About the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and Momentum Sports Group
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is an American professional road cycling team comprised of riders and staff from all over the world, with ambitious goals on and off the racecourse. The men and women of the team race at the highest level all around the world, from historic, century-old European road races known as “classics,” to breathtaking, fast-paced criteriums that take place in cities and towns all over the United States. Each rider has a different background and role within the team, but the goal on the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is always the same– setting a positive example through teamwork, dedication, and hard work.
Proudly representing UnitedHealthcare for the seventh consecutive year, the team provides an opportunity to help promote the benefits of exercise, nutrition and healthy living to individuals across the country. A professional cyclist’s diet, training regiment, and healthy lifestyle are good examples of the values UnitedHealthcare promotes, along with innovation and performance, which are critically important in the competitive sport of cycling.
Whether winning races in far away lands, or teaching children at your local elementary school how to safely ride a bicycle around the neighborhood, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team aims to make a difference, and invites you to roll with us.
UnitedHealthcare is the largest single health carrier in the United States. We’re honored to provide health benefits and services to members enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans, Medicare, Medicaid, as well as those who purchase their own health plans. Our mission is to help people live healthier lives, and we strive to accomplish this by empowering our members to take a more active role in their own health care. That’s why we are proud to support the men and women cyclists who are a part of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team, their dedication to the sport and their commitment to constant improvement help inspire us all to bike our way to better health.
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 2016 season.
Thierry Attias, President & Founder
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.
Gregory R. Raifman, CEO
Greg Raifman is the Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Momentum Sports Group. Greg brings 30+ years of business leadership and expertise to the team from his hugely successful background in advertising technology. Greg has founded multiple enterprises in the field of advertising technology, sits on many private and ad industry boards of directors and has been responsible for numerous technology advancements in advertising since the mid 1990s. At present, Greg is President and a Member of the Board of Directors of Rubicon Project, Inc., [NYSE: “RUBI”], a publicly traded advertising technology company headquartered in Los Angeles, and oversees the day-to-day operations of Rubicon Project. Greg is also a member of several Boards of Directors, including the Mobile Marketing Association, IAB’s Trustworthy Accountability Group and Advertising Women of New York.
Greg began his career as an attorney, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and corporate financings. He has also been an investor and advisor to many emerging stage and growth companies.
Greg has appeared on Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, FNN and ABC News and was featured in a cover story in Fortune Magazine, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Greg is also routinely interviewed in online publications and has lectured and written extensively about entrepreneurship, corporate finance, and technology for companies and educational institutions.
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Mike Tamayo, General Manager/Team Director
As the Momentum Sports Group General Manager, Mike is responsible for all sporting and logistical organization within the team. Through careful goal setting and roster selection, Mike’s experience has led the team to multiple seasons at the top of the sport in the United States. Acting as a liaison between the sporting directors and sponsorship needs, Mike’s job is to balance the ever-changing demands of professional cycling with the interests of the team’s long-term partners.
Kristin Harvey, 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. – firstname.lastname@example.org
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. – email@example.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. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jasen Thorpe – Thorpe Marketing, Communications & PR
Jasen and his team handle 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. – email@example.com