About Us

Sport Venture Group (SVG) is a sport investment and holding company founded by a multigenerational family office to invest, hold and manage its various multisport interests.  We are driven by our heritage as investors, our passion as fans and our vision as to the future of sport.

The company, from time to time, also advises key clients in the global sport space on Strategy, M&A, Commercial Partnerships and the like.  We do not raise money for third parties and do not refer third parties to any funding sources.

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Meet Our Team

Ron Konersmann

Chairman

Ron has over 30 years of both domestic and international senior management experience in packaging, telecommunication infrastructure and internet businesses.  He has held positions as Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO with experience in Corporate Strategic Planning and M&A for startups to a Fortune 30 firm having led two major turn-arounds and three startups.  Ron is a former US Marine that holds an engineering degree and an MBA from Notre Dame University.

Anthony Gebbia

CEO

Mr. Gebbia brings to the company a diverse career, most notably, 21 years of experience at The Walt Disney Company, a world leader in family and sports entertainment. Mr. Gebbia created the Logistics Operation for Disney’s Wide World of Sports (now ESPN Wide World of Sports) and led the logistics teams for such events as the Walt Disney World Golf Classic and The Walt Disney World Marathon.

Donald Crichton

Chief Financial Officer

Donald has over 30 years broad-based international financial and business experience working companies ranging from $4M sales to Fortune 500. His multifaceted background as a CFO and as a partner in public accounting also consulting and business valuation provides a unique and balanced business approach. He has an extensive background in Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) analyzing and improving internal controls leading to improved company efficiency and reduced costs. His interests include football, rugby and golf.

Jaime Shamis

Director of Women's Sport

Jaime has over 10 years of corporate finance, management and recruiting experience having been a top producer at one of the top bank’s inside sales divisions where she generated $80M+ in annual revenue and was part of a team reporting to the division VP weekly. She assists Senior Management with growth into women’s sport and operational functions of the company. Jaime holds a Business degree from Shippensburg University (NCAA II) where she played volleyball and has coached for Charleston Juniors (1 Year), Sky High (1 Year) and MVP volleyball club (last 7 years).

Mavis Huger, Esq.

Corporate Special Counsel

Mavis has 15 years of experience, including over 10 years serving as General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel for both publicly traded and privately held corporations with operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mavis’ experience ranges from advising start-ups to advising corporations with over $1 billion of revenue. In her practice, she has led or assisted with major multinational acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Mavis holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael Williams, Esq.

SEC Special Counsel

Michael has over 40 years of experience practicing law. He began his career with the SEC in Washington DC where he served as an SEC lawyer conducting investigations and participating in securing injunctions against those violating federal securities laws. He has represented over 50 clients in the process of going public. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., the University of Kansas, B.A., Magna cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.

Anne Peterson, Esq.

Public & Media Relations

Anne graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989, and from Brooklyn Law School in 1992. She is licensed to practice law in NY and SC.  Anne served in the SC House of Representatives from 2008-2010, and practiced law as a litigator before her current work in government relations as the owner of Innovative Public Affairs, LLC.  She is the mother of two teenagers, Matthew and Adrianne and enjoys running, hiking, camping, kayaking, and cycling.  She is a fan of Fighting Irish football as well as of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

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News

Sport Venture Group Launches Charleston Academy

Sport Venture Group has launched a multisport indoor club brand division today that will provide the programming for its newly launched Sport RE division.  Although the brand will operate in multiple cities, the first club will be based in Charleston, SC and called Charleston Academy.  The core sports it will focus on are volleyball, basketball...
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Sport Venture Group Launches Sport Real Estate Division

Sport Venture Group has launched a sport real restate division to specifically focus on the growing demand of youth sport tourism and facility stress that exists essentially everywhere.  The company plans to develop several multisport facility designs and business models to be released later this year.  The division will be called Sport RE. About Sport...
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The Lynch Racing Co. Acquires Iowa City Capital Partners’ Position in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team BK Racing

The Lynch Racing Co., a division of Sport Venture Group, today acquired Iowa City Capital Partners’ stake in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team BK Racing which was owned and controlled by Anthony Marlowe. Sport Venture Group (SVG) is a sport investment and holding company founded by a multigenerational family office to invest, hold...
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Disclosures

Not a Broker-Dealer. We do not raise money for third parties and do not refer third parties to any funding sources. Sport Venture Group (“Company” or “Investor”) is neither a registered representative under the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), a member of FINRA or associated or Affiliated with any member of FINRA, nor a broker-dealer registered with the SEC under the Exchange Act or engaged in a business that would require it to be so registered, nor is it an Affiliate of a such a broker-dealer or any Person engaged in a business that would require it to be registered as a broker-dealer. In the event such Investor is a member of FINRA, or associated or Affiliated with a member of FINRA, such Investor agrees, if requested by FINRA, to sign a lock-up, the form of which shall be satisfactory to FINRA with respect to the Securities.