About TeamTrak

TeamTrak presents head-to-head track cycling competition on indoor velodromes as highly entertaining, competitive sport. TeamTrak’s unique format, features co-ed teams of top track racers, an easy to follow scoring system, innovative technology and home teams to cheer for…the ideal sport for today’s tech hungry action sports fan.
Principals & Management | TeamTrak Advisors

TeamTrak Principals and Management

TeamTrak has assembled a management team with the vision, skill and experience to successfully develop and run the world’s most innovative cycling league.

TeamTrak Principals

Dave Chauner CEO TeamTrak by World Cycling League

David Chauner

Chief Executive Officer
Dave Chauner CEO TeamTrak by World Cycling League
David Chauner

Chief Executive Officer

David Chauner, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for overseeing all facets of WCL, from sponsorship sales to financing to event planning and implementation. Dave has over 30 years of experience creating, developing and managing event properties and business units in the sport of cycling. As one of the sport's leading entrepreneurs, he has created and managed over 70 large scale events throughout the U.S., including securing over $50 million in corporate sponsorships, negotiating media relationships and public/private partnerships.

He was instrumental in developing an elite competition and grass roots program that established Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County Velodrome as the best outdoor velodrome in the world. For 28 years, he ran the nation’s top-ranked professional cycling race on the international cycling calendar in Philadelphia.  From 1998 to 2000, Chauner was a group director for Octagon, one of the world's largest sports marketing agencies.

He is a former Olympic cyclist (1968, 1972) and inductee into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame (1998) and the Lehigh County Velodrome Hall of Fame (2005). Dave is the author of High Road, Chasing the Yellow Jersey, an action novel set within the world of top-level professional cycling.

Rick Mayer Director TeamTrak

Rick Mayer

Chief Financial Officer
Rick Mayer Director TeamTrak
Rick Mayer

Chief Financial Officer

Rick Mayer, Director, has spent three decades as a business executive, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. His diverse business career includes working in finance at Morgan Guarantee Trust; running scrap steel, shipping and oil refining businesses in Barbados, Turks & Caicos, Belize and Costa Rica; and running an international trade and investment development program in Yemen, Guatemala and Panama.

Throughout his career he has been an advisor and private equity investor in a variety of businesses including bio fuels, high tech irrigation systems, internet media, entertainment and sports. He president of the MFUNd Foundation, a family philanthropic trust and a founder and partner in Everybody Plays Foundation, a Connecticut based non-profit focused on developing the Centric Cycling and Sports Center, an indoor velodrome and sports complex being planned for the New Haven area. Mayer is graduate of Yale University, a lifelong cyclist and dedicated proponent of sustainable agriculture.

John Nelson COO TeamTrak by World Cycling League

John Nelson

Partner
John Nelson COO TeamTrak by World Cycling League
John Nelson

Partner

John Nelson, Managing Director, Investments, Turing Technology Associates is a business entrepreneur who has been part of the senior management team in over eight successful start-up ventures, including Montague Corporation (a full-sized folding bicycle), Smartleaf, Placemark Investments, F-Squared Investments, UAM Investment Services, and other ventures.

John has extensive knowledge of the cycling industry from his tenure at Montague, but also brings the operational background to grow and manage a business in a high-growth environment. He is a graduate of Brown University and earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Business.

Charles Baker Outside Counsel TeamTrak

Charles Baker

Outside Counsel
Charles Baker Outside Counsel TeamTrak
Charles Baker

Outside Counsel

Chuck Baker is a nationally acclaimed sports and entertainment lawyer who chairs the Sports Industry Group of O'Melveny & Myers in New York. His practice includes mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions. He has represented a wide range of buyers and sellers of sports franchises in every major professional league, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS and many European football leagues. He has guided the acquisition and sale of top professional franchises by investors in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In 2015, Baker represented the owners of the Atlanta Hawks in the sale of the NBA team, a transaction that Global M&A Networks recognized as the USA Deal of the Year.

Baker received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1985 and is a Distinguished Lecturer at NYU's Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media and Business. An avid cyclist and triathlete, Chuck has served USA Triathlon as an Independent Director, Board of Directors.

TeamTrak Advisors

Greg Lemond

Greg Lemond

Three time Tour de France Winner and Founder, Lemond Composites.
Greg Lemond
Greg Lemond

Three time Tour de France Winner and Founder, Lemond Composites.

Greg LeMond’s professional cycling career includes three Tour de France victories, multiple world championships and a track record of innovative ideas for the sport and leading-edge products. He was the first racer to win the Tour de France on a carbon fiber bicycle and his branded bicycles and exercise equipment have been recognized for their quality and innovation. LeMond is founder and principal of LeMond Composites in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the world’s newest carbon fiber manufacturing company that is expected to revolutionize the lightweight composites industry throughout the world. LeMond remains active in cycling as an anti-doping advocate and Tour de France commentator for Eurosport

Kathryn Bertine

Founder and CEO, Homestretch Foundation
Kathryn Bertine

Founder and CEO, Homestretch Foundation

Kathryn Bertine is an author, athlete, activist and documentary filmmaker who is best known as one of America’s most recognized advocates for gender parity in the sport of cycling.

During her pro cycling career, Bertine was a three-time Caribbean Champion, six-time national champion of St. Kitts and Nevis (SKN) and raced for five years on the pro road circuit with four UCI domestic and World Tour teams. After retiring from competition, she became an activist for women’s rights in sports and authored three nonfiction books, All the Sundays Yet to Come, As Good As Gold, and The Road Less Taken. From 2006 through 2012, Bertine was a columnist, author and senior editor for ESPN and, when ESPN rejected her documentary proposal, she self-produced HALF THE ROAD: The passion, pitfalls and power of women’s professional cycling which debuted in sixteen nations, won six film festivals and successfully brought the hammer down on the corruption and sexism in sports.

She is founder and CEO of the Homestretch Foundation which advocates for women’s rights in sports and currently serves as Trek’s Ambassador for Equality in Cycling. Bertine lives in Tucson, AZ and holds a BA from Colgate University and an MFA from the University of Arizona.

Stephen Whisnant

Stephen Whisnant

Founder And Managing Director, Whisnant Strategies
Stephen Whisnant
Stephen Whisnant

Founder And Managing Director, Whisnant Strategies

Stephen has had almost thirty years of experience in nonprofit management, having spent the first twelve years working in higher education. He served in a number of senior roles at Harvard University. In the mid-1990’s he co-founded an international sports charity called World T.E.A.M. Sports and for eleven years he served as its Executive Director, assisting with sports events and activities around the globe. Engaging educational outreach programs and accompanying documentary films enhanced these projects. In 1999 he won an Emmy Award as an executive producer of “Vietnam, Long Time Coming”—a highly acclaimed film about a bicycle ride in Vietnam with an integrated team of war veterans from both the US and Vietnam. Following a period of service for Paul Allen and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Stephen and his family relocated to Washington D.C. where he has served in a number of philanthropic advisory roles, including overseeing an expansive campaign for the US Institute of Peace, and working for Secretary Madeleine Albright at the National Democratic Institute. He also served as a managing director for the US Olympic Committee, just prior to the Summer Games in London. Whisnant Strategies is a philanthropic advisory firm, serving both institutional clients and individuals and families. Stephen serves on several national nonprofit boards.

Andrew Kline

Andrew Kline

Founder And Managing Director, Park Lane
Andrew Kline
Andrew Kline

Founder And Managing Director, Park Lane

Andrew brings a broad background of professional sports experience, investment banking expertise, and industry knowledge to Park Lane. He has advised on M&A transactions in all of the major sports and also been fundamental in obtaining financing for many early-stage sports-based businesses. Andrew is currently a member of the Stanford Executive Circle, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Association of Corporate Growth, the NFLPA, and the NFL Retired Players Association. In 2013, at the age of 36, he was named to The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 list. Andrew was also named to SportsBusiness Journal’s 2016 Power Players List in the Advisory category and Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2017 edition of The Money Book celebrating the most influential people in Los Angeles finance. Prior to founding Park Lane, Andrew was drafted by the NFL World Champion St. Louis Rams, for whom he played center and quick guard. After retiring from the NFL, he graduated from the Business Management & Entrepreneurship Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Andrew has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Navy SEAL Family Foundation and is active in fundraising efforts for Special Forces and Special Operations Forces.

Sports Facilities Advisory and Management

Sports Facilities Advisory and Management
Sports Facilities Advisory and Management

Sports Facilities Advisory and Management

Sports Facilities Advisory, LLC (SFA) is headquartered in Clearwater, FL. Founded in 2003, SFA has served more than 2,000 communities, produced more than $10 billion in institutional-grade financial forecasts, and provided funding strategies and solutions for more than 120 youth and amateur sports and recreation complexes worldwide. Its affiliate, Sports Facilities Management (“SFM”), provides industry-leading, results-driven management solutions for sports, fitness, recreation, and event venues nationwide. Since 2014, SFM-managed venues have hosted more than 75 million visitors and generated millions of dollars in economic impact.