Who We Are
Doug Jacobs - Founder & CEO
While at Innovative Sports Marketing, Mr. Jacobs led the acquisition & distribution of both Pay Per View & Closed Circuit boxing matches featuring Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Steve Collins, Jorge Arce, Marco Antonio Barrera & others. International soccer produced and distributed by Innovative Sports Marketing included matches featuring the national teams of the USA, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina & England.
Mr. Jacobs also helped create & coordinate campaigns and events for such clients as FootAction USA , Kmart & others featuring numerous sports celebrities such as Shaquille O'Neil, Walter Payton, Terry Bradshaw, Jimmy Connors, Mary Lou Retton, Deion Sanders and Don Mattingly.
Mr. Jacobs is regularly quoted in both the trade and consumer press on issues regarding the Sports Television landscape and athlete marketing. He has appeared in the NY Times, Washington Post, Newark Star-Ledger, Sports Business Journal, Advertising Age, Footwear News, MultiChannel News, Soccer America, Maxboxing.com, Yahoosports.com, Fightnews.com and others. He has also been a featured panelist at the Sports Summit. (click on Doug's image to go to our headquarters page)
A. Martinez, President, Integrated Sports Media, West Coast Mr. Martinez was associate producer of Affliction Banned and has promoted and produced over 500 world class fighting events throughout the world. Affliction Banned was one of the best and successful MMA events on Pay Per View. As an executive producer he represented International Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, renowned world boxing champion, in marketing image, commercial endorsements and sponsorships. Mr. Martinez also represented Rodolfo “El Gato” Gonzales, who was a former lightweight world champion, as well as Alexis Arguello and Carlos Palomino. He was a Director of the World Kick boxing Association for 12 years. Was nominated 5 times as Director of the year for WKBA. In 2013 Mr. Martinez was nominated and awarded the Worldl Broadcasting Award for Quality Broadcasting Sports Production for Transmission and Production Excellence at PETCO park soccer game Americas versus Xolos.
Leo Kats – Vice President
Mr. Kats comes to us with an extensive background in business operations ranging from retail merchandising to food & beverage, software and entertainment. He is currently owner of a television studio in San Diego as well as event centers in San Diego and Ft. Worth. He was also co-founder of global franchise brands Instant Imprints, Dine In 2Nite and Concerto Networks. Mr. Kats is also co-founder and board member of San Diego Central Chamber of Commerce which produces major events and supports small business.
Christy Graham - Director, Marketing & Media Operations
Ms. Graham was a valued employee and contractor with Levi Strauss & Co. for over 19 years. She began as an Administrative Assistant and was later transferred to the IT Department as an Applications Analyst. Ms. Graham earned her promotion as the result of achieving operational efficiency and increasing revenue in her department. She is an effective project coordinator with comprehensive technical and business skills. Ms Graham has also dedicated 12 years on Naval and Marine bases assisting our servicemen and their dependents. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, during the Bush Administration, for service to others demonstrating the outstanding character of America.
o Marketing & Distribution of events o Marketing Presentations
o Executive Assistant to Mr. Martinez
o Day to Day Operations
Frank Garduno, Director of Advance Information Technology: Frank brings a remarkable 47-year journey in the dynamic world of computers and cutting-edge technologies, he's always been inspired by the ever-evolving landscape of innovation. His career is a testament to my unending thirst for the latest advancements. Debugging a program written in Chinese, showcasing adaptability and problem-solving prowess.
Frank has diiverse industry experience in banking, military, government, and satellite streaming.
He has contributed to mainframe systems and complex streaming services, pushing the
boundaries of technology. Frank has provided technical support to top-tier media companies worldwide, contributing to seamless satellite communication. Served as the Technical
Support Manager for a groundbreaking biotech startup. Proud recipient of the Chairman's
Award for outstanding customer and technical support. USA Air Force Honorable
Janet Hogstrom, Executive Management
Janet Hogstrom - Starting in the construction industry as a teenager, she has brought with her many years of experience.
She has been involved with construction related associations and presented various classes on many topics.
Currently as General Manger, she oversees the office functions of a multi-million dollar electrical contracting
Alejandro Loya - Director of Contact Competition. Loya is a former Navy EOD Officer and combat veteran. Over ten years of well-rounded experience in the C-IED community. Mr. Loya has active Top Secret Security Clearance (TS) and has supported US Secret Service in various missions accounting over 1000 hours of service protection. CNWDI Clearance (Critical Nuclear Weapons Design Information. He was also a Counter IED Training Specialist and a Counter IED Integrator. He is a subject matter expert in Counter Improvised Explosive Dev. Mr. Loya was a 3 time Armed Forces Champion.
Juan Figueroa - Executive
Vince Zabala, Executive Vice-President – In loving memory...
S. Stephen Huntsman: Associate Producer:
Huntsman has a lifetime of experience, and success consulting, and helming
international ventures: Selina Naturally, X-Prize, the most watched webcast ever, at time, ESPN X-Games, GuanXI America-Asia & Circle Talent Associates Beverly Hills Talent Agency, and The American Cinematheque to name a few. Huntsman is an honored Graduate of Riverside Military Academy, Special Operations Officer Training Program & multiple programs at the University of Southern California including Complete filmmaking Program &
international Sales. Distribution and Legal Aspects of the film and music business in Austin, Texas.
Mark Faucher, Executive Management
Mark Faucher - Is a third generation electrical contractor with over 40 years in the industry.
Has overseen all facets of the construction industry from scheduling, procurement, installation and project management.
During this time he has successfully been awarded a patent and received many project accolades.
Mark has brought with him his management skills to oversee the completion of multi-million dollar projects.
Nydia Figueroa - Executive
Arturo Beltran, Latin American representative. Arturo is a former Welter Weight Muay Thai World Champion, 1978