The Uru Sports Team

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Ainsley McCallister

CEO & Founder

McCallister was named an All-American while playing for the University of Michigan, and she played for the USA at the Jr. World Cup in Germany. Post graduating college, she played for six different teams across the world, competing throughout South America, Europe and Australia. She was on teams that played in England’s National Championship, the European Club Championship in the Netherlands, and the Australian Hockey League in Perth.

While competing overseas and searching for new opportunities, Ainsley experienced a barrier-ridden marketplace that lacked transparent knowledge. She became passionate about helping other athletes find great competing opportunities across the world. “Uru, is the platform that I wish I had when I was a competitive athlete.”

Samantha Berger

Head of Marketing

Berger played varsity Volleyball at the University of Denver. After getting her MBA at DU, she worked in market research and brand strategy, developing quantitative and qualitative research strategies for various international organizations.

“As an athlete, I wish I had a way to learn more about the world of international, professional sports. For such a fun and popular sport, volleyball is really lacking a US presence beyond the collegiate level. Uru offers a way to provide more information on various sports on a global scale.”

Zeke Harris

Head of Design

Harris was a varsity soccer player at the University of Michigan, multi-year captain and  played 5 years as semi-pro. He was named Crain’s 20 in their 20’s & former CEO of a non-profit in Detroit.

Jim Ray

Jim Ray

Head of Development

After his tenure at CaptainU, Ray knows the sports-tech realm and how to develop products to scale. In his coaching and experience in rugby, he is passionate about providing support to athletes in non-mainstream sports.

“With my experience building products in the sports tech industry. I know the impact Uru Sports will have for current and future athletes worldwide.” 

Built by a Team Who’s Lived It.

Our Uru Team is passionate about bringing transparency, knowledge, and connections to the sporting world. Together, we combine our knowledge and networks to help amplify athlete’s dreams and make them a reality.

Our Team has strong global networks from playing professionally overseas. We are also fortunate to have a seasoned tech entrepreneur, strong advisory board, and corporate partners.

Uru Ambassadors

Our Uru Ambassador Team (Uru A-Team) is made up of athletes and coaches who know what it’s like to play globally, play under pressure, and play as a team. With their guidance, we are building our app to be something “they wish they had” during their sports journey, and help share their own experiences to our hockey community.

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Rassie Pieterse
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Anne Strother USA WNBA Basketball
Ann Strother
Jordan Morgan
Jordan Morgan
Jehu Chesson NFL Colts-Redskins
Jehu Chesson
Dirkie Chamberlain South Africa hockey
Dirkie Chamberlain
South Africa
Aki Yamada Japan Hockey
Aki Yamada
Ally Hammel
Steph Kershaw