About SportsEpreneur

SportsEpreneur is the content platform where sports & entrepreneurship collide!

Collaboration and content marketing for the entrepreneur with a sports passion. 

Eric Kasimov
Founder / CEO

Founder of SportsEpreneur, is a creator of content that collides thinking — marketing — business — sports. He creates for the deep-rooted and not so average. And he wants every entrepreneur to have their own content platform.

As a self-starter and self-funded business owner, Eric is all about finding opportunity. His brands including SportsEpreneur exist to help leaders create their own opportunities. His content including podcasts, blogs, and social media posts contains a lot of self-talk–which is a big reason why content exists in the first place. And through that, he encourages those with a self-betterment mindset to create their own content in their own unique way.

Eric is the Founder & CEO of KazSource, a dynamic and modern-day communications company. The KazSource brands include KazCM, a content marketing agency, Entrepreneur Perspectives, introspective and entrepreneurial podcast conversations, KazSource Insurance, a life insurance brokerage group, and of course SportsEpreneur — the place where sports and entrepreneurship collide!

Growing up in Buffalo, NY and in a family of Ohio State Buckeyes, sports have been in Eric’s life since he can remember. Whether it was taking in a game, or playing basketball and soccer, or looking for his golf ball in someone’s back yard, Eric had to create a brand in and around the sports industry. SportsEpreneur is just that.

Eric lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife (songwriter and currently studying for her Masters in Applied Nutrition), 3 kids, and 2 dogs, where he plays sports with his kids and wins every driveway basketball game against his son (actually, not anymore!).

Shane Snively
Finance | Content and Brand Strategist

Whiteboard, chalkboard, Surface Pro, a piece of paper—that’s where you will find Shane, strategizing. He enjoys it, whether he’s strategizing for his business or for yours. Thus he is known The Strategy Addict. He has seen it all and if he hasn’t seen it he will learn about it. Maybe we should call him The Learning Addict? Anyway, that’s Shane. Oh, and he loves his Buckeyes, and he’s still loyal to his dad’s favorite team too, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Scott Upton
Tech Guru

Believes that anything can be done if you put your mind to it. Scott may not be the sports fanatic like the rest of us are, but he shares our passion in helping entrepreneurs and business leaders. In his free time, he keeps busy on his farm, hiking, fishing or of course, firing up the smoker for a mean barbecue.

Caroline Ailanthus
The Word Smith

When she’s not writing her own blogs and novels, she’s helping us say what we want, only better. She’s happy to help you get your words in order, too. She even has a couple of super powers! For example, she can improve the flow and readability of text on virtually any subject, even if she has no idea what that subject’s about. That’s how she’s been a valued member of our team for years now, even though she still wants to know what a quarterback is a quarter of.

Rudy Redmond

A track star in the hurdles, of course he’s methodical. Try to sprint as fast as you can with hurdles in your way and you will fall flat, probably literally. Take your time, approach each obstacle with care and attention, and you’ll win the race. That’s who Rudy is. A Michigan man, a Lions fan, and a Pistons enthusiast….Heck, he’ll enjoy any game, any sport, any time.

Jesse Marsh

Hailing from the global track and field sprint capital, it is no surprise Jesse has had a love for sports his entire life. His dad, a very accomplished swimmer, the Kingston, Jamaica native began his athletic journey when he learned to swim at three years old. Five years later, he made his competitive swimming debut, and has gone onto accomplish numerous accolades in his fourteen years in the sport. As a youth athlete, he represented his home country internationally for seven years, serving as the Jamaica National Junior team captain in 2017 and 2018. He also made waves as a student-athlete at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, Florida as a multiple-time state finalist, All-American, and team captain. Following his impressive youth career he moved onto Villanova University where he was an eight-time BIG EAST finalist, named to the All-BIG EAST team in 2021, and served as team captain during his senior year. Following a successful tenure at the southeastern Pennsylvania institution, Jesse graduated in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with concentrations in Journalism and Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Peace and Justice. In the fall, he will be taking his talents and continuing his journey at Northwestern University’s Medill School, where he will be pursuing a Master of Science in Journalism, specializing in Sports Media. Beyond the pool and the classroom, you can find Jesse pasted on his couch watching his favorite soccer team Manchester United or following football, basketball, and track and field. He also loves to read, especially content that explores the intersections between sports, social justice, and activism. 

Lisa Bonta Sumii
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Julian Virag
Podcast Editor

Audio engineering as a term may not sound so clear to some people, but the main goal of audio engineering is precisely that – clear sound. Julian approaches each project as if it was his own. The result, clear sound. And when he is not mastering sound, he is off exploring through many different means of transportation.

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