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BigTeams Names Clay Walker CEO, Gains Funding For Major National Expansion

04 / 23 / 14

Website and software solutions firm BigTeams has hired CLAY WALKER as its CEO and “recently closed a venture capital funding round aimed at fueling a major national expansion,” according to Eric Fisher of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Walker joins the company “after two years” a...

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04/14/14
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04/11/14
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04/11/14
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04/11/14
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04/10/14
Chris Welton Names U.S. Equestrian CEO

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