David Shultz is a veteran technologist whose experience includes enlistment in the U.S. Navy where he worked as an aviation electronics technician. He then attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he received a BSEE in Electronic Engineering. Shultz then held key roles in manufacturing and operations at Bently Nevada Corporation, a world-class engineering company. After Bently was sold to General Electric, Shultz stayed on for a couple of years and then left to lead the transition of an aluminum foundry from San Francisco to northern Nevada. He then returned to GE and worked in several different divisions including GE Sensing and GE Aviation. Shultz recently set his sights on combining his engineering experience with his passion for golf to launch NextLinks.
Henry R. Mandell is a seasoned financial and operating executive in dynamic, fast-paced entrepreneurial environments. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Mr. Mandell was the President, COO, and CFO of the Christian Audigier Companies, makers of the popular clothing brands Ed Hardy® and Christian Audigier®, guiding the companies’ success and exceptional growth to revenue in excess of $275 million in under three years. As CEO and CFO of Spatializer Audio Laboratories, Inc. he averted impending bankruptcy, planned and executed a turnaround plan, and generated sustained first-ever profits. As Executive Vice President Finance and Administration of Sirena Apparel Group, a struggling swimwear manufacturer, he was instrumental in its financial turnaround, restoration to profitability, and sustainable growth. His efforts culminated in a successful IPO and secondary offering, which he led. He also held management positions at Heron International, FMG, Oak Industries, and 20th Century-Fox. Mr. Mandell began his career at Arthur Young in New York. where he qualified as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Mandell holds a B.S in Management, magna cum laude from Syracuse University, and an MBA, with highest honors, from San Jose State University.
Peter Walsh is a results-driven business professional with over 35 years of success in delivering business strategies centering around sustainable revenue and profit growth in four different competitive industries; sports & entertainment, government, telecommunications, and consulting. He was previously CIO for the Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium, regional Head of IT for Nokia Americas, Principal Architect for AT&T’s Sports & Entertainment, and is currently the CEO of Velocity Intelligence Group. Walsh holds ten patents focused on the sports & entertainment industry and is owner/co-founder of five technology companies including: Envision-IT LLC, Velocity Intelligence Group LLC, VNU LLC, HonorGuard Network, and Connect720. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the School of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington and sits on the Advisory Board for the HonorGuard Network. Walsh has been named Interim CIO of NextLinks, and is on the NextLinks Advisory Board.
Tammy Walsh is a senior Level Healthcare Finance and Operations Executive with extensive hands-on experience in management, leadership, and business development. A polished business professional with extensive cross-industry experience in Healthcare and Financial Consulting with success in creating and increasing productivity, efficiency and profitability. Strong in creating budgets and forecasting, as well as, facilitating business valuations and ROI calculations. She consistently employs an energized, can-do management style utilizing financial analysis skills, organizational abilities, vision and tenacity. Continuously blend motivation, leadership, creative and analytical abilities to develop and implement innovative ideas that produce bottom line results.
Brandel Chamblee is recognized as one of the premiere on-air broadcasters, having been on The Golf Channel since 2004. He was a three-time All-American at the #1 ranked University of Texas golf team and won multiple college and amateur events including the 1983 Southwest Conference Championship. After graduating with a degree in communications, he turned professional and played on the PGA Tour for 15 years. He won four times as a professional including the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open. In 1999, he was the first-round leader of the Masters before eventually finishing tied for 18th. During his career as a professional golfer Chamblee served on the player advisory council, ran a charity for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and for underprivileged children in Irving, Texas, and wrote columns for Golf World and Sports Illustrated which opened the door for TV requests. In 2004 he transitioned full time to golf commentating at the Golf Channel, working as their lead analyst on Golf Central and Live From for major championships. During that time, he has been called by many to be the best analyst in golf and in all of sports and is known for his ability to parse vast amounts of data and share it in a compelling way. In 2016, he published “The Anatomy of Greatness” which rose to the NYTs best sellers list.
Lucy Salhany has had over 30 years of experience in the entertainment business with a legacy as one of the most powerful women at the C-Suite level. Lucy Salhany was the first woman to head a broadcast television network in 1993 as Chairwoman of Fox Broadcasting Company. In 1979, Salhany become Vice President for Programming for Taft Broadcasting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Salhany was responsible for bringing then local Chicago talk-show host Oprah Winfrey to Taft in a syndication deal. Salhany also championed “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Hard Copy”, and “Entertainment Tonight.” In 1985, Salhany moved to Paramount Domestic Television in Los Angeles as president and supervised the production of shows like Entertainment Tonight, The Arsenio Hall Show, Hard Copy, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. After Fox Broadcasting, she later created the United Paramount Network. Salhany was President/Chief Executive Officer of LifeFX Networks, Inc. and in 2003, she co-founded Echo Bridge Entertainment, LLC. She has also served as a Director for HP for several years.
Nancy Lopez is considered one of the greats of women’s golf, and she was the game’s best player from the late 1970s to late 1980s. She won three majors, and all were at the LPGA Championship, at the same course, in 1978, 1985, and 1989. Lopez is the only woman to win LPGA Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and the Vare Trophy in the same season (1978). Lopez finished second at the U.S. Open four times, the last in 1997 when she became the first in the event’s history to score under 70 for all four rounds, yet lost to Alison Nicholas. She won the Colgate-Dinah Shore in 1981, two years before it became a major, and was a runner-up three times at the du Maurier Classic in Canada. Lopez was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. She was a member of the United States Solheim Cup team in 1990 and was captain of the team in 2005. Lopez retired from regular tournament play in 2002. Her company, Nancy Lopez Golf, makes a full line of women’s clubs and accessories. She also does occasional television commentary.
Ed Colson is an accomplished real estate investor and businessman, with over 30 years of experience. He is also an early investor in FOIG, the technology company that powers the core NextLinks gameplay and experience
Award winning architect Augustin Pizá earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITESM and a Master’s Degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is a proud member of both the European Institute and the American Society of Golf Course Architects. For 23 years, Pizá Golf has been recognized with many international accolades and has garnered a reputation for “Re-defining Golf Facilities” with their concepts – Wellness Golf and Lounge Golf. Pizá was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 creative minds from Mexico and Golf Inc. Magazine included him in their Power 2020 and 2021 issues as an up-and-coming superstar. He is also the Director of the First Tee Mexico.
Charlie Mechem is former Commissioner of the LPGA, and was a senior advisor and business partner with the iconic Arnold Palmer for many years, sharing an office with the King at Bay Hill. Mechem started his career as a Yale Law School trained corporate attorney and was CEO of Taft Broadcasting from 1967–1990, which owned the Hanna Barbera cartoon company and many other broadcast and cable properties. Mechem has served on the board of directors for many prominent companies, including the J.M. Smucker company, where he was the head board director for over 25 years.
Kelly McCammon is the founder and CEO of the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation. A past PGA professional and former CEO of ShortGolf USA, Kelly has trained over 500 golf professionals, PE teachers, and park administrators on how to start, teach, and retain new learners to the game of golf.