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Chris Parrish

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Chris Doering

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Philip Esposito

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Scot Brantley
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Michael Shane
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Chip Caray

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HomeTeam Sports Marketing
n today’s celebrity-crazed society, sports figures are cherished, idolized, put on the proverbial pedestal because of the national and international attention afforded them through various forms of media. Subsequently, these sports figures, in many cases, are hired as “pitch men”; a form of mercenary paid handsomely to represent a company’s product or service, but with no real feel or understanding of such. It amounts to…show up, sign autographs and collect a two hour appearance fee followed by a quick exit. Granted, this form of marketing has its effective place in business today; but how real is the relationship between the athlete and the respective company, its employees, its products and/or services? Do they really believe in what they are representing?

HomeTeam Equity’s Champions represent a new and innovative approach to the integration of sports celebrities into today’s business society.
Here’s how and why,

  • Are employees of HTE
  • Are partners and shareholders of HTE
  • Are readily accessible to HTE employees and clients
  • Are “on the ball” regarding HTE products and services
  • Are involved and invested because they believe in HTE

The locker room atmosphere created by the “HomeTeam” marketing strategy is already having a positive affect in the sports celebrity community and the financial service industry. In early June 2005, we began discussions with athletes in Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida. Our athletes have embraced our marketing system and have stepped even further into our company. Our athletes have and will continue to target and present acquisition opportunities primarily from the mortgage industry, while continuing to introduce HTE to quality industry personnel along with complimentary financial service firms. Our first athlete to commit boasts two World Series Championships as a player and a Manager. Davey Johnson’s commitment to HTE prompted contract signings with the following athletes: Brian Mogg, Bill Bates, Billy Kratzert and Kevin Butler. This exemplary team has already proven their Champion status in their respective sports and in the business community; they are now committed to serving you.

 Matt Robinson "Head Coach"

Robinson is a former draft pick by the New York Jets and played professional football from 1977 to 1986 with the Jets, Denver Broncos and Buffalo Bills. Robinson’s teams entered the playoffs just one time in his career, but he will always be remembered as the first Jets quarterback to surpass the 2,000 yard passing mark since Joe Namath. Prior to Robinson’s NFL career, he was a member of the original University of Georgia “Junkyard Dawgs” coined by Defensive Coordinator Erk Russell in 1974. That same year, Matt lead Georgia to the Tangerine Bowl; then on to the Cotton Bowl in ’75. In 1976, Dooley’s Junkyard Dawgs made a run for the National Championship vs. Pittsburgh in the ’76 Sugar Bowl.

Matt Robinson has served as the President of HomeTeam Equity since its formation in July 2005. From May 2001 to July 2005, Mr. Robinson was employed by Summit Contractors, Inc. as its Senior Vice President, Executive Committee member and Business Development Director. Robinson was primarily responsible for Summit’s growth surge from 2002 revenue of $196 mm to 2004 revenue of $300 mm. From January 1995 to April 2002, Robinson was employed as a member of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Broadcast Division as a writer, producer and on-air television host. His primary role was as the teams Radio Color Analyst. Robinson still works as the Jaguars pre-season Television Color Analyst Prior to 1995, Robinson was the Managing General Partner of a Telecommunications firm and a Financial Public Relations Company. Mr. Robinson is also a licensed contractor.

 Bill Bates
PROFESSIONAL: A member of the 1992, 1993 and 1995 Super Bowl Champions team, Bill has been a long time favorite of Cowboys fans. He was named the winner of the Bob Lilly Award four years in a row, from 1990 - 1994. This award is selected by a vote of thefans and annually goes to the Cowboy player who displays leadership and character on and off the field. The 1993 season had seen him return from a disabling knee injury that prematurely ended his 1992 season. After the 1993 season Bill was selected by his teammates to receive the Ed Block Courage Award for successfully overcoming his injury. In 1995, Bill was named by the fans and his team-mates the "Unsung Hero" award, which is given to one player from each NFL team. He has also been the recipient of the Dallas All Sports Association Courage Award. Bill was selected to the All-Madden Team for twelve years in a row and made the roster of the Madden-Summerall "ALL DALLAS COWBOY TEAM" and the Madden Hall of Fame.

An inspirational team leader, Bill exemplified the qualities of perseverance and dedication every time he stepped onto the field. Prior to the 1990 season, Jimmy Johnson tabbed Bill as the Cowboys' special team’s captain. Also, as Barry Switzer took over he made sure his role would remain the same and he held that position for the remainder of his career. In 1995, his leadership and intelligence helped the Dallas special teams become one of the NFL's very best. He was a very visible member of the Dallas nickel defense at middle linebacker position. His last minute interception at Chicago's Soldier Field preserved Dallas' 17 - 13 win in the team's triumphant return to the playoffs after a six year absence, and will surely go down as one of the big plays in the rebuilding of the Dallas Cowboys. Bates was one of only a handful of Dallas players who had previous post season experience as a Cowboy. One of the NFL's true success stories, Bill has been overcoming the odds his entire career, starting in 1983 when he made the team as a long shot free agent rookie. Bill immediately became a visible figure on the field with his ferocious special teams play. It was Bates' notoriety that helped propel the NFL into adding a spot on the Pro-Bowl teams for special teams coverage players. In 1984, he became the first NFC player so honored.

COLLEGE: Bill was a four year starting safety at Tennessee. He was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference his junior and senior seasons. Recently he was awarded a position on the 100 Year All Tennessee Team and induction to the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame. Bates developed a reputation as the Vol's hardest hitter and surest tackler. He intercepted nine passes and recovered six fumbles in his career.
 Scot Brantley

Scot Brantley was raised in Ocala, Florida where he excelled at Ocala Forest High School winning back to back State Championships. This was just the beginning of a long and illustrious football career. He was voted the National High School Player of the Year and then immediately became an All- American for three straight years as a scholarship athlete playing linebacker at the University of Florida. Having kept a close eye on Scot throughout his college career just down the street, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got their wish when Brantley was available to them in the third round of the NFL draft.

Upon retirement form the NFL after an extremely productive eight year career, Scot stayed around the game as the Radio Color Analyst for both the Bucs and the Gators over the next ten years. Scot also hosted his own ESPN Radio talk show for fifteen years.

Scot charitable contributions are already legendary in the South Florida from coast to coast. His golf and fishing (17 years) tournaments, and Gator Seminole Shoot-Out support those less fortunate across the state; add to that his personal commitment to Ocala Forest High School, The Florida Conservation Association and UF as a beneficiary, along with his “Taste of the NFL – Fight Hunger” program as the Buccaneers Host for the last fourteen years.

As past President of the NFLPA, Central Florida Chapter, member of the NFL Alumni Association and member of the Florida Conservation Association, Scot does not back away from commitment to a good cause. Scot Honors include the Buccaneers Ricky Bell Award for community service; Scot is member of the University of Florida Hall of Fame, a member of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame and the UF All-Century Team

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 Kevin Butler

Kevin Butler achieved the ultimate. He was named to the Sports Illustrated all-century team, the Walter Camp Foundation all-century team, and American Broadcasting Company all-time team. He place-kicked 77 field goals and 122 extra points, a total of 353 points. In his four years 1981-84 Georgia had a 38-8-2 record, was in two Sugar Bowls, one Cotton Bowl, one Citrus Bowl. His accuracy on attempts 50 yards or longer, 52.4 percent, was an NCAA record. His longest goal was 60 yards against Clemson in 1984. This kick decided the game for Georgia 26-23. He had other goals 59, 53, and 52 yards. He was 122 for 125 on extra points and 77 for 98 on field goals. Butler had a pro career 1985-97 with the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.

Even the kicker had to be tough with the Bears," says the now-retired Butler, who was christened as a professional with a Super Bowl Championship ring in his rookie season in 1985. "I made 11 kickoff tackles that first year, I worked out with the guys - and everyone loved it."

An all-state selection in soccer and as a defensive back and kicker on Redan High School's football team, Butler would likely have been a position player in college had he not suffered a knee injury in the first game of his senior year at Redan.
"I was upset that I couldn't be a position player," he recalls, "but it became a blessing, allowing me to concentrate on just being a kicker for the first time." Following the injury, interest among recruiters waned. But Georgia head coach and athletic director Vince Dooley told Butler the Dogs still had a scholarship for him. It was the first of many times the future hall of fame coach would display confidence in the future hall of fame kicker.

Butler logged 11 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
He retired in 1997 with
1,208 points - sixth most
among NFL placekickers.


 Chip Caray
A 1987 University of Georgia graduate, Chip Caray is in his 19th season as a Major League broadcaster. Originally Chip served as play by play announcer with the Orlando Magic in their inaugural season, working 9 years from 1989-1998. Then in 1991, Caray joined the Atlanta Braves broadcasts on radio and television, working two seasons. In 1993, Chi joined the Seattle Mariners, working three years alongside eventual Hall of Famer Dave NIehaus. 1995 saw Caray join FOX Television Network and Fox Sports Net, serving as studio host for Major League Baseball's regular season and post season, as well as working select regular season games for FSN. In 1998 Caray joined the Chicago Cubs as lead play by play voice on WGN, working 9 seasons, culminating in the 2004 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year award. Chip the rejoined the Braves in 2005 with his father Skip, on radio and television, and currently is a lead voice on TBS Sports coverage of Sunday's MLB Game of the Week, as well as TBS Sports coverage of the MLB playoffs. Caray resides in Maitland, FL with his wife Susan, and three children, Summerlyn, Christopher, and Stefan.
 Chris Doering
Chris Doering is a well known name around the state of Florida. Any Gator fan can tell you where they were when he caught the now infamous “catch” that beat Kentucky in 1993. Doering began his football career as a walk-on wide receiver for the University of Florida in 1991, only to leave as the SEC and school record holder for touchdown catches in a career with 31. He also finished ranking fourth on UF’s all-time reception chart with 149 receptions and fourth all-time for yards receiving with 2107 yards. In 1995, he was named First-Team All-SEC and Second-Team All-America. He served as Captain of the 1995 team, the only UF team in history to be undefeated in the regular season. Chris was a member of four SEC Championship teams and played on the 1995 team in the National Championship game. Doering was named to the All-SEC Academic team in 1994 and in the spring of 1996 Chris was awarded the Doug Belden Award for most outstanding male scholar-athlete in his graduating class. In 2005, after a nine year career with several teams in the NFL, Chris and his family decided to return to Gainesville permanently. He started his mortgage company in April 2007, and today Chris Doering Mortgage has established itself as one of the strongest mortgage lenders in the entire North Central Florida area. Chris is a dedicated businessman with a great team of mortgage professionals working along with him.
 Philip Anthony Esposito

Philip Anthony Esposito (born February 20, 1942 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) was one of the best professional ice hockey players of the 1960s and 1970s. Originally a member of the Chicago Blackhawks, he was traded to the Boston Bruins where he became the first NHL player to score 100 points in a season with 126 in the 1968-1969 season. Esposito was named to the All-NHL 1st team six consecutive times (from 1969 to 1974), and was named league MVP in 1969 and 1974. In 1972, he won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's outstanding male athlete of the year. His Boston fans printed and displayed bumper stickers during his best years to celebrate his scoring: they read, "Jesus saves. Espo scores on the rebound." He is currently 7th on the NHL all time list in points. He played for the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers. He won 2 Stanley Cups and is a member of the NHL Hall of Fame. Since his retirement, he has served in administrative positions for several teams in the National Hockey League, and was the President and General Manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning for several years during the 1990s.

Career highlights:

  • Scored 778 goals and 949 assists
  • Voted NHL First Team All-Star from 1969 to 1974
  • Voted NHL Second Team All-Star in 1968 and 1975
  • Won the Art Ross Memorial Trophy as the league's leading scorer in 1969, 197, and 1974
  • Awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player in 1969 and 1974
  • Given the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1971 and 1974
  • Awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1978
  • Participated in 10 NHL All-Star contests
 David "Davey" Johnson
The starting second baseman for the AL's Baltimore Orioles from 1966 through 1972, Johnson was traded to the NL's Atlanta Braves after hitting only .221 in his final season with Baltimore. He set a record for second basemen by hitting 43 home runs for Atlanta in 1973 to win the comeback player of the year award.

Johnson was released by the Braves early in the 1975 season. He played in Japan for two years and finished his playing career with the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs in 1978. After winning three pennants in three seasons as a minor league manager, Johnson took over the NL's New York Mets in 1984. He guided the team to two second-place finishes, then to the 1986 pennant and a seven-game World Series victory over the Boston Red Sox. The Mets won the 1988 Eastern Division title but lost in the league championship series. They finished second in 1988 and Johnson was replaced after a 20-22 start in 1990. He was out of baseball for more than two years before becoming manager of the Cincinnati Reds early in the 1993 season. The Reds finished fifth that year, but Johnson then led them to two first-place division finishes. He returned to the Orioles as manager in 1996, finishing second and first in the division in two seasons there. He won the manager of the year award in 1997. Johnson resigned because of differences with the front office. After another year out of baseball, he became manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but was fired after failing to take them the playoffs in his two seasons at the helm. In 14 seasons as a manager, Johnson won five division titles and had seven second-place finishes.

 Sam Kouvaris Kratzert

A native of Baltimore, Maryland and a graduate of the University of Maryland, Sam Kouvaris began his broadcasting career in Charleston, S.C. as the Sports Director at the ABC affiliated station, WCBD. In June of 1981, Sam joined WJXT, the CBS station in Jacksonville, and was promoted to Sports Director in March of 1982. January 1, 2000 Sam was given additional duties as Managing Editor of the sports department at WJXT. Previously, he was an intern sports reporter in the Washington/Baltimore area.

As Sports Director/Managing Editor, Sam's responsibilities include the presentation of the daily newscasts and the leadership of the sports department. Along with the News Director and General Manager, he helps determine the sports coverage policy throughout the year. Sam also hosts a weekly review of the Jaguars game called "The End Zone" on Monday nights during the football season, and anchors any other sports specials throughout the year.

Sam's play-by-play experience stretches from football to polo and he has called events for CBS, NBC, ABC, ESPN, SportsChannel and the Sunshine Network. He was the pre-season television play-by-play voice for the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars in 2001 and 2002, and served as the sideline reporter for the Jaguars Radio Network during the 2000 season.

A 3-sport varsity athlete in High School, Sam also participated in football and baseball in college and on the semi-professional level. He still stays active in sports, mainly cross-training, in local basketball leagues and the occasional fantasy baseball camp.

As part of his sports coverage, Sam has tried out for the Jacksonville Tea Men and the USFL Jacksonville Bulls. He served as the voice of the Tea Men of the NASL in 1983.

A popular feature on WJXT's Eyewitness News at 5:30 is Stump Sam. Viewers are invited to send in their sports questions to see if they can "Stump Sam." Sam has maintained about an 80% correct answer rate since the feature's inception in 1990.

Sam calls his experience in Navy tactical aircraft the highlight of his career. After a flight with the "Blue Angels," Sam completed six weeks of training administered by the U.S. Navy at NAS Jacksonville and Cecil Field and was backseat qualified to fly in the F/A-18. He has done stories with several squadrons in the Atlantic Fleet and has one carrier arrested landing and launch. Sam is one of a handful of people who have also flown with the USAF Thunderbirds in the F-16, earning his "9-G" pin, and has flown in the L-39 experimental jet training aircraft. He currently is a FAA Certified Pilot.

Sam's web site is a very popular destination for sports fans looking for commentary, information, scores and sports on the internet navigation. A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee, Sam is one of 38 electors asked each year to vote on candidates eligible for induction into the Hall. He also is a designated voter for the Heisman Trophy and the College Football Hall of Fame.

Sam is an Emmy Award winner and has won the Associated Press Broadcast Award as well as other honors including Sportscaster of the Year by numerous organizations.

 William "Billy" Kratzert Kratzert

Born June 29, 1952, Billy is an American professional golfer and sportscaster, who has played on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

Kratzert was born in Quantico, Virginia when his dad was in the service but spent most of his youth in Indiana. His father was head pro for over 20 years at the Fort Wayne Country Club. He attended the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and was a distinguished member of the golf team – an All-American in 1973 and 1974. Kratzert graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in 1974. He turned pro in that same year and joined the PGA Tour in 1976.

Kratzert won four PGA Tour events in his career. His most successful years in professional golf were 1977–1980 when he finished in the top-12 on the money list in three of those 4 years. Kratzert's best year for Majors was 1978, when he finished with a T-5 in The Masters and a T-6 in the U.S. Open. His career earnings exceed US$1.4 million. He continued to play on the PGA Tour until 1997, when he went to work as a television golf commentator.

Since turning 50 in June 2002, Kratzert has played some on the Champions Tour, but the main focus of his work continues to be as a course reporter for various media outlets including CBS, ESPN, TNT and the PGA Tour Radio network. Kratzert was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame in 1993. He lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with his wife and 3 children.

 Michael Shane Matthews

Michael Shane Matthews was born June 1, 1970 in Cleveland, Mississippi accomplishing a great deal in his long football career. Matthews attended Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Mississippi through his sophomore year before attending Pascagoula High School. There he was name the Mississippi Player of the Year as a senior.

Matthews played College football at the University of Florida under head coach Steve Spurrier. Despite achieving amazing success in college he finished 5th in Heisman voting in 1991 and set a school record for career passing yards. Upon finishing his college career, Matthews was signed by the Chicago Bears in 1993. He remained the Bears' back-up and third-string quarterback through 1996.

Matthews spent the next two years with the Carolina Panthers as their number 2 QB on the depth chart. The Bears then brought Matthews back for the 1999 season and in his second stint with the team where he played a much bigger role. Matthews had his best season in the NFL in 1999, starting seven games, throwing for 1645 yards and 10 touchdowns. Matthews played the next two seasons with the Bears, starting a total of 8 games in that span. He also relieved starter Jim Miller in the 2002 playoff game against the Eagles after Miller separated his shoulder and could not continue. ESPN’s Chris Berman gave Matthews the nickname "The Shane Matthews Band" when the quarterback appeared on the network's NFL highlight show, NFL Prime Time. The nickname was a reference to the Dave Mathews Band.

In 2002, Matthews signed with the Washington Redskins, where he played for his former college coach Steve Spurrier. Matthews started 7 games, and throwing for 1251 yards and 11 touchdowns. Since that season, Matthews returned to his back-up role with the Bengals in 2003 and the Bills in 2004. In 2005, Shane Matthews was on the roster of the Bills and retired following the 2005 NFL season.

In December 2006, Matthews was again signed as the 3rd string quarterback for the Dolphins. He was brought in to replace the former starter Daunte Culpepper, who was placed on injured reserve for knee rehab. On March 2, 2007, Matthews officially retired from the NFL.

On September 7, 2007, Matthews was named head coach of the Florida franchise in the All American Football League.

 Brian Mogg
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Brian moved to Orlando in 1985 after graduating from Ohio State with All-American Honors. Over the next seven years, he recorded a top PGA Tour finish of 2nd at the 1988 Southern Farm Bureau Classic as well as six top 25 finishes on the Nationwide Tour. He also compiled top ten finishes in eleven different countries while competing internationally. He participated in the 1995 US Open and finished 3rd in the 2001 Callaway Pebble Beach Invitational.

  • He joined the Leadbetter Academy in 1993 and eventually became the Director of Instruction from 1997-2001.
  • In January 2002, he opened the Brian Mogg Performance Center at Keene's Pointe. This center focuses on developing the golfers' swing and all aspects of their short game.
  • Keene's Pointe is a Jack Nicklaus Signature facility located in Southwest Orlando.
  • Brian frequently guests on The Golf Channel's "Academy Live," "Your Game Night," and other network shows. He has written instructional articles for Golf Illustrated, Golf Tips Magazine and PGA Tour Partners magazine as well as been featured in Sports Illustrated.
  • Brian resides in Orlando with his wife and four kids.

 Chris Parrish
Chris was born on January 19, 1979 and started water skiing at the ripe old age of two. His performance in the final show at Cypress Gardens that same year was the first sign that a future champion was born. He entered his first Nationals competition at age 7 and two years later Chris was winning State and Regional events. At age 13 he was consistently breaking State, Regional, and National records. At the age of 15 he became the youngest skier ever to qualify on the US Pro Water-ski Tour immediately entered the pro scene. The young star continued to make a name for himself by placing 2nd in his first US Open in Greenville, NC. At 19 he finished #1 in the world on the IWSF ranking list. By age 25 he had finished #1 in the world numerous times but still had not accomplished the ultimate goal he set for break the world slalom record. The record had stood for 8 years and on May 15, 2005 Chris' time had arrived. Chris Said, "It was the most overwhelming experience I've ever had". Chris went on to break the old record four more times and set a new world record again in August of 2005. His success did not end there; Chris went on to win every major in 2005 resulting in the best year of his skiing career. Chris' humility and appreciation for friends and family is evident when he says, "If it was not for my parents sacrifices and the support of my friends, this would not have been possible".
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 Gary Rosenberger

Gary is a three- time basketball State Champion at Marquette High School in Milwaukee, WI where he was a 2 time high school All American and voted as one of the top 40 high school players in the U.S.A., as well as being named Mr. Basketball in the state of Wisconsin.

Gary was then heavily recruited throughout the country but decided to play for Marquette University and their legendary coach Al McGuire. “Rosey” as he is called by his friends played in four straight N.C.A.A. tournaments from 1974 thru 1978. Gary was a key member of the 1977 N.C.A.A. Championship team at Marquette where he scored the last four points in the National Championship title game win over North Carolina.

Gary has been elected to the Marquette High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Marquette University Basketball Hall of Fame; both honors and inductions coming in 2002. Gary was also voted the “Second best shooter in Marquette history” by his peers.

Gary was 9th round draft pick in the N.B.A. by the Milwaukee Bucks where he enjoyed a short career before joining NBC as a color analyst for college basketball.

Gary loves competing in many sports besides basketball with golf and kickboxing as his primary passions.

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