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Leadership Team

Our leaders champion every aspect of Blue Star Sports’ business, from product innovation and customer service to marketing, financials, governance, and workforce issues.

Rob Wechsler’s latest venture in a long string of entrepreneurial endeavors is Blue Star Sports – the leading youth sports software and payments company he founded with Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. Rob serves as a Director of many companies for profit and charitable alike. He holds a Law degree with honors from Hofstra University in New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from S.U.N.Y. Fredonia in New York.

As President and CEO, Alex Alt leads the entire Blue Star Sports organization and manages all elements of the fast-growing business. Alex has a proven track record of scaling businesses and delivering innovative technology solutions underpinned by a highly customer-centric service and support model. Prior to Blue Star Sports, Alex served as President of Sabre’s fast-growing Hospitality Solutions business. During his tenure as President, Alex tripled the size of the business and firmly established Sabre Hospitality as the leading global provider of SaaS solutions for the hospitality industry. Alex has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the University of Texas.

Stuart oversees all financial, legal, HR and administrative functions at Blue Star Sports, with a focus on M&A, financial strategy and planning. He has over 20 years’ experience building and selling private equity and venture backed technology companies. Stuart holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed CPA in Texas.

As Chief Revenue Officer, Michael oversees growth initiatives for Blue Star Sports including sales, business development and go-to-market strategy & execution. He has over 15 years of sales, business development and operations experience in sports & technology. Recently, as Co-Founder and COO of CaptainU, the leading youth sports recruiting platform, Michael ran sales, marketing, operations, business development and digital revenue. Michael graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Computer Science and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

As CTO, Michael Dunn manages product development and the technology platforms that Blue Star Sports offers to sports organizations, coaches, athletes, and teams. He manages the company’s technology strategy, architecture, product engineering, and technical infrastructure. His background includes over 20 years of experience in various industries and technical leadership roles. Most recently he served as CTO at Match and previously served as CTO at DexMedia. Mr. Dunn earned his MBA from Southern Methodist University and his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

As COO, Sean Pickett is responsible for Customer Support, Professional Services, and Account Management. He has 25 years experience in various software industries, including library automation, utilities, telecom, and SCADA. Most recently, he served as Managing Director at the Vista Consulting Group, developing operations best practices for the companies across the Vista Equity portfolio. Mr. Pickett has a BA in Philosophy from the University of San Diego and an MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.

As Chief Digital Officer, Nick Palazzo oversees all digital, content, brand and marketing efforts at Blue Star Sports. Prior to Blue Star Sports, Nick served as Founder and CEO of STACK Media, a leading youth sports media company acquired by Blue Star Sports in mid-2017. Nick has a BA from Harvard University where he was a member of the varsity football team.

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations, Scott Chao optimizes and accelerates the sales and marketing engine at Blue Star Sports. In this role, he drives key functional areas including go-to-market strategy, sales effectiveness and marketing ROI reporting, technology, enablement, and incentive programs. Previously, Scott served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations at Cvent (formerly known as Lanyon), where he helped scale the company by more than 15x through rapid M&A integration and value creation. Scott has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and BSE and BS degrees from Duke University.

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