OUR STORY

Hear our story and meet our team

Athlete Network was founded by athletes with a simple mission - create an online community where athletes can fuel their driven lifestyles.

The great thing about athletes is that we are lawyers, doctors, teachers, firefighters, and the list goes on. However, the one thing we all have in common is that our competitive spirit needs to constantly be fueled. Athletes are at their best when they are in a competitive environment that propels that spirit. We feel we are able to positively impact athletes' quality of life in three key areas: careers, networking, and content.

1. Our company partners recognize that athletes possess a unique set of traits that will drive them to be successful in their careers.

2. Athletes are at their best when surrounded and inspired by like-minded individuals. Whether looking for your next competition, or advice, you can be sure it is coming from people who share your passion and drive.

3. Our network provides exclusive athlete-to-athlete content and features. Whether from Hall of Famers such as Warren Moon and Jerry Rice, industry leaders like Dave Meltzer, or collegiate athletes, our features give an inside look at the lives of athletes and what keeps them competing.



Our Goal is to keep athletes competing in every aspect of their lives by uniting them in one network built by athletes, for athletes.

OUR TEAM
CHRIS SMITH CEO & FOUNDER

As the founder of Athlete Network, I get to work with our amazing team on a relentless pursuit to bring relevancy and inspiration to the world's athletes.
Born and raised in Hawaii, I not only grew up in one of most beautiful places in the world, but one of the most diverse as well. The Aloha Spirit of being friendly and willing to help anyone is in my DNA. I played football for the University of Hawaii and was part of their championship season in 1999, as well as for Missouri State University where I earned a degree in Entrepreneurship/Management.

Chris Smith
CEO & FOUNDER
Dirk Ochs
COO
Brian Corn
CTO
Benjamin McCabe
VP Marketing
DJ Washington
VP Business Development
Eli Fisher
VP Business Development
Justen Wack
Creative Director
Kim Pence
Sr. National Account Executive
Marti Rosche
Community Relations Director
Kevin Hostetter
National Account Executive
Kevin O'Keefe
Sales Development
Alex Doller
Account Executive
Malia Smith
Social Media Manager
Jake Brown
Community Development Coordinator
Stephanie Palo
Director of Email Marketing
Kim Hunt
Jr. Account Executive
Katie Engelbrecht
Jr. Account Executive