The Phoenix Team

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Managing Partner

Bob Barnett

Bob Barnett leads the fundraising and deal activities on behalf of Phoenix and each of the portfolio companies. Bob is the founder of Wexford Capital Partners, an independent sponsor investment platform. Bob has extensive transaction experience, previously serving as Managing Director at BMO Capital Markets and several banks that were predecessors to JP Morgan Chase. Bob received his MBA in Finance and BS in Applied Mathematics, both from the University of Michigan.

Managing Partner

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray manages all deal negotiation and structure activities at Phoenix, in addition to serving on the board of several portfolio companies. Kevin is a Partner at Wexford Capital Partners and brings a wealth of transaction and finance experience. Prior to Phoenix and Wexford, Kevin served as Head of Acquisitions at Natixis and Managing Director at GE Capital, Bank One, Churchill Capital, and PNC. Kevin received his MBA from Indiana University and BS in  Finance from the University at Buffalo.

Group CEO & Partner

Brian Kopp

Brian Kopp provides overall strategic direction and industry insight across the Phoenix portfolio. 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.

Group COO

Ryan Warkins

Ryan Warkins oversees all aspects of portfolio 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.

Group CTO

Brandon Barnett

Brandon Barnett oversees product design, software development and IT operations across all Phoenix core companies, driving consistency and enabling growth at scale across the portfolio. Prior to his current role, Brandon led the national Application Development organization at Rightpoint, a Chicago-based digital agency. Brandon brings 10 years of technology consulting experience to Phoenix and holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Michigan.

Group CFO

Diana Kubik

Diana Kubik manages all financial aspects for the Phoenix and Wexford portfolio companies including accounting, financial reporting and investment management. Prior to Phoenix, Diana held senior finance roles at a number of organizations including Entelligent, Evergreen Energy and Qwest Communications. Diana also ran her own finance and accounting services company, working with a wide range of companies and industries. Diana received her MBA from the University of South Florida and her Bachelor’s from the University of Tampa.

Senior Associate

Bill Tumpane

Bill Tumpane manages due diligence, investment analysis and investor origination as well as assists with portfolio company finance and accounting. Bill previously worked as a Director at EY-Parthenon. Bill has a BBA with a concentration in Finance and Accounting from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

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Senior Analyst

Conner Williams

Conner Williams focuses on investment analysis and operations while managing finance, operations, and fundraising at portfolio companies. Prior to Phoenix, Connerwas an Investment Advisor at LaSalle St Securities. Conner earned his BMgt in Finance from the University of Lethbridge and is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Senior Accountant

Audrey Luo

Audrey Luo assists with finance and accounting for each of the Phoenix portfolio companies. Before joining Phoenix, Audrey worked in the Assurance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers Chicago office. Prior to that, Audrey was with General Electric where she had numerous finance and operations roles in the U.S. and Asia. Audrey received a B.Com from University of Toronto and a MS in Accountancy from DePaul University.

Analyst

Devyn Spruell

Devyn assists with investor materials and financial projects, in addition to supporting the Phoenix portfolio companies. Devyn received his BBA from the University of Notre Dame, where he was also a member of the football team.