Mark Slough Named CEO of CES Performance

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Sports Performance company names new CEO, opens second world-class training facility.

CES Performance has appointed Mark Slough to the positions of Chief Executive Officer and President. This move precedes the grand opening of the company’s Houston facility on October 13. CES Performance will operate their training facility in partnership with The Methodist Center for Sports Medicine out of the Houston Amateur Sports Park (HASP) that also serves as the training location of the Houston Dynamo.

“It’s an exciting time to join and lead this growing company. I’ve personally witnessed the tremendous impact that the expert staff and position-specific methods have on an NFL player’s career. As a company we are focusing on helping committed athletes in many sports at all levels – professional, collegiate, high school and youth,” said Mr. Slough.

CES founder Chip Smith said, “We’ve trained athletes for over 20 years, creating and perfecting the methods that have helped elite athletes in various sports. We’ve been successful in taking these athletes to the next level and I believe our company will reach the next level with Mark as CEO.”

In his role as CEO, Slough will oversee all strategic decision making, operations, events and facilities and will lead the effort to expand CES into new vertical markets.


Mark brings sports agent perspective to CES Performance in addition to financial, management and legal training and experience. Mark worked in the banking industry as a Vice President in various institutions from 1984 – 1992, and thereafter was the CFO for Curb Records in Nashville, TN. Mark practiced law at Fulbright & Jaworski and started a NFL agent practice in 1998, representing NFL players for more than thirteen years.

Mark received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Abilene Christian University in 1984, and completed the joint Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Juris Doctorate (J.D.) program at Baylor University in 1997.


CES Performance is dedicated to improving professional and elite amateur athletes committed to improving their performance through highly focused training methodologies. Using position-specific, movement-specific and sport-specific methods at world-class facilities in Atlanta and Houston, CES Performance has trained thousands of professional and amateur athletes across multiple sports.

Using methodology pioneered and perfected over two decades by the industry’s most respected performance coaches, CES’ training methods have revolutionized the way athletes prepare to excel and compete at their specific positions. Emphasis is placed on Movement, Overspeed, Resistance and Reaction to consistently produce unparalleled improvements in strength, speed, responsiveness and agility – all customized to the needs of the athlete.

CES Performance corporate operations are in Dallas, Texas. Facilities and sports performance programs are in Atlanta, Houston and Dallas. More info can be found at

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