George Pyne is an international business executive and founder of Bruin Sports Capital, an investment firm that utilizes private funds to acquire and build the most innovative businesses across the global sports, entertainment, media and lifestyle landscape. Since its founding in January of 2015, Bruin’s portfolio of companies has grown to include more than 1,100 employees across 24 offices in 9 countries, and spans three powerful core platforms – Experiences & Hospitality, Marketing Services and Sports Media & Technology. Pyne is also Non-Executive Chairman of Courtside Ventures, a venture capital fund launched by Bruin that invests in early stage technology and media companies with a focus on sports. He has raised equity capital as a result of his 25-year track record and reputation as a leader and value creator. In his career, he has created billions of dollars in shareholder value for NASCAR and IMG, and has recruited and led talented executives to transform both companies.