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Bryant McBride
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Bryant has over 20 years of experience in growing small and large sports businesses. In the past ten years he has focused on building and nurturing technology businesses through which sports has been used as a strategic growth driver. He has extensive experience as a major sports league business development executive, an entrepreneur, an investor in and as a mentor to early-stage sports technology companies.

In the past ten years, Bryant’s entrepreneurial activities have resulted in the creation, growth and profitable sale of four companies – myteam.com, a pioneer in harnessing the collective buying power in the youth sports market (served as SVP Operations and as key member of the management team), Vision Sports and Entertainment Partners (Founder and CEO), the leading youth sports marketing activation firm in the US that was acquired by The Active Network in 2005, Football Scouts Inc, an online scouting service that is now the core property in “ESPN Insider”, ESPN.com’s  monthly online subscription product (served as lead investor and led FSI’s business development and M&A activity), and Sports Technologies Inc, one of the leading online sports technology development companies in the US (served as lead investor and led FSI’s business development and M&A activity).   In 2005, he led the initial capital raise for Football Scouts Inc. and spearheaded its sale to ESPN 14 months later. In 2007, Bryant led the initial capital raise for Sports Technologies, Inc., and advised the company through the sale of its flagship property, FanNation, to Sports Illustrated/Time Warner twelve months later. The two transactions generated a 8.8x and 4.1x return on invested capital, respectively.  Bryant has also built growth initiatives with Fortune 500 companies and leading consumer brands including  M&M Mars, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Kraft Foods, Sunkist, Sam’s Club/Walmart, Bank of America, Choice Hotels, and United Technologies.  Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Bryant was the VP of Business Development for the National Hockey League, where he led the evaluation and creation of new businesses, including international broadcasting, rink development and multiple grassroots fan base building initiatives.     Continue on next page...

 

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