Co-founder & CEO
A die-hard basketball fan, Vijay founded Fansure in 2017. Prior, Vijay was an aerospace engineer for almost 10 years - primarily as an aero/fluids engineer for unmanned rocket and satellite missions at NASA Kennedy Space Center.
Vijay holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, an MBA from Georgetown University, and an Executive Education certificate in entrepreneurship from Stanford University.
Co-founder & VP, Product
Jordan is a long-time sports fan, fantasy sports player and sports bettor. He brings a well-rounded, professional background to the Fansure team, having extensive experience working in Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank & MUFG Securities, in a Strategy role at venture-backed startup, Inspire, and as a Founder and Product Lead of sports betting startup, TRNDS Sports.
Jordan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Villanova School of Business.
An avid Sixers fan and basketball enthusiast, Dan’s experience spans 10 years in varying operational capacities within the sports, financial, and aerospace and defense industries. Prior to Fansure, Dan was a project manager for Lockheed Martin responsible for analyzing cost, schedule, and performance for satellite and missile defense programs.
Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Virginia Tech and master’s degree in Project Management from Drexel University.
Cole is a senior research engineer working on technology development at NASA Ames Research Center. He has 8 years of experience focusing on atmospheric entry for human and robotic exploration. Cole has a passion for data science and joined Fansure after months of weekly pick-up basketball games with the rest of the Fansure team.
Cole holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree from Georgia Tech, both in aerospace engineering.
Scott is a PhD Candidate in Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Berkeley. Much of his research focuses on consumer decision-making in agricultural, environmental, and sports settings. His sports-related research has focused on the economics of superstar players, attempting to measure the economic value of these players to fans. He presented at the 2019 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, winning Best Poster for his work on NBA superstars. Scott grew up in Los Angeles, where he fostered his fandom of the Lakers.
Scott holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Environmental Economics and Policy, as well as a master's degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley.
Tom Haberstroh is an award-winning journalist who has covered the NBA for over a decade, specializing in analytics, sports science and player health. Haberstroh began his career at ESPN where he worked for 8 years as a data-driven staff writer for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Insider and ESPN.com, making regular TV appearances on SporstCenter, Outside the Lines and The Jump with Rachel Nichols. In 2017, he joined Bleacher Report and B/R Mag where he won an APSE award for feature writing on the NBA. For the last two years, he served as NBC Sports' national NBA Insider on TV and digital programming. He is the host of The Habershow NBA podcast as well as co-founder of the Count The Dings podcast network.
After six years in Miami Beach, Tom currently lives in Charlotte with his wife, two daughters and their dog Cooper. In 2017, he launched the #ALSPepperChallenge which has raised over $650,000 for ALS research in honor of his mother and is currently a committee member of I AM ALS' committee to bring a national Lou Gehrig Day to Major League Baseball.
Nikhil is a data analyst, business intelligence in the Chicago Fire FC's front office. Having a passion for sports analytics, Nikhil worked in business intelligence for Nashville Soccer Club during their inaugural MLS season. Nikhil joined Fansure as a data analyst after meeting the team at the 2020 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. While at the conference, Nikhil was part of the winning ESPN Hackathon team over the project Imputing Shot Arcs for Enhanced Shot Evaluation.
Nikhil holds a bachelor’s degree in business analytics from the University of Tennessee and master’s degree in data science from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Patrick is a Senior at Cornell University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science with a concentration in Data Science and a minor in Business. Patrick met the Fansure team at the 2020 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, where he also presented as a finalist in the 2020 DraftKings Sports Gaming Innovation Challenge. He is very passionate about sports analytics and Data Science, as well as all of his favorite teams.
Amin is a rising star in the NBA media, serving ESPN as an NBA analyst and commentator for 8 years. After ESPN, he joined the Dan Le Batard Show. He regularly appeared on 'The Jump' and other ESPN TV segments and co-hosts 'No Look Pass' on SiriusXM NBA radio. He was also in prominent front office roles in the NBA, most recently as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations with the Phoenix Suns.
Amin was born in Sudan and earned a Bachelor's and MBA - both from Arizona State University. An avid Star Wars fan, Amin's social media handles are all @darthamin.
Founder & Managing Partner at Sharp Alpha Advisors || Chairman & Founder at ICED(AI)
Lloyd is the Founder & Managing Partner of Sharp Alpha Advisors, a firm that specializes in sports betting startups, venture capital, M&A, and technology. He is a mentor to both Techstars and the leAD Sports Accelerator. He also advises some of the world's most recognizable sports franchises and media brands on their fan engagement strategies. Lloyd is a frequent keynote speaker, guest lecturer, and podcast guest on the topic of innovation and investment in the sports betting industry, and has been interviewed or cited by most major publications on the topic.
Lloyd completed his undergraduate studies, in Economics, at The Wharton School of Business and his post-graduate studies, in Computer Science, at Columbia University.
Attorney at Paradigm Counsel LLP
Kenneth has been practicing law for over 20 years. He has represented and worked for both public and private companies as an attorney, businessman and executive in a wide variety of technology businesses.
Kenneth holds a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from the University of Michigan.
Marcellus Vernon Wiley Sr. is a retired American football defensive end who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for four teams. He was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft out of Columbia University by the Buffalo Bills. After four seasons with the Bills, he played for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2001, as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He formerly co-hosted SportsNation on ESPN, as well as an afternoon drive-time sports talk radio show on ESPN 710AM in Los Angeles, and is currently a host of Fox Sports 1's Speak For Yourself.
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