CEO, The Metro-Sports & Entertainment Group
Shaon Berry is the Founder and CEO of The Metro-Sports & Entertainment Group, corporately based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading sport content creators, Shaon is also the Founder and former served as CEO of the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, watched on the NFL, CBS, FOX, & ESPN television networks from (2011 – 2016). Twice awarded nationally, as a Small/Minority-Owned Business and Community leader, Shaon’s brand partnerships over the years have included: The United States Marine Corps, Gatorade, Under Armour, Russell Athletic, Advocare, USA Today, Max Preps, Scout.com & Yahoo Sports. Over the last 10 years, Shaon has been credited with creating and producing more than (50) custom athletic events across nearly every major US market, showcasing young talent and indirectly facilitating scholarships for more than (300) student-athletes. Also a leading athletic talent evaluator, Shaon’s All-American team selections & game participants included former NFL 1 st Round Draft Picks: Saquon Barkley, Todd Gurley, Jared Goff, Lamar Jackson & Deforest Buckner Carefully studying the annual (-10%) decline of youth sports participation in the US, along-side the rapid ascension of ESports, a market projected to reach $1.5 Billion dollars by 2020, Shaon made the decision to pivot from traditional sports, focusing on digital sports & technology by launching Metro in Nov. of 2017. Recognizing an impactful and completely disruptive industry opportunity, Shaon entered this largely non-diverse industry with an intentional focus on being the first to effectively attract, engage and retain the largely untapped market of multicultural, Gen Z & Millennial technology & gaming enthusiasts. This year, Metro-Sports along with brand partners Microsoft, Warner Bros. Music, Trade Duel, & Shadow League Digital Media, will launch The 2019 Metro-Fest. A first of-its-kind, Live-Stream Digital Sports & Live Music college entertainment tour, featuring The Nation’s Hottest Urban Music Artists, Dance Performers & Professional Gamers. Shaon Berry attended and played college football at The University of Pittsburgh, also completing The Executive Management program at Cornell University in 2001. Shaon’s corporate career has included positions of Vice-President, Executive Director, and Director of Business Development across a multitude of transformational growth industries, including Consumer Packaged Goods, Healthcare, Telecommunications, & Entertainment.