We take your fan experience to the next level ...We give you the edge

We partner with great teams and events to create unforgettable experiences and develop lasting engagement with fans through creative content, activations, and new technology.

All of this leads to revenue growth and life-long fans.

Our Services

We begin by understanding your organization, your staff, and your fan base. Venue Edge will then analyze your current assets and existing resources to identify new opportunities.

Video Production

  • Storytelling
  • Commercials
  • Short and long form shows
  • Social media

Branding

  • Logo development
  • Graphic design
  • Animation
  • Full broadcast packages

Gameday Presentation

  • Scripting
  • Fan engagement
  • Entertainment
  • Content development
  • Video board/LED content
  • New technology

Live Production

  • Crewing
  • Mobile facilities
  • Producer/Director
  • Streaming

Sponsorship

  • In-game activations
  • Idea generation
  • Creative development
  • Branded storytelling
  • Sales support and training

Consulting

  • Resource review
  • New revenue opportunities
  • Workflow
  • Training
  • Strategy

Case Studies

Atlantic 10

Vegas Kickoff Classic & Las Vegas Bowl

Florida Citrus Sports

Mountain West Network

Venue Edge Leadership

Venue Edge Brings Experience and Expertise

We know what it takes to run the most successful events. Our flexible approach to multi-platform content delivery ensures you will meet every fans’ expectations.

Our Leadership

David Saphirstein

David started Venue Edge continuing a long career in the video production and sports industry, highlighted by senior level creative and technology management roles at ESPN.

David started Venue Edge continuing a long career in the video production and sports industry, highlighted by senior level creative and technology management roles at ESPN. David has a proven track record for merging creativity and technology to engage viewers, fans and customers. He finds, introduces and recommends new technology and new revenue opportunities for his clients.

Prior to opening Venue Edge, David was ESPN’s Director of Creative Technology and launched ESPN’s Sports Lab based at Full Sail University in Orlando. He also led a team of engineers at the ESPN Innovation Lab at Walt Disney World developing innovative products to engage viewers and sports fans.

Charles H. Ogilvie Jr.

Chuck Ogilvie grew up in Winter Park, Florida, attended Winter Park High School and Mercer University, and has spent the last 42 years as an entrepreneur founding and working with existing companies.

Chuck Ogilvie grew up in Winter Park, Florida, attended Winter Park High School and Mercer University, and has spent the last 42 years as an entrepreneur founding and working with existing companies. Many of these companies have been purchased by New York Stock Exchange corporations.

Chuck founded Designed Furniture Associates, Inc., a commercial office furniture dealership in 1984. He subsequently built the dealership into the number one Westinghouse Furniture Systems dealership nationally, in total volume, within five years. While owning DFA, Mr. Ogilvie served on the Westinghouse National Advisory Council for eight years and co-founded the National Independent Contract Dealer Council. During this time he was nominated twice for Central Florida “Entrepreneur of the Year” and was in the Orlando Magazine’s “Top 100 Companies” twice.

Eric Bartels

Eric has more than 20 years experience in the sports business industry. A graduate of the Ohio University’s Sports Administration program, he also earned an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from East Carolina University.

Eric has more than 20 years experience in the sports business industry. With a diverse background in marketing, communication and sales, he most enjoys developing strategic, customer-focused and revenue generating programs and campaigns and serving sports, media, and technology industry clients and organizations, including ESPN, the GolfChannel and the Orlando Magic.

A graduate of the Ohio University’s Sports Administration program, he also earned an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from East Carolina University.

Over the past 10 years,Eric has served on local and regional chapter boards, ranging from the AmericanMarketing Association to Young Life. He also serves as an university professor, in addition to serving as a consultant on select sports and technology business projects.

Chris Pelczynski

Chris Pelczynski is a creative director who has spent over two decades in broadcast design; the majority of that time at ESPN in both Bristol, CT and Los Angeles, CA. At ESPN, Chris led the creative for some of ESPN's most well-known brands, including SportsCenter, NBA Countdown, NFL and SportsNation, as well as international programming.

Chris Pelczynski is a creative director who has spent over two decades in broadcast design; the majority of that time at ESPN in both Bristol, CT and Los Angeles, CA. At ESPN, Chris led the creative for some of ESPN's most well-known brands, including SportsCenter, NBA Countdown, NFL and SportsNation, as well as international programming. His work has been recognized with 9 Promax/Broadcast Design Association Awards and 2 Sports Emmy Awards. Chris holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Arizona State University.

Andrew Zingone

Andrew is a strategic advisor and experienced producer. He has managed and produced countless large-scale events across professional and college football, international soccer, college hockey, college basketball, and youth sports championships.

Andrew is a strategic advisor and experienced producer. He has managed and produced countless large-scale events across professional and college football, international soccer, college hockey, college basketball, and youth sports championships.

Through his work, Andrew has experience collaborating with brands including Kellogg's, Disney, Under Armour, Bud Light, Modelo, Vrbo, and Pepsi, as well as experience working on events with partners including the NFL, ESPN, Pop Warner, and the College Football Playoff.

A native of North Bethesda, MD, Andrew graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in marketing and finance.

Rachel King

Rachel is an Executive Producer and Event Operations Consultant with over 17 years of production and event experience, for large scale events as well as with domestic sports teams. Rachel started working with Real Salt Lake back in 2007, executing Corporate Partnerships, match presentation and overall event operations before taking her experience to GMR Marketing.

Rachel is an Executive Producer and Event Operations Consultant with over 17 years of production and event experience, for large scale events as well as with domestic sports teams. Rachel started working with Real Salt Lake back in 2007, executing Corporate Partnerships, match presentation and overall event operations before taking her experience to GMR Marketing. While at GMR she focused on numerous accounts leading multiple teams on local, national and international sporting and high-level executive events. Some of her most memorable moments are working with Under Armour in the lead up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, developing and executing all their Olympic initiatives and activations, all her MLS All-Star and MLS Cup games, the production of the 2019-2022 MexTour games, the 2022 Warrior Games, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar.

Aaron Cohn

Aaron Cohn is a 20-year sales veteran with a track record of building long-term partnerships. During his career, he has personally contracted more than $100 million in revenue while leading a variety of sales teams to reach, and exceed, annual sales goals.

Aaron Cohn is a 20-year sales veteran with a track record of building long-term partnerships. During his career, he has personally contracted more than $100 million in revenue while leading a variety of sales teams to reach, and exceed, annual sales goals.

Cohn led the negotiations on the largest AAV deal in Pittsburgh Pirates' history and is also responsible for the naming rights deal for LECOM Park, formally McKechnie Field. He has secured partnerships with 16 Fortune 500 companies and has used cutting-edge technology to increase the value of deals while identifying new verticals.

Aaron is a graduate of Ohio University.