of us stay calm and look for solutions and some of us disappear.  This founder takes us on his journey through the crisis he never thought he would face in his lifetime and shares his experiences on how they were forced to pivot as a business.  Tune in for a very insightful episode.  Get in touch with Kris here. 
July 16, 2020
National Hockey League (NHL) Senior Executive Vice President
Kimberly Davis is a trailblazer and change agent, positively disrupting the financial industry and wide world of sports over her illustrious 30+ year career. Well-regarded as a resilient and visionary leader, Davis brings change to life through sound strategic planning and strong organizational development. She is an inspirational storyteller, an architect of coalitions and a culture builder, with a style that empowers others and a belief that successful business contributes to healthy, vibrant communities. Driven by both data and a passion for progress, she has consistently provided structure and glide paths for organizations to realize their potential for sustainable business growth. Currently, as Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League – the premier professional ice hockey league in the world – Davis has set the League on a new course to attract, retain and develop fans, with a specific focus on multi-cultural audiences. Reporting to Commissioner Gary Bettman, she is positively influencing and impacting the decisions of 31 NHL Club owners and executives relating to culture, youth participation, social impact, and sustainability, in an effort to improve access and availability of the sport and grow the League’s business for the long-term. As Commissioner Bettman said, “Kim ensures that our League is growing the game responsibly, through the demonstration of leadership principles and core values that connect hockey’s stakeholders and improves our communities in ways that will lead us to new and increased fandom.” Davis has been recognized by Hockey News’ 2019 Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in the sport, Adweek’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports, Sports Business Journal’s GameChangers, and Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Women in Corporate America. She has received other notable recognitions including Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and showcased in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2012, she was profiled with First Lady Michelle Obama in Essence magazine’s 28 Most Influential Black Women in America. Davis earned a B.A. in Economics from Spelman College and has completed the Aspen Institute’s Executive Leadership Program and the Stanford University Executive E-learning Program.
July 14, 2020
FOX Sports | USC Director, Partnership Development
Ben Flora is an experienced Sports marketing professional building integrated, comprehensive, and motivating partnership campaigns that serve as a catalyst to drive brand initiatives and revenue. Learn more about Ben here. 
July 13, 2020
Esports Director - Growth and Commercialization at Electronic Arts (EA)
Ron Li is Director of Growth and Commercialization: esports at Electronic Arts (EA), where he helps build the organization’s competitive gaming initiative, focused on fanbase growth, strategic partnerships, and sponsorship development.  Prior, Li spent nearly five years at the PGA TOUR, where he helped build its international business, focused on strategy, business development, and market research. Having lived in Hong Kong, Germany, Singapore, Canada and now the US, Li believes deeply in the power of sport as a means of the human experience, bringing the world together through competition, emotion, and entertainment.  Having dabbled in professional gaming as a teen, he definitely thinks there’s something to this esports thing.  Li earned his MBA from the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of British Columbia. Learn more about Ron here. 
July 9, 2020
Vice President Marketing at Los Angeles Chargers
Patrick Arthur is an experienced NFL marketing Professional having worked at the Miami Dolphins for 13 years and recently moving to the Los Angeles chargers, he shares with us a story of experience, growth, determination, and Success. This episode is filled with insights and tips for students and individuals looking to build a career in Sport.  Tune in for a great episode!  Learn more about Patrick here.
July 7, 2020
Manager, Suite Sales at NHL Seattle Michael Ciolek M.A
Michael Ciolek is a proactive professional with years of experience in the sports industry.  He currently works for NHL Seattle and has worked for other professional teams in the NFL, MLS, and NCAA. His time with these organizations has enabled him to learn and grow from many great people. He was fortunate to be in an industry that teaches all aspects of the business world and looks forward to building relationships along the way. Get in touch with Michael here or via email on 
June 25, 2020
Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Miami HEAT
Mike DeBetta is the Director of Corporate Partnerships for the Miami HEAT, joining the organization in August 2019 with over a decade of experience spanning the NBA, NFL, NCAA, and the Department of Defense. As a self-described critical thinker with a propensity to challenge conventional wisdom, DeBetta approached his collegiate and professional careers with an understanding that the “right way” simply doesn’t exist (i.e. what works some might not be the right approach for others) – an ideology themed throughout his journey. A native of Harpursville, NY, DeBetta attended Utica College to pursue a business degree, while also playing baseball and football at the Division III level. This collective experience prompted an unexpected job offer from the DOD upon graduation – a position he accepted and held for 2 years while also earning his MBA in Technology Management. In 2010, he resigned from the Federal Government to pursue his goal of coaching at the NFL level, starting with an unpaid internship with an AFL team in Oklahoma City, followed by a Football Operations internship with the Atlanta Falcons. At the culmination of his Operations internship, and with no future coaching positions secured, DeBetta was approached with an offer to be a season-long intern for the Falcons Corporate Partnerships Department - an offer prompted solely by the hard work displayed throughout Training Camp. 10 years after accepting that offer, DeBetta still credits his career to that decision, leading to Corporate Partnership roles with the Houston Texans, Ole Miss IMG, the Cleveland Browns, the Philadelphia 76ers, and, currently, the Miami HEAT... An outcome that someone else’s “right way” could never have offered. Get in touch with Mike here. 
June 15, 2020
Pittsburgh Steelers Partnership Activation Manager
Chelsea Zahn, Partnership Activation Manager at the Pittsburgh Steelers kicking off her seventh season in Sponsorship Sales & Activation. She is responsible for coordinating and executing assets within various partnerships. Chelsea focuses primarily on developing and analyzing strategies to improve marketing consultation and expertise with all current partners and new business prospects each season. Her emphasis on teamwork, communication, and constant growth, is vital in the world of sports partnerships. Chelsea is a native of Pittsburgh. She graduated from Duquesne University (’14) with a degree in Sports Marketing. Feel free to connect with Chelsea on Linkedin, welcoming any further questions you may have.
June 13, 2020
Former D1 Athlete | Vice President Munchmoney | Strategic Connector | Helping sales teams move the ball or punt
Who is Scott Garber? Experienced Account Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Sales, Sales Operations, Conflict Resolution, Sales Management, and Team Building. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from University of South Alabama. Get in touch with Scott here. 
June 13, 2020
Director, Rights Acquisition at FloSports
Lindsey Ross is currently Director of Rights Acquisition at FloSports where she is responsible for FloHoops, FloFootball, and the company's overall college sports strategy. She has more than 18 years of experience in college conferences and sports media. Ross’ expertise spans creating and fostering relationships, generating new business opportunities to maximize viewership and revenue, coordinating media operations, and negotiating acquisitions and renewals. Prior to joining FloSports, Ross worked for ESPN as Manager of Programming and Acquisitions, where she managed and coordinated the construction of the men’s and women’s college basketball schedules across all ESPN networks and platforms, totaling more than 3,800 games. In addition, she previously worked for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Conference USA, University of Miami, and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Ross holds an MBA from FAU and a BBA from the McCombs Business School at The University of Texas at Austin. Get in touch with Lindsay here. 
June 11, 2020
Los Angeles Rams Director of Partnership Strategy
Brittany's Story My name is Brittany Ramos and I am currently the Director of Partnership Strategy at the Los Angeles Rams.  I was born and raised in Southern California and went to school at San Jose State University in the Bay Area where I started my career in sports as an intern throughout college. Since then I have been very lucky to be a part of world-class organizations allowing me to develop a diverse portfolio of experience within the NFL, NBA, NHL, and other professional entities with a focus in partnership strategy, business development, partnership sales, client marketing, and hospitality in marquee markets such as New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco. I am passionate about helping those who are interested in learning more about the sports industry and need advice on how to advance their career. You can reach me here:
June 8, 2020
Senior Sales Manager, Sports at The NPD Group
Seth Pellerin's Story:  Senior Sales Executive with deep experience selling market research/data/analytics into retail and technology sectors. Using a consultative approach consistently builds relationships with C-level executives to understand their business objectives - providing strategic insights to help them achieve their goals and more. Has used data in the past to help customers with Strategic Planning, Market Sizing, Competitive Intel, Assortment Planning, New product development, Top line growth, Brand awareness, Lead generation, Customer experience, Geographic expansion, Mergers and acquisitions, SWOT analysis and others. Collaborative and loves nothing more than helping the team win! TODAY: I help sports apparel, accessory, and footwear manufacturers utilize POS and consumer data to understand how their company is comparing to various market dynamics, and how to uncover new opportunities that will ultimately help them grow. You can reach me at: 985.519.3430
June 5, 2020
Founder of The Zone Ivan Tchatchouwo
Ivan has 16 years of experience in being an athlete and working with student-athletes. Ivan has impacted over 150 student-athletes since founding the Zone April 2016.  His role as a Director of Sports Performance at Prime performance and development has equipped him with the knowledge to see how the younger athletes adapt and engage with specific needs to further their careers on and off the court.  Packaging that experience with attaining his Masters in physiology, Sports management online certification program, and courses from Executive business program all at Columbia University has prepared Ivan to take on this role and lead the Zone through its growth. Ivan wants to make sure athletes are equipped with tools to succeed in life holistically. Learn more about Ivan here. 
June 1, 2020
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/QBs at Virginia State University
Toriano Morgan joined the Virginia State Football Program in March 2019 accepting the position of Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach. Prior to joining the staff at Virginia State University, Morgan was a highly decorated Head Coach at Dillard High School (2018) in South Florida, where he restored the perennial prep power to prominence, guiding them to a regional playoff appearance in his first season. Morgan compiled a 9-3 record which was his Alma Mater’s best record in 15 years. Morgan was selected as the Head Coach of the BCAA All-Star Game and the Head Coach for the Public vs Private All-Start Game. Morgan was also selected as a finalist for the Tournament of Champions Coach of the Year. Prior to his appointment as Head Coach at Dillard High School. Morgan served as the Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator at Virginia Union University (2014-2017). Morgan is credited with directing a prolific offense at Virginia Union, which averaged over 400 yards and 34 pts per game during his 4-year stint. In 2014, the team finished 1st in total offense and 3rd in scoring offense in the CIAA, Morgan ripened a passing average from 69.9ypg in 2013 to 409.3ypg in 2014, which help propel the Panthers to a seven-win season (7-3). 2015 was another record-breaking season for Morgan and the Panther’s Offense Averaging 36ppg and 439 ypg both 1st in the CIAA. The Panthers became the first CIAA program to amass over 2,000 yards rushing (2,215yds- 1st CIAA) and passing (2,410yds- 1st CIAA) in the same season. Offsetting that production with 22 Rushing TDS and 22 Passing TDS and an NCAA Playoff appearance for the first time in 25 years. Quarterback Shaheem Dowdy was awarded the Willie Lanier Award which goes to the best College Football Player (Non-FCS) in the state of Virginia. This was the first time this award had ever been awarded to a Div-2 player. Morgan’s Offense has produced 11 All- CIAA Players and 4 All- Americans. Under Morgan’s direction the offense se t6 School records in his tenure. Morgan’s offensive success over the past half a decade has awarded some national exposure. Twice Morgan was selected as the Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator for the HBCU Spirit Bowl All Star Game. A nationally televised game for HBCU student athletes to be evaluated for NFL
May 31, 2020
Manager, Partnership Development at Golden State Warriors
Zenab's Story:  My name is Zenab Keita (pronounced Zee-na Kay-ta) and I am a Manager of Partnership Development with the Golden State Warriors! As a former collegiate women's basketball player, I know firsthand the immense impact that sports can have on a person and a community. Sports and the connections I have made as a result of playing them is what led me to my dream school at Yale University and later on to Wake Forest School of Business to complete my Masters in Management. Grateful for these opportunities, my goal is to pay it forward through my career using the knowledge and skills I acquired in my Anthropology degree and my business school education. Get in touch with Zenab here. 
May 28, 2020
Director of Collegiate Sales at Teamworks, Larry Long Jr
Experienced Sales Leader with a demonstrated history of success in SaaS sales. Passionate about coaching, and proven track record of hitting goals and helping sales professionals take their game to the 'next level'. Strong sales professional highly skilled in: Sales, Team Development/Leadership/Motivation, Sales Training, Sales Development, Cold Calling, Enterprise Software, and Sales Operations. Continuously seeking additional opportunities to grow & learn, as well as driven to help others achieve 'best-they-can-be' results. Believer that we all have greatness inside, and must intentionally work to tap into and maximize. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly if I can be of assistance in helping you be great...Don't Stop, Get It-Get It! Get in touch with Larry here. 
May 14, 2020
San Francisco 49ers Manager, Partnership Sales
Cameron is currently a Partnership Sales Manager with the San Francisco 49ers.  In his role, Cameron is responsible for generating new business for 49ers and Levi’s® Stadium properties. Prior to joining the 49ers, Cameron oversaw sponsorship and ticket sales at Seattle Reign FC from 2013-2016. He earned an M.S. in Sport Management from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in ’13 and graduated from Arizona State University in ’10. Get in touch with Cameron here. 
May 8, 2020
CEO of Seam Readers Jared Tiefenthaler
Jareds Story:  All Glory to God. I have been on teams, on the field, and in the classroom my whole life. My role is best as a leader but I can adapt and be a "team player." I'm an entrepreneur by nature but my passions lie in helping/motivating others in all aspects of life, not just business. I also love all things technology and investing in the future. I am currently the CEO of Seam Readers where it is our mission to teach the hidden art of hitting to the baseball and softball world. Learn more about Jared here
May 5, 2020
Founder, CEO at Empower3d | Michael Haddix Jr
Michael Haddix is one of the nation’s most trusted and experienced business advisors for professional athletes. His passion for helping athletes build their careers beyond the playing field is the result of a lifetime immersed in sports and business. The son of a first-round NFL pick, Michael has had an intimate, personal view of the challenges and opportunities faced by active and retired athletes. After graduating from Siena College -- where he starred for the basketball program and finished among the school’s all-time leaders in points and rebounds -- Michael received his MBA from Columbia University and began a successful career on Wall Street as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and Lazard. He leveraged his banking experience to become a financial advisor for professional athletes at Octagon Sports, managing portfolios for some of the world’s biggest sports stars. Today, Michael leads Empower3d, which provides athletes with the opportunity to connect with and learn from industry leaders across all facets of business. The goal is to provide athletes with unbiased advice and a network of experts to support the next chapter of their careers. Learn more about Michael here. 
May 5, 2020
Chief Executive Officer at Bleachr LLC l TennisONE
Developing a growing sports tech brand with the help of a fantastic team that is passionate about developing unrivaled sports apps for teams, leagues & tournaments. Bleachr app products elevate the fan experience and strengthen the fan community through social sharing, loyalty rewards, in-seat ordering, & ticketing. Our platform is currently being used by many of the largest WTA and ATP tennis tournaments, including Tennis Canada's Rogers Cup, USTA's Western & Southern Open, Rolex Paris Master's, Swiss Open Gstaad, Ladies Open Lausanne, Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, New York Open, BB&T Atlanta Open, Charleston Volvo Open, and more. We are entering our fifth season with the St. Paul Saints and several other minor league baseball teams. Additionally, we are heavily integrated in the college sports market with Syracuse University, Stanford University, Pitt, Temple University, Virginia Tech, San Diego State, and several others.
May 2, 2020
Washington Redskins Vice President of Corporate Partnerships
A native of Shrewsbury, New Jersey, Michael Silberstein currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Washington Redskins. Silberstein completed his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University, before pursuing post-graduate degrees from Ithaca College and Georgetown University.  Prior to joining the Washington Redskins, Silberstein held sales and marketing positions within global sports marketing and entertainment agency, Lagardere Sports, as well as within the Corporate Partnerships division of MLB’s New York Mets. Silberstein has been in his current role with the Washington Redskins for 5+ years. Learn more about Mike here.
April 26, 2020
Former NFL Athlete, Keynote Speaker, Business Coach & Consultant, Best Selling Author
Who is Marques Ogden?  I am a keynote speaker, business coach, and corporate consultant with a unique approach to elevating your success to the next level. I create presentations designed to help each brand in various elements of business - communication, sales, leadership, management, generational issues, transition, innovation, customer experience, diversity & inclusion, and more. Presentations are customized to a more traditional approach designed around The Success Cycle, which brings value back to the core basics of fundamental relationship building and success. Because improving your business doesn't have to be complicated. Learn more about marques here
April 16, 2020
San Jose Sharks Vice President of Marketing & Digital Doug Bentz
Experienced marketing leader building teams to deliver powerful brand stories, engaging customer experiences and strong business results by combining a data-driven approach, creative background, marketing technology knowledge, and positive attitude. Emmy Award Winner, IDEA Golden Matrix Award Winner, JD Power Award Winner – Fan Experience Rode 5,400 miles across the country to raise $18,000 for Make-A-Wish AREAS OF EXPERTISE Brand Management & Marketing Strategy | Content Development & Production | Corporate Strategy | Customer Experience | Marketing Technology | Mobile Application / Web Development | Social Media Strategy | Cross-Channel Activation | Communications Learn more about Doug Bentz here. 
April 16, 2020
Dallas Stars Director Of Corporate Partnerships Andrew Durbin
Andrew Durbin is a professional with a very unique Background having worked with professional teams in the NFL, NBA & NHL. He dives into his experiences with all three leagues and shares rare insights that you would not have heard before.  Learn more about Andrew here. 
April 15, 2020
New York Jets | Senior Director, Corporate Sponsorship & Business Development | Andrew Agro
Andrew began his career at the New York Jets as a college Intern, when he graduated he was asked to come back and be apart of the team. He began his journey at the jets as a Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships and has grown over the last 12 years into a senior director. His whole professional career has been at the jets. Tune in as he takes us through his journey... Learn more about Andrew here. 
April 7, 2020
NFL Wide Receiver | Marcus Peterson , MBA
Who is Marcus Peterson?  WHAT I DO - NFL Wide Receiver, Male Model at LA Models, MBA Graduate in Global Business (Finance), & Owner of my own e-commerce "MP" Motivational Apparel Brand. I have been issued in NFL NETWORK, MSNBC, ELLE MEN, FORBES contributor, ESPN, KCAL9, CHICAGO TRIBUTE, BBC RADIO 1, VOYAGE PHX, LA, NYC, & London FASHION WEEK, MEDIUM MAGAZINE, & etc.. WHAT WE REPRESENT - "MP" Motivational Brand Apparel, represents for anyone who has ever been overlooked, told they couldn’t achieve something, they aren't good enough or underestimated. Understanding that there are and will be times in our lives where we will be overlooked and counted out but we can never lose faith or sight of our goals. No matter what industry we are in, we all have a story of challenges we endure to achieving success. This notion provides the opportunity to wear our struggles through apparel to ignite our dreams in overcoming the "No’s" in life to becoming living proof of YES! “MP” apparel is a great concept to remind others and ourselves that when we recognize our “Why” & "Purpose" in life having control of the ending result and can NEVER give up on our dreams. Understanding, that whatever happens, a human being does not have the last word for on our destiny, God does. WHO I AM - Marcus is a young man who believes in redefining "Impossible" and the stigma of limitations. He attended a small Christian high school playing “8- man” football and was not introduced to the game of football until his 10th-grade year of high school. As his passion for the game grew he continued to sharpen his craft on the field and make his dream of becoming a professional football player a reality. Without receiving any Division-1 college scholarships, it was a long shot coming from the odds of his situation. Although, his college career did not pan out as expected, he did not let that diminish his drive for making it to the big leagues staying focused on his (Plan A). After his collegiate senior year he had the opportunity to train with elite NFL quarterback’s, receivers, and trainers. Marcus’s faith in God and himself lead to signing an NFL, Model for LA Models, MBA graduate (Global Business), owner of his own clothing line "MP" Motivational Apparel. My story, is just like many of not getting any handouts but working hard and never giving up on his dreams. Instagram: @marcustpeterson , @mpmotivationalapparel Website: Facebook: Marcus Peterson Email:
April 2, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs Partnership Development Manager — Chris Stathos
Chris enters his seventh season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020. In his capacity as Manager of Partnership Development, Chris seeks to identify new, strategic corporate partnership opportunities for the Chiefs. Previously, Chris spent five and a half years on the Chiefs' partnership activation team, leading the strategy, renewal, and implementation of multi-millions of dollars of corporate partnership business. EDUCATION Chris graduated summa cum laude from William Jewell College in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration—Entrepreneurial Leadership. Chris is also a proud alumnus of the Manhattan Sports Business Academy Class of 2013. MENTORSHIP As someone who has received its benefits, Chris places a heavy emphasis on mentorship. He credits his mentors, the people who have invested and believed in him, for his success – namely Emily Hanover, Chris Chaney, Jared Schoenfeld, Adam Rossbach, Tyler Epp, and Justin Ricklefs. CONTACT CHRIS Email — Mobile — (323) 547-3277
March 28, 2020
Gary McCoy High Performance in Elite Sport | Baseball Australia | Vice President ZONE 7
Gary McCoy's Story:  As an Applied Sports Scientist,  my role is to enable the evolution of athlete performance. In this role, it's a failure to be a "student of the game". I need to be a "student of the athlete"- within- the environment of the game. Reduce Injury.  Improve Performance. Simple statements -yet-highly complex tasks. I currently work with world-class organizations to provide insight and guidance in the emerging area of high performance. I work with analytics companies and wearable technology manufacturers in the pursuit of insights for coaches across all sports. I provide continuing education to trainers, students, and coaches. I continue my personal journey through research, practice, and critical thinking with the many brilliant minds I'm fortunate to connect with around the globe. Learn more about Gary at
March 27, 2020
Youth Football Coordinator at Pittsburgh Steelers - Joe Lofton
Who is Joe Lofton?  My name is Joe Lofton... I am a graduate of Tiffin University, where I received my Bachelor's in Sport & Recreation Management. I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I participated in sports from football, basketball, to track. I am very passionate about the sports industry and the huge impact it has on society...I mean, what would society be without sports!? I have experience with Marketing, Youth Football, Public Relations, Ticket Sales, Coaching, Team Operations, and Event Management through previous employment & internships. While at Tiffin University, I received two Leadership & Excellence awards in Sport Management and Business Club. Learn more about joe here... 
March 2, 2020
President/COO at ActivArmor Diana Hall
ActivArmor provides a custom fit, designed and fabricated splints/orthoses.  ActivArmor is water safe, breathable, and comfortable, fit to each individual's unique 3D body scan and designed per doctor's orders for each patient's unique injury or condition.  ActivArmor is adaptable for use with advanced healing technologies such as bone, muscle and nerve stimulators and bio-monitors. Learn more
February 21, 2020
Jordan Schweitzer | Athlete at Phoenix Rising Football Club || Co-Founder at Bootbags
Bootbags™ is a 2-part project originated as an idea to further connect sports to fashion and a charity that is dedicated to giving cleats to kids in underdeveloped communities. Founded by pro soccer players, Shane Malcolm and Jordan Schweitzer in 2019, the company is dedicated to providing quality products for traveling athletes, professionals and sports enthusiasts. For every 5 bootbags they sell, it gives us an opportunity to give a pair of new or lightly used boots to a child in need. Learn more at
February 8, 2020
Co-Founder, TDJ Systems | Tony Laudato
TDJ Systems, a new golf app, TDJ Golf is the next generation of fantasy golf. It is the first to merge together on-course play and fantasy golf. In essence, we are giving fans the opportunity to star on their own fantasy team. Unlike other major sports, fans can go play golf, take their scores and combine them with a squad of pros on tour each week.  Learn more
February 8, 2020
Aravind Sampath | Co-Founder @ Fanisko | Strategist | Duke MBA
Passionate about strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship, my work experience is primarily concerned with providing strategic solutions that will improve upon the overall business efficiency, along with help in achieving company and individual goals. I have been employed in the technology, healthcare services and education sector for 15+ years, I have collaborated with business partners with regards to devising business strategy, issue mitigation strategy and process improvements, I have developed and led hard-working teams, and in the process of this I have molded myself an effective and proactive leader. Specialties: • Leadership and Development • Entrepreneurship • Business Strategy and Corporate Governance • Fundraising • Business Partnerships • Data Strategy and Roadmap • Content Marketing • Risk and Issue mitigation Strategy • Technology project portfolio • Project and Program Management Contributions: • Helped raise $1M+ for the startups that I cofounded • Grew revenues from $0 to $30K/month • Achieved productivity in excess of 35% in several mission-critical projects • Achieved $3M+ savings in operating cost
February 7, 2020
Ashley Hart - Fantasy sports site dedicated exclusively to US women’s leagues
She-plays is a US women's professional sports leagues that seek to help provide more media attention and display. They do this in a number of ways: fantasy sports platform, podcast, blog, and store. Visit them at
February 6, 2020
Nicholas Yahl | General Manager at Sharp Angle Sports
Following the legalization of Sports Betting in the US in the spring of 2018, Sharp Angle Sports was formed. By the winter of 2019, business partners from three successful DFS and sports betting content sites –, and – joined forces along with SuperContest winner James Salinas, to launch Sharp Angle Sports.
February 6, 2020
Danny Harris Co-Founder of GMDY | Empowering athletes and giving sports fans a better way to shop.
GMDY is the premier consumer shopping engine for sports. Today that means giving athlete's a platform to bring together their professional and personal brand. GMDY gives athletes the ability to monetize their social capital and measure their true brand influence. GMDY is fundamentally changing the way sports fans shop and gain closer relationships with their favorite athletes and teams throughout the sports world. #wearthegame We are currently evaluating the initial batch of athletes to join the platform and influence the vision around maximizing their brand value. Reach out if you are interested in taking your brand to the next level! Learn more about Danny here 
February 5, 2020
Dana Veitch Founder & President @KissCam
The KissCam mobile app was conceived, developed and trademarked by serial entrepreneur Dana Veitch. He has expanded the KissCam brand experience from North American sports arenas and taken it worldwide. Dana knows a lucrative idea when he sees one, having fine-tuned his instincts over the last 39 years managing over $1B of mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry. When he is not dreaming up contest ideas, he can often be found exploring the back bowls of Vail, CO. Learn more about the KissCam app at
February 1, 2020
Adam White CEO Front Office Sports
A young media executive, Adam is currently building Front Office Sports, a prosumer publisher at the intersection of sports and business. Since 2014, Front Office Sports has seen steady growth, becoming a trusted industry voice. The site was recognized as by Forbes as one of the Top 50 Must-Follow Sports Business Twitter Accounts in 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Adam himself was recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 in the sports category for 2018. Subscribe here to their Newsletter:
January 29, 2020
James O'Connor | Founder & President of the Pittsburgh Knights
James O'Connor has been globally recognized as one of the best team builders and strategists in esports. A Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq, O’Connor went on to earn his MBA, translating his military skills into real-world applications. He actively supported returning veterans through his work with the non-profit, The Mission Continues, and continued to serve his community by working in economic development - first for San Francisco and more recently for Allegheny County. Today, he is the president of the Pittsburgh Knights, a global esports team of 30+ players and streamers, headquartered in one of the most well-branded sports cities in the country. With his knowledge of management, program development, economic development, veteran affairs, data analysis, and strategic planning, his 10+ years of professional gaming experience, and his desire to bolster his hometown, he is driving the Pittsburgh Knights to become one of the most esteemed esports teams in the world. In 2018, the Knights announced their partnership with six-time Super Bowl Champions, the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 2019, the Knights brought on another strategic partner with Pittsburgh roots - multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa. Twitter @jamesoconnor
January 27, 2020
Optima Sports Group, CEO | Athletic performance modeling | Injury Propensity | Team Synergy
Optima Sports Group and Optima Analytics is at the forefront of athletic performance modeling. Their primary clients are professional sports franchises, sports agents as well as data companies down through to high school athletics. Their models have proven to be significantly more accurate than the current NFL draft as well as NBA, MLB, and professional soccer. They specialize in performance models, team synergy(fit with team and system) and Injury Propensity(likelihood of injury and or full recovery from injury). Optima Sports Group also works with top data providers helping identify data points that should be collected that are more indicative of the actual performance of the individual athlete. Learn more about Optima Sports group here  Reach out to Troy on Linkedin here
December 19, 2019
Sr. Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships | Buffalo Bills | Buffalo Sabres | Buffalo Bandits
Ryan Hulub is currently the Senior Coordinator of Corporate Partnerships at Pegula Sports & Entertainment, in Buffalo NY. His duties include managing corporate partnerships across all PSE properties, including the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League, the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League, and the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. Ryan started his career in Radio Sales support with WFAN Yankees radio in Manhattan and has used his love for sports and knowledge of his hometown to create, and maintain influential partnerships across all PSE Brands. He continues to learn and grow in the ever changing world of sports. Find Ryan on Linkedin here 
December 18, 2019
James - CEO & Co-Founder of football coach marketplace
James - CEO & Co-Founder of football coach marketplace has been coaching full-time since 2004 in Victoria, New South Wales and Fiji developing a large network of coaches at the amateur, semi-professional and professional level, as well as coach education and sport education since 2008. He also has experience with Sports Businesses running SoccerStore from 2003-2008 (a B2B wholesale sports equipment company) and was a Director of a sales & marketing company in the UK called Reliance Group. He has a Cert IV in Small Business Management, Cert III & IV in Fitness, Cert IV in Training & Assessment, Diploma of Sport Development and Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) and completing a FFA A Licence Coaching Certificate (Level 5).
December 13, 2019
University of South Carolina Assistant Director of Sports Performance
Alex Buchman enters his second year (7 years overall) as Assistant Director of Sports Performance, primarily working with the women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis programs. Buchman oversees the weight training facility in the Carolina Soccer Center and designs year-round strength and conditioning programs for each team he works with. In addition, Buchman manages the Firstbeat Sports technology system to monitor individual and team training loads based on heart rate variability (HRV).  Before taking on the role as a full-time strength and conditioning coach, Buchman was a volunteer and graduate assistant coach with the Gamecocks. He was invited to serve as a sports scientist for several of the US Soccer youth national teams. Buchman is a native of Lexington, SC and attended Lexington high school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science with a Business minor at the University of South Carolina Aiken and Masters degree in Sport Management from Liberty University.
December 12, 2019
Adam Goldberg, M.A, M.Ed. | Director Of Annual Giving, Athletics at UC Irvine
Adam Goldberg, M.A, M.Ed.  Adam is a professional in the sports industry. He has experience working with UCLA, the Los Angeles Angels, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and most recently UC Irvine Athletics as their GM of Ticket Sales and Service. Born and raised in a small town in Central California, Adam moved to Southern California to pursue his dream to work in Sports.   Where did you attend college?   I attended UC Merced from 2008-2012. I graduated with a degree in Literature and Cultures with a minor in writing. I then went on to get a Master’s Degree in Education from National University in 2015 and a Masters in Sport Management from USF (San Francisco) 2018.   Where do you work and what do you do?  I am the Associate General Manager of Ticket Sales and Service at UC Irvine. I plan the sales strategy and execution of ticket sales for seven different sports: Men’s and Women’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, and then baseball. This includes strategies for donations, single-game tickets, season tickets, mini-plans, and group tickets for all seven sports.   Where and when did you get your first job/internship in sports?   My first “job” in sports was volunteering for UCLA Alumni Relations. After that I secured an inside sales job with the Anaheim Angels, and shortly after a position with the Dodgers in Premium Hospitality. Get in touch with Adam here
December 9, 2019
VP, Business Development at Reigning Champs & NCSA Next College Student Athlete
Phil Wallace is the VP of Business Development for Reigning Champs and its subsidiary NCSA Next College Student Athlete. In this role, he oversees strategic partnerships for the organization and leads new partner initiatives. Reigning Champs is the leading youth-sports experiences and path-to-college solutions provider in the U.S. With a reach exceeding 100 million student-athletes, parents and coaches, 150+ strategic partners and 900+ universities as clients, Reigning Champs is broadly recognized as the leader in its field. Prior to joining Reigning Champs, Wallace was the Director of Marketing and Business Development for ScoreBig, the leading opaque ticket provider in the industry. Wallace began his career as an International Relations Analyst for New York’s 2012 Olympic Bid. He later served as a Board Member for the LA Sports Council and Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games and played a role in helping Los Angeles successfully win the right to host the 2028 Summer Olympic Games. Wallace also worked as a Special Projects Analyst for the Tampa Bay Rays baseball organization. Wallace holds a B.A. in political science from Columbia University in New York and an MBA from USC Marshall School of Business. He resides in Los Angeles with his wife Sarah.
December 7, 2019
Director of Baseball Operations & Player Development at Penn State University | Founder Simple Sabermetrics
Jake Stone is Penn State baseball's Director of Operations and Player Development. Stone brings professional and Big Ten experience to the position, working for the Baltimore Orioles organization this summer and previously serving as the head student manager at Iowa. In his roles, Stone demonstrated advanced knowledge of the cutting-edge player development technology that has proliferated through baseball and efficiently implemented the new systems to improve player practice plans. Stone Also has his own youtube channel, this channel is your one-stop-shop for the best, easy to follow baseball tutorials that you can find. If you're interested in a career in baseball, or you're just a fan of the game, you've come to the right place to learn more about the way today's game is played behind the scenes.  Check it out here!!!
December 7, 2019
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach at West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Luka's Story:  Three P's that describe me are professional, passionate, and proactive. I am a soccer fanatic that wants to bring the change not only to the world of sports business but this world in general. Playing soccer competitively since the age of 6 taught me how to be a professional, set myself high goals and aim for greatest results achieved with the best performance possible. Sport has the power to change the world for better and I believe with the sports background, business education, and experience in both of these fields that I have, I am more than competent to not only deal with the single organization's issues but with issues of the whole field of sports business. My high levels of ambition and determination were recognized by a leading sports marketing company in Southeast Europe, one of the world's top 9 free resources for sport business. I participated in their work as an associate author voluntarily but just recently decided to start my own blog. learn more at
December 4, 2019
Casey Cittadino, Partner at Sports Mentalytics & 2x Captain, All American Lacrosse Athlete
In 2001, Casey Cittadino was an un-recruited high school athlete who got a last-minute opportunity to play lacrosse for the Towson Tigers, practically as a walk on.  Casey eventually became a 2x Captain, All American, and ranked amongst the top 50 players in school history.  He went on to play Major League Lacrosse for 9 seasons (7 with the Denver Outlaws & 2 with the Charlotte Hounds). He has also been a part of the 2014 & 2018 FIL World Games for Team Israel as both a player and a coach.  Having always been fascinated with one’s Athletic MindSET and truly wanting to develop athletes, Casey partnered with Dr. Brian Marentette to bring Sports Mentalytics to athletes at all levels. Learn more at
December 3, 2019
Sr. Manager, Marketing Technology at the Memphis Grizzlies
Alberts Story:  I'm currently the Sr. Manager of Marketing Technology for Memphis Basketball, LLC the parent company of the Memphis Grizzlies. I report to the VP of Marketing Strategy and lead the team that is responsible for the technology that supports the marketing efforts of the Memphis Grizzlies, the Memphis Hustle, Grizz Gaming, and FedExForum. In my role, I'm involved with development, design, architecture, integration, content management and project management for our entire marketing technology stack. This includes websites, apps, social media platforms, task management systems, ticketing software, audio streaming platforms, video streaming platforms and more. Learn more
November 27, 2019
Assistant Director of Athletics, Penn State Univ; Athlete Viewpoint President
Story:  Michael Cross, PhD has been a change agent in intercollegiate athletics for over two decades with professional stops at Michigan, Princeton, Bradley and Penn State Universities. As a former student-athlete, coach, administrator and athletic director, Mike is a tireless advocate for the student-athlete experience. He is a regular conference speaker and frequently confers with professionals across the country regarding research, ethical challenges and professional development. A master griller, he still has a lethal jump shot and continues to play pick-up basketball. Mike also loves planning family vacations and golfing with his sons. As our Chief Executive Officer, we employ Mike to think big thoughts – many of which he generously shares through his professional blog: The Ultimate Sports Insider.
November 22, 2019
ESPN Sports Analyst, NCAA W. Gymnastics Rachel Garland
Rachel covers all of NCSU's home W. Gymnastics meets as the Sports Analyst or Play-by-Play. While streaming I provide detailed descriptions of elements, bonus combinations, unique moves to be aware of, point out faults that have been made, and more! These get interesting - be sure to tune in! Click on Audio/Video
November 21, 2019
The Power of the brain in Sports with Mike Margolies
My name is Mike Margolies. I help prevent people in sports and business from choking! I've worked with thousands of athletes for over three decades. I've taught them about the game within the game. I've trained professional and elite athletes and helped guide many to World Championships, the Super Bowl and recently the World Cup. When you want to be the best that you can be and the one thing you might be missing is the right Mental Game- what can you do? Do you know how to play the game? Mental Toughness is a skill. My work with teams over the years has enabled him to bring his experiences to the corporate world. I've helped nationally recognized companies with the same types of strategies used with sports teams. My book is called “The Athlete within You”: A Mental Approach to Sports and Business. I am a Certified Mental Trainer®, Sport Psychology Consultant, Author, Radio Host, Professional Speaker and so much more. Let me convince you that you should play the game within the game. The Athlete within You is waiting to come out. Maybe you just need to learn the rules. Specialties: Pre & Post Performance Routines, Goal Setting, Imagery Rehearsal, Confidence Building, Emotional Control, Attentional Focus: Concentration Training, Anger Management, Stress / Anxiety Management, Team Building & Team Cohesion, Life Skills Balance College Prep Assistance, Parent Training, Motivation, Psychological Rehabilitation of Injured Athletes, Peak Performance
November 20, 2019
JOE ZOLLO "The Esports Expert"
Joe graduated from Full Sail University's Sports Marketing and Media program as Valedictorian and has worked with a multitude of sports organizations, ranging from minor league teams to professional organizations. Developing strong marketing strategies and building engaging content to create lifelong fans are what he strives to do. Learn more about Joe
November 18, 2019
President at Larsen Motorsports | Jet Powered Dragster Racing
Elaine has been racing jet-powered dragsters for the past 14 years. Along with her husband, Chris, they have blazed new trails in the racing community. Elaine is a strong advocate for "Girl Power" Each and every day Elaine works with students from Florida Institute of Technology, from helping them build their brand, to producing their own reality TV show, to the business of Motorsports. As a STEM ambassador, Elaine travels throughout North America visiting schools and businesses encouraging people to have the Guts to go for the Glory. Learn more
November 18, 2019
Artificial Intelligence I Machine Learning |Founder of SportsVision
SportsVision is an advanced sports analytics platform powered by Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and Computer Vision for both off & on the field Analytics that caters to the needs of everyone involved in sports management. Revolutionizing sports with cutting-edge AI technology. The SportsVision platform enables coaches/managers to analyze and enhance the performances with vision-centric insights like never before. When videos are uploaded onto our cloud-based platform, the state-of-the-art,  deep learning algorithms, provide multiple insights such as automated action, and event tagging, pose analysis, player tracker, brand logo recognition, and rating application. With exciting features such as quick match highlights, action area detection, and team recognition, SportsVision is democratizing sports technology for coaches/managers and digital broadcasters. Learn more
November 15, 2019
Co-founder & Chief Gaming Officer at Project FANchise - Fan Controlled Football League (FCFL)
PATRICK DEES IS THE CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF GAMING OFFICER OF THE FCFL Patrick is a serial entrepreneur and dynamic executive involved with a myriad of successful startups. Co-Founded Talk About Wireless. The Fan-Controlled Football League (FCFL) is exactly what it sounds like, a real-world sports league where the Fans are in charge. It’s like Madden in real life. All FCFL games will be live-streamed on Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers and eSports, available on mobile, desktop, and tablet. The FCFL has also teamed up with IMG Original Content who will be supporting the league with their unparalleled expertise in sports and entertainment.
November 15, 2019
Member Of The Board Of Advisors at BIG APPLE BASKETBALL
Maxamillion Enterprises -Where Mpowered Leadership Matters... Master Developer of the Global C-Suite Cycle of Leadership. Human-Centered Design Architect for the Sports, Entertainment, Tech and Philanthropic Industries. Sustainable Smart Cities Advocate, Catalyst for Economic Empowerment leveraging Blockchain and other leading technologies. Experience Disciple of Brian Solis. Learn more here
November 15, 2019
Nick Lawson CEO at SQWAD - Drive More Sponsorship Revenue For Your Team.
Former sports sponsorship and marketing professional who got tired of brands asking for more digital assets and not having enough of them in our I created SQWAD. At SQWAD we help sports teams, events, and properties connect fans to sponsors digitally during breaks in the action. We provide teams with easy to plug in digital contests and activations that grab attention, fan insights, and are a trackable asset to help you compete with digital advertising. Today advertising dollars are pushing toward digital initiatives. We help you provide digital assets sponsors and fans love that easily plug into your game day. Check out for more insights on the sponsorship industry. Learn more about SQWAD at or contact me at
November 14, 2019
Owner, Editor, Writer @ Jerry Del Priore
A veteran print and digital Sports Writer-Reporter-Blogger-Author experienced in writing in-depth profile stories on a variety of high school, college, and professional athletes and teams. Jerry covers Brooklyn, NYC, and Long Island. Plus, Parts of New Jersey. Specialties: Baseball, football, hockey and basketball writing. Jerry has also have covered lacrosse, soccer, golf and track and field, with ample experience cover women's sports. Food Writer/Blogger experienced in venue write-ups and reviews. Book: Presentation:!/2011/03/running-through-roadblocks-school.html In addition, Jerry has ample experience working with medically fragile children, children with behavioral challenges, and children and adults with cognitive impairments. Clips:
November 14, 2019
Founder of Mid west Sports Scene media covering Nascar racing, PGA Golf and more!
​Roy J. Akers is a broadcast journalism graduate of MSU in 1985. He is the former Sports Director for Detroit Sports Media and a current contributor to the Oakland Press. He is passionate about Football, Baseball, Auto Racing and Golf among other sports.  Roy holds a Strong Background as a multi-media journalist producing content covering Nascar, PGA Golf and more...  Check out more of Roy's content here 
November 13, 2019
Owner/Founder of Hidden Gemz Sports Scouting, the premier sports scouting agency in America!
Who is Shannon Potts?  A Marine Corps veteran with over 25 years of football experience as a player, coach, and scout. I founded the premier sports scouting agency in America, Hidden Gemz Sports Scouting. With connections all across the world, we market and promote athletes to teams at every level for professional opportunities. We also market and promote high school athletes to college coaches for scholarship opportunities. My passion has always been coaching which I have done at the youth, middle school, and semi-professional levels. I served as a student assistant at the Division 1 college level for 2 years and I was invited to coach in a college exposure/all-star type game (USA College Football Bowl) at Savannah State University in 2016 where I coached Running Backs for one of the two teams. I have also owned and run my own private training business through CoachUp where I earned CoachUp Captain (elite private trainer) status. I hope to make Hidden Gemz Sports Scouting as successful as possible and maybe one day parlay that into a professional football scouting position or recruiting for a college football team.
November 13, 2019
Gustavo Costa - Director Of Operations at Clancy's Sports
Gustavo's skillset extends from project financial management to "Games Day" operations. With a background in the mining business, Gustavo was invited to join the Rio2016 Summer Olympics LOC, where he played a crucial role at the Results Services functional area. Gustavo was responsible for 17 Olympic venues and 10 sports. Also, as a team member, he leads internal initiatives related to human resources and team building, workforce planning, and participated in the Power / Energy planning committee. As a firm believer in the power of sports to change people's lives, and using sports to improve community health and wellness, Gustavo joined Clancy's Sports to lead Strategic Planning projects and Sports Tourism projects. Gustavo is well connected within the Brazilian endurance community and has developed Sports tourism events related to endurance sports. Graduated from the University of Central Florida, with a degree in Sports Business Management from the DeVos program, he is passionate about innovations and technology. 
November 13, 2019
Chief Commercial Officer at StatsBomb | Founded the first European daily fantasy soccer site
StatsBomb brings advanced analytics to global football with twice the data of any other provider out there. StatsBomb boasts some of the world's elite soccer teams such as Paris St.Germain as clients. Most recently was Director of Corporate Development and Strategy at DraftKings and founded iSport Consulting to help tech, gaming and sports startups achieve funding and partnerships. Former: Founded the first European daily fantasy soccer site, Mondogoal, where partnerships with FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, Real Madrid, AS Roma, Manchester City FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, West Ham United FC and 3 other clubs made Mondogoal the leader in DFS in Europe, and opened the doors towards a B2B approach with Lottomatica and SISAL. Sold Mondogoal to Global Daily Fantasy Sports in early 2017. Previously, was Head of Digital running digital strategy and business development for AS Roma. At AS Roma, I was responsible for all web and mobile platforms for the club including the website, eCommerce site, Social Media, mobile, gaming and database marketing. The current venture leverages my experience with AS Roma and with running technology startups to help soccer clubs monetize its vast social media and global fanbase across a fun and interactive platform. Specialties: Social media, eCommerce and consumer internet strategy, venture capital, revenue growth and marketing. Rich contact set across internet advertisers, leading internet companies, advertising agencies, media, sports franchises and venture capitalists. Angel investor (AS Roma, Gazelle, TrueFit, Iconicfuture) and equity advisor for, CustomMade, MoodMe, Spogo and Blinkfire Analytics. Last but definitely not least, 25 year New England Patriots season ticket holder! Learn more
November 13, 2019
Revenue Generation | Relationship Builder | Strategic Planner | Staff Development | Digital Media Meets Sports Marketing
Ken Troupe is an independent sports marketing and digital media consultant with 20 plus years of experience. He is an established sports industry veteran with a proven track record of success in ticket sales management, revenue-generating ideas, staff development and mentoring, digital marketing expertise, and personal brand training experience. In 2008, Ken launched KT Sports Marketing, working with clients that include the Atlanta Braves, Sky Blue FC, New York Giants, Turnstyles Ticketing, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Phoenix Coyotes. He was an early adapter of integrating social media with innovative selling strategies to allow ticket sales reps to develop their personal brand and sell more tickets. In 2011, Ken launched the first and only weekly Twitter chat on ticket sales best practices at hashtag #social4tixsales. Ken Troupe is an independent sports marketing and digital media consultant with 20 plus years of experience. He is an established sports industry veteran with a proven track record of success in ticket sales management, revenue-generating ideas, staff development and mentoring, digital marketing expertise, and personal brand training experience. Throughout his career, Ken has had a knack of developing unique marketing and revenue-generating ideas. In 1994 at his first MiLB stop, he developed and executed a “Strike Back Against the Strike Night” which was covered by the CBS News Eye on America series. As a consultant, Ken developed and implemented new group strategies for the Atlanta Braves that resulted in a 9% growth in sales revenue over the previous season. He developed and implemented the GOALden Ticket program for the Phoenix Coyotes, which produced an ROI of 282% and resulted in several earned media opportunities. Ken developed his skills as a sports marketer while spending the early part of his career working on the ticket sales side of the business with the Houston Astros, Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers, and Phoenix Coyotes. Learn more about Ken
November 13, 2019
Founder & CEO for LRT Sports, Rate Your College Coach.
FOUNDER & CEO Keirsten is the founder and CEO of LRT Sports. On top of that, she is a writer for The Huddle. Being the Chief Executive Officer of LRT Sports means that Keirsten is the one held accountable for the success of the company’s efforts, across the board. She is also our Chief Amusement Officer; she promotes laughter in our business, eye roll. Playing varsity tennis and soccer for Skidmore College in New York has given her the endurance to be able to push the company to the next level day in and day out. Learn more here
November 12, 2019
Founder TeamSafe​®Sports, 2-Time Tactical Strength Challenge Master's Champ, Texas Deadlift Master's M2 Record Holder
Dr. Steve Horwitz is a graduate of Cornell University and the National University of Health Sciences. He was selected by the USOC to be the sole chiropractor on the US Olympic Team medical staff for the XXVI Olympiad. He has traveled internationally with USATF and consulted with several Division 1 sports programs. He was chairman of the Maryland Council on Physical Fitness, the Maryland director for the NSCA, and the co-chair of the Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries program in Montgomery County, MD. Dr. Horwitz is two-time champion of the Tactical Strength Challenge Master’s Division and the founder of TeamSafe®Sports.
November 12, 2019
Football Agent & CEO at JS The Football Agent | Elite Athletes Manager & Mentor | Founder & CEO at ÉNDOXO Sports
Mr. Jaime Saltos has been working in the football industry for over 10 years providing career advisement, management, coaching, mentoring and consultations for professionals footballers & football teams around the world. FIFA Agent US Soccer Federation Agent / Intermediary Ecuadorian Football Federation Agent / Intermediary US Olympic/Paralympic Athletes' Mentor US Soccer Federation Licensed Coach Agent Founder & CEO at JS The Football Agent, LLC. Founder, President & CEO at ÉNDOXO Sports, LLP. Learn more
November 11, 2019
Technical Co-founder @ Golf BPM Swing Tempo App
Jeremy is an expert mobile developer and architect specializing in iOS, Android, and hybrid mobile Apps. He is also an expert at product development and Front End technologies. At IBM he has lead development teams at Safeway, Universal Orlando and American Express. He is also part-owner of several other apps, including Golf BPM and ShoeSwipe. Since 2011 he has led over 25 App development projects for iOS, Android and Web. In addition to programming, he is an expert in UX (user experience), design thinking and prototyping. He doesn't just follow the news and trends; he creates it by regularly podcasting about trends in mobile, user experience and App development. He gives back to the mobile community with his video teaching series on Udemy and YouTube. He is also the host of the “To App or Not To App” podcast. He attended Golden Gate University and received a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems. He has expert-level knowledge of front and backend programming languages, databases and system architecture.
November 11, 2019
Professional Baseball Hitting Coach, Founder of X Factor Technology Hitting Systems.
Ken has trained hitters at all levels of baseball and softball, from beginners to Big League players, with unprecedented success. As an associate scout for the Tampa Bay Rays (2003-2014), he focused on player development rather than the traditional role of scout. One of the most sought after hitting coaches in his area, Ken built, owned and operated three batting cages and has consulted on a number of baseball training related projects.  He developed several unique training methods that have been practiced with great success, including a timing-based method that has led to the creation of the X-Factor system. Never one to accept anything without thorough analysis and investigation, Ken’s unique approach compels him to seek out the how and why never allowing himself to be confined by the consensus of the current or popular paradigm.  Ken has authored several publications on the science of hitting, as well as on swing mechanics, including his most recent contribution, “In Pursuit of the Optimal Swing, pt. I”, in which he challenges the assumptions of a noted physicist, Professor Alan Nathan. A creative person by nature, published singer/songwriter, and actor, Ken’s ability to think outside the box, along with his vast experience in baseball training enables him to know which questions to ask, making him uniquely qualified to succeed.
November 10, 2019
Myriam Glez: Four Olympic Games for four different countries
After competing for the French National Team at the Sydney Olympics, Myriam retired from Synchronized Swimming to attend business school. She worked for Accorhotels in marketing and sponsorship in France, Thailand, and Australia and eventually resumed her sporting career to compete for the Australian National Team in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Following her second retirement, Myriam combined her business and sports knowledge to return to sport and worked in high performance and sport management in England and in the U.S for several years before founded Athletes Soul. Where are you from? I was born in Lyon, France. I have an older step-brother who lived with us when I was little and then it was just me, my parents and my cat. When and how did you start synchronized swimming? I grew up in a family of skiers. We spent a lot of time in the mountains in winter and summer. So there was no background in swimming in my family but I always loved the water. I saw Muriel Hermine (a famous French synchronized swimmer) on TV and knew this is what I wanted to do. It took me about a year to convince my mum to look into it. I was six when she finally registered me with the local club. Can you give us a summary of your career? I had abilities for the sport and pretty quickly I started training five days per week. We lived pretty far from the pool and, in middle school, it would take me 1.5 hours to get to practice from school. I would take the regional bus, then the city bus, the subway and another bus. But I had all my friends at swimming and I loved it so I never thought of it as difficult. I would use the travel time to do my homework. I competed in age group national championships from 10 years old on. I won my first national championships at 12 and participated in youth national team every year after that. At 15, I moved to the National Training Center in Paris to train for the Junior World Championships. After that, I made the senior national team and participated in many international competitions: winning the silver and bronze medals in European championships and cups, placing in top five at world championships and cups, and fourth at the 2000 Olympic Games. I was promoted to the duet after Sydney and competed for another two years with the French Team. I retired at the end of 2002 and then went to business school. I returned to the sport at the end of 2005 and competed in the Beijing Olympics for Australia in 2008, placing seventh. Learn more about Myriam here
November 8, 2019
CEO & Co-Founder at Fanisko Fan Engagement Platform Sathish Chittibabu
Fanisko is changing the future of Digital Fan Engagement. Fanisko brings sports teams & leagues into the modern digital era, creating unforgettable moments for the 21st-century fan. Fanisko technology plugs into a team’s existing platform to power Mixed Reality fan experiences, combining AR (Augmented Reality) for gamification & activation, with Artificial Intelligence for personalization, so that teams can meet their fans wherever they are. Fanisko turns your loyal fans into Digital Diehards.  The Fanisko | Engage platform is an A.I.-powered backend plugin that infuses an app with our patent-pending live hybrid fantasy game, AR & VR gaming like home run derbies or three-point shootouts, and live play-by-play predictions -- TRACKED with behavioral analytics so that teams, and their sponsors, can understand their fans better. With Fanisko | Engage, fans get to be in the locker room every day of the year.
November 7, 2019
Jill Stelfox Co-CEO at Edgy Inc
Jill is a leader who creates inspiration through strategic vision alignment. Her ability to raise large sums of money to fund innovation and create shareholder value is unparalleled. Ultimately, she is a collaborative coalition builder who drives results and moves her companies' forward. Her goal is to accelerate the development of exciting new technologies and generate new applications that will bring her customers’ additional benefits, in terms of top-line growth and rapid return on investment.
November 7, 2019
Co-Founder and COO at FanSaves Inc. ~ Sports Sponsorship platform
Co-Founder and COO of FanSaves Inc. a mobile app that gives sports fans discounts and deals from the sponsors of their favorite teams, helping teams increase sponsorship sales and fan engagement. > > > "We're looking for something more digital" -Business Owner "We would like to be able to track our ROI and customer analytics" -Business Owners "We want our brand to be seen on non-game days and in the off-season" -Business Owner These are all things my co-founder and I heard repeatedly from business owners while we were outselling sponsorship for the two minor professional hockey teams we were managing in 2017. One problem we often faced was that traditional inventory included in our sponsorship packages like rink boards and scoreboard ads were no longer appealing to brands. While we did have packages that included promotion on our team's website and social media this did little drive traffic into our partner's establishments. Instead, business owners wanted to be able to reach their target market digitally and be able to measure their return on investment with data. This is where the concept of FanSaves was born. On the FanSaves App, you can follow your favorite sports teams and get access to discounts and deals offered by their sponsors. The app is free for fans to download and is a great digital conduit between sponsors and fans helping drive engagement. Sports fans love that they can save money in their community while supporting their favorite teams. At FanSaves we are passionate about innovation and providing our partners with the digital solutions they need to drive sales. For more information DM me here in LinkedIn or check out our website at
November 7, 2019
Play by Play Broadcaster/ Director of Media Relations at CAN-USA Sports - Jonathan Kliment
Jonathan has spent the past 3 years working with the SUNY Broome Hornets hockey club after completing a broadcast degree from American Broadcasting School and finishing his Bachelors Degree at Full Sail University. Jonathan has built up his sales skills, selling advertising space on his broadcasts, as well as bringing in 8 years of experience in the minor leagues working in Merchandising/Marketing.  Learn more about Jonathan here. 
November 6, 2019
Geekletes - Discover & Organize Esports Events
Geekletes is a newly opened Esports Studio located in the popular southern Dallas, sports-centric city of Desoto, TX. Home of popular athletes such as Von Miller and Errol Spence Jr. , Martin chose to relocate their Geekletes headquarters from their 1500 sq ft arena initially located in Downtown Dallas, which first launched in 2015, to the newly renovated former ITT building in DeSoto which boasts 15,300 square feet transformed into a gaming oasis that includes a private streaming room, a competition stage, podcast recording studios, tournament hosting rooms, an outdoor basketball court, and a cafe equipped with a bar.    Geekletes Co-Founder Danny Martin defines the name “Geekletes” as a brand name synonymous with any individual who is part of the Esports industry as a player or advocate. Martin grew up in South Dallas attending schools in Oak Cliff, Lancaster, and Desoto. His entrance into the gaming industry came to him as a student at the University of Texas in San Antonio where he studied and received a BA in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship. “It all started with an individual who sought me out to help repair gaming consoles for his company. I would solicit customers on campus in exchange for his mentorship. As I started to collect data on these customers, I realized that Esports was going to be big business at the time and knew I needed to get in,” Martin said.    Martin hosted his first Esports tournament as part of his capstone in college and learned the ins and out of the Esports tournament world. In which prompted an interest in developing a software platform specifically for tournament hosting. The ideal place to learn was within the heart of San Fran, so he accepted a position at a venture backed tech start-up and eventually started working with IBM. Martin was relocated back to Dallas through IBM but was excited to return home to start building back into the communities he once grew up in. Visit
November 6, 2019
CEO - Africa Sports Ventures Group Leslie Koroma Sr.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the Sports and Information Technology Industries. Strong entrepreneurial attributes, with versatile skills and experience in Sports Media, Event Management, Branding, Athlete Representation, Radio, Public and Media Relations and a variety of Digital Strategies that includes but not limited to Graphic Design, App and Web Development. An innovator with a knack for creation of new niche businesses with strategic relevance in the Sports Industry and the current global Tech-based economy. The African Sports Media Network is the Premier sports media Company for Africa. We operate a portfolio of companies aimed at providing you every angle of coverage of sports on the continent of Africa and of African athletes across the globe.  African Sports Media Network currently runs  a digital online magazine called African Sports Monthly; two daily sports news sites African Sports TV; and African Sports Channel We also run a Blog Talk Radio program at called the African Sports Report.  We will be bringing you live streaming of sports events from Africa and more as we grow. our company currently employs about 22 people and hope to continue to expand.  African Sports Media Network has also founded the African Sports Museum and Hall of Fame and we will be establishing the Museum in the West African Nation of Sierra Leone.
November 5, 2019
Director of Sports Science and Analytics at Texas A&M University (American Football)
Kratik did his undergrad in Electronics Engineering but followed his heart to pursue a career in sports. He ended up writing for the largest soccer website in the world, marketing the biggest soccer club in India, interning with the biggest sports management company in the world and becoming a national champion with one of the most prestigious college football programs in America as a sports scientist and a performance analyst.  He worked with probably the biggest sports performance company that makes GPS systems to learn and grow and went back to Florida State Football to work for the greatest man that he had ever worked for. When he offered him an opportunity to join him at Texas A&M Aggies Football, he was thrilled.  Learn more about Kratik here
November 5, 2019
VFC, the first online PvP fighting game for VR.  This is Fighting Every real-world fighting & martial art move and attack is recognized in the game. The player shall perform those moves with their physical body movement: Current recognization attack types are: Jab, Cross, Hook, Cross, Uppercut, Backfist, Overhand, and more. Every movement and offensive technique is measured according to its velocity, distance of travel, area of impact, combinational effect to arrive at precise damage done, providing the most sophisticated physical data to the player.​ This is VR Fighting ​Each in-game character has a list of unique SPECIAL ATTACKs which can be activated when a COMBO is performed. And a combo is performed by using REAL WORLD FIGHTING TECHINQUES properly.  Learn more ​
November 5, 2019
How Technology has changed the Sports Betting Landscape with PJ Laferla
PJ Laferla is a sales & Marketing Executive with 19+ years of experience establishing new business partnerships and long-term relationships in the arena of sports, entertainment, broadcast media, and technology. Currently CGO at SportsInput, the web's cornerstone for sports betting statistics, data and analytics! Prior to SportsInput, was Vice President at Major League Partnerships, a start-up sponsorship sales and consulting firm focused on maximizing revenue for sports & entertainment properties. Earlier in my career, was a Director for global entertainment company, Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) as well as two professional sports organizations, including the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL), and the Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) owned Anaheim Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Specialties: Visionary Leadership, Corporate Partnerships, New Business Development, Strategy, Forged Relationships, Business Operations, Revenue Growth, Sports Betting.  Learn more about PJ here 
November 3, 2019
Founder + Chief Branding Strategist at Brand B Sports Jason Campbell
JASON CAMPBELL is a native of the Southside of Chicago who is considered by his peers as a true rose that grew from the concrete. Jason sharpened his skillset in corporate America, working in a marketing and global branding capacity for some of the world’s most prestigious Fortune 500 companies. Over the past 8 years, Jason has worked on many of your favorite athlete’s personal brands, orchestrating their endorsement deals, philanthropic campaigns, and business development endeavors.  All of this with the goal of helping his clients create global, self-sustaining brands that transcend their sport. His fingerprints can be found across the entire sports spectrum, NBA, NFL, MLB, NASCAR, USTA (Tennis) and most recently the NHL. Whether its real estate, tech or cannabis, Jason seems to have his finger on the pulse of the next industry that is going to boom.  His deep-seated passion for community development has lead to the fusion of his sports, real estate and tech interest to be in alignment with his philanthropic work; providing much-needed resources to the less fortunate in Tanzania, China, and South Africa, just to name a few. Jason wholeheartedly believes, if you live your brand, and work your brand, then you will love your brand. Something he preaches to his clients every day.  Learn more at 
November 1, 2019
Building Engagement & monetization at venues with Jason Davis
Jason moved from a technical background into the media, working for Australia's largest publishing and news companies. Then the sport bug bit while at the Seven Network. He project managed a world-first Aus Open tennis live-streaming project and the genesis of Seven's 2016 Olympics offering. He then joined the QRL, building a team that brought Queensland's premier code into the digital age. He then left to build and launch The Siren, a game day content monetisation platform, and Siren Media, a digital agency for sport.
October 31, 2019
How Under-investment in Digital is Harming Revenue Growth in Elite Sports with Adam Mussa
Adam Mussa is the Founder of  Australian startup Benchvote delivers innovative and proven 'fan-first' engagement solutions which captures leads, increases revenue and delivers fan insights to publishers, sports teams and their sponsors. Some of the recent sporting rights holders, brands and sponsors Benchvote has worked with include: Australia’s NBL, 2017 Rugby League World Cup, A-League, AFL clubs Western Bulldogs and Adelaide Crows, NAB, TAB and more. We spoke to Benchvote’s founder Adam Mussa who has a multi-disciplinary background in Digital Marketing, having worked in Social Media, Customer Acquisition, Product Management, and Project Delivery at the startup, agency and enterprise level. He also is an avid educator – teaching classes at General Assembly and Academy Xi in Product Management, Startup Strategy, Digital Marketing, and UX.
October 29, 2019
Episode 23: A 24/7 Esports Network is in the Works
We lead with the news that the Video Game Entertainment and New Network (VENN) raised US$17 million in seed round funding to launch a 24/7 network dedicated to esports and gaming entertainment. Rugby Australia does a partnership with Amazon where fans can use Alexa to get exclusive content, live commentary and more for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The fourth edition of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Sports Survey came out through the week and we discuss some of the highlights of it.
September 20, 2019
Episode 22: NFL to Partner with Reddit on AMA’s
In a very short pod for this edition we talk: Reddit and the National Football League’s (NFL) strike a partnership. The deal will see Reddit host a monthly series of ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) Q&A’s on its platform with assorted current and former players, team personnel, executives and more. Intriguingly, the NFL will also produce a digital video series featuring the guests, to be distributed on Reddit as well as on their own channels and outlets. And we talk about the AFL continuing the Shanghai fixture between St Kilda and Port Adelaide in 2020.
September 17, 2019
Episode 21: FIFA to stream African World Cup qualifiers worldwide.
Melbourne are soon to open Australia’s largest, and dedicated, esports Arena at the Emporium in the city’s CBD. Set to be the largest video gaming and esports entertainment venue in the Southern Hemisphere it will be developed by Fortress Esports. Two very strong Australian sportstech companies, LIGR Systems and InteractSport, consolidate their partnership. FIFA to stream African World Cup qualifiers worldwide. We wonder if that is the potential for the Asian Football Confederation, seeing as we’re big Socceroos supporters. We close with a bit about Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt at a sub two-hour marathon.  
September 6, 2019
Episode 20: We Recap Melbourne’s Sports Tech Week
Ahmad and Clint recap their time and experiences at Sports Tech Week taking in the Sports Tech Week, Startup Day and more and then ramble and argue about data, cricket and more.
August 30, 2019
Episode 19: Is There Value in the Current Australian Esports Market?
 Show Notes:  Esports business Gfinity Australia is ceasing operations in November. Parent company, Here, There and Everywhere (HT&E) have cited difficulty in making this “sustainable,” profitable and getting value in the local market. We discuss if there is a problem with finding value in the esports sector in Australia? Lifting off from there, Supercars plans to keep investing in their eseries even though their partner Gfinity Australia is ceasing local operations. We talk through the possibilities of Super Rugby if they decide to offer more matches in front of a paywall and sell direct to fans. And we revisit Ahmad’s cricket bet from a fortnight ago.
August 19, 2019
Sports Tech episode 18: EPL Kicks Off All Behind A Paywall
 Show notes:  With the EPL kicking off this weekend, the rights in Australia are fully paywalled behind Optus. No EPL on SBS for 2019-2020 season! Then from there, Optus have said they have 700,000 active subscribing accounts watching Live & VOD football on Optus Sport. We talk about the telco’s strategy in taking on some many football rights and if it makes financial sense in our nonsensical way. The Nine Network continue their summer tennis push with the rights to the ATP Cup. Ahmad and Clint then close out with a ramble about OTT and digital broadcasters in Australia.  Learn more  
August 9, 2019
Dire Warning on Sports Rights, Ahmad Also Makes a HUGE Bet on Cricket
 Show notes:  Fortnite World Cup is the biggest sports tech news of the week. We give shouts and ramble on about it. NBL’s new multifaceted, shared rights deal sees SBS offer the entire season via their OTT platform ‘On Demand,’ selected matches will be on free-to-air on SBS Viceland with ESPN televising 59 prime time NBL games as well under a two-year agreement. The NBL will absorb the production costs. It’s a long-term play, by investing in owning and producing their own broadcasts it keeps the sport visible. Basketball is a healthily participated sport with huge fandom means visibility of the NBL alongside the NBA develops a nice alignment between the two. Speaking to the TV Blackbox podcast this week, Foxtel's CEO, Patrick Delany stated it was time sports governing bodies "got realistic about the value of rights generally and the utility of them because the market's no longer rising, it's contracting." We talk about the lessening of the value of rights and Ahmad makes a bet on cricket.
August 2, 2019
Episode 16: Cricket Australia Cops a Whack For Poor Data Collection
Show Notes:  Cricket Australia’s participation figures have been revealed to be false according to a Fairfax investigation. The issue does speak to poor data and record keeping, and what does constitute participation? Tennis Australia and TechStars to collaborate on a sportstech accelerator and incubator in Melbourne post 2020 Australian Open. Tennis Australia is maintaining their evolution as a tech focussed governing body and have found a way of safeguarding their future by collaborating with and leading sports tech companies and potential top startups to help with their on and off court technology. One year to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Channel 7 have begun their hype, hype, hype. Seven will launch another six channels across its broadcast video on demand (BVOD) platform 7plus for the Games. Up to 40 live streams of every sport will also be available on 7plus, with the network touting more sports! more events! more gold medals! "THAN ANY PREVIOUS GAMES!!!". In other news, and very interesting news too, Channel 7 have partnered up with IOC’s OTT 24/7 channel, Olympic Channel, which will be available on 7plus. Melbourne-based start-up PlaySport has had a big PR push with the announcement that they have unveiled its new platform connecting Australians with over 50,000 sports organisations across 350 different sports. Article was written by David Swan for The Australian – hopefully the article is not paywalled!
July 26, 2019
Sports Tech Episode 15: After Going AWOL For Two Weeks, We Return
 Show notes:  Rolled out in Australia this week, local Instagram users won’t be able to see how many likes other posts receive, with the social media platform implementing a trial that was first rolled out in Canada in May. Australia will be the second market in the world to participate in the test to remove the total number of likes on photos and video views in the feed, permalink pages and profiles. On the off, the emphasis should hopefully move to quality content and engagement. Indian OTT service Hotstar sets global streaming record during India’s Cricket World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. The OTT service set a staggering number of 25.3 million concurrent viewers for the match from England. US sports data company STATS has formalised its merger with Perform Content to create a new company (STATS Perform) which they have dubbed as the ‘world’s leading’ artificial intelligence-driven sports data platform. The merged company would provide massive data-led solutions including: sports research, news, and video content in combination with live betting streams, integrity services, and more. English Premier Club Liverpool have named EA Sports as their official video games partner under a new multi-year deal. The agreement, which comes into effect from the start of the upcoming 2019-20 season, will see the games developer work with the club produce Liverpool-content specific to feature on the club’s social channels. There has been a bit shuffling between rights holders and clubs moving between EA Sports and Konami – the developers of Pro Evolution Soccer – in recent months.
July 19, 2019
Episode 14: Canberra Based Company Nets Major NBA Deal
Show Notes:  Canberra-based digital agency Unbnd has finalised a partnership with the NBA to broadcast the NBA’s dedicated 24-hour channel in Australia and Singapore using its immersive mixed reality broadcast platform. Unbnd’s MIA mixed reality platform will allow viewers to watch live games, highlights, and original programming through a 360-degree virtual theatre environment that displays real-time game statistics and interactive branded content. The MIA app will be available before the start of the 2019-20 season on most VR headsets, mobile devices, and tablets. Website to check them out: Rugby Australia is looking at a range of streaming options to increase distribution of domestic and (reportedly!) Super Rugby content when its broadcast rights are renegotiated in 2020. Games such as the NRC, Junior Wallabies matches and more could be available for free in the next broadcast deal as the governing body looks to bring more rugby to different platforms for free. The problem has been that so much rugby has been paywalled for a long time so different platforms should come to the fore. Last Friday’s Women’s State of Origin rugby league match between Queensland and New South Wales used live GPS-based statistics via Catapult’s devices during the live broadcast for fans watching at home. Both teams wore Catapult GPS devices that tracked position, and that data was used to show metrics to the audience such as speed and distance covered, and to track effort and intensity on the field. Catapult Sports, the NRL, and Channel Nine had already been providing live GPS data for the Men’s State of Origin series since 2017.
June 28, 2019
Dual Professional Athlete | AFL Player Melbourne Demons | Former Professional Cricketer
Guy started his professional athletic career as a cricketer playing five years for the Victorian Bushrangers, Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades, having signed his first professional contract at just 17. Many professional athlete careers are interrupted by injuries, which Guy has experienced, with multiple back injuries and shoulder surgeries. At these times Guy focused on his rehabilitation and desire to get back to playing the game he loved. After losing his cricket contract due to long term injury, which was unsustainable for a fast bowler, Guy successfully moved codes to secure a contract with the Melbourne Demons. The ability to move codes is a testament to the perseverance and character Guy upholds himself to, and his desire to be a professional athlete despite a challenging career which has been so heavily influenced by injury. However, he also saw the opportunity in using his periods of rehabilitation to acquire new professional career skills outside of sport, including working for the Channel 7 social media team, and as a broadcaster on sports radio. Having enjoyed both of these experiences, he knows that post his playing career, he will leverage his experiences as a professional athlete and the professional skills he’s already acquired to seek new opportunities. 
June 27, 2019
Episode 13: The Scourge of Sports Piracy Keeps Bubbling Away
 Here are the Show notes: The latest sub-Reddit for sports streaming has been shut down, this one is the NBAstreams subreddit. This follows on from the closures of the Soccerstreams and MMAstreams subreddits earlier this year. Staying with piracy, BeIN Sports has laid off a fifth of its workforce in Qatar, citing Saudi Arabian piracy and BeoutQ for a downturn in revenues. More than 300 staff have lost their jobs at the network’s headquarters in Doha. As reported by AdNews, the interactive games market is forecast to become the fastest growing segment in consumer media spending, driven largely by in-game microtransactions, according to PriceWaterhouseCooper. Their annual Australian Entertainment and Media Outlook forecasts that the games and esports sector will more than double to $7.1 billion in 2023 from $3.45 billion in 2018. In-game microtransactions, 5G and cloud-based technology are expected to be some of the growth drivers of the sector. ONE Championship have been spreading their production capability wings, now the UFC has done so with the  opening of a state-of-the-art 130,000 square-foot production facility in Las Vegas. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern has joined WSC Sports in an advisory role. The automated video highlights provider for the NBA and several other professional sports leagues has made a big move with this hiring.
June 21, 2019
Episode 12: Fox Sports Cops Another Blow!
  Here are the show notes: Facebook has secured key content deals with the NRL, AFL and Cricket Australia. The agreement between the sporting codes and Facebook Australia means video highlights of the sports will be shown on the social media platform, with extra content placed on video streaming platform Facebook Watch. The content includes live original programs, some matches, women's and men's game highlights and weekly wrap up shows. US media production company Thuuz Sports has partnered with Kayo Sports to integrate automated highlights into their OTT platform. The artificial intelligence (AI) driven technology, records metadata to measure fan engagement and sentiment around individual sporting events to tailor highlights packages for the use of rights owners and media partners. Thuuz’s partnership with Kayo marks the California-based company’s first venture into Australia. The PwC Media Report came out this week, the key takeaway is the idea of the power of companion media – podcasts supporting radio for example, or social media supporting linear broadcasts. The NSW Blues have signed a deal to wear state-of-the-art compression garments, developed by German company Bauerfeind. They use 3D scanner technology to individually fit compression garments to each individual.
June 15, 2019
Episode 11: Big Events Means Broadcasting Rules This Week
The International Cricket Council (ICC) will broadcast content from this year’s World Cup across Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for the first time as they build greater access and visibility to the tournament. The ICC will use its official Facebook platforms to enable fans to watch match recaps minutes after games have finished. There’s also exclusive snippets and preview shows for Twitter and YouTube.  ESPN live streamed game two of the NBA finals between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors via its app with a broadcast aimed exclusively at a teenage audience. If you see the images, the presenters were super-imposed at the bottom of the screen during the game, commentary was different and it looks like a stream you see on Twitch. In-game graphics were also used to highlight key moments, such as dunks, three-pointers or blocks. The graphics showing player names and additional stats were also used and is known as ESPN Mode. The stats were provided by Second Spectrum, the sports data intelligence company who created the on-court graphics in partnership with ESPN – ESPN Mode has been experimented with through the NBA playoffs.  Optus have reported a record number of streaming minutes for the Champions League final. They’ve reported that the match generated 16.5 million live streaming minutes, representing a 20 per cent increase on the previous record set during thier coverage of the 2018-19 Premier League season.  Link to Gatorade’s sweat sensor article - Video of Leatherhead FC & IBM Watson - & the full film series is here:
June 7, 2019
Episode 10: Rugby Codes Latest Tech Deals Demonstrates Their Differing Social Media Strategies
Show Notes   Fox Clips, an innovation from FOX SPORTS and Rugby Australia lets fans share any rugby moments from TV. Viewers of a live sports broadcast can create and share clips of sporting highlights and share them on their social media channels. Available for anyone to use in Rugby Australia’s Xplorer app, FOX Clips uses proprietary image recognition technology to identify what program you are watching and then lets you turn it into a clip and share it .  Shout out’s to Spalk for winning of Think Sport’s ‘Startup Battle’ in Switzerland this week. Other local companies who attended were Blinder and Formalytics. Spalk is an NZ business which has developed software for virtual sportscasting and commentary, it’s agile and has the potential to be a low cost plugin for sports rights holders to bring value to their broadcasts. Football Tech Startup GoRout has been named a finalist in a NASA Competition, they are among one of 10 finalists of NASA iTech. The company’s in-helmet display system allows players to view diagrams of plays while on the field. Source: & The NRL has signed an initial two-year deal with cloud-based video production platform Blackbird to service their live clipping, editing and publishing of match highlights across their digital channels.
May 31, 2019
Episode 9: Optus Throws Down Another Footballing Challenge to Fox Sports
Vizrt has installed Viz Story across the entirety of Seven News, the news arm of Seven West Media – one of Australia’s integrated media companies. Viz Story is Vizrt’s video creation and distribution tool that allows digital media companies to quickly create captivating and branded content and publish it simultaneously across multiple platforms. All of Seven West Media hubs in Australia’s major cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Maroochydore, and Brisbane) have dedicated Viz Story installations. Source: BeIN Sports has secured the Australian & New Zealand rights to the Copa América in Brazil. The agreement was brokered by Japanese marketing giant Dentsu. The NBA was named China’s most popular sports league, beating out the EPL and Champions League. Ticketek and Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane announced that they will offer contactless tickets on iPhone and Apple Watch. Optus will offer school kids free access to Optus Sports during the Women’s World Cup which kicks off next month. The aim is to continue visibility and access to women’s sport. All 52 matches, highlights etc… will be complementary.
May 24, 2019
Episode 8: Sports Tech Update with Clint from Bullpen Media
Foxtel suffers huge losses, which sports will suffer? Is cable Tv on the way out? Should leagues consider broadcasting their own content? Many talking points, Tune in to learn more! 
May 18, 2019
Episode 7: Sports Tech Update with Clint from Bullpen Media
 Welcome to Sportsfinda's all-new podcast, in today's episode Bullpen media Founder Clint Joins me on the show and we discuss all things Sports tech from all around the globe. Bullpen is Australia's leading Sports tech publication. Tune in for an awesome show!  
May 10, 2019
Episode 6: CEO of Interactsport Andrew Walton
InteractSport is Australia's leading provider of digital and web based sports administration and management solutions. They are a growing organisation with a huge range of clients ranging from high profile national organisations including Cricket Australia, Netball Australia, England & Wales Cricket Board, Australian Rugby Union and Gymnastics Australia through to grassroots based clubs and associations.   Their solutions manage the information of over 4 million participants Australia wide and is used by around 20,000 sports organisations. 
May 8, 2019
Episode 5: AFL & Olymipc Strength Coach Martyn Girvan| owner of Elite Sports Performance
 Marty is the Founder of Elite Sports Performance #ESP as well as a very decorated career in the AFL and with the Malaysian Cycling Team. He was at the Collingwood AFL Football Club for 10 years as the Strength Program Coordinator and was apart of their 2010 Premiership. He held the same position with the Malaysian Cycling team that went on to win a gold medal at the world championships and an Olympic Bronze in Rio. Tune in as we discuss the Interesting Journey of  Martyn Girvan. 
May 8, 2019
Episode 4: Sports Tech Update with Clint from Bullpen Media
Welcome to Sportsfinda's all-new podcast, in today's episode Bullpen media Founder Clint Joins me on the show and we discuss all things Sports tech from all around the globe. Bullpen is Australia's leading Sports tech publication. Tune in for an awesome show! 
May 3, 2019
Episode 3: "Staying consistent even when things don't look great"
Welcome to Sportsfinda's all-new podcast, in today's episode we discuss the difficulty trying to break through an industry flooded with Multi-nationals and budgets that would equate to more than 10x the value of our company!
May 2, 2019
Episode 2: Just be Human!
 Welcome to Sportsfinda's all-new podcast, in today's episode I go back to where it all started. A small player coming into a world of giants. I had to figure out where to start, how to start and when to start. It happened and ......... Visit our blog to learn more 
May 1, 2019
Episode 1: "They Spit us to the Sharks"
Welcome to Sportsfinda's all new podcast, we will be discussing the current state of the Australian Sport & Fitness retail sector, why small businesses are failing and dying and how we are going to help change that.  Visit our blog to learn more 
April 30, 2019