The Company was co-founded by Nick Cavarra who serves as President in 2012. Mr. Cavarra has more than 25 years of experience in the media and internet advertising arena and was the co-founder (1998) of a venture capital-backed operation, Zapotec Software which sold in 2002. Zapotec provided software services to retailers and wholesalers to properly track and manage the $33B co-op and trade allowance process. Before AYN, Nick worked at KUSA-TV (Gannett Broadcasting, Inc.) as a Sr. Account Manager and was one of the top Internet Advertising sales executives in the Company. In 2010, he was nominated as a Gannett Finalist for account manager of the year.
Nick realized there was a need in the market and that thousands of clubs and millions of families need help, “This niche market is under served and in need of consolidation (strength in numbers). By doing so we can help overcome a major problem in youth sports – the rising costs to participate. Through our network, we will assist clubs and schools maintain viability and we will help families maximize their fundraising efforts through affinity or cause-related marketing programs provided by our advertising partners.”
As a youth coach and father of youth athletes, Nick is well versed in the struggles and financial burdens placed on youth clubs, schools and families to have our kids participate in youth sports in this country. Nick has been coaching and is on the communications advisory board at Real Colorado SC. In 2011, he helped take the Real National U19s to the FINALS of U.S. Soccer National Championships. “In all of my coaching years, I have never been more honored and impressed with such an outstanding group of young ladies. It was truly the greatest coaching experience of my life.”