Jim Daigle

CEO
jim.daigle@sportssystems.com

Jim led Sports Systems’ successful transition from the world’s largest sports news content provider 10 years ago to our current focus delivering sponsorship enterprise activation and event accreditation solutions. As well as the overall responsibility setting company direction, Jim created and oversees the relationships with many of our significant clients. The experience he brings to our operations and clients includes 30 years in the sports industry and post-graduate program certificates from MIT and NYU. Interestingly, his career began with computer programming jobs in the 80’s in the Pentagon and for the White House, and then as an analyst for Lehman Brothers before moving to the sports industry. Born in Cleveland, Jim is loyal to the rarely successful teams he grew up with: the Indians, Browns and Cavs (feeling better right now!), and this is why he has been immersed in Formula One for 20 years. His high point: working for nine teams and FOM concurrently!  Jim lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

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Jim Daigle

Jim Daigle

CEO

Barb Hyde

COO

Now 20+ years in the event and sports marketing field, Barb joined Sports Systems in 2007, bringing practical event experience along with her Summa Cum Laude M.B.A. and B.S. degrees to the team.  Barb heads up the Operations team which forms the bridge between our technology and our clients and works closely on Panasonic's integrated Olympic program, T-Mobile's MLB TicketTracker, CFL, HTC, Zurich, and the European (PGA) Tour. Barb and her husband Bob love to travel and while definitely a sports fan (go Giants!), Barb prefers participating herself - running, biking, kick-boxing, skiing, swimming, sailing - and just about anything else you invite her to do outdoors.

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Barb Hyde

Barb Hyde

COO

John Scott

CTO

In 1995, John opened alt.coffee, one of NYC’s first internet cafes. Fueled by a dedicated T1 line and as much coffee as he could drink, John immersed himself in the web and learned how to program. John joined Sports Systems in 2003 and shortly thereafter earned his M.S. in Computer Science from NYU. Today he executes Sports Systems' technology strategy, leads the development team, and gets his hands dirty with plenty of code. John lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two sons, coaches soccer and goes on insanely long runs when time permits.

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John Scott

John Scott

CTO

Rick Dameron

VP OF MARKETING
rick.dameron@sportssystems.com

Rick joined Sports Systems in 2006 after more than 15 years in the NASCAR industry managing public relations and hospitality events for some of the largest sponsors of the sport, including DuPont. His vast experience and passion for technology allow Rick to consult with clients to provide the best solutions to meet their needs. Rick is able to take a project from concept through to design and build. Rick currently focuses on many projects across several platforms with clients including NASCAR, Carolina Panthers (NFL), Zurich, Farmers and Wyndham (PGA sponsorships), and PNC Bank, Shell and Mars (multiple platforms). Rick resides in Huntersville, NC with his wife and two children. Most of his free time is spent watching his son play lacrosse and actively leading his son’s Boy Scouts troop. He also enjoys a sunny day on the golf course.

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Rick Dameron

Rick Dameron

VP OF MARKETING

Brian Binette

VP of Marketing
brian.binette@sportssystems.com

Brian has more than 30 years of experience in college athletics. He has been with Sports Systems since December, 2002, having come on board to introduce the newly-created PressPass platform to the college industry. Since then, more than 20 conferences, 50 schools, the NCAA and 35 college bowls use PressPass as it has become the preeminent media registration system for colleges in the US. Brian earned his BA in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1988, one year after becoming assistant SID at his alma mater, overseeing men's basketball, football game-day operations, Olympic sports and, later, the athletics website. Brian's free time is spent around his family with his wife of 27 years, Peggy, and three sons, Daniel, Patrick (both USC students) and Matthew. He enjoys cycling and is an avid Red Sox fan.

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Brian Binette

Brian Binette

VP of Marketing

David Grim

VP of Marketing
david.grim@sportssystems.com

David Grim joined Sports Systems in 2004 as Vice President of Marketing following an almost two-decade career in college sports administration at Oklahoma State University and his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. David’s event management, computer and internet skills made his career move to Sports Systems a natural fit. Over the past 11 years, David has developed client relationships with numerous colleges, major conferences, NFL teams, pro golf and tennis events and the NCAA. He enjoys playing golf and attending his children’s sporting events. David and his wife, Kathy, reside in Knoxville with their two children, Sarah and Matt.

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David Grim

David Grim

VP of Marketing

Will Thomas

VP of Business Development
will.thomas@sportssystems.com

Will is a native Bostonian residing the last 20 years in the greater NYC area, which, as a die-hard Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins fan, often creates an interesting dynamic. A scholarship basketball player in the early 1990’s, Will combines his passion for sports with his in-depth technical and business experience since joining Sports Systems in 2012. Will’s focus is on large, global projects such as FIFA World Cup, the OLYMPICS and F1, working with premier sports marketing agencies and international sponsors. An active father of four, Will spends most of his free time watching his children’s sporting events, including hockey and lacrosse.

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Will Thomas

Will Thomas

VP of Business Development

Eduardo Alvarez

Program Manager

Ed joined Sports Systems in 2007. He continues to have a foot in both Operations and IT (aka "Dev") as he has since his start at Sports Systems. His current primary responsibilities include quality assurance and direct support of the operations team's Program Managers. Ed prefers motorcycle racing and MMA as opposed to team-based sports, but has been known to watch the occasional football or basketball game. In 2014 he also opened a specialty retail store with a few long-time friends.

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Eduardo Alvarez

Eduardo Alvarez

Program Manager

Mark Cardillo

Program Manager

Mark Cardillo joined Sports Systems as a program manager in early 2014. He is a former Villanova University athlete (baseball and football) and went on to play professionally in the Italian Baseball League. After his retirement from pro baseball, Mark pursued his masters in Sports Management at Columbia University where he graduated in 2012. Mark’s day to day clients consist of MasterCard, Panasonic, LG, Lexus and the European Tour. Outside of Sports Systems you’ll find Mark pursuing his hobbies which include photography, traveling, cooking, golf and salt-water fishing.

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Mark Cardillo

Mark Cardillo

Program Manager

Nicole Haggarty

Program Manager

Nicole joined the Sport Systems team in early 2017 after working nine years in collegiate sports marketing with Nelligan Sports Marketing, now Learfield Sports. Starting out as the Office Manager, she rose quickly and ultimately served as the Director of Marketing for NSM's Pennsylvania properties - the University of Pennsylvania/The Penn Relays, Bucknell University and The Patriot League Conference. Utilizing her strong skills in managing and executing corporate partnerships, client relations and event management, Nicole simultaneously oversaw a portfolio of over 100 sponsors. A proud graduate of New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Nicole holds a B.S in Marketing, with a concentration in Entertainment, Media & Technology. When not working, Nicole and her husband Greg enjoy cycling, swimming, hiking, rooting for the NY Giants and Yankees, following the Tour de France, time with family and friends, movies and loving their crazy cats, Bella and Smoltz.

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Nicole Haggarty

Nicole Haggarty

Program Manager

Jennifer Jepson

Head of PressPass Operations
jenn.jepson@sportssystems.com

After spending the previous two years as Director of Communications for the Fiesta Bowl, Jennifer joined Sports Systems to head PressPass Operations in 2016. Prior to joining the Fiesta Bowl, Jennifer spent over four years working at Phoenix International Raceway in the communications and sponsorship departments. Jennifer’s wide-ranging experience in media relations, communications, event management and credentialing across a variety of large-scale sport and entertainment events made her transition to the Sports Systems team seamless. Jennifer earned her BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 2009.

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Jennifer Jepson

Jennifer Jepson

Head of PressPass Operations

Jim Manion

Program Manager

Before joining Sports Systems early in 2017, Jim received his M.S. in Sports Management from Temple University while working as a Graduate Assistant for the football team. Prior to Temple, Jim worked for the men’s basketball team at the University of South Carolina where he received his B.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management. Outside of work, Jim enjoys watching his Gamecock and Philadelphia sports teams as well as playing golf, relaxing at the beach and traveling. Jim’s Sports Systems client work includes the SEC, Pac-12, Mastercard, CFL, Chubb and AB InBev.

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Jim Manion

Jim Manion

Program Manager

Edd Shoebridge

Program Manager

Edd joined Sports Systems as a programme manager in 2015. Over the course of the past 2 decades, Edd has worked on the operational planning of a wide variety of events from incentives to product launches, with a specific focus on communications, ticketing and registration systems. Since 2009 he has worked almost exclusively on sponsorship activation for major sporting events, including FIFA World Cups and UEFA European tournaments. When not working, Edd enjoys walking, travelling and watching sports.

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Edd Shoebridge

Edd Shoebridge

Program Manager

Dan Truax

Program Manager

Dan received his M.S. in Sports Management from Columbia University in 2011. He brought this, along with his decade of industry knowledge working with both professional and collegiate sports organizations, to the Sports Systems team in early 2014. With his previous international client service experience, Dan focuses on technology solutions for enterprise brands mobilizing around premiere sporting events worldwide. In his free time, Dan enjoys travelling the world with his wife, Molly, and has ticked off 20 countries visited to date. Sports Systems client work includes: Vodafone, HTC, Nissan, and EMC.

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Dan Truax

Dan Truax

Program Manager

Frank Alvarez

Sr. Web Application Developer

Frank started with Sports Systems in September 2004 as the Office Manager, but quickly became an integral part of Sports Systems operations, and now serves on the development team as a Senior Developer. During his 10-year tenure with Sports Systems, Frank has touched countless clients' systems across all offered services and earned his B.S. in Computer Science from William Paterson University along the way. Recently married in 2013, he and his wife Courtney now live in Hawthorne, NJ.

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Frank Alvarez

Frank Alvarez

Sr. Web Application Developer

Feng Ma

Front End Developer

Feng started with Sports Systems in January of 2017 as Front End Developer, expanding the “Dev” team’s proficiency in this area. With his five years’ experience at digital agency Second Thought, Feng possesses a breadth of expertise in delivering precise, user-experience-focused design and functionality, employing cutting-edge open source interface standards. Feng holds a B.S. in Surveying Technology from Shandong University (Jinan, China) and an M.S. from NYU Tandon school of Engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys tutoring students in HTML/CSS/WordPress code and watching Knicks games.

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Feng Ma

Feng Ma

Front End Developer

Alex Rehm

Sr. Developer

Alex created his first website for his college band at Colgate University in the '90s, and has been coding ever since. Following stints in Denver and Boston, he settled in Brooklyn in 2013 and began working with Sports Systems. While a more recently added member of  the Sports Systems' "Dev" team, Alex has proven to be an invaluable asset. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, reading and exploring New York with his wife and dog. He is still a Red Sox fan.

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Alex Rehm

Alex Rehm

Sr. Developer