Brandon Lowery

Analyst, Advisor, Board Member, and Angel Investor 

With a focus on action sports, media, and property development, Brandon Lowery has over 13 years of experience developing high-impact enterprises. Brandon’s core competencies are centered around conducting due diligence, writing strategy, preparing business plans & financial models, leading investment decisions, fundraising, administering commercial growth and coordinating merger/acquisition opportunities. 

 

Brandon has led capital raises for private initiatives totaling over $100million; created exits via the likes of Microsoft, X-Box, and private equity groups; and has also licensed commercial media properties to organizations such as Fox, ESPN, RedBull, National Geographic, Think Education and many others. In 2008 Brandon founded a business accelerator and investment fund which has been accountable for developing prominent and industry-respected assets. 

 

With Bachelor Degrees in business-economics and multimedia, minors in finance and accounting, and extensive studies in venture capital, corporate law, marketing and sales, Brandon has been recruited to consult with Start-ups/Scale-ups, Athletes, Corporations, Governments, Non-Profits as well as legacy institutions like The International Olympic Committee (IOC), The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), International Management Group (IMG), The World Surf League (WSL), The Association of Professional Bodyboarding, SkiData, Street League Skateboarding (SLS), and Laureate International Universities to name a few.

 

Brandon actively serves as a Non-Executive Director on select Boards. He serves as a global business development manager for CA Global Services, and sits as 1 of 4 Committee Members for the Australian chapter for One Young World, the premier global leadership summit bringing together young leaders from 196 countries.

Brandon has considerable experience with regards to international business as he studied and lived in Sydney, Australia for 12 years and fostered commercial success throughout Europe, Australasia, and North America.

 

Brandon is a previous member of the US National Olympic Development Program for soccer; an avid skateboarder, surfer and snowboarder; and passionately active in youth development programs specifically associated with action sports, music, and education pertaining to financial literacy, entrepreneurship and the transition period of  ‘life after sport’ for athletes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Burgess

LLB (Bond), Grad Dip, Sports Law (Melbourne)

Matt has worked in varying executive roles in-house for governing bodies and as a gun-for-hire for sports clients for the past 14 years. Matt is a leader who works to show the excellence in sports business by applying effective innovation.

 

Matt has a deep experience within sports business, ranging from Associate General Counsel and Head of Sports Integrity for World Surf League based out of Los Angeles, to advising PGA Australia and ALPG (professional Golf in Australia) on how they can see real commercial benefit together, to advising FashionTV on the many uses of broadcast rights, brand and licensing within the Oceania region. The depth of experience comes from acting as in-house advisor working WITH a business, not FOR a business.

 

His most recent work had him prepare the sports of surfing and skateboarding for their Olympic debut in 2020, including drafting and implementation of required integrity policy of skateboarding in Australia through Sport Australia and the Skateboard 2020 Commission. This was in addition to his role as Head of Sports Integrity for World Surf League (USA), where he worked with the International Surfing Association (USA) to better their Anti-Doping approach leading into the Olympics in 2020.

 

Matt’s active network of commercial and government relationships has provided significant resource to other action and lifestyle sports properties like Street League Skateboarding (SLS) based out of the USA. He has used this network to consolidate the stakeholders in Australian Lifestyle and Action Sport as the Coalition of Lifestyle and Action Sports (COLAS) and ensure a true voice is available to the Australian Parliament from this active demographic within Australia.

 

Matt continues and takes great pride in his effort in voluntary roles including sitting on the Board of the Tweed Seagulls Rugby League Club (Australia) and the Global Action Sports Foundation (USA). He is an avid surfer, snowboarder and plays amateur rugby, tennis and basketball. Most importantly, Matt takes the time to understand any problem to solve, listen to those who have lived it, think laterally and provides clear, innovative solutions.

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