Sport Maniac

Management Team

  • Training Experience
  • Coaching Experience
  • Scientific Experience
  • Clinical Experience
  • Business Experience

A football team would never win a game if all the team were quarterbacks - or if all the team were offensive ends. Putting together the management and content development teams at the Sport Maniac, we utilized the same principle. We called upon premier people in different categories. That's how we built our winning team.

Marilyn M. Pink, Ph.D., MBA, P.T., - Chair and Founder

Marilyn Pink has over 20 years of experience in healthcare and sports as a businesswoman, clinician and scientist. She holds masters degrees in business and in physical therapy as well as a doctoral degree in research methodology and anatomy. She has leveraged her academic training into both the public and private sectors. She has proven successes in the corporate world as well as in startup companies. The focus of her career is orthopedics and sports medicine. In the sports world, she has worked with Olympic, professional, collegiate and recreational athletes. In the medical world, she has worked with hospitals and outpatient clinics.

Examples of her accomplishments include the following:

  • Founder of a successful consulting firm,
  • Participated in the management of a turn-around hospital situation which resulted in a 250% increase in revenues in two years,
  • Developed and implemented short term and long term plans for problem resolution in business niches that entailed growth strategies, staffing, physical plant and policies,
  • Performed market analysis studies, developed and implemented turnkey operations for a nationwide start-up rehabilitation consulting company,
  • Developed an orthopedic product line model that was identified as the model to follow within 100+ hospitals in a publicly held company,
  • Designed a prototype for an integrated spine program for a hospital system which involved health club liaisons,
  • Developed Web strategies and products for the Western Region of a chain of publicly held hospitals,
  • Initiated and facilitated 15 major PR activities (CNN, NBC, Vogue, Muscle and Fitness, LA Times, etc.) in one year,
  • Published and presented over 100 national and international articles and lectures on managerial, clinical and scientific topics,
  • Co-published books on golf exercises, baseball exercises and a textbook on orthopaedic surgery.

Frank W. Jobe, M.D. - Medical Director

Dr. Jobe is the Medical Director of the Baseball Sport Maniac and the Golf Sport Maniac, and a board member. Dr. Jobe is one of the founders of the internationally recognized Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. The associates at Kerlan-Jobe serve as team physicians/consultants for a variety of elite teams including the Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Lakers, Anaheim Angeles, Anaheim Ducks, PGA, Sr. PGA, and the University of Southern California Athletic Department. Dr. Jobe was the first physician to attend Major League Baseball Spring Training, and many believe it to be he who defined the role of ‘team physician’ in baseball.

Examples of his accomplishments include:

  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, USC,
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, LA Dodgers,
  • Orthopaedic Consultant PGA Tour and Sr. PGA tour,
  • Published over 150 peer reviewed research articles in Sports Medicine,
  • Internationally recognized lecturer in Sports Medicine, and,
  • Developed the elbow and shoulder surgeries that allowed injured professional ball players to return to play. The respective first recipients of these were Tommy John and Orel Hershiser.

Alan D. Liker, Esq. - Board Member

Mr. Liker serves on the board of FIT-HITS. He is an attorney whose career has focused on business development, finance and tax law. He has served on multiple boards from start up companies to privately held family businesses and publicly held companies. He has guided many intellectual property processes through their growth phases. He has worked with companies going public as well as those going private.

Examples of his accomplishments and activities include:

  • Member of Herbalife International Inc. Board of Directors and their Audit, Finance and Business Development Committees,
  • Played a leading role in preparing Herbalife of Japan for an IPO in Japan,
  • Principle advisor to the founding family of Budget rent a car,
  • Principle advisor to the Shaklee family,
  • Member of Shaklee Corporation Board of Directors,
  • Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committees for Team Communication Inc., and
  • Principal at Xerox Development Corporation: played a leading role in the X-Ten Rulemaking.

Greg Goodman, MBA - Business Advisor

Mr. Goodman is the Business Advisor to FIT-HITS. For over 20 years, Greg has provided IT and Business Transformation consulting services to a variety of industries including healthcare, real estate, hi-tech, financial services, engineering services, hospitality, and gaming. Greg focuses on helping companies build compelling business models that leverage both package and emerging technologies. Greg recently left IBM’s Business Consulting Services to focus on helping small and medium sized businesses in Southern California. Prior to joining IBM, Greg was a Partner with Andersen’s Business Consulting Practice where he was responsible for eBusiness services and Advanced Technology solutions in the West.

Relevant experience:

  • TechSpace (formerly known as Enfrastructure) – Acting Chief Technology Officer for one of Orange County’s largest startup’s ($500 million valuation on first round financing of $50 million). Founded in 1997, TechSpace is the nation's premier full-service facilities and infrastructure provider (including flexible office space, state-of-the-art technology services and business process outsourcing solutions). Lead negotiations for strategic alliances with IBM, Microsoft, and Andersen. The strategic alliances were pivotal in securing first round financing. Also developed the technology platform and application architecture, build out/recruiting of the IT organization, and assisted with raising the first round of financing.
  • Andersen’s Southwest eBusiness Practice Leader – Launched Andersen’s eBusiness practice in the Southwest. Responsibilities included service line strategy development, marketing/communications, recruiting, public speaking, sales, and engagement management. Greg led eBusiness strategy and design engagements for Southern California companies including Dole Foods, Isuzu America, and The Capital Group. Greg also routinely spoke at conferences, Andersen client events, and leading Universities (UCLA, USC, UCI) about aligning business objectives and technology investments to support eBusiness initiatives.

Scott Hodson, MS - Technology Development

Scott Hodson has over 12 years professional IT experience, particularly working with independent software vendors and on-line service providers. Scott's approach to technology is solution-oriented, making businesses more profitable and productive through easy-to-use software and online services. Scott has a unique ability to solve business problems with technical solutions. Born and raised in Silicon Valley, Scott has engendered a love for the entrepreneurial process and has worked with many start-ups throughout his career.

  • President and Founder of Ubero, Inc., a Southern California based software solutions provider.
  • VP Technology, Co-Founder, Commerce5, an outsourced e-commerce service provider, which was a spin-off of Buy.com, servicing clients such as Sony, Toshiba, Western Digital, Kia Motors, and many more.
  • Interim CTO, ThinkTank, a technology incubator, which helped launch more than a dozen Internet startups.
  • Occasional guest speaker of technology management strategies and trends to USC Marshall School of Business, UC Irvine Graduate School of Management and the Orange County Chapter of the American Marketing Association.
  • Instructor of Java and web courses at University of California, Irvine and California State University, Fullerton.
  • M.S., Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine,  B.S. with University Honors, Computer Science, Brigham University.

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