Hi, we’re Uru Sports

We are built by athletes for athletes

In 2020, we founded Uru Sports with the mission to empower athletes to reach their full potential off the field of play as they transition into their next chapter.

Our goal is to be the premier platform that college, pro and Olympic athletes turn to for career opportunities, insider knowledge and powerful connections.

We believe athletes are exceptional, hardworking and great team players. That’s what makes them great employees at companies that are looking to hire diverse, high quality candidates.

To that end, Uru Sports leverages our expert knowledge and network to connect current and former athletes to career opportunities in the sports & entertainment industry.

We are an athlete’s competitive advantage to win at their next stage and the best place for companies to hire their next champion.

The Team

We are a diverse team of passionate athletes with deep industry expertise

Ainsley McCallister
Founder & CEO
Field Hockey
4 years experience as international field hockey athlete, All-American & multi-year captain. 
Ezekiel Harris
Co-Founder & Head of Operations
Crain’s 20 in their 20s, former non-profit CEO, multi-year captain,  5 years semi-pro.
Patty Hubbard
Head of Marketing & Business Development
Field Hockey
25+ years experience in sports, brand partnerships and entrepreneurship.
Will Sickles
Head of Product
Track & Field
10+ years as product executive, passionately customer focused, early stage and Fortune 500 experience.
Jim Collins
Senior Recruiter
20+ years experience in full-cycle recruiting for startups to Fortune 500. 800+ placements. DEIB expert.
Steve Bonomo
25 yeas of executive recruiting and talent acquisition at companies like Adecco, Twitter, Adidas, and TaylorMade
Hap Klopp
Founder & 20 year CEO of The North Face, Branding and marketing expert with passion for global impact
Karen Bryant
At helm of WNBA basketball for 18 years, former CEO of acquired tech startup, passionate coach
Bob Heldt
Experienced engineer executive at Apple, Netflix, Intuit & previously his own successful startup
Turner Booth
Investment expert shifting from decade in Wall Street to community focus in Michigan. Brings passion from his NFL career ending injury.
Glenn Luinenburg
Experienced lawyer from WilmerHale who provides technology-focused clients with sophisticated legal counsel and practical business advice - from seed stage to IPO.
Beth Brooke
Former global vice-chair in charge of public policy at EY who headed up the EY Olympic Athlete Program.
Casey Cowell
Ice Hockey
Founder of US Robotics, experienced venture investor and entrepreneur, passionate philanthropist
David Aufhauser
Water Polo
25 years in tech, sports and content building community and digital media businesses.

Our experiences includes leadership at:

Meet a few of our amazing athlete investors

“Uru Sports is something that needs to exist. I wish I had this network when I was thinking about “what’s next?”. Unlocking access to internships, jobs, playing opportunities and connections around the world is invaluable. From our athlete advisory huddles, I can tell this Uru Team will do huge things and I’m excited to help!”

Chris Tamer, Played in the NHL for 10 years, current owner of a Cross-Fit

“We launched Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech to find, fund, and fast-track the top sports technology startups challenging the status quo and creating new innovations that will impact how we participate in, view, and celebrate sports. Investing in Uru Sports is one part of the equation. We are backing this investment by surrounding Uru with a dream team of sports industry advisors and experts – from across Comcast NBCUniversal Sky and our sports properties and partners – who are passionately dedicated to helping them succeed. These are decision-makers at the biggest sports brands. After all, it comes down to teamwork.”

Jenna Kurath, Vice President, Startup Partnerships and Head of Comcast NBC Universal SportsTech, Former Baylor Track & Field Athlete

“I am extremely passionate about building a global community of athletes that solves some of the most pressing needs and issues for athletes around the world. Our network is unlocking the power of the athletic community and allowing athletes to become their best, on & off the field.”

David Aufhauser, Founder of Pac12 network, former Stanford Waterpolo

“Uru Sports is changing the game. As an investor I am excited about the huge growth potential. The athlete investor huddles, which is filled with the best people, also give us the opportunity to lend insight and help shape this platform. Huge things to come!”

Trevor Huffman, Pro overseas basketball player and head coach, founder of Swish House, serial entrepreneur

“Uru Sports is coming into the market at the right time. As a board member of the US Olympic Committee I know how needed this is for elite athletes globally. As a former business executive I know how helpful this network would have been to hire from. I am very grateful to be helping shape the future of sports technology”

Bob Wood, Board member of the US Olympic Committee, former business executive, entrepreneur, former Michigan football player

“Not only is Uru’s mission amazing, but the team behind Uru is full of winners! The execs know how to share their vision, roadmap and execute. We are onto something extraordinary!”

Bob Naegele Founder of The Minnesota Wild, serial entrepreneur, former Brown Ice Hockey player
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