Meet The Team

Meet the lean, mean fighting machine behind Overdog!

Steve Berneman

Co-Founder / CEO

Steve is our CEO and a Co-Founder of Overdog. With nearly 10 years of experience working in start-ups and sports, Steve spends most of his days 1) focused on OverDog’s Game-Changing Experience, 2) getting out of the way of the amazing Overdog team, and 3) trying to convince us that baseball is still America’s National Pastime. Steve is also Overdog's General Counsel, which means that he’s responsible for all of our contracts and comma placements.

Steve holds his BA from Princeton University and his JD/MBA from Vanderbilt University. He lives in Nashville with his wife and their two dogs.

Hunter Hillenmeyer

Co-Founder / President

Hunter serves as President and Co-Founder of Overdog. He played eight seasons for the Chicago Bears, during five of which he served as a Board Member for the NFLPA. In addition to his role as Office Linebacker, Hunter manages the athlete user experience and serves as de facto CMO. Hunter remains adamant that losing 30 pounds and trading in his southern shag haircut for a more manageable mop has nothing to do with his desire to look the part of a start-up co-founder.

Now in his second VC-funded start-up, Hunter still refuses to change out his “fat crocodile dundee” LinkedIn photo. He received his BA from Vanderbilt University and MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife Shannon and daughters Harper and Brynn.

Thomas Bernstein

Chief Operating Officer

Thomas serves as Overdog's Chief Operating Officer tasked with overseeing product, project, and agile scrum management efforts for the company. Prior to joining Overdog, Thomas worked for two large companies – Accenture and American Express – before arriving in start-up land with edo Interactive, another Nashville-based, venture-backed business. At edo, Thomas managed a range of functions including product management and design, product marketing, and various product-related business development efforts.

Thomas received his BS from Cornell University and MBA from Vanderbilt University. He currently lives in Nashville with his wife Betsy, two dogs Cullie and Annabelle, and kitten Little Buddy.

Brian Corrigan

Chief Technology Officer

Brian has nearly two decades of experience building, architecting, and operating large software properties in the entertainment space. After interacting with hundreds of millions of players, earning billions of dollars in revenue and working with all kinds of different people Brian still loves nothing more than creating cool things with like-minded people. Brian speaks a bit. He writes a bit. He code a lot. Brian is passionate about high-performance teams and talented individuals, dislikes needless bureaucracy, and love designs. He loves shipping products.

Specialties: Systems Architecture, Javascript & NodeJS, Ruby on Rails, PHP, Data Center Operations, Open Source Evangelist, Database Development, *Nix.

Sam DeSalvatore

Senior Operations Analyst

Sam is Overdog's Senior Operations Analyst, which means he does a little bit of everything. Sometimes he is working on product related tasks with Thomas and the development team, while other times he is working with Steve handling company financials. Before joining Overdog, Sam worked at Safe Auto Insurance Company managing their insurance product in four states. He was responsible for setting prices to ensure profitability and figuring out ways to grow the business.

Sam received his BS in Psychology and Economics from THE Ohio State University where he was also a varsity cheerleader. He currently lives in Nashville and his interests include both playing and watching sports.

James Held

Operations Analyst

James joined Overdog in November as an Operations Analyst, assisting us with the creation and application of Overdog's Topic Database and Digital Experience. Prior to joining Overdog, James was with another Nashville company called Splitsecnd where he worked as their primary Campaign Manager. He was responsible for campaigning the Splitsecnd brand in Nashville and greater Tennessee, as well as assisting them with their day-to-day operations.

After graduating from Denison University in May 2014 with a BA in Political Science, James completed the Accelerator Summer Business Institute at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management. He currently works in Nashville and his interests include Golf, Basketball, Music, and watching Detroit sports teams (but he still cheers for the Preds and Titans!).

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