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vizual edge

Vizual Edge is a market leader in visual performance assessment and training using its web-based platform, the Edge Trainer. Over the past 15 years, the Vizual Edge team has designed and implemented visual performance programs for Olympic, Professional, and Collegiate teams, as well as individuals across all levels of athletics. The Edge Trainer was developed to train and enhance an individual’s core six visual skills, which has been proven to give athletes a competitive advantage through heightened overall vision.

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vizual edge team

Ryan Warkins
Chief Executive Officer
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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.
Brian Kopp
Executive Chairman
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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.
Adam Micheletti
General Manager
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Adam Micheletti oversees the Vizual Edge business, specializing in Hockey working with teams and players from the professional level to youth/amateur levels. 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.
Lukas McKnight
Director of Baseball & Softball
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Lukas McKnight was the Illinois state player of the year in 1998 and went on to play collegiately at the University of Kansas and Triton College. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and spent 5 years in their minor league system. He then transitioned off the field to an area scout for the Cubs, in the Ohio Valley and South Florida, before crosschecking the northeast in 2012. From 2013-2020, he worked in the Cubs front office as the Assistant Director of Amateur Scouting. He's coached at the youth level as well as assisting in the East Coast Pro Showcase and the Florida Diamond Club. He's spoken at numerous events, including the IHSBCA Coach's Clinic and the Under Armour All American Game. He has an degree in English from North Park University and is a current MBA candidate at University of Illinois's Gies College of Business.
Zack Strock
Business Operations Manager
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Zack Strock is responsible for the day-to-day operations across the Vizual Edge business. Zack is responsible for client on-boarding, marketing, and managing the customer support team. Prior to joining the Phoenix Sports family, Zack worked at Catapult Sports – leading technical support for their US business. Zack began his career as a Data Quality Analyst working with the NBA’s SportVu system at STATS, LLC. Zack graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in Communication and holds a Masters from Northwestern University in Sports Administration.
Alex Kikos
Business Associate
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Alex Kikos is responsible for data and analytical support, product development and client services, while 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/Biocomputing Engineering, where he also continued his soccer career and captained the men's club soccer team.
Josh Tumpane
Business Development Associate
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Josh Tumpane is responsible for working with players, teams and organizations to develop and expand the Vizual Edge product across all levels in sport. Prior to Vizual Edge, Josh worked with CDW selling IT services and solutions. He graduated from Miami University with a BA in Education, Health and Society, while focused in Sports Management. Josh has a plethora of knowledge and experience in sport.
Alex Kikos
Business Associate
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Alex Kikos is responsible for data and analytical support, product development and client services, while 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/Biocomputing Engineering, where he also continued his soccer career and captained the men's club soccer team.
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