Get to know the Spry Team

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Now is your chance to learn a little more about the team at Spry. We recently asked the staff  and advisory board if they participated in a sport in college and to tell us about their experience as a student athlete.  Check out their answers below.

There is nothing to compare to the education, the challenges, the emotion and the personal satisfaction I received as an All American basketball player at the University of Maryland. – Len Elmore, Spry Advisory Board

I did not play a sport in college. – Grady Gu, Product Manager

I am a proud 8x intramural basketball/football/softball champion Matt Suchecki, Customer Success Manager

I was not a student-athlete – Todd Hairston, Compliance Director

I played defensive tackle at a small school in Pennsylvania – John Fagan, Sales Director

I played college football at the University of Kentucky where I met lifelong friends. I met my future wife of 37 years who was a student trainer at the time. It helped me build life skills that guides me toward success in my personal and professional life. – Keith Martin, Spry Advisory Board

Yes, I played college soccer at Wake Forest. I was incredibly blessed to have an opportunity to join the program as a walk-on. We made three College Cups (the soccer equivalent of the Final Four) and won a National Championship in 2007 (my junior year). My experience as a student-athlete was amazing and I will treasure those moments and memories for the rest of time. – Lyle Adams, CEO

Competitive Body Building – Ellen Zavian, Spry Advisory Board

I played on the Women’s Golf team at Stetson University. It was a wonderful program with a lot of smart, talented athletes. As a student-athlete I learned so much about time management and leadership on campus and on my team. Some of my best memories from Stetson are traveling and practicing with my teammates. – Sarah Knysh, Director of Marketing

No – Barbara Walker, Spry Consultant

My experience as a men’s basketball player at the University of Pennsylvania was everything I could have hoped for. I was blessed to have a phenomenal coaching staff that truly cared about the well being of their players above all else. I was surrounded by a great group of guys each of the four years I was there, whom felt like my brothers. And I had an athletic department that provided endless amounts of support and resources to their student-athletes so they could have a four year experience they would remember forever. – Jackson Donahue, Business Development Manager

Lyle Adams


Lyle was a member of the 2007 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship team at Wake Forest. After embarking on a professional soccer career, Lyle transitioned to the tech industry, where he was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, designing platforms and tools for data consumers. Lyle also holds a Master’s in Sports Management from Columbia University.