About Sports Technology Group
Perfectly situated in the pilot-project heaven of Vancouver, BC, Sports Technology Group was created to bring two forces together.
Our proven track record of blockchain development and implementation
Our exceptional experience and passion for sports
CEO & CO-FOUNDER
Gary Boddington, our resident blockchain expert, has been immersed in both sports and technology for over 3 decades...
More recently he was an early adopter in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and was a pioneering member of Canada’s first publically listed blockchain company. Sports Technology Group bridges the divide between Sports and Technology and is a leader in the transformation of the sports industry.
CO-FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Ray is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in both the entertainment and technology sectors. In 2012 Ray founded...
Launch Academy, Vancouver's leading entrepreneurship facility, which has hosted more than 500 startups that have raised over $150 Million in funding. Ray co-founded Victory Square in 2015 and Launch.vc in 2017, two venture build studios with a focus on sports and entertainment technology companies. Ray was named Entrepreneur Mentor of the Year for 2014 and 2015, BIV Top Forty Under 40, and was selected to represent Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit.
With over 14 years of senior level marketing, management and sales experience in the sports and entertainment sector, I have a
proven track record of; increasing sponsorship sales, innovating new business platforms, developing strategic partnerships, displaying excellent relationship management skills, creating successful marketing campaigns and driving new creative for a multitude of teams, leagues and events.
I’ve had the opportunity to be involved with a number great events, some of which include; 2010 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, Hockey Day In Saskatchewan, Bell Rodeo X Tent & Rogers Chop & Stomp (Calgary Stampede), Professional Bull Riding (PBR), Harlem Globetrotters, NHL Nike Bauer Tour (Western Canada), Baseball Canada Cup and TEDx Vancouver. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with great acts, like; KISS, John Fogerty, STP, John Mellencamp, Cirque du Soleil, and many more.
I’ve developed excellent leadership, communication, analytical and organizational skills, present a professional image and have a true passion for my work. I’m also experienced at acting on ideas and concepts in order to better the final product – this has given me the ability to create new business units and revenue generating platforms for a number of different organizations.
I have experience increasing sponsorship sales, developing strategic partnerships, creating innovative platforms, leading brand development and managing events with a number of national teams, leagues and associations - some of which include; Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Maritime Junior Hockey League (MJAHL), Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA), Hockey Canada, Baseball Canada, American Hockey League (AHL), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Canadian Football League (CFL). The business of sport is my passion.
Darryl has over 20 years experience in business intelligence and building software for the mass market. Initially trained as an...
electrical engineer he started his entrepreneurial career in 2001, when he co-founded Alchemex, a business intelligence company. While at Alchemex, Darryl was the chief architect and CTO of all their products, and helped the company grow to a global market. In 2011 Alechemex was acquired by Sage PLC, and Darryl continued to serve as CTO. In 2018 Darryl turned his skills towards blockchain technology and was excited to join Sports Technology Group and Blockwerx to put his skills to the test!
VP STRATEGY & OPS
Gina joined the team after spending 15 years working for Microsoft in three countries across the globe. As an MBA graduate, Gina has...
successfully worked with teams to deliver profitable results in business units within the UK, South Africa, Middle East, and Africa. Most recently she managed the Dynamics CRM business for the Microsoft UK team and spearheaded a comprehensive go-to-market strategy, enabling rapid market expansion and growth across all channels and business segments. Gina’s Blockchain journey started when she recently relocated to the US with her family. She is excited about the opportunities Blockchain will bring to citizens, consumers and businesses across the globe.
Gina loves spending time with her family chasing her kids down the snowy mountains, and, voluntarily, chooses to chase a little white ball around a golf course. Gina represented South Africa on their junior field hockey team and, at times, runs silly long-distance road races!
Charles has spent over 30 years in the software industry. Starting out as a programmer, Charles developed broad experiences in building...
companies and taking technology solutions to market, on a global scale. Charles’ passion lies in technology, effective implementation and nurturing environment’s for development and growth of committed people to excel. A huge believer in high performance sports teams and their power over one independent entity, he saw this in action as a member of South Africa’s 1996 Olympic field hockey team. Going forward, Charles is excited about the opportunity blockchain technology presents to change how we interact with the sports world!
VP Product Management
Steve Evans is an Field Hockey Olympian, from Athens 2004...
and entrepreneur with a passion for sport, technology and transformative 'purpose driven' business. He brings with him a wealth of diverse knowledge and skills from his management consulting days, & more recently, having designed and built a number of different software platforms. Steve has a special interest (and stories to share) around peak performance in teams.
MARKETING & RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Danielle, a former Olympian for Team Canada, is now a digital...
marketer with a passion of helping businesses grow from the ground up. Throughout her journey to the Olympic Games she learned that hard work and passion are a deadly combination. Danielle’s enthusiasm for innovation, creativity and writing guides her in the transforming marketplace.
Mark has been immersed in sport both on and off the pitch...
for over a decade. The two-time Olympian with the Canadian Men's Field Hockey Team has worked in the sports industry on the brand, marketing and sponsorship sides. Mark is also passionate about athlete empowerment and works in an advocacy role as an elected member of the Canadian Olympic Committee Athletes Commission. Mark has been down the blockchain 'rabbit hole' and is excited about the opportunity to use this cutting edge technology to empower athletes, create efficiencies, and unlock value for every stakeholder in the sports ecosystem.
OPERATIONS & RESEARCH COORDINATOR
Claire is a recent UBC graduate who was born in Vancouver...
raised in Toronto, but always knew she belonged on the West Coast. She is a competitive long course triathlete, former event coordinator and multitasker extraordinaire. Claire is looking forward to being a part of the Vancouver tech scene and will be supporting our our team in doing everything from coordinating travel to market research.