Team

Meet the Team

Craig Bachrodt

CEO

As Founder of Avolve Sports, I provide the vision for who Avolve Sports is, and for what we are here to do. This is mechanical in the short run, and exploratory in the long run. Through Avolve Sports, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to improve performance in athletes while simultaneously building a platform that will impact the lives, health and fitness of America’s youth.

Throughout my career, I have strived to lead teams to be better as a collective than they could ever be as individuals. These teams have and continue to make a difference in the fields or Automotive Retailing, Court Ordered Education, and Athletics.

I value going for it in all areas. It is not enough to improve upon what exists, but to create into new spaces and make a difference where it is needed most. Additionally, life is about Constant and Never Ending Improvement, whether as an individual or as a company, we must always strive to constantly improve whether it be in our personal conduct, our work-ethic, or as a company, our product’s offerings, and / or our customer support.

Outside of the Avolve Sports, I am a parent to three outstanding young people. When I am not parenting, or working on growing Avolve Sports, you will find me running on the trails near my home. Currently, I am in the process of running 12 marathons (or longer distance) in 12 months. This adventure will take me across the US, to South Africa, and to Iceland. Life is Spectacular…Get out an enjoy it.

Having been a life-long athlete, and having the personal belief of CANI (Constant and Never Ending Improvement), I believe that measuring everything is important. Whether in business, in Life, or in Sport, “If it matters, measure it.”

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David Brickhouse

Executive Vice President

David Brickhouse is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Avolve Sports, overseeing the company’s business operations and its overall financial, legal, and compliance activities.  David is also responsible for the development and execution of strategic partnerships, national initiatives, and the company’s long-term strategy.

Prior to Avolve Sports, David was a corporate attorney at Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel, where he advised clients on corporate, commercial, and financial transactions throughout the Southeastern United States.  During his time in private practice, David advised on more than $3 billion in securities offerings, and was recognized as an “Up and Comer” in 2016 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Outside of work, David enjoys fishing, hiking, weight training, and mixed martial arts.

Craig Laird

Marketing Specialist

Craig Laird is the current Marketing Specialist at Avolve Sports. Craig is responsible for the company’s image, culture and direction in today’s ever-changing business environment.

Craig has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing and a Master of Busniness Administration from the University of Tampa. He arrived to the states on a full soccer scholarship from the United Kingdom in 2011. Craig played and captained the U18 England National Team where he received the Player of the Year Award in 2010 before making a move to the USA.

Craig has mixed his love and enthusiasm of Sports with his extensive knowledge of Marketing to help push Avolve Sports to a global brand!

Outside of work Craig enjoys Travelling, Music, Fashion, Soccer, Golf and Boxing.

 

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Craig Montgomery

    Director of Sales

Craig Montgomery is currently the Director of Sales for Avolve Sports. Craig is focused on bringing data collection and analytics into the youth and elite training sports arena. He knows the value of data having used it in his own developmental company, Montgomery Long Snapping Academy.

Craig graduated with a degree in Psychology from Georgetown University in 2013. He was a 4-year starter on Georgetown’s football team as their long snapper. After graduation, he attended 2 NFL Super Regional Combines and Mini Camped with the Chicago Bears. He is an avid believer in goal setting and training with an end in mind.

Outside of work CM spends his time with his wife and 2 dogs hiking, playing sports and researching new technologies. He is passionate about sustainable agriculture, new technological advancements and motivating athletes to be the best they can be.