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  • rsvped for Pasadena Team Meeting 2021-05-06 08:29:07 -0700

    Pasadena Team Meeting

    Zach Shor is the SVP and Head of Social for TOCA U.S, a new entertainment concept transforming how we meet and play, built around accessible and interactive football-based games. After graduating from NYU in 2010 and a brief stop teaching kindergarten for a year (a job he'd gladly take again!), he joined a small start-up called Topgolf, leading their real estate development program. Over five years at Topgolf, he led the growth of the concept from three units to 50+ all over the US, along with being integral in the financing and design of the venues (and getting his MBA part-time from SMU). After five years of growing the concept domestically, he moved to help start the international division as the COO, overseeing their global expansion for over 2 years. 

    After racking up enough air miles to make a pilot blush, he decided on a "mini-retirement" of six months - which only lasted three (but what a glorious three months they were!). During that time, he and three others co-founded Lagniappe Capital Partners, a small PE company focused on providing capital to hospitality and entertainment concepts at the angel and venture level. Never thinking he would work for anyone but himself again, he got a call from the CEO of GameStop and joined to start an entertainment division, which later evolved into their internal innovation practice. After two years, he was lured back into hospitality and entertainment, joining TOCA Football as the Head of TOCA Social US, overseeing the creation and growth of a brand new entertainment concept based around soccer, while helping to manage Lagniappe Capital Partners and their portfolio companies. While Zach has forgotten what spare time feels like, he is very happy in Dallas with the love of his life Jessica, and their Italian Greyhound, Ovaltine.

    Tune in to hear more about his inspiring story. We look forward to seeing you there!

    The AthletesTouch Team

     

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    WHEN
    May 26, 2021 at 7:30am
    WHERE
    Zoom Video Conference Call
    (Link Provided after RSVP)
    Pasadena, CA
    United States
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  • rsvped for West Los Angeles Team Meeting 2021-05-06 08:20:04 -0700

    West Los Angeles Team Meeting

    Guest speaker!

    Matt DiFebo has become known as the nation's leading expert in collegiate ticket sales and call room operations. He has been recognized as a pioneer who has revolutionized the industry in regards to how college athletic departments can maximize revenue from ticket sales. DiFebo is best known for being the architect in building the model ticket sales and customer service program in collegiate athletics at the University of Central Florida Athletic Association.

    DiFebo has built his expertise and experience over the years working for the University of Central Florida Athletic Association, the NBA's Seattle Sonics, and WNBA's Seattle Storm as well as the Tampa Bay Rays. He also gained experience in call room operations while working for the Clinton Group, Inc. of Gainesville, Fla. where he served in various supervisory and sales roles before being promoted to Outsource Manager where his responsibilities included the management of outsourced telemarketing programs and negotiating contracts for outsourced programs.

    Tune in to hear more about his inspiring story. We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    The AthletesTouch Team

     

    AthletesTouch
    Athletes Teaming Up In Business
    Proudly Sponsored By

    outdoorproducts.com

    WHEN
    May 19, 2021 at 6pm
    WHERE
    Zoom Video Conference Call
    (Link Provided after RSVP)
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
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