Brian O’Callaghan Becomes Chair of NYC Advisory Board
CPI founder brings years of investment professional recruiting and entrepreneurial experience to nonprofit dedicated to providing sports equipment to disadvantaged youth
New York (September 15, 2015) – Founder and CEO of CPI, Brian O’Callaghan, has been named chair of the Good Sports New York City Advisory Board. Brian brings years of entrepreneurial and investment industry experience to Good Sports’ mission of getting more kids in the game. In addition, as Good Sports’ first NYC Advisory Board member, Brian will help Good Sports further its presence and impact in and around New York City by building the Advisory Board in NYC.
Brian founded CPI in 1996 after six years of experience in business and finance. 20 years later, he has more investment professional recruiting experience than anyone in the United States. He has helped build teams globally, in 65 cities across 15 countries. As recruiting partner, business partner and advisor, Brian helps clients analyze, build and refine human capital models through his deep knowledge of the investment industry. Prior to founding CPI, Brian was a Vice President with the international real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle. Before that he was with Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Real Estate Group and has been involved in several entrepreneurial ventures acting as founder, investor and advisor.
“I have been looking to directly commit to a program like Good Sports with an excellent mission, passion, team and high impact for years—I am grateful to have found Good Sports. From my first meeting with Melissa Harper, I was excited about our mission, the opportunity to build an incredible board in NYC, and help as many kids as possible. What many families and kids take for granted our recipients will appreciate, enjoy and take advantage of for many years,” said Brian O’Callaghan.
While Good Sports has been able to provide more than $14 million worth of equipment to benefit more than 2 million kids nationally, the need in New York City is far greater than most US markets. As a result, Brian and the Good Sports NYC Advisory Board have set out to increase the number of kids that benefit locally from 15,000 per year to more than 150,000 per year. By engaging the local community in its efforts, Good Sports can provide millions in equipment to give New York City youth a chance to play and lead healthy, active lifestyles.
“As the problems with inactivity among youth grow, Good Sports has identified New York as a key market that needs our help the most. We are thrilled to have Brian as our new NYC Advisory Board chair to help us ensure that ALL kids in New York City have the chance to get in the game,” said Good Sports CEO Melissa Harper.
ABOUT GOOD SPORTS
Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided over $14 million worth of equipment to more than 2,200 youth programs, impacting more than TWO MILLION kids. Good Sports has also been awarded a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest charity evaluator, for sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability; is a Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance accredited charity; and is listed on Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100, an index of top American nonprofits creating meaningful social impact. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.