ABOUT US

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 who use 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 and parents, we want to help you assist your athletes and celebrate their exciting journey.

As a leading sports education media company, we provide FREE video and blog content to anyone in the world with an internet connection. We also offer a global online community, where athletes, parents and coaches can interact, connect, chat, share content and find new friends. SportsEdTV videos feature coaching from world-class coaches and athletes - many of whom are or have coached world-champions - and have been watched by viewers in every country in the world.

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.

Aleksandar “Sasha” Jovicic, Co-Founder & Chief Digital Officer

Sasha stands 6’6” - so yes, basketball was his sport as a young boy. However, his other preferred activity growing up as a Serbian refugee in Phoenix, Arizona was mastering the early internet. In fact, he was a pioneer of internet based e-commerce, founding an online auto parts company called Sport Compact Only in 1995 at the age of sixteen. That internet project eventually yielded over $300 million dollars in online sales, and earned Sasha a reputation as one of the early leading SEO practitioners in the world. After selling that venture in his early twenties, Sasha joined Gannett Corporation to help with their digital transformation, and also worked with XM Digital Radio shortly after their creation. He eventually returned to his entrepreneurial roots to start Executive Digital, a global digital marketing company with nine offices around the world and headquartered in his native Serbia. Sasha leads the digital development team at SportsEdTV, and has spearheaded the building of our website and outreach through social media with his partners. If you have found us and have improved because of our videos or blogs, thank Sasha and his incredible team of talented digital marketers.

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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.

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.

Don Jones, Founder, Chairman and Managing Partner

Don is the Co-founder, Chairman and Managing Partner of Verite Capital Partners, a minority owned private investment fund focused on the consumer products sectors. With over 40 years experience in the direction to consumer channels he is sought out to advise companies from startups and early stage to mature global brands. Don has held senior executive level positions at retailers such as Target, GAP, IKEA and Macy’s to name a few. He sits on the board of directors of the Rodier Flowers Group, Posto Del Sole, Sports Ed TV and the Felician University board of trustees.

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.

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.

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.

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.