2024 Newsletter
Personnel Moves: Game One, Chipply, Cap America
There have been a number of key executive moves at key team dealer vendors in the past month.
Pat Weber

• Team dealer Game One has promoted Pat Weber to CEO, effective February 16, retaining his role as president. Weber has more than 17 years of experience in the team sports and uniform business, with a background as a sales rep, retail store manager and VP–operations.

“Pat excels at developing high-performing teams, promoting collaboration, optimizing operational efficiency and creating growth,” says Russ Wilson, partner at Trivest, the private equity firm that owns Game One. “His drive and relationship skills will give Game One the competitive edge.”

Game One believes it has transformed the team sporting goods arena by combining nine regional companies into one company.

“We are incredibly passionate about our business. We believe in the power of telling team stories. It’s simply part of our DNA.” Weber adds. “Taking the best practices from all nine companies and creating a best-in-class distribution model was challenging and we are excited our team now has the tools of a new ERP, increased decoration capacity with our new 135,000-square-foot facility in Ohio and a new team store experience for sales reps and customers. I think we are set up for exponential growth over the next few years.”

Grace Schettler

• Grace Schettler has joined e-commerce provider Chipply as senior VP-sales. She will manage the customer journey, create the go-to-market process, accelerate growth and increase Chipply’s focus on customer service and support.

Schettler was previously VP-sales at Cap America, the first women to hold that position at the company, and was instrumental in implementing that company’s sporting goods division, the growth of the promotional division and the launch of the company’s CA Premium line. She will report to CEO Angie Hardwick, who says

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Grace to the Chipply team. Her proven leadership and approach to sales strategy will be pivotal in driving our company’s success in the months and years ahead.”

Sarah Burgin

Cap America has promoted Sarah Burgin to chief operating officer. Burgin joined Cap America in 2015 as director of human resources and was most recently VP–finance. In her new role, Burgin will spearhead and implement all operational strategies.

“In light of Cap America’s impressive growth, the appointment of a chief operating officer became essential,” says CEO Mark Gammon. “Sarah’s extensive experience and business acumen will be extremely advantageous to our continued success.”

Burgin received a bachelor’s degree in business management from Central Methodist University, where she was also an adjunct professor of business. She holds an MBA from Southeast Missouri State University. Burgin has experience in retail business management.