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Management

Sean Leary, Founder & CEO

Sean Leary – Founder & CEO

Sean Leary, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. Sean Leary has led Sports Thread to receive recognition last June as a “2019 Top Technology Company” (Intercon) as the first social networking and Software as a Service platform for the youth sports market. Sean has grown the company from writing its first wireframe and business plan while in college to having nine employees and nearly 100 licensed distributors, interns and contractors working on the Sports Thread business. Sean coordinates and implements all daily operations including, but not limited to, the development of the Sports Thread platform, client relations with over 75 leading youth sports organizations subscribed to the Sports Thread Software as a Service platform, the Sports Thread social network ecosystem, a license network of national territories spanning about half the United States, as well as all executive office and administrative functions. Sean is a former Division I baseball player for Oral Roberts University and won two NCAA conference championships. Prior to his college career, Sean was heavily recruited as a Colorado ESPN Rise Magazine All State baseball player. Sean graduated from Oral Roberts University in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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Richard O’Donnell – Chief Marketing Officer

Richard O’Donnell is a veteran Silicon Valley executive who has played a key role in the launch of dozens of innovative products and categories. His expertise ranges from corporate marketing, brand management, media relations, PR, social media, and advertising. He has served as a marketing/PR consultant and collaborated on projects with more than 400 companies, including: Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Yahoo, Reuters, Cisco, FedEx, Coca-Cola, NutraSweet, Pebble Beach, and the San Francisco 49ers. Previously, he was Vice President of Corporate Marketing at BEA Systems (acquired by Oracle), TIBCO Software, and Borland Software. He also held senior marketing positions with WPP/Burson-Marsteller, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Purdue University.

Tab Evetts – Chief Technology Officer

Tab Evetts is a graduate of Park University with degrees in management and information systems. Mr. Evetts had a 30-year career spanning both military and civilian positions with EDS, IBM, DOD, and others in systems design and production control management. He also served in the Texas Air and Army National Guards and is a retired combat arms officer. Mr. Evetts enjoys spending time with family, RVing, golf, and traveling (for pleasure). He currently is based out of Schertz, TX (just outside San Antonio).

Ronald C. Voss – Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Board Member

Ronald Voss is currently the principal of Voss Financial Services, LLC located in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Voss graduated from the University of Denver in 1970.  Mr. Voss is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Senior Advisor. Mr. Voss worked for Coopers & Lybrand and attained the level of supervisor at that firm. He started his own accounting practice, Voss Financial Services, LLC, in 1988 and provides accounting, tax and retirement planning for individuals as well as accounting and tax services to small to medium sized businesses in various industries.

Bradley R. Parker – Board Member

Mr. Parker accepted a full football scholarship to the University of Colorado Boulder in 1979 where he played wide receiver for four years. While at CU, Mr. Parker was an active member in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduation, Mr. Parker and his wife moved to Orange County, California. In 1984 Mr. Parker served as a Sales Manager at T&F/CHR Industries. Thereafter he was a Sales Manager at Chemfab for the next five years. In 1992 a new opportunity arose for the Parkers to move back to Denver, Colorado. Mr. Parker continued to serve as a Sales Manager for Chemfab for another two years. He was then offered the position of Branch Manager at Bron Tapes Holding, Inc. where he quickly distinguished himself as the top sales producer. Mr. Parker was instrumental in the formation of and served as President of Bron Aerotech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bron Tapes.

Douglas Weiner – Board Member

Mr. Douglas Weiner has been a financial consultant for small business start-ups and nonprofit organizations since 2009. Mr. Weiner also served as Vice President of sales with TVME Music and developed their national distribution program from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Weiner was Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Education Funding Systems (EFS) from 2002 to 2009. The company was founded in 2002 to initiate the web-based resource development system known as the Team System. The Team System has raised more than 50 million dollars for athletic programs nationwide. Specifically, EFS worked directly with and for high schools and colleges for nearly 20 years; many of those clients use the technology system today. The Team System raised more than one million dollars for the University of Colorado Club Sports programs, a top ten club program in the country. In 2006 Mr. Weiner directed the development of the Team System Internet application working directly with software and hardware engineers. It was a first-of-its-kind resource development program. A similar process was used in the development of Sports Thread. Mr. Weiner served as Vice President of Sales at PRO Golf Schools and was instrumental in taking the company public in 2001, two months before the tragedy of 9/11. As Vice President, he raised nearly a million dollars in funding for that company and directed the business of selling executive golf schools to Fortune 500 companies.