Advisors

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 is committed to improving cycling through introductory youth programs and creating more opportunities for disabled athletes. He serves as the Honorary Chairman of the Velodrome Development Foundation and actively supports WCL’s development of indoor velodromes as a critical component in popularizing cycling for an American audience.

Kathryn Bertine

Founder and CEO, Homestretch Foundation
Kathryn Bertine

Founder and CEO, Homestretch Foundation

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

After retiring from racing on the international cycling circuit, 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. Bertine was a columnist, author and senior editor for ESPN and self-produced the documentary 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 holds a BA from Colgate University and an MFA from the University of Arizona. She is a board member of Velodrome Development Foundation.

Stephen Whisnant

Stephen Whisnant

Founder And Managing Director, Whisnant Strategies
Stephen Whisnant
Stephen Whisnant

Founder And Managing Director, Whisnant Strategies

Stephen has nearly 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 served as its Executive Director, assisting with sports events and activities around the globe. 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 a team of war veterans from both the US and Vietnam. Following a period of service for the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, he served in a number of philanthropic advisory roles, including overseeing an expansive campaign for the US Institute of Peace, and serving as a managing director for the US Olympic Committee prior to the 2012 Games in London. Steve owns Whisnant Strategies, a philanthropic advisory firm. He also 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 has 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 Sports Business 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. Andrew has FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Navy SEAL Family Foundation fund raises 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.