Jim Cavale is a 3-Time INC. 5000 Entrepreneur, an annual award that INC. Magazine reserves for America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. His passion for people is at the core of everything he does in business and life. People who know Jim well, know he is all about relationships and gives unconditionally to those around him.
Originally from Upstate New York, Jim accepted a baseball scholarship to the University of Montevallo (UM), an NCAA Division II school just outside of Birmingham, Alabama, where he not only played ball but also sewed his entrepreneurial roots in building a sports broadcasting network for the university.
He then built a sports recruiting tech marketplace in NextSpex, before exiting in 2010 to build Iron Tribe Fitness from one gym to more than 45 gyms across America.
After almost seven years of leadership at Iron Tribe, Jim stepped down as President of the company and sold his ownership to spend his time in building a new SaaS brand in Influencer (INFLCR).
More than 15,000 pro and college athlete INFLCR app users from over 500 NCAA Division I INFLCR college team SaaS clients, access their INFLCR app on a daily basis, to access their pictures and videos in real-time from games, practices and other team-related activities. These 15,000+ athletes engage and share this storytelling content from their INFLCR app to their personal social media channels more than four times per week on average, reaching an audience of over 30M people on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and other social medias.
INFLCR recently merged with sports tech titan Teamworks, to grow this athlete user network beyond 100,000 over the next year and continue its growth into pro sports, where more than 500 athletes in the NBA and NFL are already active on the INFLCR platform.
Along with growing this new brand, Jim has Co-Founded a beauty on-demand app with his wife Yazmin (GLOW), serves as the Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Birmingham’s state-of-the-art Innovation Depot Velocity Accelerator program, serves on the board for the Birmingham Venture Club and chairs the board for The Aspire Movement, a mentoring movement for young fatherless children in Birmingham.
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