Sports Tech HQ is thrilled to announce Brian Alkire as Head of Marketing, bringing more than a decade of national storytelling experience to the organization’s efforts and the rapidly growing sports tech ecosystem in the state of Indiana.

Alkire joins Sports Tech HQ with a distinguished background in production, media relations, and brand management. Previously, he served as a Coordinating Producer for NBC News in New York, where he played a pivotal role in amplifying the TODAY Show brand with more than 200 local NBC stations across the United States. Prior to his tenure at NBC, Alkire helped deliver Jerry Seinfeld’s award-winning talk show series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to a worldwide audience on NETFLIX and Sony’s “Crackle” streaming service.

In his new role, Alkire will lead all promotions for Sports Tech HQ, while collaborating with local and national partners to help grow Indiana’s Sports Tech community. His responsibilities will include overseeing all marketing, public relations, content creation, brand management, and event activations. 

“There is something truly special happening in Indiana right now,” Brian Alkire said. “For decades this state has been the premier destination for professional, collegiate, and youth sports. I’m excited to help Sports Tech HQ build on those historic roots and usher in a new era of economic growth. I believe there is no better home for a startup in the sports tech sector than Indiana at this moment.”

“Brian’s proven track record of driving growth through innovative storytelling and strategic multi-platform campaigns make him an invaluable addition to our team,” said Jeffrey Hintz, CEO of Sports Tech HQ. “We are confident that his expertise will significantly contribute to our mission of cultivating and accelerating the sports tech ecosystem in Indiana.”

Alkire was born and raised in Franklin, Indiana and is a 2014 graduate of DePauw University. He and his wife, Carter, will relocate to Indianapolis from New York City as part of his commitment to Sports Tech HQ.

About Sports Tech HQ

Sports Tech HQ is a non-profit organization based in Indiana, dedicated to cultivating, growing, and accelerating the sports tech ecosystem. By investing in innovation and fostering collaboration, Sports Tech HQ supports companies through every stage of development, from the first pitch to the final exit.