FOUNDING BOARD

Matt Haines

 

Matt Haines brings more than 20 years of expertise in the Sports and Entertainment industry to the key leadership role at Epic Events. After starting his career with SFX, he moved on to become a partner at Inside Sports and Entertainment, where he helped build the company to over 30 million dollars a year in revenue. Matt has been managing talent for the American Celebrity Golf Championship since 2000 for NBC Sports. He has also worked privately on career management with a broad array of athletes and celebrities.

 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-haines-a9242718/

 

Patrick Williams

 

Patrick is the former publisher of Worth magazine. Shortly after taking the reins of the publication, he led it to historic levels of profitability by focusing on implementing innovations across the board and bringing in new revenue streams from native marketing channels and a series of tailored luxury brand events. The brand now runs the Leading Wealth Advisors section and has built a core part of its business from the ground up. Previously, Patrick was a publishing executive at Conde Nast and was on both the pre-launch and launch teams of Conde Nast’s Portfolio. Patrick also spent 14 years working for The Economist and has worked for The Telegraph and The Financial Times. His expertise in journalism and publishing has been instrumental in leading a multitude of publications to unheard levels of success.

 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickdcwilliams/

Bill Spire

 

Bill has been an entrepreneur, philanthropist and impact/tech investor for over 20 years. He is the Director and Financial Advisor to the Seraph Foundation and the CEO of Heathside Ventures. Bill has a strategic focus on using his global network to syndicate and accelerate deals, specifically in the technology and impact/sustainability space. He sat on the Boards of several schools and is currently on the Board of Crop One Holdings, Calyah, Digital Harmonics, and is an advisor to the Tech Pioneers Fund.

 

LinkedIn Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-spire-1a173bb/

 

Sid Yu

 

Managing Director of NCO Project
As a senior executive leader with Fortune 100, SMB and start-ups, Sid brings considerable expertise to driving growth agendas, competitive advantage and strategies, use of capital, shaping brands, creating product and service innovation and digital transformation, and addressing operational needs and organizational challenges. His experience crosses over multiple industries, such as consumer products, sports and entertainment, hospitality, and technology, and spans markets across North America and Asia-Pacific.

 

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sid-yu-02619317/


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