Our Advisors

Tyrre Burks

Tyrre Burks

As a former professional and lifelong athlete, Tyrre has dedicated his life to making a positive impact on amateur sports. As the Founder/CEO of Player’s Health, Tyrre has become a recognized sports entrepreneur. Tyrre’s passion for impact sports drove him to create one of the most influential companies in amateur sports, working with more than 2,000 sports organizations with over 200,000 coaches and 3 million athletes.

Tyrre’s mission in life is to make the world of youth sports a better, safer, more secure place.

Gene Cross

Gene Cross

Gene serves as the Director of Amateur Scouting for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Gene leads scouts in both the preparation and evaluation of NBA prospects, draft workouts, NBA draft, two-way & Exhibit 10 potentials, development projects, summer league, and background gathering toward building a championship caliber franchise.

Prior to this role, Gene served as Head Coach of the Rayos de Hermosillo, a Mexican professional basketball club based in Hermosillo, Senora. Gene led Rayos de Hermosillo to the CIBACOPA Finals and was named the CIBACOPA Coach of the Year in 2017.

Gene played college basketball at the University of Illinois under head coach Lou Henson. He holds an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from the University of Illinois and a Master’s degree in Sports Management from The Ohio State University.

Navin Goyal

Navin Goyal

Navin serves as CEO of LOUD Capital and drives the company vision on how venture capital can be a vehicle toward education, empowerment, and investment in businesses that have a positive impact.

Prior to co-founding LOUD Capital, Navin practiced anesthesia in a large hospital-based practice and was Medical Director for several years in a community hospital that incorporated growth, efficiency, and customer service. His first entrepreneurial venture was co-founding SmileMD, a mobile anesthesia company that provides access to care currently servicing patients all over the state of Ohio.

Navin received his MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and trained in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Kayne Grau

Kayne Grau

Kayne serves as the Vice President, Dealer Inventory Solutions at KAR Global.

Kayne is a proven senior executive with exceptional track record building and reinvigorating businesses across various sectors. He is passionate about creating high performing teams and a culture that is motivating and empowering for all involved.

Kayne was instrumental in the sale of the following companies:

  • Apartments.com to the CoStar Group for $585M (Kayne served as CTO)
  • DRIVIN to KAR Auction Services for $43M (Kayne served as Co-Founder & CEO)

Kayne received his BS in Business Administration from National Lewis University.

Amy Littleton

Amy Littleton

Amy is Executive Vice President and Managing Director of KemperLesnik, a public relations, sports marketing, events and content marketing agency.

Amy is a PR strategist and business leader who is focused on delivering powerful communication and integrated brand activation programs to the agency’s corporate, consumer and sports clients. Amy’s goal is to combine storytelling with technology to connect brands and people in meaningful ways.

Amy holds a MBA from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business and a BS from Florida State University. She is past president of the Public Relations Society of America Chicago, sits on the board of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, chairs the Marketing and Communications Forum at the Executive’s Club of Chicago and is founder and president of the non-profit Friends of Catherine and Channel Lakes.

Dorri McWhorter

Dorri McWhorter

Dorri is CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, a social enterprise focused on eliminating racism and empowering women. A socially-conscious business leader, Dorri was previously a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S., and currently serves on the Board of Directors for William Blair Funds, Skyway Concession Company (Chicago Skyway), and numerous civic and social impact organizations.

Dorri lead the process for the YWCA to develop an exchange traded fund (ETF) for women’s empowerment (NYSE: WOMN) in partnership with Impact Shares, which is the first non-profit investment advisor to develop an ETF product. Dorri was included in the inaugural list of “The Blue Network”, comprised of the top 100 innovators in Chicago, by Chicago Tribune and was a 2019 Inductee in the Chicago Innovation Hall of Fame.

Dorri received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Lake Forest College.

Adrienne Scherenzel-Curry

Adrienne Scherenzel-Curry

Adrienne serves as the Senior Director of Community Relations with the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association. In her capacity, Adrienne oversees community relations and philanthropic outreach for the organization. She ensures the Bulls’ community partnerships focus on: youth health and wellness, youth development, first responders, veterans and violence prevention are creating an impact in the Chicagoland area.

Prior to joining the Chicago Bulls, Adrienne served as the Chief Program and Chief Operating Officer for After School Matters, the largest after-school provider for teenagers in the country. Adrienne has experience working as an administrator for the Chicago Public Schools and the School District of Philadelphia.

Adrienne graduated from Syracuse University as the captain of the Women’s Track and Field Team. After her undergraduate studies, Adrienne completed her Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.