Our Team

Management

Alan Schuler

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member

BIO

After a 12-year professional hockey playing career stretching from North America to Europe, Mr. Schuler Co-Founded ProSmart in 2013 while experiencing first hand the significant gap in the way volunteer coaches, across all sports, were supported at a grassroots level. Mr. Schuler’s lifelong passion for sports and appreciation for the communities who make it all possible, inspired his vision; develop a sports dedicated platform employing exceptional technology to deliver a new standard of supportive resources to all grass roots sports participants everywhere. The goal of the platform was to enable a better experience in sport for the broadest community, ultimately, supporting the growth of athletes and the sports that fuel their passions.

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As Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Schuler has leveraged his personal network and brought together an experienced results-driven team capable of taking a leadership position within the massive $1.3 trillion sports marketplace. From there he successfully brokered ProSmart’s acquisition by Sora Capital Corp (now ProSmart Enterprises Inc.) and transitioned his role in to President & Chief Executive Officer of the parent company. Now as a public company (PROS:TSXV), Mr. Schuler is highly focused on ensuring the company is well positioned at every level to deliver a leading niche sports network platform that enables learning, connecting and sharing on a global scale.
Prior to Co-Founding ProSmart, Mr. Schuler gained extensive financial services and private equity experience through his roles as Vice President of Business Development for StoneTower Financial Solutions and as Managing Partner for WestVine Capital Partners.
Mr. Schuler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colorado College, where he attending on an NCAA Division 1 full hockey scholarship.

Ty Summach

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

BIO

Mr. Summach was appointed Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of ProSmart back in late 2013 and has been instrumental in the organizational management across all departments as a private and public company.

 

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Mr. Summach was appointed Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer of ProSmart back in late 2013 and has been instrumental in the organizational management across all departments as a private and public company.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Summach has set the tone for the company’s culture and drove the development of its mission, vision, values and people strategy. In addition, Mr. Summach personally architected the Sportgo platform and devised its overall brand strategy built upon the pillars of “Learn. Connect. Share.”
Prior to Co-Founding ProSmart, Mr. Summach has worked with a number of private companies in the technology and entertainment industry. Mr. Summach was responsible for Brand, Marketing, and Business Development at Hyper Hippo Productions, which is a premium boutique entertainment studio located in Kelowna, B.C. Mr. Summach was also instrumental in shaping the Digital Marketing and Brand strategy for Disney Interactive. There he focused on building safe and responsible online communities for titles such as Disney’s Club Penguin, which is the #1 Virtual World for Kids and sold in 2007 for $700M. Within that role, Mr. Summach’s digital experience also spanned across Cars, Pixie Hollow, Tune Town, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney.com and Disney Channel.
Mr. Summach holds an Honours BBA from the University of British Columbia majoring in International Marketing and Finance and an Honours MBA from Royal Roads University majoring in Executive Management.

Darren Battersby

Chief Financial Officer

BIO

Mr. Battersby was appointed Chief Financial Officer during the inception of ProSmart Sports (a wholly owned subsidiary) back in 2013 and is now responsible for the financial operations of ProSmart Enterprises Inc. Mr. Battersby has been instrumental in the management and financing of the company as a private and public entity and is a key component to ProSmart’s leadership team.

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Mr. Battersby was appointed Chief Financial Officer during the inception of ProSmart Sports (a wholly owned subsidiary) back in 2013 and is now responsible for the financial operations of ProSmart Enterprises Inc. Mr. Battersby has been instrumental in the management and financing of the company as a private and public entity and is a key component to ProSmart’s leadership team.
Mr. Battersby has held numerous roles in a number of growing and developing companies both in the public sector and in private enterprises. Mr. Battersby’s experience is primarily within the financing, structuring and operating of start-up and growth stage companies spanning a variety of industries such as software development, bio-tech, entertainment and high tech. Previously, Mr Battersby held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Network Media Group (NTE.V), Rainmaker Entertainment (RNK.TO) and OneMove Technologies Inc. (OM.V). Mr. Battersby also consults for a variety of privately owned companies within British Columbia.
Mr. Battersby graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1994 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration majoring in accounting and finance. He was recruited out of university by Ellis Foster and obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1997.

Greg Bobolo

EVP, Sports Content & Media

BIO

Mr. Bobolo has a reputation as a visionary in the sports media and advertising markets, which is why he joined ProSmart back in 2017 as EVP, Sports Content & Media. In this new role, Mr. Bobolo is focused on refining the company’s content, media approaches and solutions, including the creation of a highly innovative licensing and rights strategy alongside select community partners.

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Mr. Bobolo has a reputation as a visionary in the sports media and advertising markets, which is why he joined ProSmart back in 2017 as EVP, Sports Content & Media. In this new role, Mr. Bobolo is focused on refining the company’s content, media approaches and solutions, including the creation of a highly innovative licensing and rights strategy alongside select community partners.
An award winning senior executive (Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year, TOP 40 under 40 winner, PROFIT 500 winner – partial list) and entrepreneur, Mr. Bobolo has led 3 other successful startups in the media space. Most recently, Mr. Bobolo made a mark with his last company, STN Sports as CEO showcasing the latent, under appreciated value of sports video highlights. He built a small $0 revenue start-up into the largest professional sports video syndication businesses in the world. The company served all major sports including MLB, NASCAR, NFL, The PGA Tour +70 other major sports leagues as an exclusive rights holder and syndicator to major linear television networks.coms (CBS, FOX Sports, NBC Sports) and major newspaper.coms (USA today, LA times, NY Post +1300). STN sports has a viewership of over 2.4B and is rated on Comscores top 30 companies in the world for video.
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