New team members keep popping up here at SKLZ headquarters. Check out some of the latest who have been added to the team!
Name: Matt Peters
Title: Director of Distribution
Sports background: I've always had a passion for sports. As a young football fanatic I loved playing wide receiver. I enjoyed basketball, baseball, and running track and cross-country through high school. In college, I supplemented running with fencing and volleyball, along with experiments in hang-gliding and parachuting. More recently, I spent time sailing, kayaking and playing lots of softball. I am now enjoying introducing my kids to hiking and camping in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Highlight of sporting career: I have two (so far) - finishing the San Francisco marathon and climbing Mt. Whitney.
Favorite athlete: Tony Gwynn, because he never rested on his laurels. He always worked on improving his game and his work ethic was legendary.
Best thing about SKLZ (so far): The teamwork and unselfish attitudes of every single person I've met.
If you didn't work in sporting goods, what industry would you work in: Jewelry design and manufacturing.
Name: Jack Leary
Title: Sales Executive
Sports background: Played baseball and basketball competitively all my life up until I graduated high school. Not terribly great at either of them.
Highlight of sporting career: Digging back into the vault here, I was in 8th grade and I hit a game-winning three to beat Stanley Middle School. This wasn't just a game-winning shot, it also snapped Stanley's six-year undefeated streak. I was the coolest kid at Foothill Middle School for a couple days. I peaked early.
Favorite athlete: Barry Bonds
Best thing about SKLZ (so far): The people. Just getting to know people here and there, everyone is excited to come to work every day and get after it. Also, I'd be nowhere without the patience and willingness to help from Tim and Heidi in the sales lounge.
If you didn't work in sporting goods, what industry would you work in: I think working in the social media industry would be interesting.
Name: Amy Robb
Sports background: Played Volleyball through college, coached volleyball for 2 years after college. Worked as a Stage manager for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver at Hockey, Worked 4 years of Winter & Summer X-Games with ESPN as a Production Assistant and Assistant Director for Live Event Production Crew.
Highlight of sporting career: Getting to attend the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Favorite athlete: Drew Brees, Aaron Rogers (Discount double check!!)
Best thing about SKLZ (so far): The people who work here are awesome and the attitude towards expansion and future ideas are exciting.
If you didn't work in sporting goods, what industry would you work in: Production or Broadcasting. Live event production, especially in Sports!
Name: Stephanie Segura
Title: Golf Sales and Promotions Manager
Sports background: I've played golf since I was 6 years old. I played high school golf then received a Collegiate Golf Scholarship for CSU San Marcos. Some of my accomplishments here include; All American 2003 and 2004, National NAIA Championship Runner Up 2004 and Won NCAA Chico State Invitational 2004. After graduating I was offered an assistant coaching job in 2005 and in 2006 stepped up as the Head Women's Golf Coach at CSU San Marcos. In 2006 I was voted Regional Coach of the Year and I also turned my status to "professional" to establish teaching membership with LPGA.
Highlight of sporting career: Almost winning NAIA National Championship in 2004 and being televised on Golf Channel doing it.
Favorite athlete: Tiger Woods...
Best thing about SKLZ (so far): Sports + positive environment
If you didn't work in sporting goods, what industry would you work in: ... hmmmm that's a tough one.... Golf fashion??
Name: Ryan Melamed
Title: Sr. Director, Marketing Communications
Sports background: Multi-sport athlete including Baseball (primary sport, played into college), golf, wrestling, football, surfing, biking and some pick up basketball is always fun.
Highlight of sporting career: Coming in to strike out the side, winning the little league championship with bases loaded and up by a run in the 9th. My only time in a mound pile up.
Favorite athlete: Omar Vizquel. I used to work for the Cleveland Indians many years ago and got to know him and watch him play up close. Best shortstop ever.
Best thing about SKLZ (so far): I'll give a top 3:
1. Great people
2. Plenty of parking spots
3. No shortage of things to do
If you didn't work in sporting goods, what industry would you work in: Deli owner.