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Prior to co-founding Chat Sports, James worked for Verizon Wireless as a Technology Consultant. Focusing on Verizon's wireless internet and smartphone product development, James has vast experience at the forefront of mobile industry technology. Prior to Verizon, he worked for the college sports giant, Rivals.com. Working as a staff writer for Rivals, James was immersed in covering NCAA athletics and recruiting.
James graduated with a degree in Business Management from the University of Toledo. His favorite sports moment was attending the 1997 Michigan vs. Ohio State football game with his father in which Michigan capped a perfect season by beating the rival Buckeyes.
Prior to co-founding Chat Sports, Nick was a Senior Staff Software Engineer at Motorola. He has extensive experience in embedded software architecture, design, and development for smart phones and other mobile devices. Nick has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and is a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a B.S. double major in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Nick's favorite sports moment was watching the Green Bay Packers win Super Bowl XXXI. Nick is looking forward to Brett Favre's permanent retirement so Nick can again become a Favre fan.
In addition to being the Chairman of Chat Sports, John is the CEO and co-founder of Apartment List. Prior to co-founding Apartment List, John worked at TICC Capital, where he invested capital in internet companies and other technology-related firms. Prior to TICC, John was an investment banker at both Thomas Weisel Partners and KeyBanc Capital Markets. John is also the co-founder of Fernhurst Investments, LLC, an Ohio-based real estate investment firm. John graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Business Management and a concentration in Finance.
John's favorite sports moment was attending the 'Bugs' Indians vs. Yankees playoff game in 2007 at Progressive Field with his sister; the epic swarm of bugs that seized the mound fueled a late inning rally that helped the Indians to win the game and eventually take the series.
Kyle Doherty is a Principal at Morgenthaler Ventures on the Information Technology team and joined the company after graduation from Harvard Business School. Kyle is based in Menlo Park, CA and primarily focuses on investments in the consumer internet sector. Prior to business school, Kyle was a Research Associate at Morgan Stanley, focusing on wireline and wireless telecommunications equipment, ealthcare services and information technology.
Previous experiences include working as a Research Associate at Thomas Weisel Partners, covering consumer financial products, and marketing for New Relic, a cloud services company. Kyle completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prior to co-founding Apartment List, Chris spent several years as an investor, most recently with GTCR Golder Rauner, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Before that, he worked in the Merchant Banking division of Goldman Sachs. Chris is a co-founder and advisor to the 40 Acres Group, an Austin-based real estate investment firm that owns and operates a portfolio of student rental properties.
He is also a co-founder and board member of Philanthropedia, a new website that helps ordinary donors make smarter giving decisions. Chris has an MBA from Stanford University and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em Horns!
Prior to Fanhood, Mike was a Product Manager at Zynga and also the founder and CEO of OneSeason.com. Previously, he was the Director of Business Development at Kalydus Asset Advisors LP, a private investment company and began his career as an Analyst at Hudson Advisors L.L.C., managing agent for the Lone Star Opportunity Funds. Mike holds a B.S. in Economics with Finance Applications from outhern Methodist University. As a lifetime Cubs, Bears and Mustangs fan, he is an eternal optimist.
Todd is In-House Counsel and manages Athlete Negotiations for Genesco Sports Enterprises in Dallas, TX. Todd has managed, negotiated, and activated athlete endorsements for Genesco's impressive list of clients, including MillerCoors, PepsiCo, Frito Lay, Motorola, Verizon Wireless, Gerdau Ameristeel, and Campbell's Soup with athletes like Annika Sorenstam, Victor Cruz, Jennie Finch, Jerome Bettis, Emmitt Smith, Tony Dorsett, James Worthy, DeMarco Murray, Rafa Marquez, Troy Aikman, Joe Montana, Steve Young and all of the Coors Light Coaches.
Todd also serves on the Advisory Board for Prime Prep Academy, a new Charter School concept in the DFW area formed by Deion Sanders. Todd received his J.D. from Marquette University Law School and his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
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