Bryant McBride

Bryant McBride

Bryant McBride is the CEO and co-founder of Burst. Bryant has over 20 years of experience as an executive, entrepreneur and investor. In the past 10 years, he has focused on building and nurturing technology businesses where family and sports have been strategic growth drivers.

Bryant’s entrepreneurial activities have resulted in the creation, growth and profitable sale of four companies –, Vision Sports and Entertainment Partners, Football Scouts Inc. and Sports Technologies Inc. Bryant has also built growth initiatives with Fortune 500 companies and leading consumer brands including M&M Mars, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Kraft Foods, Sunkist, Sam’ s Club/Walmart, Bank of America, Choice Hotels, and United Technologies. Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Bryant was the VP of Business Development for the National Hockey League, where he led the evaluation and creation of new businesses, including international broadcasting, rink development and multiple grassroots fan base building initiatives.

Bryant was elected the first African American class president at the West Point where he served as a Cadet from 1984- 86. He graduated from Trinity College in Connecticut where he also became the first African American to be elected class president and was voted an All-American defenseman for Trinity’s Championship hockey team. In 1990, Bryant obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Bryant serves on the boards of directors of the New York City Track and Field Armory and the New York Road Runners Club – the biggest running club in the world and organizers of the New York City Marathon. He also serves as Chairman of USA Fitness Corps, an initiative that selects returning veterans to serve as Fitness Corps Leaders in US Cities with a prevalence of childhood obesity. In his spare time, Bryant is a youth hockey coach to his three children and he has started and completed 24 marathons.

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