Leadership

James Bosworth: Founder and Chief Executive Officer

James L. “Jamie” Bosworth is considered one of the most dynamic, visionary and effective golf industry leaders of the last two decades. As Chief Executive Officer of Back9Network, he brings a truly unique insight into golf industry media execution and its impact on its most highly coveted demographic, the golf lifestyle consumer. Realizing that both advertisers and the golfing public were being underserved by current broadcast alternatives, he envisioned a global, multi-platform network that would transcend the professional tours and focus on the golf lifestyle, appealing to passionate player and casual fan alike. Read More


Carlos Silva: President

Having managed the meteoric growth of some of the world’s largest multimedia empires and niche sports cable networks, Carlos Silva brings his expertise to the Back9Network as the company’s President. In early 2006, he was appointed President and COO of Universal Sports (then called the World Champion Sports Network), the leading content aggregator and distributor of world championship, Olympic-style sports in the U.S. After executing syndication agreements with Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and AOL Sports to grow awareness of the company’s content, he helped to raise $35 million and create a partnership with NBC to launch the sports cable TV network in 10 million homes. Read More


Reid Gorman: Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Reid Gorman is Back9Network’s Chief Operating Officer and company co-founder. He is a 20-year veteran of the golf industry, specializing in sales and operations for leading consumer brands. He was President of the MacGregor Golf Company from 2005-2008. He honed his leadership skills in sales and business development as National Sales Manager for the Callaway Golf Ball Company, Sales Operations Manager and Strategic Sales Manager for the Callaway Golf Company and Senior Director of Sales, Top-Flite & Ben Hogan brands. Read More


Charles Cox: Chief Financial Officer & Head of Business Development

Charles Cox is the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for Back9Network. Prior to joining Back9Network, he was the Director, International Finance – Business Development at ESPN, Inc. at its Bristol, Connecticut headquarters. In his role at ESPN, he led mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, channel/product launches, and other corporate projects for ESPN’s international businesses. Read More


Ahmad Rashad: Executive Producer and Host

Ahmad Rasahd is Back9Network’s Executive Producer and Host. He is an Emmy® Award-winning sportscaster and a former college All-American and All-Pro football star who was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007. He was host, executive producer and managing editor of the Emmy-nominated show NBA Inside Stuff for 16 seasons. Read More


Paul Pendergast: Chief Development Officer

Known as one of the most savvy and successful development executives in the country, Paul Pendergast currently serves as Chief Development Officer for the Back9Network. Prior to joining Back9Network, Paul was the Director of Institutional Advancement at the University of Connecticut. He also served as Interim Athletic Director at the University of Connecticut, President of the Saint Francis Foundation and the Senior Vice President of Development for Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. Read More


Steve Higgins: Vice President, Advertising Sales & Marketing

Steve Higgins is Back9Network’s Vice President of Advertising Sales and Marketing. He is a 15 year advertising sales and marketing professional in both sports and digital media with American Express Publishing, American Media and STACK Media. Prior to joining Back9Network, Steve was the National Director of Digital Sales at American Media Inc, overseeing both MensFitness.com and MuscleAndFitness.com-achieving 800% growth during his tenure. Read More


Scot Thor: Senior Vice President, Programming

Scot Thor is a highly creative production, marketing, programming and business development executive with 20 years of sports and entertainment media experience in network and start up environments. He is Back9Network’s Senior Vice President of Programming. Prior to coming to Back9Network, Scot was the Senior Vice President of Development and Production at Intersport. Read More


Harry Goldberg: Vice President, Operations & Engineering

Harry Goldberg brings his extensive background and experience in television operations and engineering to Back9Network as its Vice President of Operations and Engineering. Harry has a record of accomplishments for the direct management and implementation of multiple large scale and complex projects. He has worked with management teams to help develop and improve master control and control room workflow with manufacturer’s emerging technology, creating innovative operational designs and efficiencies in system workflow. Read More


David Clevinger: Senior Vice President, Digital Products & Programming

David Clevinger is the Senior Vice President of Digital Products and Programming. He is responsible for the strategic direction, product planning and day-to-day operations of the Back9Network digital team. He will also lead efforts to drive audience growth across current and emerging TV and digital platforms of the world’s first multiplatform lifestyle and entertainment golf destination. Read More


Todd Schwarzschild: Vice President, Programming & Production

Todd Schwarzschild is Back9Network’s Vice President of Programming and Production. Todd joins us from CNN International’s Special Projects Unit where he helped create and oversee sponsored content. Previously, he has worked for CNN Productions creating both short and long form documentaries, features, and investigative reports for CNN USA. Read More


Dennis Allen: Senior Vice President of Global Business Development

Dennis Allen is Back9Network’s Senior Vice President of Global Business Development. Fluent in Japanese, he has lived and worked in Asia for 18 years bringing with him a unique understanding of the Asian markets. From July 2005 until May 2009, he served as Vice-President and Managing Director of the Asia Pacific Region for TaylorMade-adidas Golf, based in Hong-Kong. Read More