Athletepreneur is managed by a team of industry pioneers in sports and the media with experience at Disney, NFL, Deloitte, and Amazon.
Brian Dzingai, MBA
2x Olympian, IP Domain Expert
Brian is an entrepreneurial professional with a financial services background in audit & project management. He competed in both the Athens ’04 and Beijing ’08 Olympics for his native home of Zimbabwe. He was a professional athlete for 9 years with Nike and Mizuno as major sponsors during his career.
Jenn Rea, BBA
Communications & Public Affairs
Jen is a public relations and marketing professional with expansive experience within multi-channel content strategies and developing strategic influencer programs for brands. She played college volleyball and basketball and coached volleyball for two years.
Kala Funderburk, MBA
Brand Strategist & Digital Content Marketing Strategist
Kala is a marketing professional with experience in the entertainment, travel, and fitness industries. She specializes in digital and social media marketing and enjoys fitness, sightseeing, and trying new restaurants in her free time. On the track she competed at Florida State University where she earned All-American honors as the 400M National Champion.
Ryan Nugent, JD
Business & Legal Affairs Attorney
Ryan adds sports and entertainment law experience to the team. With experience serving as counsel within a major independent entertainment studio that grossed over $14B, he's used to taking the lead for merchandising, licensing and marketing agreements, and intellectual property infringement and enforcement matters.