ABOUT SPORTSEDTV

SportsEdTV exists to help athletes, coaches and parents LEARN, WIN and CELEBRATE. We don’t expect everyone who uses our learning tools to become a world champion - that’s not our mission. We do expect people using our educational resources to become their own champion, by whatever definition they view success in their chosen sport. For some, success is making the varsity team. For others, it’s becoming country champion. And for others still, it may simply be gaining proficiency at a sport that offers a lifetime of fun and fitness. To us, no matter your aspirations in sport, if you are striving to improve, you are winning! For coaches, parents and friends, we want to help you assist your athletes and celebrate their exciting journey.

As a leading sports education media company, we provide the 3 things every athlete needs to IMPROVE:

  • Helpful coaching advice from world-class experts
  • Supportive community members, including other athletes, coaches, parents and friends
  • A global directory of places to train, whether near home or when traveling.

Our FREE video and blog content is available to anyone in the world with an internet connection. SportsEdTV videos feature advice from world-class coaches and athletes - many of whom are or have coached world-champions.

Our global online community - MYSportsEdTV - is a place where athletes, parents and coaches can interact, connect, chat, share content and find new friends. Community members also enjoy special, member-only features that make the sports improvement journey easier and more fulfilling.

Our SportsEdTV DISCOVER directory and DISCOVER video content library allow visitors and members find coaches who can help them develop new skills in a one-to-one experience, and find facilities where they can practice and play at or away from home.

We offer all of this under one virtual roof!

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Robert Mazzucchelli, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Marketing Officer

Robert has worked in sports and media for over thirty-five years. His passion for sports started as a young boy with baseball and hockey. Tennis took over as his favorite sport at age twelve, and he eventually earned a scholarship to play tennis the University of Richmond. He tried his hand at playing professionally for a few years, and in 1987 started his first sports marketing company, Pinnacle Promotions with a lifelong friend (and tennis playing buddy). At Pinnacle he created and managed many sports-related events and marketing campaigns for some very big brands. In 1993, he headed to advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi Holdings (which became Cordiant Communications Group), where he co-founded marketing agency 141 Worldwide. After helping 141 Worldwide grow to serve clients in over fifty countries, he headed to sports and entertainment giant SFX Entertainment (now called Live Nation), where he led the executive team creating global brand sponsorship alliances. In 2017, he co-founded SportsEdTV (with another tennis buddy, John Eagleton). Now he is again engaged in sports and media, helping people across the world learn to be better at their favorite sports through a free global media network

Victor Bergonzoli, Chief Executive Officer

Victor is a pioneer in the world of sports video analysis, having co-founded Dartfish in 1999. A former commercial banker with Credit Suisse and executive at Swisscom, where he managed the company’s Indian operations for two years in New Delhi, Victor caught the sports entrepreneurship bug with Dartfish and never looked back. He was instrumental in signing television network NBC to use StroMotion and SimulCam, Dartfish creations, to help viewers of numerous Olympic Games gain a deeper appreciation and understanding for the competition among athletes. He won an Emmy Award for that broadcast work. As a former Swiss national weightlifting competitor, Victor has devoted his career to helping coaches and athletes gain performance insights that help them improve and win. Dartfish solutions have been used by most major sports federations, worldwide coaches and hundreds of Olympic medalists. Tennis champion, Novak Djokovic, and five-time Super Bowl championship coach, Bill Belichick are amongst Dartfish successful users. Now he leads SportsEdTV, where he is helping coaches, parents and athletes improve at their favorite sports.

Ciaran Dwyer, Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer

Ciaran brings a uniquely Irish sports perspective to SportsEdTV. He brought his love of hurling to Colorado where he founded a hurling team and coached Americans how to play the game (Trivia Fact: Hurling is nearly 4000 years-old!). In addition to his love of hurling, he captained his university’s squash team, played golf on the spectacular courses in Ireland and continues to play soccer and tennis. But what he brings of most importance to the company is his command of financial and organizational planning, which helps insure that SportsEdTV has the right resources to perform its global educational mission. Ciaran started his career at PWC and came to United States with his client, Kerrygold. He transitioned into technology as CFO of Mortgage Cadence, where he guided its growth path and successful exit. He has been CEO of multiple technology companies, and now he insures that SportsEdTV successfully manages its growth and financial resources.

John Eagleton, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Tennis

John Eagleton has devoted his life to tennis, both as a player and coach. Growing up in South Africa, he identified tennis early on as an avenue to use his athletic talents to see the world and broaden his horizons. After achieving the #3 world junior ranking in 1973, John headed to the University of Miami and became one of the schools best players ever, boasting the best win-loss percentage over a four-year career in the school’s tennis history. While in college, John beat seven NCAA champions and competed on the ATP tour, achieving top-250 rankings in both singles and doubles. Sidelined by injury after college, he refocused his tennis efforts on coaching, serving as tennis director at several clubs and running two tennis academies. He coached grand-slam winner and fellow South African, Ellis Ferreira, who reached a career high #2 ATP doubles and #212 ATP singles ranking. In 2011, John created a tennis teaching methodology called Techne Tennis, with the purpose of establishing and sharing teaching methods that were in sync with how top players today play the game. Now he spends his time, together with the talented SportsEdTV coaches and contributors, bringing leading tennis instruction ideas and content to people across the globe.

Lou Mazzucchelli, Chief Technology Officer

After receiving the first undergraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence granted in the US in 1977, Lou built microprocessor-based datacom systems and software for International Data Sciences. Later, as CIO, he brought it from manual operations to integrated, on-line data processing. On the side, he helped design the first practical tactical navigation system for 12-meter racing yachts.

In 1982 Lou created Cadre Technologies, one of the first computer-aided software engineering tools companies. He was a principal architect of Cadre’s teamwork software development environment. He and his team built Cadre into the global leader in embedded systems software development tools, with over 20,000 users worldwide. During this period Lou was named one of the top 200 people in the software industry by Software magazine.

Lou went to Wall Street in 1996, helping build a technology equity research group at Gerard Klauer Mattison & Co. His performance was recognized by The Wall Street Journal in 1999 when he was ranked the leading PC analyst and named one of 10 “Heavy Hitters” out of 2,400 analysts reviewed.

From 2001 until 2009, Lou was a venture partner at Ridgewood Capital, where he oversaw investments in semiconductor and software companies. His work at Ridgewood took advantage of his broad and deep knowledge and experience in technology, business strategy and finance.

In 2010, Lou was appointed a Visiting Scholar at Brown University’s School of Engineering, where he co-taught with Professor Emeritus Barrett Hazeltine in his two seminal business courses. He led the Entrepreneurship Program at Bryant University from 2015 to 2019.

Lou is a former public and private company director and is currently a a Fellow of The Cutter Consortium, an ADL Company.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Victor Bergonzoli, Chief Executive Officer

Victor is a pioneer in the world of sports video analysis, having co-founded Dartfish in 1999. A former commercial banker with Credit Suisse and executive at Swisscom, where he managed the company’s Indian operations for two years in New Delhi, Victor caught the sports entrepreneurship bug with Dartfish and never looked back. He was instrumental in signing television network NBC to use StroMotion and SimulCam, Dartfish creations, to help viewers of numerous Olympic Games gain a deeper appreciation and understanding for the competition among athletes. He won an Emmy Award for that broadcast work. As a former Swiss national weightlifting competitor, Victor has devoted his career to helping coaches and athletes gain performance insights that help them improve and win. Dartfish solutions have been used by most major sports federations, worldwide coaches and hundreds of Olympic medalists. Tennis champion, Novak Djokovic, and five-time Super Bowl championship coach, Bill Belichick are amongst Dartfish successful users. Now he leads SportsEdTV, where he is helping coaches, parents and athletes improve at their favorite sports.

Inderpal Bhandari, Global Chief Data Officer, IBM Corporation

Inderpal Bhandari rejoined IBM as Global Chief Data Officer in December 2015. In this newly created role, he has leveraged his extensive experience to lead the development of IBM’s data strategy and drive IBM’s internal cognitive enterprise transformation. The work has culminated in the Cognitive Enterprise Blueprint; a roadmap for IBM’s clients on their own journeys to cognition. Inderpal brings to IBM more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles at such leading companies as Cambia Health Solutions and Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions. Prior to joining IBM, Inderpal served as Senior Vice President and Chief Data Officer of Cambia Health Solutions where he led the development of Cambia’s data strategy and drove the transformation of the company’s consumer experience strategies. Prior to that, Inderpal served as Vice President of knowledge solutions and Chief Data Officer at Express Scripts/Medco Health Solutions, where he was responsible for maximizing the utility of the company’s data and its readiness to respond to emerging market trends. Before that, he founded Virtual Gold, growing the company into an international market leader for analytics in call centers and professional sports. Inderpal is an expert in transforming data into business value and improved customer experiences by delivering strategic, innovative capabilities that use analytic insights to enable growth and productivity. In 2017, he was named U.S. Chief Data Officer of the Year by the CDO Club, and has been featured as an industry expert by Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, US News & World Report, CNN and FOX. Inderpal earned his Master of Science Degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and holds a PhD in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Renee' Brown, WNBA Trailblazer & Diversity/Inclusion Advocate

Renee' is now Head of Executive Engagement at Ready Team, a diversity-equity-inclusion consultancy, following her 20 year leadership role establishing the Women’s National Basketball Association.

She strategizes with organizations to advance cultural change through inclusion, and building effective teams, a passionate role Renee' has played throughout her executive, coaching and playing careers. Her WNBA years were preceded by assistant coaching positions at a pair of basketball powerhouse universities, Kansas and Stanford, and as a player at UNLV. She chaired the 2004 and 2008 women’s basketball Olympic committee.

In addition to SportsEdTV, she shares wisdom and counsel on the boards of Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, Multiplying Good, eWomen Network, and Leadercom. Renee' is a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame’s WBB Nominating Committee and the Leadership Council of Community in Schools.

She received the Black Women in Sports Foundation’s Legends Award, and is among Network Journal’s 25 Influential Black Women in Business.

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy is an award-winning media and technology innovator, board member, advisor, and entrepreneur, with an extensive background driving meaningful transformation at the intersection of content, media, technology, and data, making significant breakthroughs impacting the future growth of entertainment, music, and sports.

Consistently at the leading edge, he held a range of global, operational, strategic, entrepreneurial, and intrapreneurial roles for major media and entertainment corporations including CBS, Fox, Bertelsmann, AOL, Univision, and MGM, managing P&Ls in excess of a billion dollars. Selected to AdAge’s “Marketing 100,” honored at Broadcasting & Cable’s Annual Technology Leadership Awards, recognized by Broadcasting & Cable as a Digital All-Star, on CableFAX’s Digital Hot List, lauded as one of Digital Media Wire’s “25 Executives to Watch,” awarded membership in the CDO Club Hall of Fame, and included in Washington Life’s Tech Hall of Fame.

Currently, Conroy is the Founder and CEO of Conroy Media and President of 4D Factory. He also serves on the board of directors of Mattress Firm, as an advisor to Madison Dearborn Partners, and as an advisor and/or investor for an array of companies from small, private startups to successful public companies. He provides consulting and advisory services that create enterprise value and accelerate growth with a focus on early stage and high-growth new companies, working alongside clients and partners to best service their needs and customers. Services include strategic growth planning, content and media strategy, technology choices, data strategy, deal structure and negotiation, and securing funding and investment. Formerly, he served on the board of directors of Debenhams, Sotheby’s, and Newell Brands.

Previously, Conroy held the position of President, Digital and New Platforms at MGM, overseeing all initiatives for new and emerging platforms for the company. He led the charge to advance and broaden the studio’s new short-form digital content, and developed new formats for new platforms, utilizing MGM’s vast catalogue as well as originally scripted content. He established and expanded partnerships with major content brands for virtual and augmented reality experiences, which included investments in the leading entertainment and gaming VR and location based entertainment companies. He was a strategic member of the team that developed the company’s OTT efforts in the areas of faith-based and entertainment verticals.

Prior to MGM, he served as Univision’s Chief Strategy and Data Officer, where he led efforts to identify priority growth initiatives and developed Univision’s big data strategy. He developed and led Univision’s overall digital platform, product and programming strategies and execution.

Before Univision, he spent 8 years at AOL, where he served as Executive Vice President for AOL’s global products and marketing group, Chief Operating Officer for AOL Broadband, and held Senior Vice President, General Manager posts for AOL Entertainment and AOL Music. Previously, he was Chief Global Marketing Officer and President, New Technology for BMG Entertainment, and Vice President, Marketing for CBS/FOX Video. He began his career at Leonard Monahan, Inc.

Ciaran Dwyer, Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer

Ciaran brings a uniquely Irish sports perspective to SportsEdTV. He brought his love of hurling to Colorado where he founded a hurling team and coached Americans how to play the game (Trivia Fact: Hurling is nearly 4000 years-old!). In addition to his love of hurling, he captained his university’s squash team, played golf on the spectacular courses in Ireland and continues to play soccer and tennis. But what he brings of most importance to the company is his command of financial and organizational planning, which helps insure that SportsEdTV has the right resources to perform its global educational mission. Ciaran started his career at PWC and came to United States with his client, Kerrygold. He transitioned into technology as CFO of Mortgage Cadence, where he guided its growth path and successful exit. He has been CEO of multiple technology companies, and now he insures that SportsEdTV successfully manages its growth and financial resources.

Rick Foker

Like his colleagues at SportsEdTV, Rick has been an athlete his entire life. Growing up in Minnesota, he played both summer and winter sports, but later focused on tennis, skiing, and football. He continues to play a number of sports, and has coached youth teams and individuals for many years. Rick began his career at the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, where he focused on securities and venture capital transactions, then moved to Arnold & Porter, where he handled energy project financings and traditional mergers and acquisitions. From there, Rick joined Occidental Petroleum, focusing on a wide variety of domestic and international transactions, as well as supervising the company’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance and its political action committee. He returned to the investment world in 2003 when he was named General Counsel of the private equity firm Hancock Park Associates, where he supervised all legal matters, including fund creation, acquisitions and dispositions, and portfolio company-level matters. In 2011, Rick left Hancock Park and founded the private equity and venture capital firm Mesabi Capital, and in 2020 joined SportsEdTV. Rick received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama, his graduate degree from the London School of Economics, and his law degree from Georgetown University. He was a collegiate tennis player and played several professional tournaments, although his greatest tennis joy these days comes from playing with family and friends. He is thrilled to be a part of the SportsEdTV team.

David Lebow, Chief of Staff to the CEO at DraftKings

David Lebow is Chief of Staff to the CEO at DraftKings, which went public as DKNG in 2020. Mr. Lebow has a track record of leadership and innovation in technology and media, creating revenue and ebitda growth for some of the world’s largest tech companies and media brands. A successful leader, David has created results and value by hiring great teams, creating transformative vision, and successfully executing business strategies. At Yellow Pages Holdings, he was chief revenue officer, responsible for the go to market strategy and revenue for a large-scale sales organization. YP’s revenue exceeded $2 billion, ebitda exceeded $450 million, with 3,000 people on David’s team. David has also successfully led large organizations including AOL, iHeartRadio, and Internet Broadcasting, with roles ranging from CEO and CRO. He has worked in large at scale organizations and founded startups.

He has several board and advisory roles including Daversa Partners, TownSquare Media, SportsEdTV and served as Vice Chair of Ithaca College Board of Trustees. David graduated from the Ithaca College School of Communications with a degree in communications management. David lives in Westport, CT with his wife Betsey. He has two grown sons who live in Los Angeles.

Robert Mazzucchelli, Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Marketing Officer

Robert has worked in sports and media for over thirty-five years. His passion for sports started as a young boy with baseball and hockey. Tennis took over as his favorite sport at age twelve, and he eventually earned a scholarship to play tennis the University of Richmond. He tried his hand at playing professionally for a few years, and in 1987 started his first sports marketing company, Pinnacle Promotions with a lifelong friend (and tennis playing buddy). At Pinnacle he created and managed many sports-related events and marketing campaigns for some very big brands. In 1993, he headed to advertising giant Saatchi & Saatchi Holdings (which became Cordiant Communications Group), where he co-founded marketing agency 141 Worldwide. After helping 141 Worldwide grow to serve clients in over fifty countries, he headed to sports and entertainment giant SFX Entertainment (now called Live Nation), where he led the executive team creating global brand sponsorship alliances. In 2017, he co-founded SportsEdTV (with another tennis buddy, John Eagleton). Now he is again engaged in sports and media, helping people across the world learn to be better at their favorite sports through a free global media network

Steven Roberts, Sony Interactive Entertainment Global Vice President of Competitive Gaming

Steven Roberts , Sony Interactive Entertainment Global Vice President of Competitive Gaming, is responsible for designing and executing a strategy around the dynamic industry of esports for the PlayStation platform and its 100 mm plus homes. Most recently, Roberts was Chairman of ESL NA, the largest esports company in the world. He largely focused on strategic partnerships, media distribution, production and overall mentorship of the executive team. Prior roles were as Senior Vice President for DIRECTV, Inc. In this position, Steven was responsible for developing and executing strategies designed to integrate the traditional DIRECTV entertainment experience on the set-top-box with emerging digital technologies. This included the delivery of content via the Internet on other platforms such as the PC, mobile, and portable devices inside and outside the home. Roberts directed DIRECTV’s TV Everywhere initiative internally, managing all details of implementation, including, setting strategy and negotiating rights with programmers. He was also responsible for the DIRECTV 3D initiative, DIRECTV’s overall sports strategy and other programming and advertising initiatives.

Roberts’s previous role at DIRECTV was as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, DIRECTV Entertainment. In this role, he spearheaded the development and launch of several new businesses, including the production of original content for DIRECTV’s Audience Network and the creation of a joint venture between News Corp.’s BSKYB (UK) and STAR (Asia) focused on the first global esports League called the Championship Gaming Series.

Roberts was also responsible for the development of DIRECTV’s initial IPTV strategy and its initiative to deliver video content via broadband for the DIRECTV On Demand service, which launched in 2007. He also oversaw the successful launch of Game Lounge, a 24x7 interactive games channel, and developed and managed the successful execution of the first ever OTT distributed service for a major league with NFL SUNDAY TICKET on PlayStation.

Roberts joined DIRECTV in 2005 from Sportsvision, a FOX backed company, where he served as executive vice president. During his time at Sportsvision, Roberts brought the ubiquitous “yellow line” to every televised football game, and also expanded the product line to include broadcast enhancements for FOX Sports, NBC, ESPN and Turner. Roberts holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley.