spry team lyle adams

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.

Lyle Adams

Position on the Team: Chief Dreamer

Hometown: Orlando, Florida 

Joined the Team: Very early. From inception.

Tell us a little bit about your background and what you did prior to joining Spry:
Before funding Spry, I worked in tech. I started my tech career at Living Social in DC before making the jump to Uber in the summer of 2012. I was one of the first 100 employees at Uber, and my time at Uber was the most transformative period of of my life. I was blessed with the opportunity to work alongside the most talented and driven people while at Uber and they thought me power of collaboration, innovation, and technology.

In your own words, what do you do at Spry:
Chief Dreamer

What has been your favorite moment while being a Spry team member?
Its been amazing to see Spry’s product grow from wireframe post-it notes to an MVP to the current build in the App Store.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

What is your favorite college sport to watch?
I like all collegiate sports equally 🙂

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

What is your biggest hope that NIL unlocks for student athletes?
The “Entrepreneurial Spirit”. NIL allows ALL student-athletes to earn compensation from their name, image, and likeness. If this opportunity were available to me while in college, I would’ve had a chance to make some money. But, more importantly, NIL would’ve given me real-life business and work experiences that I didn’t learn until I landed my first job. In my eyes, you could replace NIL with entrepreneurship. My wish is that many student-athletes use NIL to teach them foundational and life skills that help them achieve a “richer” future.

If you could give one piece of advice to student athletes, what would it be?
Learn, learn, and learn! Always, always ask questions 🙂

 

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