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Chris Stewart and Steve Goody, Pocket Radar



Rick is joined by the fantastic duo from Pocket Radar, Christ Stewart and Steve Goody.

Chris Stewart is Pocket Radar’s President and COO. He has an extensive engineering and inventor background holding five patents. He is a volunteer professor at Sonoma State University where he lectures in electrical engineering and business entrepreneurship.

Steve Goody is Pocket Radar’s CEO. He has an inventor and architectural background and is the inventor/ co-inventor on seventeen patents. He holds a BSEE from the University of California, Davis.

Based in Santa Rosa, California, Pocket Radar was founded on the principle that radar-gun technology should be affordable and user-friendly. Their goal was to create an accurate product line that can be use by anyone from professionals to everyday consumers. Pocket Radar’s product line is trusted by teams like the San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies, the Milwaukee Brewers, Georgia Tech Baseball Team, the University of Missouri Baseball Team, and many more.

Prior to being a co-founder and President/COO of Pocket Radar Inc. Chris was the Business Manager of the Agilent Technologies Radio Test business. He had P&L responsibility for the entire operation, with direct responsibility for global product development teams, marketing teams and manufacturing teams. Previously, Chris served in a series of Agilent R&D leadership positions moving from project manager to section manager to lab manager. Before the formation of Agilent, he was an R&D project manager for Hewlett Packard in their Test and Measurement business. During this time, Chris held multiple intrepreneurial positions where he successfully helped start up several new businesses and integrate multiple company acquisitions.

Chris has extensive experience building strong development teams and leading new product introductions. Before moving into management, he spent 10 years as a Microwave, RF, and Analog design engineer at Hewlett Packard gaining experience in R&D, Marketing, and Manufacturing. As an engineer, Chris designed products for the test system that is used to calibrate every Radar system in the US Navy. He has also done substantial consulting in the areas of design, new product development, and strategic business planning. He has published multiple papers and technical articles and holds 5 granted patents with more pending. Chris is also a volunteer professor at Sonoma State University where he lectures in Electrical Engineering and Business Entrepreneurship. He also serves as chairman of the External Advisory Board for the SSU Makerspace and Lead Industry Advisor for the Electrical Engineering Department.

A true inventor at heart, Chris built his first radio transmitter when he was 8 years old and has been inventing ever since. At age 16 he invented a novel radio-controlled switching system that won first place in a state-wide electronics competition. This led directly to his first job as a radio engineer at WATH/WXTQ Radio. He earned his First Class Commercial FCC License and was promoted to Chief Engineer at age 18. He put himself through college working as an engineer at WNCI Radio where he developed new audio processing and synchronous timing systems.

Before being a co-founder and CEO of Pocket Radar Inc. Steve was a co-founder and HW system architect at Caymas Systems where he helped create an award winning line of identity driven NAC Appliances. Prior to that, he was a key member of the early start-up engineering team at Cerent Corp. (acquired by Cisco Systems). He was senior HW designer and architect of Ethernet products for the industry leading Cisco ONS15454.

Before Cerent, Steve worked for Next Level Communications where he was a HW designer and architect on various telecommunications and networking products. Steve has many years of experience in HW design and architecture with extensive experience in Ethernet switching, SONET, timing, ASICs, FPGAs, Embedded FW, and DSP. Steve spent over 12 years of his professional career at Hewlett Packard as a hardware designer and principal engineer/scientist, responsible for a variety of networking product designs and architectures, including hubs, switches and network adapters.

Steve is named an inventor/co-inventor on 17 patents and holds a BSEE from the University of California, Davis. He has been a passionate inventor from a very early age and still loves the challenge of taking abstract ideas and turning them into reality.

New from Pocket Radar is Smart Coach Radar.

The Smart Coach Radar™ is the first affordable, complete speed and video training system that empowers the modern athlete and coach in many sports with the ability to create and share a digital record of their progress. By providing actionable insights into important metrics like hitting exit velocity, serve speed and pitch speed, coaches and athletes can now optimize their techniques and methods to get better results in the new era of athletic training.

A great discussion this week on Pocket Radar, sports technology and more!


Richard Roth, Sports Attorney on the use of ‘Video’



Rick is joined this week by noted sports attorney, Richard Roth.

When news just broke that Robert Kraft was arrested for soliciting a prostitute in Florida, the sports world took notice. Was it true, well there apparently is a video.

Richard Roth, New York City attorney.

A multi-faceted attorney, focusing on sports, white-collar crime, and employment, Mr. Roth has represented publicly held corporations and privately held businesses, CEOs, and industry magnates as well as celebrities, athletes, and professional sports organizations. He has represented NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp and Peyton Manning among many other professional athletes.

Rich says, “Well … the use of video tape replays was the big issue in the playoffs, when both the Patriots (on an alleged offside by KC at the end of the game when KC intercepted Brady) and the Rams (when it unquestionably committed pass interference on the Saints at the end of the game) allowed those teams to be in the Superbowl. What about a videotape of Robert Kraft wrongfully soliciting a prostitute after that game? Can the Patriots get around that call?”

Additionally:

Kraft was charged on two counts of soliciting prostitution during a bust on massage parlors in Florida. And apparently Jupiter police caught Kraft on video!!!
Kraft, certainly one of the wealthiest men in the land, allegedly dished out a whopping $79 for an hour of foul play.
Kraft is the man who orchestrated getting around deflate-gate and aiding the Patriots in all of their issues, is now in a bit of a situation himself.
Perhaps he will come up with an excuse as to why he happened to be at the massage parlor at the time?

“If the video shows all, Kraft’s craftiness will not help him out of this penalty.”

Roth and Rick talk about the Kraft situation, other NFL cases where video shared light on the situation and whether this is something new to society and the sports world.

Richard Roth is a wealth of information in and out of the sports universe. Great to talk with Richard and get his take on the goings on in sports.

 


Brendan McCarthy, KemperSports, National Director of Marketing and Sales



As we approach the PGA Golf Show in Orlando, Rick is joined by Brendan McCarthy of KemperSports. Brendan is the National Director of Marketing and Sales and there is no better person to talk the business of golf as we look ahead to 2019.

Brendan McCarthy joined KemperSports in 2009 as a Regional Sales and Marketing Director and was promoted to serve as the National Director of Marketing and Sales. Mr. McCarthy has over 20 years of hospitality industry experience driving revenue and brand engagement results for resorts, private clubs and daily-fee operations. Brendan specializes in using data analysis to drive marketing and sales improvement. Previously, Brendan was a Director of Marketing for Vail Resorts and he earned both his MBA and BSBA from the University of Denver. Brendan is married with two young children living in the greater Chicago area where he volunteers as a youth sports coach and has served on the Youth Advisory Board for the First Tee of Greater Chicago and as a Commissioner for the Village of Wilmette Transportation Commission.

Founded in 1978, KemperSports has a rich history as a family-owned business with more than 7,000 staff members. From our first development project at Kemper Lakes Golf Course to our award-winning portfolio of over 130 facilities, including many nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues, our clients are at the core of the KemperSports family.

With a longstanding history of innovation and superior client solutions, KemperSports takes a unique, customized approach to each client. We employ the best people in the industry and provide ongoing education and continual review of processes to provide our clients with operational excellence and exceptional customer experience.

Mr. McCarthy is based in the KemperSports Northbrook, IL office.

He and Rick talk about the state of golf, what KemperSports is looking to do in the future and getting the word out about being a lifetime and family sport.


Mareya Ibrahim, Founder of eatCleaner



Everyone is trying to eat cleaner and more healthy, but Rick’s guest this week has a product that helps everyone “eatCleaner.”

Mareya Ibrahim is an award-winning entrepreneur, chef, author and inventor. She is the founder and CEO of Grow Green Industries, Inc. (www.growgreenindustries.com) creators of patented, plant-based organic and Kosher solutions formulated to enhance food safety practices and extend produce shelf life under the brands eatCleaner®, eatSafe™ and eatFresh™.

As a nationally recognized expert on food safety and eating clean, she has been a featured speaker for the Network for a Healthy California, the Los Angeles Green Festival, the California School Nutrition Association and the California Fit Expo. She has also been featured in top media outlets, including oprah.com, The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The New York Times, Epoch Times, INC Magazine, NBC’s Today in LA and The Daily Buzz and is a regular guest on several news shows, KTLA, Fox 5 and San Diego 6.

Her goal is to help families come to the table to enjoy cleaner, safer meals. She is one of the signature ‘Daniel Plan’ Chefs and created the meal plans for the NY Times bestseller written by Dr. Rick Warren, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Daniel Amen. She is a featured chef on the Emmy-nominated cooking show “Recipe Rehab’ and is a fit lifestyle expert for eHow.com, Livestrong.comand San Diego Channel 6 News. Her book “The Clean Eating Handbook” was released in May 2013 and is being touted as the ‘go-to’ guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. Her column, “The Fit Foodie”, appears in Edible Orange County Magazine.

Mareya was a finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Newpreneur of the Year 2010 and is the winner of the Disney iParenting Award and the World’s Best Technology Gold Prize. She is also the recipient of the 2013 Women Making a Difference Award for demonstrating extraordinary dedication and contributions to health and well-being, a designation awarded by California Senator Lou Correa.

Great information from Mareya this week and you can see all the products at www.EatCleaner.com.


Randy Donley, Co-Owner of Donley Auctions



A pleasure to be joined by Randy Donley of Donley Auctions on “Tech of Sports.”

Donley Auctions is one of the largest and most unique auction retailers in the industry. In fact, they procure everything from Elvis Pinball Machines, to Sports Items, to Military Land Rovers, to Space Patrol Rides, to museum relics, and even Meteorites (yes from space).

Randy is a wealth of information on the auction process, auction items and the entire industry.

Check out Donley Auctions for their latest auctions.

Bio:
Randy Donley

Owner/Auctioneer/Antique Appraiser

• Co-owner of Donley Auctions and liaison between consignors and buyers
• 40+ years experience as a collector and dealer of antique phonographs and music boxes.
• Co-owner of the Wild West Town, a family owned attraction with one of the best
phonograph collections in the nation (certified by the Thomas Edison Institute).
• Charter member of Early Talking Machine of America
• Founder of world’s largest antique phonograph event held annually since 1975 in Union,
IL (Antique Phonograph & Music Box Show).

Randy offers tips to help consumers find unique gifts that are sometimes off the beaten path!

Have a listen to Rick and Randy!

Randy Donley


Warren Modlin for EYEKING, Under Armour Eyewear



Rick talks to the “Good eye doctor” this week on “Tech of Sports”

Warren Modlin joins Rick to talk sports eyewear.

Warren is a trained optometrist with 25 years of optical industry experience. He started his career as an optometrist in South Africa before moving to Canada in ’93 where he joined CIBA VISION (Now Alcon). He held various positions in technical consulting, sales support, product management and marketing over a successful 13-year corporate career, before leaving to start his own independent marketing and strategy consulting company focused on innovations within the Medical Device Industry and Optometric practice management. Warren joined Oakley in 2010 and worked for 8 years in eyewear product development, leaving as VP of Eyewear product development and strategy to Work with EYEKING (Under Armour licensee for eyewear) as EVP Product and Marketing Strategy.

Under Armour eyewear is setting the standard. It’s a favorite of elite athletes and those want to look and perform their best!

Under Armour Tuned Recovery Model:

First ever sunglass developed to deal with outdoor blue light
Blocks harmful blue light
Filters in helpful blue light
Positive effects on health and well being (chromotherapy)
Reduces heart rate and blood pressure
Returns eyes to natural circadian rhythm
Positive effect on mood (delivers positive and calm thoughts)
Recommend to be worn right after outdoor / athletic performance
Perfect complement to Under Armour’s Tuned Sport line of lenses (golf, baseball, run and fishing)
Availability:
Underarmour.com
Price range: $110 – $125

Makes a great holiday gift for yourself or someone demanding the best! Have a listen to Rick and Warren.