Team

SPORTTU mirrors the culture of great sports teams; embodying teamwork, dedication, hard work, playing for a greater cause, and overcoming obstacles that can impede success. Our board and management team has started, scaled and led global companies, and has extensive experience in the fields of sports, technology, and media.

Corporate Headquarters – North America

Juan Carlos Barrera

President

Juan serves as President of SPORTTU responsible for the company’s day to day operations, strategic partnerships and global strategy.  He served as CEO of Global Select Wealth Management, where he pioneered the development of in-country asset allocation platforms and development of investment products for institutions around the world. For over 20 years, Juan worked at Prudential International Investments where he served as the Director of Institutional Wealth Management.  Juan has forged global relationships with financial institutions, industry leaders in finance, media, telecommunications and governments across the world.

Kevin Williams

CTO

Kevin is our Chief Technology Officer, and is responsible for turning our product vision into reality, and oversees all aspects of technology including Engineering, Product Development and Client Services.  Kevin holds a BSE degree from Princeton University in Engineering Management Systems, and is a seasoned technologist with over 20 years of experience architecting and building large scale software platforms.   Kevin began his career on Wall Street where he designed and developed software based tools for financial modeling and stress analysis for several major firms including PaineWebber, Prudential Investment Corp, and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac).   As a pioneer in web based software development, Kevin has amassed over 15 years of experience architecting and building enterprise level video and media based solutions, including Thomson Reuters’ Insider Platform in 2010, and Huffington Post’s award winning HuffPost Live platform which was launched in 2012.  Kevin was also responsible for designing and creating ROO Group, Inc.’s Media’s Video Syndication platform in 1999.

Aaron Earls

Chief Commercial Officer

Aaron is the Chief Commercial Officer of SPORTTU and is responsible for corporate strategy working closely with sales and marketing, branding, communications and product development. Prior to SPORTTU, Aaron was the Co-Founder of New Media Strategies (“NMS”), the first social media company to be acquired in the industry, which was purchased by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP). Aaron oversaw business development and corporate strategy efforts leading to extraordinary growth with NMS being awarded INC 500 status three years in a row, a prestigious award given to companies with exceptional year-over-year growth.  Prior to NMS, Aaron served as a political appointee of the Clinton Administration in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, earning the prestigious Secretary of Defense “Award for Outstanding Achievement.” He was involved in the Clinton-Gore 1996 re-election campaign and has extensive political experience.  In 2013, Aaron was just the fourth person to receive Cushing Academy’s Distinguished Alumni Award which honors alumni for their exemplary personal accomplishments, professional achievements or contributions to society. Aaron is a graduate of Hamilton College.

Derek Blaquiere

Director of Business Development

Derek works in business development and has been working in Business Development and Business Management for over 20 years.  He has successfully developed relationships with many Fortune 500 companies across a host of vertical markets including telecommunications and finance, including two of the top four banks in Australia.

Simon Hill

Director of Global Initiatives

Simon’s responsibilities include international development, content, and commercialization strategy. He has 22 years of international sales and business development experience crossing both private and public sectors throughout Australia, USA Europe, China, Southeast Asia, and East Africa. Simon previously headed the technology division of the Australian Trade Commission, AUSTRADE, in the USA.

LatAm Team

Hernando Diaz

Director for Latin America

Hernando opened and manages the SPORTTU offices in Latin America, and is based in Bogota, Colombia.  He has over 30 years of experience in growing businesses in emerging markets across a variety of industries including finance, media, and technology and has extensive experience in sports including previously having the rights to developing games for the Colombia national soccer team in the United States.  Before SPORTTU, Mr. Diaz worked for ISI Emerging Markets, a division of Euromoney (listed on the London Exchange), in Mexico where he managed Central America and the Caribbean region.

Ronaldo Kos

Country Manager, Brazil

Ronaldo is responsible for the company’s operation in Brazil, overseeing business development, sales and marketing, and other strategic partnerships. Prior to SPORTTU, Ronaldo spent 20 years working in technology, services, and solutions for companies such as Datacard Group, Intralot, American Bank Note Co., and Oberthur.

Victor Vergara

Content Manager for Latin America

Victor oversees content operations in the Latin American regions. He has been working in content and product management for the past 15 years. His experience working in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Central America and the USA gives him exceptional experience, insights, and vision of the Latin American market.