Given SportsSignup’s expanding opportunities in the youth sports industry, Brian brings powerful expertise to our team at this exciting time of new growth.
Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
Brian Crosby, an experienced and successful investor entrepreneur who helped finance and build several high-performing sports and media brands, has joined the Advisory Board of SportsSignup (http://www.sportssignup.com/), a national leader in online services for sports organizations.
The announcement was made by SportsSignup CEO Anthony Bruno.
“Given SportsSignup’s expanding opportunities in the youth sports industry, Brian brings powerful expertise to our team at this exciting time of new growth,” Mr. Bruno said. “Over the past 20 years, Brian has a strong history of connecting emerging businesses with capital and/or partner opportunities that have led to some very successful ventures. We are fortunate to have Brian join our team.”
Mr. Crosby is a former partner of Falconhead Capital, a role in which he sourced, led and managed investments in consumer and media companies such as Competitor Group, an event and media leader in endurance sports; Maritime Telecommunications Network, a technology and specialty media provider; and ESPN Classic Europe, a leading sports cable channel.
Mr. Crosby said he is eager to partner with the leadership team of SportsSignup, which for two consecutive years has earned recognition on the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. and is poised for additional growth.
“The SportsSignup team has done a fantastic job building a loyal customer base around its core registration services,” Mr. Crosby said. “The level of trust they have gained from their customers has opened the door for related product opportunities yet to be explored. I am excited to help navigate through the next phases of growth.”
SportsSignup will draw upon Mr. Crosby’s expertise and contacts in both private equity and the participant-sports sector.
SportsSignup, which celebrated its 10th year of business in 2013, has thousands of customers throughout the U.S. and internationally for its online registration, team communications and volunteer background check services for youth sports. In recent years, the company has expanded into individual participation sports, offering online registration for such prominent events as the Freihofer’s Run for Women in Albany, NY, and the Troy (NY) Turkey Trot, both of which draw thousands of participants annually.
To learn more about SportsSignup's registration services please visit: http://www.sportssignup.com/products/club.
SportsSignup opened its first satellite office in Mesa, AZ, in April 2012 to service its growing roster of clients in the Western U.S. and Canada, and last summer moved its headquarters to a new suite of offices in Saratoga Springs, more than tripling its space to accommodate recent and expected growth in the organization.
Mr. Crosby, who earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton and a MBA from Harvard, lives in Madison, N.J., with his wife and three sons, all of whom are active in youth sports.
About SportsSignup: SportsSignup, owned and operated by League Sports Services LLC, provides sports organizations and event organizers with easy-to-learn and easy-to-use integrated Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to facilitate online sports registration and coach/volunteer background check management. Since 2003, the company has been dedicated to operating a secure, affordable, and hassle-free online service suite that enables administrators from thousands of soccer, football, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, track and field, and many other sports organizations to easily automate many aspects of their duties. For more information about SportsSignup, please visit SportsSignup.com. Follow SportsSignup on Twitter; like SportsSignup on Facebook; or watch the SportsSignup video to learn how to simplify sports management tasks.