With all due respect to MJ, Larry, and Magic, we are the new Dream Team. At Cress Media we hustle like Rick Ross, create like Steph Curry, and have the drive and determination of Kobe Bryant. We’re always watching sports, have a smile on our face, and believe this is gonna be a great day. We don’t stop creating, thinking, or laughing and really like bacon and beer.
Rob is a yinzer from Pittsburgh who is usually awesome, laughing often, and was raised to love sports. He’s spent the last 4 years studying improv and humor writing at Second City and these comedic fundamentals are instilled in everything he creates. He sold online advertising for six years, including almost four for the largest online obituary website in the United States. He took that challenge because he knew if he could sell advertising on an obituary website that he could do anything. After that he started BaconSports.com with the goal of turning it into the awesomest sports media company ever. He’s the editor-in-chief and in charge of social media, among other things.
Rob has also run with the bulls in Spain, ended up on SportsCenter during his bachelor party, and once made 104 free throws in a row at the gym. He’s got a near death experience under his belt, has run 4 Men’s Health Urbanathlon’s and countless half marathons, and loves putting smiles on peoples faces.
Greg Hunter is a transplant from North Carolina and has called Chicago home for the past 7 years. He’s an action chaser who has never met a microphone he didn’t like. Greg graduated from UNC where he played soccer for two years. When he finally realized he wasn’t going pro he hung up his cleats to pursue his degree in business. This avid fisherman and snowboarder also enjoys freestyling and cooking.
Greg began his career in Chicago at a 3PL start-up Echo Global Logistics. He quickly accelerated up the ranks and was promoted to sales manager after six months. Less than two years later, Echo was publicly traded on the NASDAQ (ECHO) and founders Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell (Lightbank) requested his talents to help develop the sales department at Groupon. As City CEO, he oversaw the sales and market planning strategies for the midwest region running over 6,000 successful campaigns for local businesses. During his tenure as player/coach he drove revenues in excess of $60MM and delivered net profits of $21MM for the Lightbank portfolio.
Unofficial mascot. She keeps the floors clean from food, is a good listener, and enjoys Beggin Strips & Dingos. She once ate a Christmas Ornament and stared in a 17 week video series where she picked NFL games.