Co-Founder, President and CEO
John is a Co-Founder of Safer Sports, John brings over 40 years of business experience to the company and most recently, 5 years as the VP of National Sales Development for Defend Your Head. Prior to that, John was the President and CEO of DC&R Promos, a printing and promotional products company which specialized in serving the university and high school marketplace both locally and nationally. John is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he played football and baseball and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame.
Co-Founder, Vice President
John is a Co-Founder of Safer Sports, brings over 35 years of business experience to the company and most recently, 5 years as the VP of National Sales Development for Defend Your Head. Prior to that John was the President and CEO of The MNM Group, a Telecommunications Cable Assembly and Contracting Company. John attended Boston College on a football scholarship and graduated from their School of Management.
Co-Founder, Vice President
As well as being one of the premier personal trainers in the country, Carlos brings over 25 years of experience working with student athletes, preparing them for college and life after college as an Executive Vice President of ISAA (International Student Athlete Academy). Carlos is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he played football and achieved All-American status. After graduation, Carlos played 6 years in the NFL.
Director of Player Safety & Education
Tim Bream brings over 30 years experience in sports medicine. Recently, Tim led the Athletic Training staff for the DC Defenders of the XFL. Prior, Tim led the Athletic Training staffs at Penn State University and The NFL’s Chicago Bears. During his tenure at Penn State, Tim coordinated and directed the three-year Penn State Study involving the effects of impact acceleration in football with and without the use of ProTechs. The Penn State Study has been peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Concussion.
Client Services Director
Lisa joins SAFR Sports as a passionate advocate of safety in sports. The mother of the Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, Lisa is the Executive Director of the Ertz Family Foundation. The foundation actively supports charities in the greater Philadelphia area. Lisa is a graduate of Cedar Crest College where she earned a BS in Business Administration and Political Science.
Director of Marketing
John has led marketing and creative teams for over 30 years, and prior to joining SST he was Vice President of Advertising for Independence Blue Cross, the largest health insurance company in the region. While there he oversaw brand management, all digital and social communication channels, as well as the advertising and creative services efforts for IBX and its subsidiaries that currently serves more than 10 million customers. John also serves on several boards, including the Philadelphia Union Foundation and Reins of Life equestrian therapy. He earned his English and French degree from Villanova University, and a masters degree in Publication Management from Drexel University, where he played collegiate soccer.