Sportech PLC made key changes to its Bump 50:50 team including Dave Kurland ‘s promotion to the position of President. Bump 50:50 is a remote fundraiser software company for philanthropic groups with members across the U.S. and Canada, many of which are associated with professional sports teams.
Kurland, who joined Bump as its first Corporate Growth Officer in 2011, has deep origins in competitive athletics, philanthropy and fundraiser raffles. He has greatly informed the design and execution of Bump ‘s successful growth strategy, helping the company to grow from just one client in 2011 to more than 120 today, according to Sportech.
He headed the Office of Public Affairs and Team Foundation for the Chicago Bulls for 22 years before joining Bump, and helped create the first 50/50 raffle for a major US sports team in 1995, collecting tens of millions to fund charitable causes in the Chicago area.
In addition to the development of Kurland, the company has announced the advancement of key marketing team members to senior positions to comply with Bump’s growth and expansion plan for online raffles.
Dennis Sampier has been named as Vice President, Bump Charity Division to support the continuing development of its non-sports-related charitable clients.
Meanwhile, Jeff Schultz was appointed Vice President, Bump Sports Group. Throughout this position, he will continue the company’s emphasis on providing creative throughout-stadia and web-based 50/50 raffles platforms and services that have created record-setting jackpots for consumers.
Completing the management department, Bump hires Chris Mallory as the market growth and activation manager. He holds 17 years of work experience in the professional sports industry; 14 years with the NBA Phoenix Suns and 3 years with the NFL Las Vegas Raiders.
Richard McGuire, CEO of Sportech said: “We are delighted to strengthen our Bump 50:50 team with an unmatched group of specialists who, combined, bring decades of direct experience in the sports, raffle and nonprofit fundraising sector. This team have been pivotal to the growth of Bump. Their dedication to client service and product innovation aligned with the highest level of integrity continues to deliver impressive results and stronger relationships.
“Sportech continues to invest in Bump’s talent, technology and infrastructure and as a result the division is recording unparalleled client growth, particularly online and with nonprofit organisations. I can think of no stronger professional than Dave Kurland to lead the division and of no greater commercial and technical team of dedicated professionals to propel Bump 50:50 forward.”