People

We have people all around the country — each with a unique function, all with the same mission.
Meet the Right To Play United States team.


Kevin Frey, CEO

Kevin Frey is the CEO of Right To Play International. He oversees the global operations of the organization, while also guiding Right To Play's long term strategic direction.

Kevin joined Right To Play from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management where he served as Managing Director of its flagship MBA program. Kevin has also held roles including Chief Business Development Officer and Director, Business Development and International Programs at the University of Toronto.

In addition to his work at the University, Kevin is Founder and Chairman of Teach Away Inc., one of the world's largest international teaching recruitment firms. Teach Away Inc. has governmental and private sector clients in more than 40 countries and has been recognized in multiple rankings by Profit magazine as one of Canada's fastest growing companies. Kevin is also co-founder of two e-learning companies, Skooli and LearnKit.com.

Kevin has an undergraduate degree with High Distinction from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and Schulich School of Business, and is in the final stages of completing his Doctorate in Business Administration at IE Business School in Madrid.  Kevin played on the University of Toronto's varsity basketball team and is a nationally-certified "Train to Train" basketball coach.

He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife and two children.


  
 
Johann Koss, Founder
Right To Play United States Staff
United States Board of Directors
       
Mark Hantho, Chairman

Chairman
Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. & Global Co-Head of Equity Markets Deutsche Bank

With over 25 years of banking and capital market experience, Mark is the Chairman, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., and Global Head of Equity Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank. Prior to that, he served in a similar role at Bank of America Corporation and Morgan Stanley. He holds an MBA from IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland and a BA from McGill University.

       
Robert Baynard

Vice Chairman
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Rob Baynard is a Vice Chairman for the J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank. In 2002, Rob served as Chairman of both Chase Fleming Private Wealth Management and Fleming Private Fund Management in London. Previously, Rob served as CEO of J.P. Morgan International Bank Ltd. Additionally, he ran the J.P. Morgan Private Bank platform. Rob holds a B.A. from Duke University. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.

 

       
Karen Conway

Advisor

Karen Conway has over 15 years of experience in fundraising, communications, community engagement and volunteer management. She is a member of the International and US Boards of Right To Play, and chairs the International Development Committee. She also served for six years on the UK Board. A graduate of Brown University and NYU School of Law, Karen practiced intellectual property and antitrust law in New York and London, including at Weil Gotshal & Manges, Covington & Burling and Microsoft Corp. Karen is currently a member of the Women’s Leadership Council of Brown University and was previously a member of the University's Alumni Association Board of Governors.

      
Phil D. M. de Picciotto

President
Octagon, Inc.

As President of Octagon, Phil de Picciotto has guided the company into a position of global prominence by representing an exclusive group of world-class athletes and personalities. Phil was also the co-founder of Octagon's predecessor, Advantage International. He's a frequent guest panelist at the industry's leading shows and conferences and regularly provides industry knowledge for news media outlets including CBS, CNBC, USA Today and The New York Times.

       
Johann Olav Koss

Founder
Right To Pla​y



Johann Koss is the founder of Right To Play and a four-time Olympic gold medalist in speedskating. He holds an undergraduate degree in medical training from the University of Queensland, an executive MBA from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Doctor of Laws Honorary Degrees from Brock University and the University of Calgary, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Vrje Universiteit Brussel, in Belgium.

 

       
Allyson Felix

Olympic Gold Medalist
USA Track and Field

Felix is the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history having won six Gold and three Silver medals. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Felix previously served on the President’s Council of Fitness, Sport and Nutrition, under President Barack Obama. In her role as a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador since 2011, she has visited programs in China, Uganda and Mozambique.

     
Peter Land

Partner
Finsbury

Peter Land is a Partner at Finsbury, a WPP Group Company, specializing in the convergence of consumer marketing and corporate reputation. Peter previously served as the Global Head of Corporate Communications at AOL, and Global Managing Director at Edelman. Mr. Land has a B.A. from Duke. He is an adjunct professor at the Stern NYU School of Business and has taught sports and entertainment marketing classes at several leading universities. He serves on the marketing advisory boards of DoSomething, the JCC of Manhattan and the Executive Committee of UJA Sports for Youth. Peter lives in New York with his wife Michele and three children.

 

    
Robert Lewin

Member
Head of Corporation Development & Treasurer KKR

Robert Lewin joined KKR in 2004 and in his current role, has oversight for KKR's balance sheet, including leading a centralized effort focused on M&A and strategic projects across the firm. From 2006 to 2010, he was a member of the private equity team in Hong Kong where he also assisted with the build out of the firm's Asia business. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Lewin was with Bear Stearns & Company. He holds a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lewin is married with two children, and lives in New York.

     
Meridee A. Moore

Founder, Senior Managing Member & Chief Investment Officer
Watershed Asset Management, LLC


In 2002, Meridee Moore founded Watershed Asset Management LLC, a San Francisco-based investment management company, where she is the Senior Managing Member and Chief Investment Officer. She spent 10 years as a Managing Member of Farallon Capital Management LLC and six years in Lehman Brothers’ investment banking division. Meridee graduated from Yale Law School and the University of Colorado. She is married and has three daughters.

 

 
Summer Sanders

Olympic Gold Medalist
USA Swimming


At the Barcelona Olympics, Summer Sanders won four medals in swimming, two gold, one silver, and one bronze. She has hosted numer ous television shows, covered the Sochi Olympics, competed on “Celebrity Apprentice,” and co-created Blackline Media. Summer has been an Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play for over 15 years and serves on the board of the USA Swimming Foundation. Summer has two children with her husband, Olympic skier Erik Schlopy.

     
Holly Taylor Sargent

President and Founder

HT Sargent, LLC


Holly Taylor Sargent is the founding Director of the Harvard Kennedy School Women's Leadership Board. She is also the founder and CEO of HT Sargent, LLC, a consulting firm for non-profit organizations and philanthropists. Previously, Holly served as the Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Strategy and the Senior Associate Dean for Advancement at the Harvard Kennedy School. With her daughters, she founded the global not-for-profit, Girls for Good.

 

 
Dag J. Skattum

Vice Chairman
J.P. Morgan Chase


Dag is Vice Chairman, J.P. Morgan Chase, Europe, Middle East and Africa Banking. He was previously a Partner with TPG Capital based in London. He started his career with J.P. Morgan in New York in 1986 where his last role was Co-Head of Global Mergers and Acquisitions. Dag serves on the International Board of Right To Play, The Myeloma Institute Board and the Board of Trustees at Allegheny College. Dag received a B.A. from Allegheny College and an MBA from the Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. Dag is married to Julie Skattum and lives in London with their three sons Lars, Erik and Nils.

     
Gary Zenkel

President
NBC Olympics & 
President, Operations & Strategy
NBC Sports Group


Zenkel manages NBCUniversal’s Olympic business -- working closely with the IOC, USOC and NBC’s distribution partners to advance coverage, distribution and marketing opportunities for the Olympic Games in the U.S.. Zenkel also oversees operations and business strategy for the NBC Sports Group. Zenkel graduated from the University of Michigan and Georgetown Law School.


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