Meet Spry Team Member Ellen Zavian

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Meet the team behind Spry’s compliance solution. Each week we share stories from the team at Spry highlighting their journey to joining the team, the work they do, and some quirky fun along the way.

Ellen Zavian

Position on the Team: Board Advisor

Hometown: Grew up in New Jersey, live in Maryland

Joined the Team: December 2020

Tell us a little bit about your background and what you did prior to joining Spry:
Representation of athletes.

In your own words, what do you do at Spry:
Brainstorm with really passionate folks.

What has been your favorite moment while being a Spry team member?
Listening to others as they approach an issue with a team passion.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Workout, read, and try to figure out my teen’s mind :)

What is your favorite college sport to watch?

Did you play a sport in college? If so, tell us about your experience as a student athlete:
Competitive Body Building.

What is your biggest hope that NIL unlocks for student athletes?
Confidence and equality.

If you could give one piece of advice to student athletes, what would it be?
You alone, can make a difference… but you will need to paint a vision for other to join in your effort.

Read next: Meet Barbara Walker, Spry’s Board Advisor

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.