Our mission is to offer the ultimate, integrated technology eco-system that actually makes it easier for sports organizers to run their businesses. This requires a relentless pursuit of integrating SportsBoard with every other platform that matters — registration/payment platforms, sensor technologies, mental profiling solutions, scoring solutions, video solutions, and more. We love what we do, and we won’t stop until we get there.
We are a young vital company that thinks and acts big. There is nothing we can’t do, and there is no game we can’t win. It is that confidence that drives us to work harder and harder every day, creating the BEST product, offering the BEST service, and delivering the BEST solution to our customers.
No grass grows under our feet. We run a fast-paced operation headquartered in Sausalito, CA where our staff of mostly twenty-somethings has one goal — to crush the opportunity in front of us. That mentality starts at the top and flows down to even our part-time employees.
Our leadership team is a high-energy, smart, dedicated and impactful group. Our Founder/CEO, Gregg Jacobs, is entering his 23rd year of being in the Bay Area high tech engine. His years of experience in the enterprise, B2B software environment have enabled him to develop SportsBoard into the most comprehensive, sophisticated yet easy-to-use sports assessment platform on the market. His unique view of the technology eco-system and how everything fits together are propelling SportsBoard to heights he did not think were possible six years ago.
A serial entrepreneur with close to 20 years of experience in enterprise software, Gregg has specialized in identifying paper-driven processes that could be re-engineered using mobile and server-based technology. He led software development teams, mainly in the transportation industry, to design solutions, bringing those solutions to market and scaling those businesses for acquisition.
Transitioning from transportation to sports was easy for Gregg, a life-long sports fan and competitive tennis player. As he embarked on his SportsBoard venture, he knew from prior software experience that the key to success was continuously enhancing the product. And that philosophy has resulted in SportsBoard’s functionality increasing by close to 500% since inception, providing coaches with the tools to assess and evaluate players on a year-round basis, rather than just while recruiting.
SportsBoard now streamlines player assessment processes for nearly 400 colleges, IMG Academy, US Women’s Soccer, Premier Perfect Game, Girls Fastpitch, Triple Crown Sports, National Scouting Report, Baseball Youth, First Tee Golf, and USA Archery. Iconic collegiate coaching staffs include Dartmouth, UCLA, Stanford, North Carolina, Florida, Duke, Memphis, Kentucky, Michigan, Cal, Georgetown, Harvard, Yale and many more, with over 80 national championships to their credit. All of these customers, and more, are using SportsBoard to gain a competitive advantage in recruiting, season, camps, and strength & conditioning.
Although running SportsBoard has been all-consuming, Gregg loves talking about his creation and the impact it is having on sports — just ask his wife, Valerie. However, when Gregg does shut down for a few hours on weekends, he loves eating out with his wife, hanging with close friends, talking business and politics with his older son, Scotty, and playing golf with his younger son, Matt.
Gregg’s real solstice, though, is spending two weeks every summer on west shore of Lake Tahoe.
Stephen became SportsBoard’s first full-time employee in July of 2011. His love of sports and desire to work in a fast-paced environment made him a natural to join SportsBoard early on. Before joining SportsBoard, he worked in Inside Sales at MindBody Online in San Luis Obispo.
A graduate of University of San Francisco, Stephen is SportsBoard’s “utility infielder”, moving seamlessly between Business Development, Marketing, Operations and Client Relations. He even added “company realtor” to his duties, discovering SportsBoard’s sparkling new office in Sausalito and helping negotiate their extraordinary lease terms. In his free time, Stephen loves to fish, play pick-up basketball and explore his favorite city, San Francisco.
Favorite aspect of SportsBoard:
“No two days are the same. Intriguing sports conversations, innovative product ideas, team bonding, and overall company growth are experiences I enjoy and learn from every day; weekends too!”
One thing you may not know about Stephen:
“I am a dual citizen of the United States and Hungary.”
A full-stack developer for over a decade, Csaba has worked on all layers of our web app since joining SportsBoard earlier this year. Csaba’s wealth of experience in software development and thirst to keep up with ever-changing technology trends will enable SportsBoard to continue integrate its web app with other sports technology partners.
Before joining SportsBoard, Csaba spent six years as a software engineer at Vanderbilt University and seven years as a software developer in Budapest, Hungary. He achieved a Master’s of Science in Computer Sciences from Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where he also earned a degree in banking informatics.
When he’s not working, Csaba is often participating in an endurance sport of some kind—long distance running, cycling or swimming. He’s also an avid kayaker with 20 years of flat-water kayaking experience.
Favorite aspect of SportsBoard:
“I love the fact that we are helping people and organizations go green and digital by doing away with paper. I’m also excited about SportsBoard’s emerging role in sports analytics.”
One thing you may not know about Csaba:
“I have an identical twin brother, Attila, who is a cardiac radiologist. Some of his research is in the area of sports science.”
Carmen is a graduate of UC Davis, where she studied communications and excelled on the water polo team as a two-time MVP. Carmen was born and raised in Marin County, but she moved to Southern California last summer to train and compete full-time with the USA Women’s Water Polo Senior National Team.
Since joining SportsBoard, Carmen has been working in Business Development. She closed her first deal, naturally, with the UC Davis’ Women’s Water Polo team. When she isn’t in the office, Carmen is likely swimming, hiking, going to the beach or playing with her dogs, Bonnie and Lucy.
Favorite aspect of SportsBoard:
“The people. Every day I come into a positive atmosphere, surrounded by hardworking people who make every day productive as well as enjoyable. There’s an incredibly cohesive team culture at Sportsboard that’s rarely found in a workplace and I’m so lucky to be part of it.”
One thing you may not know about Carmen:
“I won a gold medal at the Global Championships in Brisbane, Australia with the USA Junior National Water Polo Team.”