Position: Co-founder / CEO / Striker-Ball hog Favorite Soccer Team: Real Madrid C.F. – La Liga; Atlanta United – MLS; Aston Villa – EPL Travel caps: Has lived in Atlanta, USA and unofficially Madrid, Spain due to regular visits to our Madrid office. Bucket list: Visit our CRO’s house on Ibiza. Languages: English Hidden talents: A great unicycle rider. Collector of Ayn Rand novels. Has 7 kids! Believes in: Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty and the power of Soccer to positively affect the world.
Position: Chief Revenue Officer Favorite Soccer Team: Real Madrid C.F. Travel Caps: Has lived in Madrid, London, Singapore and Atlanta and has traveled around the globe. Bucket list: Dreams of visiting magnificent national parks all over the USA. Languages: Spanish and English Hidden talents: Great listener and loves transforming words into actions and actions into good business. Believes in: Perseverance has no substitute!
Position: Director of Marketing Favorite Soccer Team: Hala Madrid! Real Madrid C.F. Travel Caps: Has lived in Madrid, Spain for 3 years. Studied in Seville, Spain and Santiago, Chile. Loves to travel as much as possible. Bucket list: Seeing the Northern Lights, visiting New Zealand and Australia. Languages: English, Spanish, baby French, learning Korean. Hidden talents: Dancing. Believes in: The power of storytelling in showing what we do, and what an experience is like.
Miguel de Sousa Miranda
Position: US Director of Operations Favorite Soccer Team: S.L. Benfica Travel Caps: Originally from Portugal has traveled to 23 European countries, United States, Venezuela, Mexico, and Japan. Bucket list: Attend a Champions League Final (that SL Benfica is a finalist in!). Languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English. Hidden talents: Handyman. Believes in: Honesty and sincerity.
Ryan Matthew Bender
Position: Financial Associate Favorite Soccer Team: Manchester United Travel Caps: Loved his travels in Jamaica and Mexico. Bucket list: On his wish list is Manchester, England and Barcelona & Madrid, Spain – three of the World’s football capitals. Languages: English and learning Spanish Hidden talents: Collects sneakers and dedicates a lot of time to playing Fifa online. But on a more serious note, his work ethic and determination. Believes in: His core values are God, family, school, work, friends and soccer.
Position:Southeast and Midwest Program Manager Favorite Soccer Team: Atlanta United – MLS. Travel Caps: Has lived in Georgia, Florida and Spain. Bucket list: Bora Bora. Languages: English and some Spanish. Hidden talents: A master at all yard games and bar games. Believes in: Work hard, play harder.
Position: Travel Manager Favorite Soccer Team: Real Madrid C.F. Travel Caps: Studied in Granada, Spain and loved visiting Madrid, Spain to watched Real Madrid C.F. beat Zaragoza 4 nil. Amsterdam and London are other top favorites – visited during the 2014 World Cup! Bucket list: Argentina, Italy and Croatia. Languages: English. Conversational Spanish – working on it. Hidden talent: All Sports.
Position: U.S. Event Manager Favorite Soccer Team: Real Madrid C.F. Travel Caps: Has traveled to 13 different major American cities the past few summer with the Real Madrid Foundation Clinics. Bucket list: Egypt, Spain (Ibiza!) and Brazil. Languages: English and basic Spanish (I’m half-Guatemalan). Hidden talent: I play ping-pong with my left hand. Believes in: Leg Day.
Position: Director of National Sales Favorite Soccer Team: Bayern Munich Travel caps: Has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and Colorado. His most interesting and enjoyable overseas trips involving travel and soccer have been his 2008 and 2016 European Championship. Bucket list: Take in the football culture in Spain and then see Nepal, New Zealand, Italy, Morocco, Chile and Easter Island. Languages: English and German (he’s since forgotten much but wishes to pick it up again). Hidden talent: Always finds something positive in everyone he meets. Likes both cats and dogs. Believes in: Peace conquers hate! Soccer promotes acceptance!