The pandemic stopped all collegiate and professional leagues from competing for the foreseeable future in March 2020, but one league was able to mobilize and resume their season just two months later: The American Cornhole League. Founded in 2016, the ACL has more than 100,000 players and hosts over 20,000 tournaments a year. So how was the American Cornhole League able to scale up and continue to grow after the pandemic? In this episode, Joe gets those answers straight from the league’s commissioner and founder, Stacey Moore.
About Stacey Moore:
Stacey is the Founder and Commissioner of the American Cornhole League. He has successfully developed the casual game of cornhole into a sport that is broadcast on ESPN. Stacey is aggressively bringing organized cornhole to all ages and all skill levels in the United States. He believes that cornhole will grow internationally and into an Olympic sport.
Prior to focusing on developing the American Cornhole League, Stacey has been an angel investor working with start-up companies and entrepreneurs. His private investment exits where he was actively involved include Sally Foster Gift Wrap, Charlotte Sports Center, Seafoods.com and Prep Sports Nation.
In addition to his history of making active and passive private investments, Stacey was a Portfolio Manager for the Bank of American Small Cap and Mid Cap Growth funds. During his tenure, the small cap fund was ranked number 1 in the Lipper Universe of Small Cap Growth Mutual Funds. Prior being a Portfolio Manager, he developed asset allocation and portfolio diversification strategies for institutional investors.
Other experiences include being a Special Projects Analyst for the CFO of Collins & Aikman Corporation, a publicly traded diversified textile manufacturer and an Operations and Event Manager with the Greensboro City Gaters, a start-up semi-pro basketball team.
Stacey was named to the 40 under 40 list published by the Charlotte Business Journal and served on the Advisory Board to the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
He received his MBA in International Business from the University of South Carolina and Bas in Business Management and Economics from North Carolina State University.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila