Daniel Nelson Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Chairman of the Board
Daniel Nelson began working in the financial services industry in 1986. In 1997, Mr. Nelson formed, and has since served as chief executive officer of, Nelson Financial Services Inc., which focuses on the employee benefits market. For more than 30 years, Mr. Nelson has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in the financial services arena. Mr. Nelson also formed Nelson Financial Services to provide financial guidance for all individuals. We believe that Mr. Nelson is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in finance, particularly with respect to the sports management division of Nelson Financial Services.
Richard Symington President & Chief Marketing Officer & Director
Richard Symington has served as our President and Chief Marketing Officer and a member of our board of directors since April 2023. From May 2015 to February 2020, Mr. Symington was the Manager of Blacklight Technologies LLC. From January 2015 to September 2019, Mr. Symington was also the founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Manager of Island Marketing Consultants LLC (formerly A20 Media LLC). From 2002 to 2014, Mr. Symington founded or managed a number of other businesses. Mr. Symington obtained a B.A. in International Relations from the University of San Diego in 2002 and a Diploma in Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management from Arizona Culinary Institute in 2003. We believe that Mr. Symington is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience in technology and marketing-driven businesses.
David O'Hara Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining the Company, from March 2019 to March 2021, David O’Hara served as Chief of Education and Operations at Harlem Village Academies, a network of charter schools in Harlem, New York, where he oversaw operations, academics, recruitment, hiring, and talent development. From July 2017 to February 2019, Mr. O’Hara supported nonprofit organizations via his work as Senior Director of District Leadership with the Buck Institute for Education, a nonprofit organization, where Mr. O’Hara also supported charter management organizations, school districts in leadership development, operations, organizational leadership, and strategic planning. From September 2011 to July 2017, Mr. O’Hara additionally served as the school principal of Leaders High School in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. O’Hara was also a member of the cohort of New Leaders, a national leadership program. Mr. O’Hara is a former collegiate athlete having been an All-Arizona wide receiver recruited to play at a Division I school. Mr. O’Hara is a graduate of Arizona State University, has a MSEd in Science Education from Lehman College, a MSEd in Organizational Leadership from Baruch College, and is a graduate of the Cahn Fellows Program at Columbia University.
David Wolfson Chief Financial Officer
Since November 2014, David Wolfson has been cofounder and managing partner of Wolfson Berbenich & Co., CPA’s, LLP. From July 2004 to January 2013, Mr. Wolfson was managing partner of the New York offices of his previous CPA firm, Schulman Lobel Wolfson Zand Abruzzo Katzen & Blackman LLP. From 2001 to July 2004, Mr. Wolfson was a cofounder and managing partner of Schulman Wolfson & Abruzzo, LLP. From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Wolfson was the founder and managing partner of a solo CPA firm. From March 2009 to January 2013, Mr. Wolfson was the Chief Financial Officer and a director of Be Active Brands, Inc., and was Chief Financial Officer and a director of Be Active Holdings, Inc., a former public company, from its merger with Be Active Brands, in January 2013, to 2016. From 1996 to July 2004, Mr. Wolfson served as the in-house accountant of Silhouette Brands Inc., the former manufacturer of Skinny Cow® brand ice cream, until its acquisition by an affiliate of Nestlé. Mr. Wolfson became a CPA in 1990, and earned a B.S. degree in accounting at SUNY Binghamton in 1983.
Dennis Gile Founder & President
Dennis Gile is a former quarterback who starred at Central Missouri State University in the early 2000s. He earned First Team All-Conference Honors and broke the national passing efficiency record with a rating of 214.0/ He led the team to a combined record of 20-4, which was the program’s best winning percentage at the time. He also played for multiple seasons in the Canadian Football League, an indoor football league, and broke training camp with the New England Patriots in 2003. After retiring from football, Gile established the “Dennis Gile Quarterback Academy” in Scottsdale, Arizona, which is one of the nation’s top private quarterback coaching programs. Shortly after, he noticed the sheer amount of student-athletes going unnoticed by college coaches. This led him to founding the recruiting company, Signing Day Sports, a platform that connects high school student-athletes with colleges.