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Steve Hole

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

CEO, Playoff. Previously New Technology Group at the National Basketball Association. Entrepreneur, Creative Technologist, Sports Junkie.

CEO, Playoff. Previously New Technology Group at the National Basketball Association. Entrepreneur, Creative Technologist, Sports Junkie.

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7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

Fueler
University Solutions
Shadow Group, Inc.

Advisor

Northwestern University

Positions

CEO Playoff January 2014 - present
Startup Coach & Advisor, The Garage Northwestern University August 2016 - present
Cofounder / COO Fueler June 2012 - January 2014
Enterprise Program Manager Hearst Digital Media June 2011 - June 2012
Chief of Staff (Consultant) Pfizer December 2008 - November 2010
Manager, New Technology & League Applications National Basketball Association February 2006 - September 2008
CEO / Founder University Solutions May 2002 - January 2006
Cofounder Shadow Group, Inc. December 1999 - January 2002
Change Management Consultant Clarkston Consulting August 1998 - December 1999
Senior Analyst Accenture July 1995 - August 1996

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Marketing & International Business 1996 - 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Edtech
  • • Android App Development
  • • Full stack web technologies
  • • IOS Development
  • • Mobile Apps
Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Content
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Over 20 years professional experience in both startups and leading global brands. Experience in developing innovative consumer and enterprise internet products and services. Proven experience in early stage startups.

Specialties: Product Innovation and creation, Ideation/Concept Design, Disruptive Technology, Product Strategy, Marketing Strategy, Business Development, Social Media, User Experience/Interface Workflow, Rapid Prototyping, Product Proposal/Management, Client Relationship Management.

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Jason Siegel
We worked together  •  Partner and Creative Director, Bluetext. Previously President, UFollowUp (Acquired by Lasso CRM).
Steve is a great entrepeneur. Having worked with him.
Kelli Rodriguez Currie
We worked together  •  Adjunct Professor, Seattle University and Attorney, KRCLegal, PLLC. University of California, Davis grad.
Steve is forward-thinking and thoughtful in his approach to product development: always anticipating end-user needs while willing to make di ... fficult decisions to delivery value within tight margins in a dynamic startup environment. Steve's energy and passion drive him not only to push the envelope of innovation, but to engage his team at every step along the way.
Jeremy Stillings
They're my advisor  •  Attorney, Proskauer Rose LLP. Previously Attorney, Winston & Strawn LLP. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Steve is a seasoned entrepreneur that brings intelligence and resourcefulness to bear on potential new projects. His experience in technolog ... y and startups allows him to focus on core concepts and expand them to workable business models. He also is not afraid to jettison once promising projects that run their course.


John Helmantoler
Enterprise Account Manager, Apple. Previously Senior Account Executive, Salesforce.com. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State grad.
Steve is a mentor, a leader as well as great friend. His limitless enthusiasm around the projects he involves himself, coupled with his abi ... lity to quickly assess and make informed decisions serve him well as an entrepreneur.
Jonathon Perrelli
We worked together  •  Cofounder / CEO, LifeFuels. Previously Creator, Producer, Executive Producer, Startupland.
Steve has a passion for early childhood education that is paired with his lifetime spent as an athlete. He is on a mission to achieve a real ... istic goal with PlayoffLabs that I fully support and am confident that he will achieve!
Yousuf Sattar, PMP
We worked together  •  Previously Project Manager, Hearst Magazines. Previously Director, Morgan Stanley.
Steve is ambitious, bright and articulate. In my experience in working with Steve, he has always displayed confidence and inspired his team ... s through this confidence to get the projects done.

Jason Siegel
Partner and Creative Director, Bluetext. Previously President, UFollowUp (Acquired by Lasso CRM).
Jason is a talented branding, digital strategy, and interface design professional. I enjoyed working with him with a past startup I founded ... .

Scott O'Neil
We worked together  •  CEO, Prudential Center and New Jersey Devils and CEO, Philadelphia 76ers. Harvard Business School grad.
Marketing and sports management guru. Truly enjoyed working with Scott during my time at the NBA.

John Helmantoler
Enterprise Account Manager, Apple. Previously Senior Account Executive, Salesforce.com. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State grad.
I've known John on a personal and professional level for over 20 years. He possesses the rare combination of understanding the IT/technical ... world and being able to translate that understanding to meet the business objectives within an organization.