Founder & CEO
A die-hard basketball fan, Vijay founded Fansure in 2017 when he got fed up with going to games where star players sat out. Prior to founding Fansure, Vijay worked for 6.5 years at NASA as an aero/fluids engineer for unmanned rocket and satellite missions, and served 3 years at Lockheed Martin on their business development team.
Vijay holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Georgetown University.
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.
Jackie specializes in product communication, marketing, and go to market strategy. She has 12 years of experience launching consumer goods for Procter & Gamble and is a R&D section head.
Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Cornell University, as well as an MBA from Xavier University.
Cheenar is currently an Undergraduate Student studying at UC Berkeley. Prior to joining Fansure, he collaborated with Scott Kaplan and his colleagues on a number of statistical research projects including a paper on the economics of superstar players. Cheenar primarily works on the Fansure website front-end and back-end and assists Cole with his work on the Fansure predictive model.
Amin is a rising star in the NBA media, serving ESPN as an NBA analyst and commentator. He regularly appears 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.
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.
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.
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