50 Years of Wisdom Set to Land at LoE
Andy Dolich is bringing over five decades of leadership in the North American sports industry to the Leaders of Evolution team with a vision to build their market presence in the United States. Dolich has held executive positions with organizations in the Big Four (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) and collegiate athletics in a career that has touched every corner of sport in the United States, including a Major League Championship ring with the Oakland A’s.
Dolich will take up the role of Business Development Consultant and is motivated by his unyielding desire to help craft future leaders, a passion he has carried through over 50 years of professional experience. With a goal to engage and uplift the performance of over 100,000 learners across the globe by 2025, Dolich is perfectly placed to enable Leaders of Evolution to gain traction in the US as part of this vision.
“I look to work with individuals and organizations that focus on leadership, teamwork, and trust,” Dolich said. “That is definitely what Leaders of Evolution stands for.”
A Global Opportunity
Dolich sees the global opportunity that comes with tying together competition, teamwork, and leadership with education.
Leaders of Evolution Co-founder Jon Shepherd, a former collegiate athlete himself, has been leading the company’s push into the North American market since 2018.
“We feel incredibly privileged to have someone of Andy’s experience join our team. Since 2018 LoE have spent over 80 days on the ground in the US establishing our market presence,” Jon Shepherd said. “Andy’s networks and belief in our vision as a company place him as the perfect person to assist our growth in North America. We welcome Andy to our team and can’t wait to begin working together.”
Dolich appreciates the honest nature of sport and how the sporting environment, from grassroots to professional, provides an ability for athletes to connect to their communities and be leaders in society.
Leveraging Sport For Learning
“One of the things that drew me to Leaders of Evolution was not just their genuine passion for sport but how they leverage sport as a vehicle for learning and fan engagement with their partners,” Dolich said. “I think we can replicate that model in the US.”
A recent partnership announcement with NBL club South East Melbourne Phoenix, with two more likely to come before the end of the year and acceptance into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) global EdTech accelerator program (AWS EdStart), showcase the momentum Leaders of Evolution are building even through the difficult period of COVID-19.
“The timing of Andy coming on board for us is impeccable as he will be able to leverage our recent successes in Australia to build credibility with new partners in the US. We’re incredibly proud of our recent achievements and feel this is a new horizon for the business.”Jon Shepherd Leaders of Evolution Co-founder
Dolich will help build upon the strategy and activities already in motion in the US, fusing his love of leadership and lifelong learning with his wide-reaching networks across the country. He joins other North American-based team members Emma Henzes (Marketing & Communications Co-ordinator) and former Australian National Basketball League Commissioner Rick Burton (Advisory Board Member).
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