PHOENIX, January 14, 2021 - , the leading all-in-one sports technology platform in college athletics, today announced it has hired Marc Ruskin as Vice President. Ruskin is a seasoned sports technology professional having served in a variety of leadership and advisory roles with the industry's leading companies.
Previously, Marc served as an advisor to FloSports where he focused on growth in their ice hockey product. Prior to that, he was the Chief Revenue Officer for Reely, a current PrestoSports partner. He also served as the Chief Strategy Officer for Pixellot where he impacted product vision and business development in the North American market. He was also President of HockeyTech where he was responsible for global operations and overall growth. Marc was the founder of FASTHockey (now HockeyTV) which was acquired by SportsEngine and ultimately sold to HockeyTech.
"I am excited to join the team at PrestoSports and support our mission of helping sports teams create fans for life. PrestoSports is uniquely positioned to empower our partners to deploy an immersive fan experience across web, mobile, social and OTT from a unified ecosystem of market-leading technologies, " Ruskin said. "By further exploiting those technologies, and accelerating innovation, PrestoSports will become the de-facto choice for conferences, leagues, and teams."
PrestoSports is committed to continuing development of a comprehensive all-in-one solution that creates immersive multi-screen experiences for fans, supporting platforms for athlete influencers, and integrated time-saving technology for athletic programs. Ruskin's deep technology background, broad experience in customer acquisition and retention, and roots in strategy consulting will support each of these efforts.
"As we look forward to the future of athletics, it is incredibly important to ensure that PrestoSports has the best team possible to help build and expand partnerships with our collegiate athletic partners," stated Keith Womack, President of PrestoSports. "Marc brings an incredibly deep understanding of sports technology combined with an innovative mindset that will help us take PrestoSports to the next level as we prepare for the future."
PrestoSports is a software-as-a-service company providing technology to colleges, high schools, and conference offices. Serving more than 1,500 athletic programs and 100 conferences, PrestoSports is a powerhouse in the athletics space. Part of Clubessential Holdings, PrestoSports delivers solutions for building athletic brands, igniting fans, and funding sports programs. With an all-in-one solution spanning streaming, websites, stats, infographics, camps, mobile apps, and ticketing, PrestoSports is driven to help programs create fans for life. Clubessential Holdings formed its sports division in 2017 which included the acquisitions of PrestoSports, Stretch Internet, Black Diamond (SIDHelp), and ScoreShots. PrestoSports is committed to delivering customers a more expansive suite of software solutions to help them nurture and grow their tight-knit communities of members, fans, athletes, and coaches.
Clubessential Holdings LLC
Clubessential Holdings is a Battery Ventures company, fulfilling their global mission of investing in and creating cutting-edge, category-defining businesses by providing a full suite of membership and club management Software as a Service solutions to private clubs, health & fitness clubs, military organizations, municipalities, and college athletic programs. Across four brands - Clubessential, ClubReady, PrestoSports and Vermont Systems - the company offers a variety of forward-thinking technology and services which help more than 8,000 customers attract, engage, and retain club and community members and fans for life.