Stephen Evans is a founder of Pro Volleyball Federation whose career includes more than 20 years of experience in sports/entertainment and marketing, with more than a decade of experience as a founder and a senior executive within both sectors. He is often sought out to consult locally and nationally where he has provided authoritative thought leadership in the areas of strategic communications, brand development, team and league development and operations, growth strategies, and general market analysis and forecasts within the sports industry.
Stephen’s professional career in marketing and communications began in 1998, and he has since developed an expertise in brand strategy, marketing, and communications. He has created, developed, and monetized numerous brands and properties, including media projects, experiential marketing platforms, digital marketing platforms, and corporate entities throughout his career and has also been at the forefront of digital media development and expansion.
Stephen is also a Founding Partner in Play Action Sports Group which offers investors a diversified portfolio focused on innovative, transformative start-ups with high-growth potential. Play Action invests in passionate, experienced entrepreneurs whose game-changing businesses have long-term growth potential and are shaping the future of the sports ecosystem.
Stephen, along with Dave Whinham, founded The Remedy in 2011 and quickly built it into a national brand strategy and marketing agency. The Remedy has worked with some of the industry’s largest brands and properties, while also having the flexibility to provide leadership and strategy to small start-ups and non-profits throughout numerous industries.
Stephen is also a founding partner of The TEAM Management, LLC, which provides brokerage services to professional sports teams and leagues and to sports and entertainment venues, raises capital for sports and entertainment-related projects, produces original media content and live sports and entertainment events, and provides comprehensive consulting services to the sports and entertainment industry.
In addition to his roles with The Remedy and The TEAM, Stephen’s professional experience also includes executive positions within numerous professional sports teams, including serving in positions ranging from President, Chief Operating Officer, General Manager, and Vice President of Marketing and Communications.
Stephen also has vast experience in online sports media, as early in his career he was on the forefront of what has become a booming online sports media business. An accomplished journalist and writer, Stephen served as Editor and Publisher of Geaux.com, a pioneer of online college sports websites in the United States. Geaux.com was the country’s leading sports media website dedicated to an individual university’s athletics department (LSU) and was the first sports website in the United States to produce a live broadcast on the Internet of a college football bowl game, a live women’s collegiate athletics event, and a live college football coach’s press conference, each of which was done in partnership with Broadcast.com, the innovative Internet broadcast company founded by Mark Cuban. Geaux.com was also the first online company to ever produce live video coverage of a state legislative session, also in partnership with Broadcast.com. At Geaux.com, Stephen provided daily coverage of LSU athletics, including covering two College World Series and multiple college football bowl games, NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, and other NCAA and SEC tournaments and post-season championship events.
Stephen’s diverse background in media and communications also includes developing several original television programming projects, including Going Pro, an Emmy-nominated reality series featuring the winningest quarterback in college football history and his path from a small college icon to the NFL Draft. Going Pro was eventually sold to i.d.e.a.s. at Disney-MGM Studios for national development and distribution.
In 2008, Stephen returned to his home state of Louisiana to oversee the public relations and communications efforts of a non-profit organization established by the governor of Louisiana to oversee the distribution of federal recovery funding following hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike. As a registered lobbyist, Stephen sought hurricane recovery funding at both the federal and state levels, wrote prospective legislation, academic papers, editorial briefs, and planned and executed statewide and national strategic communications plans aimed at influencing key publics, including federal legislators and their aides, state elected officials, industry leaders, non-profit leaders, and the media. In this role, Stephen also established outreach programs for families in impacted areas to notify them of the various opportunities available to them to receive financial assistance and other types of recovery-related resources.
Stephen is a native of Baton Rouge, LA, and a graduate of LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communications. He currently resides in Frisco, TX.