Sportech PLC has made key changes to its Bump 50:50 team, including the promotion of Dave Kurland to the position of President. Bump 50:50 is a provider of digital fundraising raffle solutions to philanthropic organizations with clients across the US and Canada, many affiliated with professional sports franchises.
Kurland, who joined Bump in 2011 as its first Director of Business Development, has deep roots in professional sports, philanthropy and fundraising raffles. According to Sportech, he greatly informed the design and execution of Bump’s successful growth strategy, helping the company grow from just one client in 2011 to over 120 today.
For 22 years prior to joining Bump, he led the Community Relations Department and team foundation for the Chicago Bulls and in 1995 helped develop the first 50/50 raffle for a professional US sports team, raising tens of millions to support charitable causes in the Chicago area.
Alongside Kurland’s promotion, the firm has confirmed the elevation of key commercial team members to senior roles to align with Bump’s growth and online raffle expansion strategy.
Dennis Sampier has been named Vice President, Bump Nonprofit Division to spearhead the continued growth of its non-sports related charity clients.
Jeff Schultz, meanwhile, has been named Vice President, Bump Sports Division. In this role, he will maintain the company’s focus on delivering innovative platforms and services for in-stadia and web-based 50/50 raffles that have produced record-setting jackpots for clients.
Rounding out the commercial team, Bump welcomes Chris Mallory as Director of Business Development and Activation. He brings 17 years’ experience working in the professional sports industry; 14 years with the NBA Phoenix Suns and three with the NFL Las Vegas Raiders.
Sportech CEO Richard McGuire stated: “We are delighted to strengthen our Bump 50:50 team with an unmatched group of specialists who, combined, bring decades of direct experience in the sports, raffle and nonprofit fundraising sector. This team have been pivotal to the growth of Bump. Their dedication to client service and product innovation aligned with the highest level of integrity continues to deliver impressive results and stronger relationships.
“Sportech continues to invest in Bump’s talent, technology and infrastructure and as a result the division is recording unparalleled client growth, particularly online and with nonprofit organizations. I can think of no stronger professional than Dave Kurland to lead the division and of no greater commercial and technical team of dedicated professionals to propel Bump 50:50 forward.”