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About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 780,000 physicians and other health care professionals and 5,900 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 40 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company

About Momentum Sports Group LLC

Based in Oakland, California, Momentum Sports Group, LLC, (MSG) the owner and operator of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, is an organization dedicated to the growth and management of sports and entertainment assets worldwide. Since 2003, MSG has owned and operated one of the most successful teams in the sport of professional cycling, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team.

A Team sponsor since 2009, UnitedHealthcare assumed title sponsorship of the Team in 2010, and the U.S. based Pro Continental outfit will continue to race as the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team through the 2014 season.

Fans can follow the team on this website, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

Oakland, California

Gregory R. Raifman, Chairman & CEO

Mr. Raifman is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Momentum Sports Group, LLC. Mr. Raifman is also the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Dragon Media Online, Inc., a performance-based online media company that owns “Careers.org,” one of the leading career advancement sites. He has worked or associated with many of the key venture capitalists or investment managers that target technology investing. Prior to founding Dragon Media Online, Mr. Raifman founded and served as the Chairman, CEO and President of Mediaplex, Inc.,a publicly traded NASDAQ company (“MPLX”) that developed many of the initial ad serving technologies for the Internet ad space that are still used 10 years later. Mediaplex grew from a startup to a $4 billion market cap in less than four years and ultimately merged with ValueClick, Inc.

Prior to Mediaplex, Mr. Raifman, who specializes in early and emerging stage growth companies, founded PointBreak Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm that founded or invested in several other Internet pioneers, including GlobalCast, TimeShift, Internet Extra Corporation, MindSource, Sandpiper Networks, Good Technology, and The Internet Mall/SHOPNOW. Mr. Raifman worked at Skadden, Arps, Meagher & Flom and Montgomery Securities, specializing in M&A and corporate financings.

 
Team Owner Thierry Attias

Thierry Attias, President

Co-Founder of Momentum Sports Group, Attias owns and operates Cycle Sports, voted one of the top-20 bicycle retail businesses in the U.S., and a leading specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area of top quality products and state-of-the-art bike fit evaluation services. Through this business, he has been able to develop and nurture long-term relationships with a wide variety and distinguished list of outstanding companies in the bicycle industry, many of whom have become strong partners of Momentum Sports Group teams over the years. He also co-founded Upland Sports Group, the exclusive distributor of the highly acclaimed Capo cycling apparel label.

 

 

Jasen Thorpe – Thorpe Marketing, Communications & PR
Jasen and his team handles all aspects of media relations, internal and external communications (including press releases, race reports, cycling and non-cycling media relations), and producing the majority of the written website content. – jasen@mosportsgroup.com

Kristin Sanders, VP Client Services
Kristin is responsible for all client service functions and works directly with the Team’s sponsors to ensure all sponsor needs and obligations are handled appropriately. – kristin@mosportsgroup.com

Jonathan Devich, VP Media Assets
Jonathan is responsible for all photography and video, art direction, and managing the Team’s visual assets and key photographers around the world. – jonathan@mosportsgroup.com

Jonathan Potter, Web and Digital Community Manager
Jonathan Potter is responsible for the Team website www.uhcprocycling.com as well as the coordinating efforts for the communication team on social media.  He collects communications sources and keeps the Team information current, while obtaining photos and other creative materials pertinent to Team activities from Jonathan Devich and key vendors around the world. – jonathanp@mosportsgroup.com

 

Asheville, North Carolina

Mike Tamayo, General Manager/Team Director
Mike is the Team’s general manager and is responsible for management of all Team logistics pertaining to racing, as well as directing the team during races. He is also responsible for all rider relations and contracts. – mike@mosportsgroup.com