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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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Kyrsten Van Natta
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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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Media Contact:

Kyrsten Van Natta
(862) 205-9841
kyrsten@ipzusa.com

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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Kyrsten Van Natta
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kyrsten@ipzusa.com

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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Media Contact:

Kyrsten Van Natta
(862) 205-9841
kyrsten@ipzusa.com

AARON JONES JOINS THE IPZ FAMILY

Philadelphia Union Draftee Chooses InterperformancesUSA for Representation

WARREN, NJ, January 19, 2017 – Aaron Jones, the Philadelphia Union’s second round pick of the 2017 MLS Draft, has signed with InterperformancesUSA (IPZ), the company announced today.

The 5-foot-9 right back hails from Great Yarmouth, U.K. and began his college career at Georgia State University.  He was named to the 2013 College Sports Madness All-Independent Second Team during his freshman year and the 2014 All-Sun Belt Conference Second Team in his sophomore season.

In January 2015, Jones transferred to Clemson University and helped the Tigers reach the Elite Eight. His game-tying goal against UC Santa Barbara in the Sweet Sixteen was featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. During his senior campaign, Jones tallied three goals, four assists, and 10 points, and Clemson made a return to the Elite Eight.  The program was ranked #1 in the final RPI poll for the 2016 season.

Jones has tweeted to Philadelphia Union fans that he can’t wait to begin his MLS career in the City of Brotherly Love, especially after watching the documentary that brought the Union to Philadelphia, Sons of Ben: The Movie.  “Even more excited to get started with @PhilaUnion after hearing their story #SonsOfBen,” he wrote.

“I’m delighted to join the Union and excited at the direction that franchise is moving,” Jones said. “I had hoped to have the opportunity to play on the East Coast, and there couldn’t be a better franchise than Philadelphia.”

“Aaron is a dynamic defender who reads the game very well,” said Robert Zito, Managing Director of IPZ. “He embraces the defensive aspects of the game, is strong in possession, and has the technical and athletic ability to join in the attack and provide quality service.  These qualities in combination with Aaron’s professional approach on and off the field make us very excited about having him join the IPZ family.”

Watch Jones’ collegiate highlights 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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Media Contact:

Kyrsten Van Natta
(862) 205-9841
kyrsten@ipzusa.com

NJBIZ Features New Biz: IPZ

Zito Partners to form new U.S. company specializing in sports representation

Zito Partners has reached an agreement with Interperformances, an agency that specializes in representing professional athletes, to revitalize basketball’s presence and add soccer and additional sports to the U.S. market.

Under the agreement, Zito Partners will form a new company, InterperformancesUSA, and be the exclusive representative of Interperformances and its athletes in the U.S. market.

InterperformanceUSA will have offices in New Jersey, New York and Florida, and will be led by Robert Zito, founder of Zito Partners, a Warren-based public relations and marketing firm.

Read more here: http://www.njbiz.com/article/20170111/NJBIZ01/170119949/zito-partners-to-form-new-us-company-specializing-in-sports-representation

IPZ Hits the New York Sportscene

Interperformances Expands in United States

Signs Agreement with Zito Partners to Establish New U.S. Company; revitalizes basketball presence and adds soccer and additional sports

SAN MARINO, NEW YORK, and WARREN, N.J., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Interperformances (IP), which for 31 years has been one of the leading companies in international basketball, has reached an agreement with Zito Partners to expand its presence in the United States, and add to the services it offers its clients.

Under the terms of the agreement, Zito Partners will form a new company, InterperformancesUSA (IPZ), and be the exclusive representative of Interperformances and its athletes in the U.S. market.

InterperformancesUSA will have offices in New York, New Jersey and Florida and be led by Robert Zito, founder of Zito Partners.

Read more here: http://nysportscene.com/natl-basketball-news-pr-newswire/?rkey=20170111NY85335&filter=4530