IPZ’s Newest Consultant: Brian Robinson

WARREN, NJ, February 9, 2017 — Retired professional basketball player Brian Robinson has joined InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) as a consultant for its basketball group, the company announced today.

Robinson competed overseas for teams based in Portugal and Brazil from 2005-2008. After playing two seasons in Portugal with second division Atletico and first division club Belenenses, Robinson played his last professional season for Sardanha in Brazil.

Before taking his talents abroad, Robinson found major success during his collegiate career at Assumption College. He stands as the school’s fifth all-time leading scorer (1,907 points) and rebounder (1,027 rebounds). Robinson also received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and English from Assumption.

Since the conclusion of his playing days, Robinson has kept physical fitness at the forefront of his career. He is a certified coach in strength and conditioning, personal training, and nutrition (level II), among other things. Robinson’s dedication to helping those–especially aspiring professional athletes–who surround him is unmistakable.

“It’s always been my dream to get athletes to their highest levels of performance,” said Robinson. “With IPZ, I’m doing exactly what I’ve always wanted to do!”

“I first met Brian when he was a high school student, and watched him develop into a young man who shares the values we do as a company,” said Robert Zito, IPZ Managing Partner. “He’ll be a great addition to our group, and an asset to the athletes we represent.”

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visitwww.zitopartners.com.

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JACK GRIFFIN SIGNS WITH IPZ

Missouri State Soccer Captain Joins InterperformancesUSA    

WARREN, NJ, February 8, 2017 — Jack Griffin, a central midfielder who made an impact for the Missouri State University Bears since his freshman debut, has signed with InterperformancesUSA (IPZ), the company announced today.

The Beverley, England native was a mainstay in the Bears’ lineup playing in 71 of the Bears’ 73 matches during his tenure. Jack is known for his leadership and as captain his senior season, he led the team to a successful campaign.

Griffin compiled numerous honors beginning in his freshman year when he was named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team. The following season, Griffin received an All-MVC Honorable Mention. In 2015, he was the only Bear to be named to the All-MVC First Team and he capped off his senior campaign in 2016 with All-MVC Second Team honors. Griffin was also selected to the All-West Region Third Team twice, in 2015 and 2016.

“I really like the way InterperformancesUSA is run, I believe that I am genuinely cared for and it feels like I have joined a family,” said Griffin. “I am very excited to see where this can go, I feel we will achieve great things throughout this relationship and I cannot be more grateful to be a part of IPZ.”

“Jack is a prototypical holding midfielder who has the ability to control the rhythm of the game,” said Jeff Curtin, Managing Director of IPZ. “He breaks up a ton of plays defensively, is very strong in the air, and is technically gifted with the ball at his feet. Jack has the mindset and approach to be a great pro and we are delighted to have him officially join the IPZ family.”

Watch Griffin’s highlights from 2016 here.

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

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RANDY REED SELECTS IPZ

Professional Basketball Player Signs with InterperformancesUSA

WARREN, NJ, February 7, 2017 – Randy Reed, a former standout at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and current professional basketball player competing overseas, has chosen InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) for representation, the company announced today.

Reed plays for Jeunesse Sportive d’El Menzah in Tunisia in the top tier of Ligue 1. Reed has had three 30-plus point games this season, with a career high of 34. The St. Louis, MO, native stands at 6’6, and plays both the guard and forward positions.

Prior to signing his professional contract in late September 2016, Reed was a spark for the UN Omaha Mavericks, shooting 51 percent from the field and 76 percent from the stripe during his senior campaign.

In the 2014-2015 season, as a junior, Reed transferred to Omaha from St. Louis Community College. He was appointed to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court and was named to the Summit League Academic Honor Roll.

Before becoming a Maverick, Reed earned Third Team All-America Honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association in the 2013-2014 season playing for St. Louis Community College.

“Based on my research, IPZ is both prestigious and professional. I wanted to sign with an agency that has big dreams and goals like I do, as well as an agency that values a family atmosphere,” said Reed. “I was introduced by a long time friend of mine and he has high praise for the agency. I want to thank God for this amazing opportunity.”

“Randy is a physical player who has the ability to take over a game, as he has on several occasions this year,” said Robert Zito, Managing Partner of IPZ. “He is constantly improving and shares the values we share as a company.”

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

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Sports Agent Blog Covers Garrard Joining IPZ

InterperformancesUSA Brings Former NFL QB David Garrard Aboard

According to a company press release, former NFL All-Pro quarterback David Garrard has joined InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) as a consultant for the football group.

Garrard was drafted in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars,  where he played until 2010. He signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2012, but underwent arthroscopic surgery and missed all four preseason games. The Dolphins released him shortly after. He signed with the New York Jets in 2013, until he retired due to chronic knee issues.

He began preparing for a life after football during his NFL career, when he got involved in philanthropic efforts. He started the David Garrard Foundation aimed at helping single mothers battling breast cancer, which his mother battled, in addition to children dealing with Chron’s Disease, which he battled himself.

Read more here: http://sportsagentblog.com/2017/02/01/interperformancesusa-brings-former-nfl-qb-david-garrard-aboard/.

Jeff Curtin Named Managing Director of IPZ

WARREN, NJ, February 2, 2017 –  Jeff Curtin, previously the managing director of InterperformancesUSA’s (IPZ) soccer group, will add responsibility for the day-to-day management of the firm, effective immediately.

Curtin will also remain the managing director of the soccer division. He will continue reporting to IPZ Managing Partner Robert Zito.

“I am excited and honored to take on the role as Managing Director of IPZ. Bob has put together an exceptional team and I am truly happy to be a part of it,” said Curtin. “IPZ has built its foundation on integrity and family, two principles that are at the core of who I am and what I value as an individual. I am convinced that we will capitalize on our early momentum and be a true resource and partner for our clients.”

Curtin was an All-American soccer player at Georgetown University, where he earned his B.S. in Business Management. He was the 14th overall selection in the 2006 Major League Soccer Super Draft.  In his first year with the Chicago Fire, he was a member of the Fire team that won the U.S. Open Cup.

Following two seasons with the Fire, Curtin moved on to D.C. United before injuries ended his career.

Curtin’s passion for sports never ceased, as he conducted both coaching and training clinics for numerous top level youth clubs, including the youth development programs of the Chicago Fire and Philadelphia Union.

“Jeff has hit the ground running with IPZ and his willingness to assist with the management of the firm will help fuel our growth,” said Zito. “His knowledge of sports beyond soccer has been evident, along with his commitment to IPZ’s values of integrity and family.”

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

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David Garrard Joins the IPZ Team

WARREN, NJ, February 1, 2017 — Former NFL All-Pro quarterback David Garrard has joined InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) as a consultant for the football group, the company announced today.

Garrard had a successful NFL career that spanned over a decade, the majority being with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was also a member of the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets’ organizations. During his NFL tenure, he made two playoff appearances and earned a spot in the 2009 Pro Bowl.

In addition, Garrard began his philanthropic efforts off the field at the beginning of his professional career. He started the David Garrard Foundation aimed to help single mothers battling Breast Cancer, as his mother did, as well as children dealing with Crohn’s Disease, which Garrard himself has battled.

Garrard’s passion for helping others paired with his experience as a professional athlete and success after his playing days, will be exceedingly beneficial to IPZ athletes.

“Joining the IPZ team will enable me to work with young athletes once again, and provide guidance at a critical time in their lives,” said Garrard.

“As an athlete, David was a ‘player’s player,’ someone everyone looked up to for his integrity and values. We are thrilled David has joined IPZ for the same reasons,” said Robert Zito, Managing Director of IPZ. “He has lived his life consistent with the values we are built on: integrity, family, and an understanding that life offers opportunities not just now, but later in careers. We help our athletes plan for both.”

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

 About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.

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IPZ Signing of Billy McConnell Featured in Athletic Business

Billy McConnell: The Newest Member of the IPZ Family

Indiana University Soccer Standout Chooses InterperformancesUSA

WARREN, NJ, January 31, 2017 — Billy McConnell, a top defender for the Indiana University Hoosiers soccer team the past three years, has chosen InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) for representation, the company announced today.

McConnell is a 5-foot-10 defender from Richboro, PA and led the Indiana defense that posted 11 shutouts in the 2016, a Big Ten best. Also during his senior year, he scored the game-winning goal on a header against #23 Akron in the NCAA Tournament. McConnell tallied three goals, two assists, and 10 points to go along with a shooting percentage of .429. The Hoosiers ranked as high as #4 during the 2016 season.

In McConnell’s junior campaign, he started all 21 matches, which included 10 shutouts. He was named to the Mike Berticelli All-Tournament Team in 2014. Going into his first year with Indiana, McConnell was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Best XI Freshman Team.

Read more here: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/industry-press-room/billy-mcconnell-the-newest-member-of-the-ipz-family.html

 

BILLY MCCONNELL: THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE IPZ FAMILY

Indiana University Soccer Standout Chooses InterperformancesUSA

WARREN, NJ, January 31, 2017 — Billy McConnell, a top defender for the Indiana University Hoosiers soccer team the past three years, has chosen InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) for representation, the company announced today.

McConnell is a 5-foot-10 defender from Richboro, PA and led the Indiana defense that posted 11 shutouts in the 2016, a Big Ten best. Also during his senior year, he scored the game-winning goal on a header against #23 Akron in the NCAA Tournament. McConnell tallied three goals, two assists, and 10 points to go along with a shooting percentage of .429. The Hoosiers ranked as high as #4 during the 2016 season.

In McConnell’s junior campaign, he started all 21 matches, which included 10 shutouts. He was named to the Mike Berticelli All-Tournament Team in 2014. Going into his first year with Indiana, McConnell was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Best XI Freshman Team.

“I’m very excited to be a part of the team. I chose IPZ because the team is motivated and has only the best interest of the players in mind,” said McConnell. “As my professional career begins, I wanted to make sure I chose the right agency. When I met with Jeff, I was instantly interested in what he had to say about what the organization likes to do for their players. IPZ felt like the best fit for me to begin my professional career.”

“Billy is a very athletic and versatile defender who can play both centrally or out wide,” said Jeff Curtin, IPZ’s Managing Director of Soccer. “He reads the game very well, is strong in possession, and always seems to win his one-on-one defensive battles. Billy’s versatility, competitiveness, and professionalism make us very excited about having him join the IPZ family.”

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.


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Bob Hurley in SHOWTIME Sports Docuseries

One of our board members is getting his own show. Bob Hurley and the St. Anthony Friars are being followed in a new docuseries presented by SHOWTIME called LEGACY: Bob Hurley. The first of six installments will premiere on Monday, February 20. Want to watch the trailer? All you have to do is press play!

JACK ELLIOTT CHOOSES IPZ

Philadelphia Union Draftee is Newest Addition to InterperformancesUSA

WARREN, NJ, January 23, 2017 – Jack Elliott, the Philadelphia Union’s fourth pick in the 2017 MLS draft, has signed with InterperformancesUSA (IPZ), the company announced today.

The London, England, native towers over his competition standing at 6-foot-5. Elliott was a center back and defensive midfielder for West Virginia University and he missed just one match in his four years with the Mountaineers. During his senior year, Elliott led a WVU defense that posted eight shutouts, and he was named to the All-Great Lakes Region First Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), as well as the All-MAC (Mid-American Conference) Second Team.

In addition to his on-the-field success,  Elliott excelled in the classroom posting a 3.96 grade-point-average which landed him three Academic All-American honors. He was the first WVU men’s soccer player to achieve this feat.

Elliott expressed his gratitude to all who have helped to make this possible, “Thank you to the Philadelphia Union for giving me this opportunity,” Elliott said after the draft. “It’s something that I have been working toward for a long time and will continue working at. A great thanks to everyone that has supported me throughout the years.”

“Jack is a physically imposing defender who has the ability to initiate a team’s attack with his great vision and quality distribution,” said Robert Zito, Managing Director of IPZ. “He embraces one-on-one defensive battles, is technically gifted with both feet, and is an extremely intelligent individual both on and off the field. Jack has been a pleasure to work with since our initial contact and we are thrilled to have him officially join the IPZ family.”

Watch Elliott’s highlights from 2015-2016 here.

About IPZ: InterperformancesUSA (IPZ) is a family-focused management, representation, and consulting firm, built on the integrity of its professionals, and developing whole life solutions for its clients. The firm is an alliance with Zito Partners. For more information, visit www.ipzusa.com.

About Zito Partners: Zito Partners builds, energizes and defends brands. A boutique firm representing a select group of clients from a range of industries, Zito Partners believes in a “ready, aim, fire” approach – understand the client…develop the appropriate strategy against the key target constituencies…and execute against the plan. And through its strategic alliance with Ketchum, Ketchum Zito Financial, Zito Partners is assisting additional clients with their financial communications needs.  For more information, visit www.zitopartners.com.


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