ACF SERVICES ACQUIRES MODERN MARKETING SUPPLY AGENCY.

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Aspen Capital Fund today announced that it has acquired Modern Marketing Supply.  Modern Marketing Supply is a full service digital agency that offers integrated marketing consulting and extended brand services. The firm specializes in strategy consulting and management consulting surrounding digital (web, social media, search and video).

Greg Tanner, Managing Partner said that Aspen Capital Fund has spent the past two years growing it’s ACF services portfolio of businesses.

“Modern Marketing Supply offers the core services that businesses require to start, grow and thrive,  a modern strategic and professional approach fit’s perfect in our culture at Aspen Capital Fund.  The services that Modern Marketing Supply offers are critical for helping businesses grow and be profitable,” Tanner said in a statement. “It seemed that owning a digital agency was necessary to our strategy for our portfolio growth and our push into sports, media and technology.”

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Aspen Capital Fund is a closely held Hispanic family owned business located in Colorado.  Our focus is to build minority enterprises and individual success stories.  We work directly in supporting young, innovative businesses.  We work indirectly by supporting the community and families that can improve how businesses can grow.  Our network of family, friends and partners offers some of the smartest and experienced business information and expertise available to the Hispanic and Minority communities.  We strive to be trusted business advisers for business owners and families.

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Modern Marketing Supply is a full service digital agency that offers the perfect balance of skills, experiences and industrial expertise to create your brand story.  We offer bespoke strategy and personal attention to our selected client partners. modernmarketingsupply.com

 

 

Rugby Catalyst teams up with Rugby Pro Brand to create American rugby lifestyle apparel.

Rugby Pro Brand will be launching its new apparel line in April of 2017 with investment and support from Rugby Catalyst.

Rugby Pro  is American inspired rugby apparel.  The brand offers a subtle rugby graphics and is about what rugby fans love about our American rugby lifestyle. The Rugby Pro tees offer classic, casual style.  They offer amazingly soft fabrics  and are cozy foundation to making everyday a rugby day. Comfortable to wear, and no matter how many you own, it never seems to be enough.

http://rugbyprobrand.com will be launched in April of 2017 and with the help of Rugby Catalyst will be offering officially licensed gear of favorite American rugby clubs.

“We have assembled a fantastic team to produce and create an American rugby lifestlye brand that is unique and offers high quality products.”  Remarks Angelo Tanner, President of Rugby Catalyst. “This investment is part of our unique Rugby Direct To Fan™ strategy,  and partnering with Rugby Pro will give us a medium for creating new fans for our events.”

The amount of investment was not disclosed, however Rugby Catalyst will be the majority management group of the new company.

About Rugby Pro Brand

As the premium apparel brand for American rugby, we provide quality products, inspired by American rugby and rugby tradition, lifestyle and sportsmanship. Make Every Day A Rugby Day.™ Rugby Pro offers branded apparel, such as but not limited to t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, polos, hoodies, tanks and jackets. We also offer promotional items/materials such as scarves, hats, cups, and imprinted gifts.
About Rugby Catalyst

Rugby Catalyst combines rugby, creativity and experience to build brands and properties and deliver winning activation programs key to growing the consumption of rugby in America.  Rugby Catalyst provides services, media, licensing, sports marketing, associated technologies, and products to the rugby industry.

ACF Services Targets Sports Media and Tech

ACF Services

Sports Media and Technology

ACF Services through Rugby Catalyst LLC  is a small private equity investment firm that acquires control of the brightest Sports Media and Tech in the Unites States rugby community.  We partner with business owners to help grow businesses.   We help build success stories of owners, families and businesses.

We are a Partnership – or a community.  Rugby Catalyst LLC  is specifically positioned to invest our own money, and those selected individuals money into the fastest growing and profitable Sports Media and Tech business sectors in rugby.   We have access to the best businesses in the rugby consumer and rugby business to business marketplaces.   We fill the need where businesses need access to funding.

ACF Services offers a cadre of professional services to startups in the United States rugby community.

STRATEGIC ADVICE

Strategic advice is one of the most valuable services we provide at ACF Services.  Throughout our process, we develop forward-thinking strategies for your business,  all while remaining approachable and friendly.  We utilize the expertise and experience from our network of family, friends, community and colleagues  to accelerate and maximize your growth and potential.    The end result is maximum value of your business and maximum preservation of cash available.  We offer a free one-on-one consultation which is a friendly approach to sharing information, knowledge and experience.

TECHNICAL SERVICES

Utilizing technology is integral to the success of start up businesses and growing business.   Providing high available and stable systems to your business, customers and partners can be an accelerator to your success.  At ACF Services one of our key values is understanding and leveraging technology.    We have extensive experience in technical services, web, and consulting.   We believe that technology is so important of an aspect, that we are stakeholders in services providers for our clients.

[ACF Services] provides advisory and professional services with a specific focus on the following:

 

1)  Financing your business

2) Operational Improvement

3) Developing forward-thinking development strategies for your business.

4) Developing a successful exit strategy for your business

Operational Improvement and Highlights – We develop and highlight key information about your business operations, customers, market opportunities, and market influence.

Strategy – Throughout our engagement process, we develop forward-thinking development strategies for your business.

NATIONAL RUGBY POST LAUNCHES REVAMPED WEBSITE & DEBUTS MY RUGBY STORY

National Rugby Post is pleased to announce the launch of its new fully-featured website www.nationalrugbypost.com. The new site has extensive content including a new series named “My Rugby Story”.  The National Rugby Post website is offers market intelligence and analysis of the business of rugby, rugby brands, and rugby entertainment.  National Rugby Post is the #1 content provider of rugby business intelligence in the United States.  National Rugby Post covers a range of trends that includes professionalism, sponsorship, legality, media, and commercialism.

The new website will include a new focus on player commercialism, a competition for “My Rugby Story” and a column on the growing business of rugby in the United States.

Twitter @rugbyanalyst
http://Facebook.com/NatonalRugbyPost

National Rugby Post is Hispanic Owned and Operated.

Professional Rugby Agency Grows to Accommodate a Burgeoning Rugby Landscape

team-additionsProfessional Rugby Agency (PRA), a Denver-based rugby marketing agency, has hired Jackson Thom to manage brand communications and public relations for clients, as well as help drive brand strategy for clients. PRA has also hired Vanessa Martinez as head of strategic development to drive business development with future clients, sponsors, and partners.

Jackson Thom comes from an entrepreneurial background and has experience with a local marketing firm and a local public relations firm, working with a variety of clients. He has been involved in the rugby community for nearly ten years in several capacities, including as a player, coach, and manager, from youth to the adult level. He currently works for the Glendale Raptors as an assistant technical skills coach and manager for the Division II and III teams. He also currently studies Organizational Communications at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Vanessa Martinez is a recent graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver, with a B.A. in Human Performance & Sport, Sport Industry Operations. She has experience with both the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies’ organizations in customer-facing roles, as well as marketing experience with the Colorado Rapids’ street team and as the Social Media Coordinator for the Cherry Creek Athletic Club.

Both acquisitions were made in response to a growing portfolio of clients for Professional Rugby Agency and the need for professional development in the fastest growing sport in America. As the American audience for rugby (recently measured to be upwards of 92 million fans) and international interest for investment in American rugby grows, PRA will continue to facilitate the development of commercial opportunities for sponsors and investors.

“Professional Rugby Agency is extremely fortunate to have the caliber of professionals joining our mission to grow the American appetite for rugby.”   Comments Greg Tanner, founder of  Professional Rugby Agency.

Professional Rugby Agency

Professional Rugby Agency is helping to shape modern American rugby by developing commercial opportunities, producing engaging sponsorship campaigns, representing high-performance athletes, and growing the American audience for professional rugby.

PRA represents individual athletes, clubs and teams, leagues, and corporate sponsors. We help our clients navigate the landscape of American rugby and maximize their exposure and experience within.

Aspen Capital Fund performs with Sports, Media & Technology.

** Aspen Capital Fund performs with Sports, Media & Technology.**

 


Denver, Colorado

 

January 7,  2016

Aspen Capital Fund announced today that it will continue its expansion into Sports, Media & Technology leading with its assets, Pro Rugby Agency and NationalRugbyPost.com.  Aspen Capital Fund will continue forward with Aspen Enterprise Fund which will focus solely on Sports, Media & Technology.

 

Aspen Capital Fund (ACF) began exploring sports opportunities in 2011.   It aggressively invested in online media and began building Pro Rugby Agency,  simultaneously working to rebuild Jupiternetwork.

 

“The companies we have purposed for sports and specifically rugby have turned out to be a tremendous opportunity, gaining global traction.” Comments Gregory Tanner Founder of ACF.
Aspen Capital Fund (www.aspencapitalfund.com) continues market & competitive analysis, implementation, management and operations support for Sports, Media & Technology subsidiaries.   ACF will build a new fund “Aspen Enterprise Fund” specifically for sports ventures.

For more information, contact Janine.cabot@aspencapitalfund.com or for investment inquiries.

 

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Aspen Capital Fund is a closely held Hispanic family owned business located in Colorado.  Our focus is to build minority enterprises and individual success stories.  We work directly in supporting young, innovative businesses.  We work indirectly by supporting the community and families that can improve how businesses can grow.  Our network of family, friends and partners offers some of the smartest and experienced business information and expertise available to the Hispanic and Minority communities.  We strive to be trusted business advisers for business owners and families.

Jupiternetwork uses a creative and proven methodology to offer Startup CIO services in the Rocky Mountains.

Startup CIO Jupiternetwork

Startup CIO

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Jupiternetwork has made starting a new business or operating a young business easier.  Startup CIO services offered by the company at http://jupiternetwork.co/startup-cio/  provides essential expertise and helps company avoid costly and expensive traditional consulting fees.  Startup CIO helps startups in 5 critical areas.  1) Expertise 2) Technology Use 3) Growth 4) Resources 5) Adoption.

Unlike other types of consulting services,  Startup CIO offers a measurable and proven methodology.   Because of this Jupiternetwork Startup CIO is attractive to angel investors, venture capitalists and private investors.   “I learned that startups and investors both needed a service which offers measurable results.” comments Angelo Tanner, President of Jupiternetwork. “We are attractive to investors because they realize that we help avoid costs, speed up growth and provide a valuable service.”

The Startup CIO service uses a method called 7c which includes 7 areas which a company can measure the progress and maturity of their business.  This foundation allows for a formal and measurable plan of action.

Jupiternetwork collaborated with Aspen Capital Fund to avoid the pitfalls of traditional consulting,  and offer the most needed IT services of startup businessess.

About Jupiternetwork

At Jupiternetwork we work to nourish the performance and accomplishment of our clients. Our culture is built around the belief that everyone is dedicated to building success stories and determined to help our clients. Our clients strive to become the most influential businesses and institutions. We have clients in many types of industries and are of all different sizes. What our clients do have in common is a passion for success. Our clients want to take a journey to learn how to enable technology to accelerate business transformation.

Media Contact
Angelo Tanner
720-600-4560
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Interview with Gregory Tanner, founder of Pro Rugby Agency USA and author of “The Business of Rugby” on pro rugby usa

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NEWS FROM PRO RUGBY AGENCY

Pro Rugby Agency
Contact Samantha@professionalrugby.agency or greg.tanner@professionalrugby.agency.
3773 Cherry Creek North Drive 575
Denver, CO 80209
970-300-2659
http://professionalrugby.agency

Interview with Gregory Tanner, founder of  Pro Rugby Agency USA and author of “The Business of Rugby”

DENVER, COLORADO, USA – November 20, 2015

Pro Rugby Agency answers questions about the viability of rugby as a professional sport, the sports popularity in the United States, and where it grows from today.

Taking his business experience to get into the business of professional rugby, Greg Tanner talks with Evrybit about Pro Rugby Agency, his book, and the “wild west of rugby”.

 

Evrybit: Welcome Greg, and thanks for taking the time to sit down for this interview.  Let’s start with telling us why your focus is in sports and more specifically rugby. 

Tanner: I spent the last four years looking at rugby and whether or not there is an opportunity to make money in or around the sport.   Around 2012,  I concluded that it was the time to get involved and start laying ground work for what will be a breakout sport in the United States.

Evrybit: It’s quite a change from running Aspen Capital Fund, focusing on Hispanic markets and early stage funding.  What is your biggest challenge?

Tanner: It’s actually not much different.  Surprisingly, there are a lot of common business challenges and problems that need to be solved.   But looking at opportunities, applying a proven methodology, and selling is applied the same way.   There is a lot less risk and it’s a lot more fun,  the rugby people are great to work, and when it comes down to it – as much of a cliché it is very much a personal relationship business.

Evrybit: So there is a viable business in the sport of rugby? Is it professional in the United States? 

Tanner:  The professional game is coming in 2016.  There are many professional leagues throughout Europe, and the southern hemisphere.   There is a very high level of competition across America the most successful to date is the Pacific Rugby Premiership, we have seen the rise of the American Rugby Premiership and now the “PRO League”.    There is plenty of rugby in America.   But, I see that rugby will need to take a page from history and grow organically and use the best practices that we see in the successful professional leagues,  even learn from Major League Soccer, who nearly failed trying to follow the NFL model.

Evrybit: So how does Pro Rugby Agency play a part if rugby isn’t professional?

Tanner: Just because it isn’t professional doesn’t mean there isn’t money in the sport.    There is tons of money spent on and around rugby.  Consider 900 college teams and 700 clubs here, competitions, tournaments, entertainment, hospitality, gear, travel, etc.   It’s a big sport where brands are very excited to be associated with and are seeking ways to get involved.  That’s the problem we solve we help the athletes, teams, leagues, events create revenue and we help brands get involved with mature and commercially viable mediums.   We are a selling function of marketing.   We constantly sell rugby to everybody.

Evrybit:  Why don’t we see it broadcast on television or even radio?

Tanner:  That is another challenge we help our clients with, building strategic maturity.   Just as any other business you must be mature in all aspects of business to be attractive commercially.   Rugby is good and playing the game and competing, but not so well at the other business operations, for instance they know how to market but they really need to market and sell.   All parts of the business of rugby need to work at the mature level of the competition.

Evrybit: Is this what your book is about?

Tanner: “The Business of Rugby” is a very light version of this.  We talk about what I feel is obvious for everyone in professional rugby or has been around professional rugby.  I really wrote it based on what I think what American entrepreneurs do wrong to rugby, which is try to go too big too fast and turn it in to an NFL.    The NFL didn’t get to where it is today in a decade it’s been built on 50 years of growth and maturity.

Evrybit: Can rugby be as popular as American Football?  It’s seems like such a small sport in America.

Tanner: Certainly can be.  I think at this moment there is a thirst for consuming the game on the level we see other professional sports here in the U.S.  There just isn’t a mature medium for networks to cover it, make money on it and give a professional grade production.  It’s actually a very big sport in America the problem is that businessmen have taken sports like lacrosse, bowling and even darts to a commercial maturity that appeals to brands and mass consumption.   When rugby gets traction it’s going to breakout like MMA did.  In 1993 no one knew what that was.   Now it takes no explanation on a global level.   That’s why I think it is the “Wild West” of rugby right now.

Evrybit:  Where does the sport grow from today?

Tanner: I see rugby growing just like the NFL did with two leagues, because logistically the country is too bit to overcome the travel and cost in early stages.    I see that the working competitions will mature and grow from the current momentum they have.  If they overcome the revenue generation problem and grow with strategic development, they will succeed.   As an industry rugby will only become more competitive and you will see more and more specialization such as women’s rugby, sevens, and collegiate.   There are some many aspects, regions and segments in the United States.   The more I get involved the more I find opportunities.   Imagine being at the beginning of the industrial revolution, that is really where rugby in the United States is.  It’s a great time to be a part of the sport.

To learn more about Pro Rugby Agency visit http://professionalrugby.agency

To talk to an agent email agent@professionalrugby.agency

To reach Gregory Tanner email greg.tanner@professionalrugby.agency

Download The Business of Rugby at

TheBusinessOfRugby.com

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About Pro Rugby Agency USA.

We are a forward thinking agency and business.  At Professional Rugby Agency we are the early adopters of the belief that rugby will become the next high growth sports industry in the United States.    Very involved in the industry, we are working to develop surrounding aspects of the professional era.  Our founder has written the book -“The Business of Rugby“.   At Professional  Rugby Agency we  are taking the initiative to help players, teams, brands with earning, marketing, maintaining  and connecting with audiences in the United States and Globally.  Join us on our extraordinary journey.

 

Pro Rugby Agency pitches U.S. rugby to the masses in England.

ProRugbyAgencyPro Rugby Agency pitches U.S. rugby to the masses in England.

DENVER, COLORADO, USA – September 17, 2015

Pro Rugby Agency (http://professionalrugby.agency) will be traveling to the United Kingdom for the Rugby World Cup.  The purpose of the trip isn’t to sign the big professional names and teams based in abroad in the U.K., France, Italy or from down under.   It’s to pitch the professional game which hasn’t arrived in the United States yet to everyone and anyone that will listen.

“Most people don’t understand the huge opportunity in the United States.” Comments Greg Tanner, “It’s really like the beginning of the NFL or the industrial revolution,  the game is ripe for business opportunity and growth, the question is who is prepared for this explosion?”

Pro Rugby Agency has clients that are invested in the game and preparing to capitalize on the professional era in America.   The agency has media, consumer, services, and technology companies onboard for when the opportunity arrives.   The agency is also signing players eager to get exposure to the top teams.  “It’s astounding to me how many players from abroad want to come to play in America, even more astounding is the number of untapped talent yet to be found in our backyard.”  Adds Tanner.

Mr. Tanner has spent a lot of time and effort to becoming subject matter expert in the business of rugby.  He penned the book – “The Business of Rugby”  while working on a graduate program at U.K. based Sports Management World Wide.    He hopes to capitalize on his business experience and analysis knowledge he gained while at Aspen Capital Fund.

“I had to change gears – this is just too big,  the timing is perfect and now the biggest rugby event in the world is happening and I will be in the middle of it all.”  Remarks Tanner.

To learn more about Pro Rugby Agency visit http://professionalrugby.agency or email agent@professionalrugby.agency

 

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About Pro Rugby Agency USA.

We are a forward thinking agency and business.  At Professional Rugby Agency we are the early adopters of the belief that rugby will become the next high growth sports industry in the United States.    Very involved in the industry, we are working to develop surrounding aspects of the professional era.  Our founder has written the book -“The Business of Rugby“.   At Professional  Rugby Agency we  are taking the initiative to help players, teams, brands with earning, marketing, maintaining  and connecting with audiences in the United States and Globally.  Join us on our extraordinary journey.

National Ruby Post announces attendance and coverage of 2015 Rugby World Cup.

September 15, 2015-Denver, Colorodo,  National Rugby Post (www.nationalrugbypost.com) announced that it will be covering games as a rugby business analyst and online media provider.  National Rugby Post will be doing business analysis on the impact of the sponsorship and business of the tournament.

“The Rugby World Cup (www.rugbyworldcup.com) in 2015 is going to be one of the global events for sport and will be the biggest ever for rugby.” For National Rugby Post this event is a key indicator of the future of professional rugby not just globally but most importantly on the United States front.” comments Gregory Tanner, Rugby Business Analyst.

You can catch all of the news and updates on the business of rugby during the Rugby World Cup at the main website,  on Facebook, and @rugbyanalyst via Twitter.

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National Rugby Post – Rugby Business Analysts = The study of the professional business of Rugby.  National Rugby Post is the world’s premier analyst team for the business of Rugby.  With Rugby being one of the worlds fastest growing sports in the past 15 years, we seek to meet the needs of businesses, media, clubs and sponsors to get independant research of the business of the sport and to analyze the opportunities in the sport and it’s world wide market appeal.

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Aspen Capital Fund partners with Jupiternetwork Startup CIO services

** Aspen Capital Fund partners with Jupiternetwork Startup CIO services.**

 

Denver, Colorado

September 14, 2015

Aspen Capital Fund ( http://aspencapitalfund.com ) has announced a partnership to work closely with Jupiternetwork (http://jupiter.network) to develop Startup CIO services.  The service will be provided to new startups and growth businesses.

The Jupiternetwork Startup CIO concept offers a solution to a common startup problem – how to manage and solve IT challenges.   A Startup CIO is a term created for a special type of Virtual Chief Information Officer [a person that is an executive in an enterprise responsible for the information technology and computer systems that support business goals]. This role is very specialized and can help shape future success by fusing business and technology. The Startup CIO provides a clear path to building IT maturity which builds a sustainable competitive advantage.

“The goal of the Startup CIO is to manage the responsibility and accountability of the many internal, external, and third party resources and vendors.”  Comments Gregory Tanner of Aspen Capital Fund. “On average a “Virtual IT Department” consists of at least 15 parties – this is a big issue we find with startups.”  While it isn’t a new concept, Jupiternetwork Startup CIO, has developed a unique process and provides specific knowledge and experience to startup businesses based off experiences and knowledge from the startups at Aspen Capital Fund.

“Some of the common startup problems is that owners and founders are focused on building outwardly and growing leaving the operationally drive for internal technology left behind.” Tanner adds.  “We went to Jupiternetwork and said we need a budget based, robust service that addresses the needs of a startup.”

Jupiternetwork created a flat fee, semiannual service named Startup CIO.

For more information about the Jupiternetwork Startup CIO Service contact PR@jupiternetwork.co or visit http://jupiter.network

For more information contact Samantha Lucero – PR@aspencapitalfund.com.

 

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Aspen Captial Fund on Rugby Investment in USA

Aspen Capital Fund Analysis of Rugby Investment in USA

“I love it; this whole atmosphere is why you play and coach rugby.” = Jake White Coach of South Africa and Director of Rugby at Montpellier.

2015 will be the biggest year for rugby in history. The Rugby World Cup will bring just over $1 BILLION to the country of England through the tournament lifecycle. Soon after in 2016 rugby will be in the Olympics. Throughout the world rugby is experiencing growth. In the United States we are seeing tremendous adoption of the sport, the sport is growing ranks among universities, and we are seeing children in academies and youth programs. But the question remains “where is the professional game in the United States?”. That question is answered as a matter of fact but it brings light to just how large the opportunity is for early investors and adopters.

What is happening in the United State is a lot of positioning and posturing but there is yet to be sees a professional game and league. There is a big emphasis on consumer products (shirts, clothing, shoes, etc.) and there are a few big ticket tournaments such as the Las Vegas 7s and the Collegiate 7’s. The international teams are compensated but below that in the United States players have yet to make a salary. There are a number of teams that are making money and see big returns but are still short of paying the players. USA Rugby has rumored an endeavor to start a professional league and was estimated to arrive in 2015 and so far we haven’t seen the coming of that. Finally the NRFL has boasted a number of big games and has failed to launch its plans. There definitely is a thirst for the competition and with the US having such a large base, it is logical that a league will survive.

With the current climate in mind there is a tremendous upside and investment opportunity into the early adopters of the sport. In such an infancy, the first to market would bear high risk but also will have high reward. Returns on investment will soar in media, consumer brands, audience accommodation and community brands. Investment requirements initially will be at early stage finance amounts from as little as $25,000 to $1 Million. The estimated cost for a startup league would be somewhere from $20 Million to $100 Million. Investors and adopters should be aware of the working knowledge of the professional models and build alliances with subject matter experts, and professionals.

Investment in the rugby market in the current climate would be advantageous but would bear risk. There are many opportunities currently and in the very near future there should be an opportunity to invest in a professional league or tournament as well as teams. There will be associated technologies, real estate, brands, products and services that will tie in to the new industry. That industry should see a large adoption in the United States and be welcomed among rugby enthusiasts and new rugby fans.

About Aspen Capital Fund and Gregory Tanner

Mr. Tanner has used his comprehensive understanding of business, experience and his professional network to become a leading expert in Hispanic Strategy. He has built one of the only Hispanic market focused consultancy businesses in the country. At Aspen Capital Fund he has accumulated a broad range of knowledge on fundraising, finance, management, and marketing. Mr. Tanner looked at current business challenges in light of long term goals. It is this perspective that allowed Mr. Tanner to focus on continuous improvement and acquisition of a broad range of subject matter knowledge.

Following his passion as a former rugby player, in 2011 Gregory began looking for opportunities in the business of rugby. Mr. Tanner launched National Rugby Post in 2012 and began to do rugby business analysis – focusing on the business of rugby in light of the coming Rugby World Cup in 2015. Seizing a tremendous opportunity, Mr. Tanner became the sole Rugby Business Analyst in the United States focusing on the business of rugby. As the United States’ only Rugby Business Analyst, he is setting the stage to be well positioned when the professional game arrives in the United States as the authority in how the game creates revenue, how teams are managed and understanding the key stakeholders in the professional game.

He has recently finished his book “The Business of Rugby” and is a rugby agent and founded Pro Rugby Agency to work with athletes, teams, brands and audiences to introduce the professional era of rugby.
To learn more about the opportunities Aspen Capital Fund and Pro Rugby Agency are bringing to market please contact email Rugby@aspencapitalfund.com or call 720.440.2772.

The State Of Leadership in Spain

The State Of Leadership in Spain

There are many factors that affect business. Leadership is among the most important when it comes to boosting the performance of a company. Managerial talent is one of the major sources of sustainable competitive advantage that a company has because its value is almost directly reflection of the managers’ decisions. A strong leadership team within a company can inspire creativity, increase productivity and help keep the company strong against their competition.
Treeveo, a startup company based in Barcelona, recently conducted a survey to understand the state of leadership in Spain. The survey was rolled out over a month’s time by interviewing participants from different disciplines about the characteristics of their respective bosses. This was done via www.comoestujefe.es. After completing their analysis of the data from 600+ participants, they have found some very interesting data about the difference in Catalan leaders and leaders from the rest of Spain.

A couple main highlights of the survey findings include:
“Leaders from Catalonia are on average more visionary than those from the rest of Spain”

“Leaders from the rest of Spain are on average more intellectually stimulating than those from Catalonia.”
The entire project was designed around a widely acclaimed scientific leadership framework called the Full Range Leadership Model. The survey was designed around this model, created to identify performance within each individual dimension of the framework.

The survey asked questions like the following to rate their boss against specific dimensions.

Q: This picture most accurately describes my boss. (Most popular answer: Josep Guardiola)

Q: Does my boss lead by example? (54%)

Q: Does my boss demand me best performance? (%78)

Jeroen Kemperman, co-founder and CEO of the company says, “Since our product helps to develop the leadership skills of our users, we were naturally curious about how well the current leaders in Spain are doing. That led us to this experiment, and ultimately to some enlightening conclusions.”
The full results of the “State of Leadership in Spain” Survey are available for FREE at http://treeveo.com.

Top 10 Rugby Brands in the USA by NationalRugbyPost.com

National Rugby Post lists Top 10 Rugby Brands in the USA.

Top Brand Champion System Rugby 2015February 1, 2015 -Denver, Colorado, NationalRugbyPost (www.nationalrugbypost.com) today released it’s inaugural Top 10 Rugby Brands in the USA listing. The listing captures the most impactful brands in the sport of Rugby in the United States for 2015. 2015 is a big year for Rugby with the Rugby World Cup on stage in September in England. The Top 10 Rugby Brands listing comes just ahead of the the biggest tournament preview for the world stage – The Six Nations Tournament. Here is a listing preview:

USA Rugby (National Team)
Tiger Rugby
National Rugby Football League
Rugby Town USA
Champion System Rugby
NBC
Pacific Rugby Championship
United World Sports
AIG

To read the full article visit http://nationalrugbypost.com/top-rugby-brands-usa/.

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Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities including Rugby.
Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world’s top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Our distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions, and recreational athletes of all levels.
Our goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand and we are known far and wide for our solid commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. Along the way we have revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. With offices in 22 countries Champion System continues to set the standard in the custom apparel industry.

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The National Rugby Post provides news and analysis about the business of rugby for forward-thinking rugby enthusiasts, teams and businesses. We specialize in rugby business analysis. We cover a range of trends, from professionalism, sponsorship, legality, new approach, media, and commercialism. We try to explain what these trends mean for business, rugby executives and other thought leaders in the growing sport of rugby. Our stories help executives make better decisions regarding sponsorship, investment and monetizing the sport of rugby.