The YCF Team
One of Your Call Football's greatest assets is the outstanding team of diverse professionals who have come together to build this new league. Each carries deep vertical experience and brings invaluable expertise and passion to our mission to revolutionize the fan experience.
Founder: George F. Colony. Mr. Colony is currently the CEO and Chairman of Forrester Research, Inc. He is a leader and visionary in the technology industry. He is privately funding Your Call and plays a visionary role and bringing the idea of Your Call Football to life.
President: Julie Meringer. Ms. Meringer is a 25-year veteran of the technology industry. She has vast experience building companies, products, and teams as she was one of the original members of Forrester Research, Inc. She is responsible for the strategy and day-to-day operations of Your Call.
CFO: Susan Maffei, Esq. Ms. Maffei is a 30-year veteran legal, finance, strategy, and operations executive. Ms. Maffei was CFO, general counsel, and vice president of operations for Forrester Research, Inc. from 1993 until 2002. Since then, she has worked as an employee of and consultant, advisor, and board member to start-up technology companies including an early social network for public radio.
Vice President Marketing: Sue Develin. Ms. Develin is a 20-year veteran of the sports and digital marketing industry. With experience on both the agency and client side, Ms. Develin has built sports marketing teams and products and understands the digital landscape. Her role at Your Call is to strategize and operationalize, bringing quality football to the fans of Your Call Football.
Vice President Football Operations: Collin Vataha. Mr. Vataha has 15 years of sports business experience executing major and minor league professional sports team m&a transactions for both Game Plan, the granddaddy of sports investment boutiques, and Vataha Sports Corp. Mr. Vataha is responsible for all football operations and strategy at Your Call.
Director, Brand and Product Marketing: Katie Driscoll. Ms. Driscoll comes to Your Call with more than 20 years of experience on the agency side of building brands and consumer experiences. Her role at Your Call is to apply her vast expertise to researching, designing, and testing all aspects of the brand and the product with our audience.
Product Manager: Will Colony. Mr. Colony is a graduate of Bates College and a statistics expert in all things football. Mr. Colony analyzes and makes recommendations on all aspects of football for Your Call and was instrumental in working with Lloyd Richards, football operations expert, on League Operations and Football Rules.
Financial Planning & Analysis Expert: Wendy Wright. Ms. Wright has spent more than 20 years helping companies model their business to maximize profitability, determine the financial impact of key decisions, and identify growth opportunities. She has done this for both established firms and start-ups. Ms. Wright is responsible for bringing this expertise to Your Call’s financials and vetting financing options for the start-up.
Sports Law Expert: Michael McCann, Esq. Mr. McCann is a renowned sports law expert. He is founder of the Law and Entertainment Law Institute at the University of New Hampshire and is chief legal analyst at Sports Illustrated. Mr. McCann is a critical member of Your Call on all matters related to the legality of league operations, the role of the players, the rules, and the overall constitution and bylaws of Your Call.
NFL Coach Expert: Frank Novak. Mr. Novak had an illustrious career in pro football, from coaching in the USFL to retiring as the special teams head coach for the Green Bay Packers. Mr. Novak is a key member of Your Call and has aided in testing, with real players and referees, the concept with the technology, from developing the Coach Management Application and the Fan Application to ensuring that quality football could be maintained in Your Call Football.
College Coach Expert: Phil Grebinar. Mr. Grebinar spent his career as Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s football coach until he moved on to coach the wrestling team. Similar to Mr. Novak, Mr. Grebinar is a key member of Your Call and has aided in testing, with real players and referees, the concept with the technology, from developing the Coach Management Application and the Fan Application to ensuring that quality football could be maintained in Your Call Football.