Advisors & Mentors

Aireal (F19)

Kevin Hart
Founder & CEO

America East Conference (S20 & F19)

Amy Huchthausen

Athletic Republic STL (S20)

Charlie McDoniel

Boeing (S20)

Jeff Ayers
Retired Dir of Innovation & Growth

CellTrak (S20 & F19)

Dan Wacker

Centene Corporation (S20)

Shea Long
Staff VP – Commercial Innovation

CFOs4TEC (F19 & S20)

Ted Stann

Chicago Blackhawks (S20)

Pete Hassen
VP of Marketing

Chicago Cubs (S20)

Bobby Basham
Dir of Special Projects & Assistant Dir of Player Development

Coca-Cola (S20)

Ben Reiling
Former Dir of Motorsports Marketing

Coca-Cola (S20)

Scott Stevens
Former Marketing Assets and Activation Mgr

Complexity Gaming (F19)

Daniel Herz
Chief Revenue Officer

Dallas Cowboys (F19)

Amy Pratt
Director of Sales - Real Estate

Dallas Mavericks (F19)

Ronnie Fauss
Chief Strategy Officer & SVP, Business Development

Dallas Mavericks (F19)

Theo Hodges
VP of Sales

DJH Capital (F19)

Dominique Henderson

Elasticity (F19 & S20)

Brian Cross
Managing Partner

Enterprise Holdings (F19)

Dave Livon
Retired SVP of South Central Operations

ESPN (S20)

Samantha Rudolph
Former Dir of Business Development & Strategic Business Planning

Fanatics (S20 & F19)

Brent Meyer
VP Third Party Operations

Fancam (F19)

Tinus Le Roux
Founder & CEO

Fox Sports Southwest (F19)

Eric Luchetti
Mgr of Digital Distribution and Social Strategy

FoxTrax Vehicle Tracking (S20)

Pat Brannan
President (Acquired)

Freelance Jax (F19)

Adam Lotia

Front Office Sports (S20)

Adam White
Founder & CEO

Gatorade (S20)

Drew Palin
Sr Dir of Marketing

GoWild (S20 & F19)

Brad Luttrell
Co-Founder & CEO

Infinite Esports (S20 & F19)

Bryan Yale
Former Dir of GG Esports Academy (Acquired)

Johnson&Johnson (S20)

David Drohlic
VP - DePuy

LVRG Sports (F19)

Ashley DeWalt

Major League Baseball (S20)

Mike Shapiro
Dir of Innovation & Venture Investments

Mark Cuban Companies (F19)

Abe Minkara
Managing Director

Microsoft (F19)

Dean Jones
Business Lead – Research@Microsoft Extreme Labs

Minnesota Timberwolves (S20)

Ted Johnson
Chief Strategy Officer

Minnesota Vikings (F19)

Tod Caflisch
Former CTO

National Hockey League (S20)

John Lewicki
Head of International Development & Partnerships

Nestle Purina (S20)

Angie Minges
Strategic Planning Leader, Zone Americas

New Balance (S20)

John Fister
Global Operations and Business Development Mgr

News-Press & Gazette (S20)

Ian Guthrie
VP of Finance & Distribution

Nix Bio Sensors (S20)

Meridith Cass
Founder & CEO

Octagon (S20 & F19)

David Schwab

PGA of America (S20 & F19)

Arjun Chowdri
Chief Innovation Officer

Pizza Hut (F19)

David Daniels
Former VP of Marketing

Production Resource Group (F19 & S20)

John Davidson
Dir of Business Development - Esports

Riot Games (S20)

Scott Delap
Scalability Architect

Ryvit (S20)

Jason Ellis

Satisfi (F19)

Rungson Samroengraja
Co-Founder & Former COO

Spalk (S20)

Ben Reynolds
Co-Founder & CEO

St. Louis Blues (S20)

Matt Gardner
VP, Digital Media & Emerging Technology

St. Louis Gamers (S20)

Mark Gallion
Co-Founder & CEO

Stack Sports (F19)

Brandon Tompkins
VP of Product Management and Strategy

Stadia Ventures (S20 & F19)

Mike Chudy
Lead Sales Mentor

Stats Perform (S20)

Dennis Dougherty
VP of Marketing

Stinson (F19)

Joe Clemko
Senior Attorney

The Esports Observer (F19)

Chris Hana
Founder & CEO

Ticketmaster (F19)

Sandy Khaund
VP, Blockchain Products

Topgolf (F19)

Blaise D'Sylva
Dir of Partnership Activation and Experiences

Under Armour (S20 & F19)

Lorin Hamlin
Head of Innovation Partnerships

United Airlines (S20)

Jerry Dow
Former CMO

Washington University (S20)

John Horn
Professor of Practice in Economics

Wideman Management Group (S20)

Steve Wideman

Wines That Rock (S20)

Ron Roy
Co-Founder & CEO

Winning Identity (S20)

Joe Shuchat
Founder & CEO (Acquired)

World Wide Technology (S20)

Matt Coble
Chief Digital Advisor

Zimmer Biomet (S20)

John Grispon
Former Dir Partner Relations

901 Tequila

Kevin Ruder
Co-Founder & President

ACC Conference

Eric SanInnocencio
Associate Commissioner, Strategic Digital Media


Brian Finegan
Head of Marketing & Product Management, Sports & Fitness


Jon Rosenblatt
Head of Marketing EMEA - Amazon Game Studios

American Cancer Society

Natalie Morrison
Strategic Dir for Cause & Corporate Aliances


Lisa Woodward
Director, Sponsorships

Arizona State University

Jeff Kunowski
Associate Dir of Innovation Programs at Global Sport Institute

Arsenal Football Club

Hywel Sloman
Operations Director

Asia Sports Tech

Loron Orris
Founding Partner


Daniel Dümig
New Business & Innovation Manager EMEA

Atlanta Legends

Jen Welter
Defensive Specialist & 1st Female NFL Coach

Big 12 Conference

Kelvin Smith
Sr Associate Commissioner and General Counsel

BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

Malte Barth
Founding Partner

Black Lab Sports

JP O'Brien
Co-Founder, CEO & Managing Director

Blast Motion

Mike Woods
VP, Business Development, Strategic Partnerships & Sales

Boston Red Sox

Adam Grossman

CBS Interactive

Jeff Nelson
Video Producer

Chicago Blackhawks

Pete Hassen
VP of Marketing

Chicago Bulls

Matt Kobe
VP, Business Strategy & Analytics

Chicago Bulls

Susan Goodenow
VP, Marketing & Communications

Chicago Cubs

Bobby Basham
Dir of Special Projects & Assistant Director of Player Development

Chicago Cubs

Lauren Fritts

Chicago White Sox

Jim Willits
VP of Sales and Service

City Football Group

Stephanie Webber
Dir of Partnership Sales (Americas)

Cleveland Cavaliers

Damion Chatmon
Sr Dir of Emerging and Digital Technology Solutions

Colosseum Sports

Oren Simanian
Founder & GM

Columbus Blue Jackets

Jim Connolly
Director of IT

Complexity Gaming

Daniel Herz
Chief Revenue Officer

Conference USA

Kelly Carney
Senior Associate Commissioner

Dallas Cowboys

Amy Pratt
Director of Sales - Real Estate

Dallas Mavericks

Jerome Elenez

Dallas Mavericks

Ronnie Fauss
Chief Strategy Officer & SVP, Business Development

Dallas Sports Commission

Monica Paul
Executive Director

Dallas Stars

Alana Matthews
EVP of Business Operations & General Counsel

Dallas Stars

Jim Lites

Dallas Wings

Greg Bibb
President & CEO

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Paul Paesang
Dir of Industrial Design & Innovation

DRIVE by DraftKings

Kiki Mills Johnston
Managing Director, DRIVE Venture Studio

Elevate Sports Ventures

Megan Baker
VP of Premium Sales @ New York Islanders

Enterprise Holdings

Greg Stubblefield
Retired EVP & CSO

Envy Gaming

Shay Butler
VP of Sales & Marketing

Epic Games

Daniel Vogel
VP, Engineering


Kerry Bradley
VP, Strategic Partnerships


Rob Shaw
Strategic Partner Development - Sports Media Content


Brent Meyer
VP, Third Party Ops

FC Dallas

Gina Miller
VP of Media & Communication

FC Dallas

Jimmy Smith

Field & Stream

Colin Kearns

Florida Panthers

Charlie Turano

FOG Studios

Ed Dille
Chairman & CEO

Foot Locker

Eddie Plank
VP of Corporate Development

Formula E

Eric Ernst
Head Of Technology

Fox Networks Group

David Wertheimer
Former President, Digital Products

Fox Sports Midwest

Geoff Goldman
Senior Director of Communications

Fox Sports Southwest

Eric Luchetti
Manager of Digital Distribution

Frisco RoughRiders

Andy Milovich
President & GM

Frisco RoughRiders

Scott Burchett

Front Office Sports

Adam White
Founder & CEO

Gaming Law Review

Sue Schneider

Garmin International

Kelly Hancox
Dir of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Genius Sports

Bill Squadron
Special Counsel

Georgia Tech

Ayo Taylor-Dixon
Senior Associate Athletic Director - External Operations

Global Gambling Women

Virginia McDowell
Vice Chair

Global Sports Week

Arnaud Drijard
Co-Founder & CEO

Golden State Warriors

Daniel Brusilovsky
Digital innovations Lead

Happy Warrior

Rebecca Longawa
Founder & President

Hawk-Eye Innovations

James Japhet
Managing Director, North America

Hornets Sports & Entertainment

Kate Barnes
Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation

Houston Outlaws

Ashley DeWalt
Brand Marketing & Strategy Consultant

Houston Rockets

Steven Goldfried
Director, Digital Content Strategy


Bill Le Voir-Barry
CTO Esports & Video Games

Infinite Esports & Entertainment

Chris Chaney
Founder & President (Acquired)

Intel Corporation

Ranajit Gangopadhyay
Intel Sports - Strategy & Business Development

Ireland Esports

Trev Keane
Founding Board Member

Jacksonville Jaguars

Mark Lamping

Kansas University

Chris Freet
Deputy AD for External Engagement


Jason Chapman
Co-Founder & Managing Partner


Josh Chapman
Co-Founder & CEO

Kraft Analytics Group

Jessica Gelman

Kraft Group

Robyn Glaser

Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA)

Nadia Allem
Global Business Development & Partnerships


Jimmy Worrall
Founder & CEO

Learfield IMG

Rob Schneider
Chief Strategy & Development Officer

London Sport

Alex Zurita
Special Advisor, Tech for Participation

Los Angeles Angels

Neil Viserto
VP of Sales

Los Angeles Chargers

Steve Ziff

Los Angeles Lakers

Erika Singal
Sr Dir of Corporate Partnerships

Los Angeles Rams

Kevin Demoff

Lowe’s Companies

Adam Jacobs
Dir of Sports Marketing

Major League Baseball (MLB)

Mike Shapiro
Dir of Innovation and Venture Investments

Major League Girls

Anya Alvarez
Co-Founder & CEO

Major League Soccer (MLS)

Chris Schlosser
SVP & GM of MLS Digital

Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment

Sumit Arora
Senior Director, Strategy & Analytics

Mark Cuban Companies

Abe Minkara
Managing Director


Jon Nordby
Managing Director, Houston


Scott Bailey
Chief Growth Officer

McLaren Applied Technologies

Mike Collier
Head of Human Performance

Michael Johnson Performance

Michael Johnson
Founder & CEO

Minnesota Timberwolves

Ted Johnson
Chief Strategy Officer

Minnesota Vikings

Tod Caflisch
Former CTO

Minor League Baseball (MiLB)

David Wright

Monumental Sports Network

Grant Hastings
VP of Network Operations


Tim Clark
Chief Digital Officer

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Charlie Rohlf
Senior Director - Basketball Technology and Products

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Tom Ryan
AVP Of Basketball Strategy

National Football League (NFL)

Keith Dobkowski
Director of Club Media Strategy

National Hockey League (NHL)

Chris Golier
VP of Business Development and Global Partnerships

National Hockey League (NHL)

Heidi Browning

National Hockey League (NHL)

John Lewicki
Head of International Development & Partnerships

National Pro Fastpitch

Cheri Kempf
President & Commissioner


Ty Halpin
Associate Dir of Playing Rules Administration

New Balance

John Fister
Global Operations & Business Development Manager


Dexter Santos
VP, Player Services

Nielsen Sports

Max Barnett
SVP and Head of Digital


Tal Ziv
Head of Innovation Strategy


David Schwab

Ohio State University

Jim Null
Sr. Associate Athletic Dir & CIO

One Defense

Major General John Wharton
Managing Partner

ONE Softball

Sue Enquist
Founder & CEO

OpTic Gaming

Hector Rodriguez
Owner & CEO

Orlando Magic

Jack Elkins
Former Dir of Innovation

Penn State University

Michael Hazel
Director of Football Operations


Anuj Bhasin
Head of Global Gatorade

PGA of America

Arjun Chowdri
Chief Innovation Officer


Seth Young


Brendan Dolan
General Counsel


Bob Gillcrist
Director of Delivery & Operations

Production Resource Group (PRG)

John Davidson
Dir of Business Development - Esports

Pro Football Hall of Fame

George Veras
COO & Executive Producer

Professional Futsal League

Michael Hitchcock

Red Bull

Per Lundstam
Dir of Athlete Performance

Riot Games

Scott Delap
Scalability Architect

Rogers Communication

Dale Hooper
Former Chief Brand Officer

Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

Rosie Spaulding
Former GM

Sacramento Kings

Alex Rodrigo
SVP & GM of Golden 1 Center

San Antonio Spurs

Joe Donnelly
Sr. Dir of Corporate Development

San Francisco 49ers

Collin Meador
Investor - New Ventures

San Francisco Giants

Bill Schlough

San Jose Sharks

Neda Tabatabaie
Vice President, Business Intelligence


Scott MacIntosh
Head of Sports Analytics and Business Development

Scoreboard Ventures

Brian Dick

Scoreboard Ventures

Nahid Giga


Christine Stoffel
Founder & CEO

See Tickets / Vivendi

Boris Patronoff
CEO - North America

SIGNA Sports United

Stephan Zoll

Sony Corporation

Eiji Ogura
Senior Technology Strategist

Sony Corporation

Joe Tou
Corporate Development & Sony Innovation Fund

Sony Corporation of America

Jay Meerbergen
Director, Corporate Development

Specialized Bicycle Components

Nik Hobbs
Director, Global Planning

Sportradar US

Javier Altamirano
Director of Innovation & Strategic Partnerships

Sports Betting Community (SBC)

Kevin Smith
Dir of Marketing & Communications, North America

Sports Geek

Sean Callanan

Sports Illustrated Play

Jeff Karp
Former President & CEO

SportsLoft UK

Charlie Greenwood

SportsTech Ireland

Clyde Hutchinson
Chair, Advisory Board

SportsTech X

Benjamin Penkert


Taylor Bloom
Co-Founder & CEO

St. Louis Blues

Chris Zimmerman
President & CEO

St. Louis Blues

Keira Emerson
VP, Strategy and Business Intelligence

St. Louis Blues

Matt Gardner
VP, Digital Media & Emerging Technology

St. Louis Blues

Steve Chapman

St. Louis Cardinals

Bill DeWitt III

St. Louis Cardinals

Dan Farrell
SVP, Sales & Marketing

St. Louis Surge

Khalia Collier
Owner & General Manager

Stack Sports

Trent Thrash
Head of M&A

Stats Perform

Dennis Dougherty
VP of Marketing

Stats Perform

Patrick Lucey
Chief Scientist

Strongman Corporation

Dione Masters


Akshay Khanna
GM of Sports

Super League Gaming

Andy Babb

Tampa Bay Lightning

Andrew McIntyre
SVP - Technology & Innovation

Tampa Bay Lightning

Jeff Vinik


Dave DuPont
President & CEO

Texas Legends

Malcolm Farmer
President & GM

Texas Rangers

Kellie Fischer

The Durkin Agency

Karen Durkin

The Esports Observer

Chris Hana
Founder & CEO

Three Commas

Mike Chaffin
Founder & President


Sandy Khaund
VP, Blockchain Products


Andrew Macaulay

Tottenham Hotspur

Sanjeev Katwa


Peter Scott
VP of Emerging Media


Garvey Candella
Director, Strategic Partnerships


Pat Shah
Head of Music Strategy & Licensing

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Properties

Zaileen Janmohamed
Head of Partnership Development and Innovation

U.S. Olympic Committee

Phil Cheetham
Sr., Sports Technologist

U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Troy Taylor
High Performance Director

U.S. Soccer Federation

Brian Remedi
Chief Administrative Officer


Lukasz Wojtowicz
Head of CEO Office

Under Armour

Lorin Hamlin
Head of Innovation Partnerships

Under Armour

Sam McCleery
VP, Open Innovation and Commercialization Lab


Hunki Yun
Dir of Partnerships, Education, Outreach, Research, Science and Innovation

Vegas Golden Knights

Brian Killingsworth

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Patty Hirsch
SVP & GM, Warner Bros, Digital Labs

Wilson Sporting Goods

Bob Thurman
VP of Innovation

World Surf League (WSL)

Sophie Goldschmidt

World Wide Technology Raceway

Declan O'Neill
VP of Business Development


Wim Stocks


Kurt Hunzeker
President, St. Louis Battlehawks


Laura Gaffney
Business Development & Product Partnerships

Zebco Brand

Steve Smits
President & COO

I’m always amazed with how much Stadia has grown and how much the cohorts improve. It’s a great program and I'll always recommend it.

Lorin Hamlin, Head of Innovation Partnerships

Under Armour

I cannot believe how far we’ve come in 90 days. “Accelerator” doesn’t even begin to explain it. Maybe “rocket propelled” would be more fitting. So many talented people in sports, tech, outdoor and beyond mentored us. My network grew tremendously. My skills and knowledge grew even more. And we have a better business because of it.

Brad Luttrell, Founder & CEO


You win with people and Stadia sets themselves apart because of the people they are. And that they’re so willing to introduce to larger networks that you probably haven’t met before…and just help.

Anne Flannery, Founding Board Member

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

After speaking with two cohorts this year, it’s led to two different partnerships with our conference and our member teams.

Amy Huchthausen, Commissioner

America East Conference

Stadia has created a powerful program to fuel activity in the sports entrepreneurial marketplace. Great resources, advisors and a passion for innovation makes the Stadia program an invaluable launch pad for emerging sports and esports businesses.

Chris Zimmerman, President & CEO

St. Louis Blues

I can definitely say the program was invaluable to my company and my professional development. Each week we focused on different important elements related to creating great brands and businesses. We had thought-leading guest speakers, beneficial exercises, and we received constructive critiques that made our businesses better.

Brian Jensen, Founder & CEO

Fishidy (Acquired by FLIR Systems)

We want to see technology that’s worth our time to look at. I get to know the startups that have been vetted, researched and diligenced by Stadia, and I know that I’m seeing the best of the best so it saves me time and money.

Javier Altamirano, Dir of Innovation

For the intersection of sports and technology, we’re a 100 year old company…but we’re always looking for the next 100 years. Stadia is a great place to find new talent, new startups, new technologies, and just a new way of thinking.

Bob Thurman, VP of Innovation


The Stadia Accelerator was a game changer for our business. The guest speakers they brought in were world class industry leaders. The mentor team put us in a position to take our business to the next level. I would strongly recommend Stadia to any and all sports startups.

Joe Shuchat, Founder & President

Winning Identity (Acquired by Blast Motion)

I like the opportunity to see Stadia’s companies first hand so that I can implement their technologies in our franchise and accelerate our growth. In addition, we get the chance to see the most cutting edge technology that’s emerging from across the world.

Khalia Collier, Owner & General Manager

St. Louis Surge

My expectations were exceeded by coming into Stadia…and having access to the wealth of information from teams and brands was extremely invaluable.

Meredith Cass, Founder & CEO

Nix Biosensor

Stadia is not only interested in the companies that they’re investing in, but they’re truly interested in the people that are part of those companies. That sets Stadia apart from everyone.

Barry McPherson, Minority Owner

Frisco RoughRiders

I come because of the community that Stadia has built. Some of the best minds within sports and technology from around the world.

Clyde Hutchinson, Chair

Sports Tech Ireland

Stadia is very unique in terms of how they bring us all together from every facet of sports and esports. We have interesting conversations and the networking that’s involved is second to none. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn about technology, about business, and I find myself saying that’s a great question or a great technology.

Jim Connolly, Dir of IT

Columbus Blue Jackets

Stadia Ventures truly fills a void by helping entrepreneurs bring innovation to the world of sports. The St. Louis Cardinals have enjoyed partnering with Stadia and their cohort companies as they develop new sports technologies and innovations.

Dan Farrell, SVP for Sales and Marketing

St. Louis Cardinals

Stadia network has a wide variety of people involved and it grows year after year. Once you’re involved you stay for life, and it has turned into a big family.

Declan O’Neill, VP of Business Development

World Wide Technology Raceway

Stadia has opened my eyes to some great avenues for thought and innovation. This exposure is a great help in directing the USGA’s activities.

Hunki Yun, Dir of Strategic Projects

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