THE NSM TEAM
FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Adam believes in game-changing ideas and the power of people working together to make the world a better place. His experience with sports-themed social entrepreneurship and sports and entertainment technology dates back 25 years. He has founded, worked at the VP level, or consulted for 10 different sports and entertainment startups, such as Sports Simulation, Cybersports, Disruptive Apps, Monsterful VR and SporTech Ventures, as well as 2 sports-themed non-profits, including Players for the Planet. His combination of business and non-profit experience along with his innate creativity, collaborative spirit, and audacious persistence provide him with a well-rounded base of knowledge and conviction. Essentially, he has a for-profit mind with a non-profit heart. He holds a B.A. from Amherst College and dual master’s degrees – an M.S. in Sport Management from UMass-Amherst and an M.B.A. from NYU Stern majoring in Management & Entrepreneurship with a focus on Sports, Entertainment, Media & Technology. He was a four-year starter on the Amherst College varsity soccer and baseball teams and played baseball professionally in Canada, Australia and The Netherlands, competing against players who represented their countries in the Olympics and World Baseball Classic. Other experiences include work as a small business consultant for NYC’s Economic Development Corporation assisting Lower Manhattan’s small business community post-9/11; a high-needs schoolteacher/tutor in Brownsville, Brooklyn (PS 41) as part of the NYC Teaching Fellows program; and a baseball coach at the youth, high school and college levels.
DIRECTOR / TREASURER
Olga brings 10 years of accounting experience, working in creative industries including visual effects, e-book publishing, hospitality, and advertising. After a decade of corporate life, Olga decided to fulfill her entrepreneurial spirit and started a money coaching business, Rags to Riches Consulting, where she helps creatives maximize their money choices and opportunities in their lives and businesses. She has written a book called “Shmoney Guide: Making Money Choices Doesn’t Need to Be So Scary”, and also hosts a podcast called “9 Minutes of Creative Wisdom”, where she speaks to creatives about business, money, and a sprinkle of fun. Olga’s love of sports started from watching hockey and soccer games with her grandfather in Russia. After moving to the US, she followed the NBA with her dad. Still a hockey fan, Olga supports the Pittsburgh Penguins and her favorite player, Sydney Crosby.
DIRECTOR / VP
CURATORIAL ASSISTANT / SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER