For nearly 30 years Vizual Edge has led the charge in ground-breaking research and development of visual performance training. Throughout this time, the Vizual Edge team has designed and implemented visual performance programs for universities, Olympic and professional teams, and a range of individual athletes.
Chief Executive Officer
Brian Kopp provides overall strategic direction and oversees Vizual Edge’s commercial efforts. Brian is a leader in the sports technology space, having served in executive roles for a number of well-known companies. As founder of Stretch 4 Advisory, Brian works with emerging sports technology, data and analytics companies. Previously, Brian served as President of North America for Catapult Sports and Senior Vice President of Sports Solutions for STATS LLC. Brian received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and his BA in Economics from Wabash College.
Chief Operating Officer
Ryan Warkins oversees all aspects of Vizual Edge operations including product development, marketing, and client services. Ryan has spent his entire career in the sports data and technology field, most recently as Global Head of Analytics at Catapult Sports. Ryan began his career at STATS LLC, where he led all product development and analytics related to the SportVU player tracking technology in the NBA. Ryan received his MBA from DePaul University and his BA in Sports Marketing from Indiana University.
Barry L. Seiller, MD, MBA
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Barry Seiller provides scientific leadership and expertise through his extensive experience working directly with athletes at all levels. Doc is a pioneer in the sports vision training space, having co-founded Vizual Edge after building a successful ophthalmology practice in the Chicago suburbs. Over the past two decades, Doc has worked with sports teams and individual athletes to evaluate and improve visual skills. Doc graduated Cum Laude from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Kathy Puchalski, RN
Vice President of Customer Service
Kathy Puchalski leverages her extensive experience in vision training to provide leadership across customer service and research projects for Vizual Edge. Kathy co-founded Vizual Edge and was instrumental in the development, implementation and support of the initial product. Throughout her career, Kathy has worked with Olympic organizations, professional teams, training facilities and individual athletes to help improve visual performance and athletic outcomes. Kathy received her nursing degree from Michael Reese Medical Center School of Nursing.
Vice President of Hockey
Adam Micheletti oversees the Vizual Edge hockey business, working with teams and players from professional to youth / amateur. Prior to joining Vizual Edge, Adam held leadership roles at several hockey teams including the Lincoln Stars and Dubuque Fighting Saints. Adam also served as Senior Director of Hockey Operations for the United States Hockey League (USHL). Adam received his BA in Business Management from Boston College.
Director of Baseball
Connor Powers represents Vizual Edge within the baseball industry working with teams at all levels – MLB, NCAA, high school, baseball academies, and youth. Connor has been involved in baseball his entire life – playing at Mississippi State and most recently spending three years as a player within the San Diego Padres organization. Since the end of his playing career, Connor created DeadRedHitting, where he coaches and trains youth players from all over the country.
Alex Kikos is responsible for client onboarding and analytics support, working across the entire Vizual Edge business. Alex also provides support at key tradeshows and industry events. Prior to joining Vizual Edge, Alex worked on CT scanners as an engineer for GE Healthcare. Alex graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering.
Zack Strock is responsible for client onboarding and marketing support, working across the entire Vizual Edge business. Zack also provides support at key tradeshows and industry events. Prior to joining Vizual Edge, Zack worked at Catapult Sports – leading customer support for their US business. Zack graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in communication and holds a Masters from Northwestern University in Sports Administration.