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Athletic Scholarships

ASD is an NCAA-compliant, ethical recruiting education and marketing tool that empowers parents and student-athletes through education.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Alpharetta, GA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 1
  • Website

Company Summary

ASD minimized operations two months after going live in July of 2012 when my son contracted a life-threatening illness. We are now committed to re-launching the premium site because the only options available to “Non-Elite” athletes are, at best, a coach with a limited universe of contacts or getting ripped-off by third-party “Athlete Marketing” services; WE ARE for the often ignored “Other 99%” of student-athletes, not the"Blue Chip" recruit.


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    Founder and CEO

    Mike is a senior General Management, Brand Marketing, Sales and Business Development Executive with over 25 years of cross-disciplined revenue driving success in diversified industries with an emphasis in Sports Business.

    He founded Virtus Interactive LLC with the intent of utilizing his extensive professional experience and personal network to build AthleticScholarshipsDirect, a service that helps educate parents and student-athletes on the

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    Board Member; Student-Athlete Resource Advisor, New York, NY

    Steve is currently Executive Director of the 100 Black Men of New York City and will continue to serve on the Board of Athletic Scholarships Direct, as well as use his expertise in urban youth programming to build business development opportunities with various strategic partners,
    Previously, Steve was VP of Event Marketing for Bates NA, East Coast Marketing Director for NIKE; Director, City of New York Sports Division and Senior Director – NBA.

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    Board Member; Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Atlanta , GA

    A native Southerner, Andrew brings over 20 years of sports and entertainment business development experience to Athletic Scholarships Direct. He began his career as Assistant Executive Director of the Chick –Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia and continued to build on his industry credentials after successful tenures in sports and entertainment marketing at Young & Rubicam, Wachovia Bank, and the Philips Arena. Andrew has also served as Associate Exe

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    Senior Advisor; Media Relations; Milwaukee, WI

    Gail Sideman is a veteran publicist, but don't expect her to deliver the same old PR pitch. Armed with a combination of traditional and social media, Sideman feels the world's pulse and puts it to work on clients' projects.
    A focus on sports-related organizations and individuals, as well as books and their authors, Sideman provides creative and targeted means to attract audiences that want to know about her clients' projects.
    More than 20 years

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    Senior Director – Creative & Studio Operations; Atlanta, GA:

    With over 17 years experience, this visionary strategist has a solid career creating a market advantage in media productions, implementing brand standards across various media streams. As a senior creative executive at the Home Depot, his expertise introduced brands to a visual voice that invokes visceral impact and action with target audiences of all types. Ro is currently the Director of Studio Operations for Adventure Advertising/OutdoorFlics.


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    Rick Greenspan
    Senior Advisor; Student-Athlete Education & College Coach Outreach; Groton, Ct.
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    Hiram R. Green
    Board Member – Parent Education Advisor; Tampa, Fl.
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    Board Member – Student-Athlete Wellness Advisor; Las Vegas, NV
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    Michael Peterson
    Senior Advisor– Student-Athlete Outreach; Las Vegas, NV

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