Our Story

The foundation of any sports property is built by three fundamental pillars: the team, the fans, and the brands. CrowdPlay was created to challenge ourselves to connect these three elements in a way that maximizes their individual strengths, and encourages fan engagement beyond the game. The solution: our revolutionary program that rewards engagement and loyalty through the ultimate fan experience—365 days a year.

Executive Profiles

Andrew Pizzi

Chief Executive Officer
The visionary behind CrowdPlay. Andrew fills the shoes of an effective leader, while handling all strategic management decisions, leading and driving the company’s road map, and serving as the main point of communication between the board of directors and the company's investors.

Harold Topper

EVP, Partnerships & Strategy
Harold oversees CrowdPlay’s strategic plan as well as serving as the primary point of contact for CrowdPlay’s partners and sponsors. Harold has a deep and varied background in software development and business management which includes leading the development of the first online automatic sports scores feed and the first online baseball fantasy game while working at Prodigy.

Vinny Pizzi

Marketing Director
Our brand warrior! Vinny manages CrowdPlay's marketing efforts and activations. His role consists of developing marketing campaigns - working closely with organization/teams to aid in the fan adoption process. Vinny works closely with our sales department to evaluate and develop marketing strategies.

Michael Cusano

Chief Operating Officer
Our sports guru! Mike helps drive top-tier decisions and is in charge of game operations. He oversees the company’s daily functions and promotes CrowdPlay’s culture and vision. Michael has extensive experience in the IT industry, business development, and sales.

Andrew Takao

Chief Technology Officer
The brains behind functionality and development of the CrowdPlay platform! His role consists of driving high level decisions as they regard to CrowdPlay's proprietary technology. Along with developing and overseeing the CrowdPlay platform (user application, admin website, and backend), Andrew focuses on product planning and works with our other IT team leaders and specialists to implement those plans.

Chris Burke

Senior Marketing Analyst
Chris drives CrowdPlay's marketing strategy, creating breakout brand elevation and engagement programs. For over 20 years, Chris has served and led numerous strategic marketing efforts  - developing extensive knowledge and experience in brand marketing and communications.