The Uru Sports Team

The Uru Sports Team

Our Uru Team is passionate about bringing transparency, knowledge, and connections to the sporting world. Together, we combine our knowledge and networks to help amplify athlete’s dreams and make them a reality.

Our Team has strong global networks from playing professionally overseas. We are also fortunate to have a seasoned tech entrepreneur, strong advisory board, and corporate partners.

Ainsley McCallister

CEO & Founder

McCallister was named an All-American while playing for the University of Michigan, and she played for the USA at the Jr. World Cup in Germany. Post graduating college, she played for six different teams across the world, competing throughout South America, Europe and Australia. She was on teams that played in England’s National Championship, the European Club Championship in the Netherlands, and the Australian Hockey League in Perth.

While competing overseas and searching for new opportunities, Ainsley experienced a barrier-ridden marketplace that lacked transparent knowledge. She became passionate about helping other athletes find great competiting opportunties across the world. “Uru, is the platform that I wish I had when I was a competitive athlete.”

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Roddy Richards

VP of Engineering

Richards has 15 years of experience designing, building and launching startups, including Betaworks & Salesforce.
“It’s exciting to be working on a platform that helps athletes continue playing the sports they love – providing opportunities to millions of athletes.”

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Meghan Beamesderfer

VP of Sales

Beamesderfer “Beam” brings her elite experience in Sales, field hockey and leadership to our Uru Team.

Sales Manager of 20+ people, as well as held top three sales production in her office for the past two years.

She also brings her depth of hockey experience. She was on the USA Women’s Senior National Team for several years, she captained at the University of Iowa and won three Big Ten Titles while a hawkeye. Further, she also coached and recruited for University of Iowa for seven years.
“I am excited to be apart of Uru Sports because of its potential to become the impetus for easing transition and allowing athletes, coaches and organizations to reach pinnacle success by opening communication and facilitating connections. I wish I had Uru as an athlete.”

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Samantha Berger

VP of Marketing

Berger played varsity Volleyball at the University of Denver. After getting her MBA at DU, she worked in market research and brand strategy, developing quantitative and qualitative research strategies for various international organizations.
“As an athlete, I wish I had a way to learn more about the world of international, professional sports. For such a fun and popular sport, volleyball is really lacking a US presence beyond the collegiate level. Uru offers a way to provide more information on various sports on a global scale.”

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Christine Gallagher

VP of Finance

MBA, with international and domestic strategic finance experience assisting leaders, achieve favorable financial results.

“It’s exciting to set Uru’s financial targets to allowing us to continue to make a huge impact in the sports world and grow globally.”

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Uru Sport Experts

Uru Sport Experts are well-respected, well-connected professional athletes who are passionate about helping Uru expand into their sports.

Uru Sports field hockey expert rassie pieterse
Rassie Pieterse
South Africa
Jehu Chesson NFL Colts-Redskins
Jehu Chesson
Football
Jordan Morgan
Jordan Morgan
Basketball
Sarah Lee
Tennis
Nkem Ezurike
Soccer

 

Uru Field Hockey Ambassadors

Urū Field Hockey Ambassadors are awesome individuals have lived out the Uru experience and are passionate about supporting our mission. They represent our brand and bring awareness/transparency to the amazing opportunities that sports can offer all around the world.

field hockey goalie grace ohanlon
Grace O’Hanlon
New Zealand
Jacqui Day field hockey forward and Uru Sports expert
Jacqui Day
Australia
Uru Expert Joaquin Menini field hockey player
Joaquin Menini
Argentina
Uru expert Lauren Turner field hockey player
Lauren Turner
England
Uru sports field hockey expert Mathew Cobbaert
Mathew Cobbaert
Belgium
Field hockey expert Will Byas for Uru Sports
Will Byas
England
coach Garreth ewing uru sports field hockey expert
Garreth Ewing
South Africa

Field hockey player Dirkie Chamberlain
Dirkie Chamberlain
South Africa
Field hockey player Julia Mueller of Germany
Julia Mueller
Germany
field hockey player lucas sevestre
Lucas Sevestre
France
Japanese field hockey player Mazuki Arai
Mazuki Arai
Japan
kwan browne field hockey player
Kwan Browne
England
Sofi Viarengo
Argentina
Susannah Townsend from England
Susannah Townsend
England
Holland field hockey player Tristan Algera
Tristan Algera
Holland

 

Our Beliefs:

Sports are mentally and physically empowering.  

Sports are a great platform to mentor, learn and make a difference.

Sports can be a passport to see the world.

Sports give an immediate international support system and eventually family.

Sports are so much more than just what happens on the pitch. Between the memories made, lessons learned, and community built, sports never stop giving back.

Sports have the power to change the world by diversifying teams and breaking down cultural barriers.