Our Team | Leaders in Cognitive Performance Training for Athletes


 

About the gameSense Sports Team

Founded by researchers, coaches and players with a love for sports and teaching. We are a science-based athlete performance company developing the next generation of decision-making tools.

 
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Peter Fadde, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer and Co-Founder

Peter is professor and director of the Learning Systems Design and Technology (LSDT) graduate program at Southern Illinois University.

He used the video-occlusion method to test the Pitch Recognition of hundreds of minor league hitters and more than 50 Cape Cod Baseball League players, creating a normed database used by several MLB organizations and D-1 college programs.

Peter has developed patent-pending computer software for baseball/softball pitch recognition and tennis stroke recognition and was named SIU’s Innovator-of-the-Year in 2013.
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Leonard Zaichkowsky, Ph.D.
Director of Sport Science

Dr. Zaichkowsky is a widely known sport and performance scientist whose specialty is the psychophysiology of human performance. 

For 37 years he was a professor at Boston University with a joint appointment in the School of Education and School of Medicine.

He has published 6 books and more than 100 scientific papers on sport psychology, sport science, biofeedback, and research methods and made more than 300 presentations world-wide. 
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Tom Pardikes, Ph.D. 
President and Co-Founder

Dr. Tom Pardikes is a psychological scientist and entrepreneur. He is a leader in Sport Science, trained in psychophysiology and cognitive science. 

Tom is an authority in sport performance technologies and practices. He has worked with top athletes from around the world, developing innovative approaches and technologies. Dr. Pardikes has the unique ability to bridge the gap between science, application and business.

Tom has focused on the interaction between conscious and non-conscious behaviors over the last decade. Dr. Pardikes is an expert on autonomic function, decision-making, sports performance, neuro-cognitive training, analytics and biofeedback.

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Edward Melia
Chief Executive Officer

Ed has more than 20 years experience spanning global business management, management consulting, entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity and mergers & acquisitions. 

In his career, Ed has focused on disruptive technologies with specific sector proficiency in life sciences, new energy, digital media and information technology.
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Paul Kohlhoff
Chief Technology Officer

Paul Kohlhoff, UX and HCI scientist, serves as CTO of gameSense Sports, designing and developing our training software products.

During his college years at Virginia Tech, he studied Human-Computer Interaction in music and video for one year with the elite L2ork group.

At Virginia Tech, Paul specialized in web and interface design, graduating from the School of Engineering with a BS in Computer Science.
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Dan Peterson
Chief Marketing Officer

Dan has over 25 years of technology management experience including 15 years in health care and 10 years in sports science. Working with several sports tech startups, he helps companies spread the word about how their training tools can build better athletes.

With a keen interest in athlete development and cognitive science, he has written over 300 articles across the Web, reporting on the latest research in neuroscience, skill acquisition and learning.

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Matt Borgschulte
Senior College Baseball Consultant

Matt is a former hitting coach for one of the top offenses in college baseball and the first program to implement a pitch recognition training program, Southeast Missouri State University. Having won their conference the last three seasons, SEMO also made an NCAA Regional appearance in 2015, for the first time in 14 years.

Matt previously coached at Tusculum College and Drury University.  He is currently coaching with the St. Louis Pirates travel baseball program and working with gameSense Sports installing and implementing pitch recognition training with college programs.

Scott Steinmann
Senior MLB Consultant

Scott served over 20 years with the Seattle Mariners organization, including managing the Class A Clinton Lumberkings in 2009 and 2014-15. 

He spent the 2013 season as a bench coach with the Class AAA Tacoma Rainiers. 

From 2010-2012, Steinmann served as manager and hitting coach for the Everett Aquasox, winning the Northwest League Championship in 2010.

Originally signed by Seattle as a non-drafted free agent on August 3, 1995, Steinmann was a catcher in the minors for the Mariners from 1996-1998 and played for AA Orlando in 1998. He attended Miami of Ohio University.
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