J. Patrick Kenny is chief executive officer of Universal Gamers Amateur Association. He has decades of experience working with consumer products, brand development and entrepreneurial creation from start-up to exit.
His expertise lies in establishing joint ventures, and commercial relationships particularly in the food and beverage sector. He has worked with high profile public figures looking to establish wholly-owned business ventures, lead private equity firms, and become brand owners. His clients have included Maria Sharapova’s candy business, Willie Nelson’s Bourbon Company, Newman’s Own Beverages, Chris Burch’s Organic Baby Food Company, Trump Vodka and other high level, confidential clients. He resides in Connecticut with his wife of forty years. He has five grown children and three grandchildren and is involved in several local charities.
Dejan Matic has nearly 20 years experience in high school and college level academics and athletics. As a former coach and advisor, he has worked with international groups to establish pipelines for student athletes to showcase their talents and have the opportunity to meet NCAA requirements.
He has worked with international groups establishing pipelines for student athletes.
Prior to Universal Gamers Amateur Association, he served as chancellor of the Nikola Tesla International School – with operations extending across North America, Europe, and NTIS Asia.
NTIS has been on the cutting edge of new curriculum development for non-traditional classes and after-school programs working with Grammy award-winning producers and musicians.
Brian Kenny has decades of experience managing and developing consumer brands. He has played a leading role in the growth of iconic brands including Maria Sharapova’s Candy Company, Chris Burch’s organic baby food, Jarsbydani, and other brands in the food and beverage industry. He also owns and operates several properties in Hamptons, New York and has been a featured instructor, industry expert and guest lecturer at NYU School of Professional Studies.
Charles Davidson specializes in advising brands, retailers, distributors, and brand developers. He has a deep understanding of international logistical and operational aspects of brand development. For 20 years, he has worked with a multi-media marketing platform with resources including high-profile entertainment personalities, a teen-targeted magazine and website, concert promotions, sponsorships and clothing lines. He currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Mitch Richmond is a former professional basketball player, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, a six-time NBA All-Star and a collegiate basketball coach. Richmond was named Rookie of the Year during the 1988-1989 season with The Golden State Warriors where he averaged 22 points per game as a key part of the Warriors offense along with Chris Mullin and Tim Hardaway. He also played for the Sacramento Kings, The Washington Wizards and the LA Lakers before officially retiring in 2002. Richmond joined forces with Mullin again in 2015 when he was hired as an assistant coach at St. John’s University in Queens, New York.
Chris Mullin is a two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, a former professional basketball player, a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, and former collegiate basketball coach. He played shooting guard and small forward in the NBA from 1985 to 2001 with two teams: The Golden State Warriors and the Indiana Pacers. He played for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team and the 1992 Olympic “Dream Team”. Most recently, Mullin served as head coach of his alma mater, St. John’s University in Queens, New York. In the 1988-89 season, Mullin teamed with Mitch Richmond to form the highest-scoring duo in the NBA, with a combined average of 48.6 points per game.