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Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch

Co-Founder, X's and O's Guy

Tom has returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, developed the management and scheduling software for Best Buy's "The Geek Squad" and coached more than 25 of his kids' teams. When it comes to the X's and O's for Tourney Machine, Tom is our go to guy. His love for tournaments started in fifth grade in an eight team double elimination tournament. He had never seen that type of bracket before and had no idea how it worked, but by the end of the weekend he had it memorized. They also went on to win the tournament.

Favorite Sports Moment

Rob Lynch

Rob Lynch

Co-Founder, Player Coach

Rob is a leader on and off the field. From his days as a multi-sport athlete where he helped lead his high school football team to a State Championship, to his 15+ years of experience bringing sports products from concept to the marketplace, Rob always leads his team to victory. His passion for sports and technology has driven him his entire life, so leading the Tourney Machine team is his head coach "Dream Job."

Favorite Sports Moment

Sam Schill

Sam Schill

Founding Partner, Energy Guy

When Sam gets in the game, good things happen. No matter what he is doing, Sam always brings his unique energy to the table. With 9 years experience in businesses development and marketing, Sam has worked with customers like Twitter, Foursquare, Facebook and Tumblr and his own previous startup. Sam has a pile of kids himself and he attributes his love and appreciation for sports to his Dad who organized leagues, coached him, and taught him the fundamentals of the sports that he loves today.

Favorite Sports Moment

Nathan Haila

Nathan Haila

Founding Partner, Creative Playmaker

If having kids was a sport, Nathan would be the clubhouse leader. As a father or 4, Nathan has a promising career of attending games and coaching ahead of him. As the main creative guy on the team, Nathan is our go-to-guy, helping take new ideas and making them shine. As a co-founder of a previous startup, he knows what it takes to build a product and brand from the ground floor up. Nathan loves tournaments because everyone gets a shot-anyone could make a run.

Favorite Sports Moment

Todd Lawler

Todd Lawler

Founding Partner, Mr. Baseball

Todd is a tournament director, runs his own club, is a coach, and was believed to be born with a glove on. For his entire life he has been around competitive sports. His experiences include catching at Northern Illinois, coaching the 29ers, working with Scottie Pippen and Jerry Reinsdorf, and being around baseball coaches Phil Lawler (Dad) and Scott Lawler (Brother). He brings those experiences, passion and expertise to the game when helping our customers learn to schedule and run their events.

Favorite Sports Moment