Our management team has vast experience managing in-venue and e-commerce merchandising programs for countless high profile, large scale sporting events including the Olympic Games, Super Bowl, Final Four, NBA & NHL Finals, World Series, CFP National Championships, All-Star Games, the U.S. Open, Tough Mudder, New York City Marathon and numerous college Bowl Games.
Meet the team
Scott Killian Chief Executive Officer
Scott has over 25 years of experience in sports licensing and event merchandising. He founded FanBuzz in 1996 where he launched the first-ever online store for a college athletic department and pioneered the private label e-commerce and vertical manufacturing strategy now deployed by every major professional sports organization. He followed this with 12 years at Fanatics where he oversaw licensing and the launch of the Fanatics Apparel Brand. Most recently he launched the Fall Rush private label apparel brand at Follett, Inc.
Ryan O’Callaghan Chief Operating Officer
Ryan is responsible for managing the financial functions, systems, reporting and the overall fiscal strategy of Dyehard Fan Supply. His experience consists of more than 20 years serving in a variety of finance and accounting roles spanning several industries including retail, wholesale, manufacturing and financial services. Ryan received his B.S. in Accounting from Appalachian State and his MBA from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. He is a licensed CPA in the state of NC
Anna Kolda New Business Development
Anna leads all cross-company and firm operational efforts for new business. Hailing from ISP Sports, IMG College and WME|IMG she has nearly a dozen years of executive administrative and management team experience. She has a strong background in business development, project management, event planning and teambuilding with a proven ability to support operations and executive leadership through periods of fast-paced change and acquisition. Anna is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Patrick Hill Senior Vice President, Merchandising
Patrick is a merchandising business leader with over 20 years of experience leading product creation, operations, projects, and team in a global cross-matrix organization. He brings over 16 years of licensed sports and event expertise, as well as product innovation to the Dyehard organization and has extensive experience in hot market and special events.
Patrick is a Clemson Tiger, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business (Sports Marketing).
Karen Fitzgerald Merchandise Manager
Karen oversees the Dyehard buying team and all buying plans, protocols, and processes for the company. With her strong understanding of the global marketplace and tenure with Kayser-Roth Corporation and Hanesbrands, Karen brings years of extensive merchandising experience, as well as organizational and functional leadership to the Dyehard team.
Karen graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science, Interior Design.
Bryan leads all digital marketing efforts at Dyehard Fan Supply including paid social, search, email and organic marketing efforts. He has over 10 years experience working with start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, including two of his own brands. In addition to creating and executing marketing campaigns, Bryan also loves eCommerce strategy, and finding new and unconventional revenue streams to grow brands. Bryan studied Sports Management and Digital Marketing at the University of Dayton.