Senior Vice President in Atlanta, Georgia
Andy Bennett is a recognized sales and marketing executive with over 22 years in the sports service and manufacturing industry. Since moving to the United States from Great Britain in 1994, he has been instrumental in helping to build and grow globally, one of the the largest international youth sports companies in the Challenger Sports Corporation.
Challenger Sports is a global youth coaching organization, coaching over 250,000+ boys and girls in over 4000 communities throughout North America annually. In addition to North America we have franchises now located globally, that fulfill local coaching requirements, services and products to local groups, clubs and organizations. Challenger Sports also provide global travel for teams, host regional tournaments, offer year round coaching and manufacture their own line of sports uniforms via the Challenger Team Wear brand, in addition to retailing the Under Armour (UA) brand.
A part of the Challenger Sports senior management and executive team, Andy's present roles include managing the sales and marketing for all Challenger Sports brands, overseeing a national sales force including sales managers, regional sales directors and administration staff. Responsible for all budgets, targets, sales training and sales performances for Challenger Sports sales staff, including divisions such as British Soccer Camps, Tetra Brazil Camps, Challenger Soccer Academy and Challenger World Tours.
Also responsible for negotiation and contractual agreements of all Challenger Sports real estate transactions covering over 14 regional offices and over 30,000 sq./ft. throughout North America.
Andy presently holds the United Soccer Soccer Federation (USSF) 'A' license; the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NCSAA) 'Premier Diploma' which was passed with distinction and the English Football Association (FA) Preliminary coaching badge. He is also a licensed Real Estate agent within the state of Georgia.
On a personal level Andy is an active martial artist and is a Nidan (2nd degree) black belt in Shotokan Karate and a 3 stripe white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is also an avid entrepreneur and pursues travel and personal development on a consistent basis. He is married to Nicole with a young son.