CEO and Founder Tyrre Burks was born and raised in the southside of Chicago, where his love of sports began. As a former collegiate and professional athlete, he was motivated to found Players Health because of the impact youth sports had on his life. He experienced firsthand the positive impact sports can have on someone’s life when the experience is filled with love, trust, and safety. Having a positive influence on sports culture has been a dream of his for his entire life. From athlete to coach to entrepreneur, Tyrre is on a mission through Players Health to create safer and more accessible environments for all sports.
Chief Accounting Officer
Min Huang is the Chief Accounting Officer of Players Health. Ms. Huang is a Certified Public Accountant with a license to practice in state of New York. She obtained her public accounting experience with Big 6 accounting firm, Arthur Anderson LLP, as part of their Financial Market Practice group which includes insurance/reinsurance. She was Chief Financial Officer of SiriusPoint America Insurance Group, Hudson Insurance Group and StarStone Insurance Companies from 2014 to 2022 prior to joining Players Health late that year. Ms. Huang was Vice President and Controller of QBE US and Starstone Insurance Group for over eight years. She has 25 years’ experience in financial services of which 22 years has been in the MGA/insurance/reinsurance industries. She was educated in the US with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA with a concentration in Accounting.
Chief People Officer
Emilee Rank, the Chief People Officer at Players Health, is a dynamic leader with a deep-rooted passion for cultivating a culture of learning, growth, and development. Holding a Master's degree in Communication from Bethel University, Emilee possesses a diverse background in SaaS organizations, start-ups, and the youth and recreational sports industry. Emilee's career trajectory includes serving as a Senior HR Manager at SportsEngine, where she supported the company's acquisition by NBC Sports. Throughout her tenure, she actively participated in and supported the seamless integration of over nine companies, showcasing adeptness in navigating and supporting the due diligence, complexities, culture and onboarding of mergers and acquisitions.
Chief Mission Delivery Officer
As a former collegiate soccer coach and player, Kyle knows firsthand how important sports are to kids and their development. She is the leader of our Athlete Safety division and supports our clients in creating the safest and most accessible environments for kids to play the sports they love. Kyle Lubrano is a mother, former collegiate athlete/coach/administrator, and serves as Players Health Chief of Athlete Safety. Lubrano oversees the assessment, implementation, and management of sports organizations' Athlete Safety programs, the development of preventative educational assets and investigative services for Players Health . Before Players Health, Lubrano served three national governing bodies (NGB) of sport--USA Lacrosse, USA Field Hockey, and USA Baseball--in Coaching Education, Sports Development, and Athlete Safety roles.
Chief Information Officer
Sandeep Bajaj is a transformational technology leader with over 25 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated expertise in driving digital transformation, leveraging technology, data, and analytics to power company growth strategies. Prior to joining Players Health, he spent over 16 years in senior executive roles, including CIO of Reinsurance, Group Chief Digital Officer, Group Head of Data Analytics and Automation, CIO of Insurance at Everest Group. Sandeep has recently completed his Executive Education from Wharton School. He has an MBA in Finance from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Mumbai University. He is actively involved in professional affiliations and outreach, serving as an advisory board member for industry initiatives and as a mentor and collaborator for various universities.
VP, Customer Experience
Bobby oversees the service, marketing, and customer success functions here at Players Health. After life as an athlete and coach, Bobby has spent the last decade of his professional life in the Sports Tech space in a variety of customer roles. Now adding the role of youth sports parent, Bobby has developed a unique understanding of who our customers are, who they serve, and how they prefer to operate their business. The primary objective of the Customer Experience department is to help customers achieve their desired outcomes via intuitive, low-effort experiences. Bobby believes that making the Players Health experience easy is a critical driver in creating safer environments for athletes.
VP, Insurance Brokerage
As a former rugby player from the University of Notre Dame, Chris, has always had a love for sport. Co-founding Players Health with Tyrre Burks married two of his passions: building a mission driven business and sports. Currently serving as the VP of US Insurance and a co-founder at Players Health, Chris has been instrumental in driving the company's success since December 2015. In his current role, he oversees the insurance brokerage and direct insurance sales of the business. Chris’s strategic mindset and innovative perspective around insurance and sales have played a pivotal role in building efficient sales operations, resulting in increased growth focused on profitability and return on investment.
Jayson joined Players Health over 2 years ago as our Director of Underwriting. Jayson is an Insurance Underwriter and former Paralegal with more than 15 years of success across the Sports and Recreation and Insurance industries. Prior to joining our team full time, Jayson assisted Player’s Health to service brokers across Canada and worked with us to organize the commercial underwriting departments. His broad areas of expertise include establishing relationships with carriers, insurance underwriting, statutory filing, guideline development, audits, referrals, development of internal authority statements upon others.
Chief Product Officer
Pramodh is a seasoned product management expert with over 16 years of industry experience. He excels in generating product value and driving business expansion through the successful launch and management of technology product capabilities within the (Re)Insurance value chain. Pramodh's impressive background includes a diverse range of technology leadership positions encompassing product management, business analysis, and solution delivery. He has made significant contributions to both innovative startups like Hippo and Datacede (acquired by Duck Creek), as well as renowned global (Re)Insurance giants such as AIG and Everest Re. With his deep understanding of the industry and proven track record, Pramodh is poised to play a pivotal role in driving your investment's success.