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FROM THE FIELD TO THE FUTURE

Created by practitioners, Kitman Labs turns data and analytics into your greatest performance advantage.

2012

In 2012, Rehabilitation and Conditioning Coach Stephen Smith founded Kitman Labs to revolutionise how sports organisations leverage data and analytics to advance human performance.

2013

Injury Profiler launched with
Leinster Rugby as first client

2014

Everton FC becomes first
Premier League Client

2018

Kitman Labs wins
BT Sports Performance
Technology of the Year

2020

Kitman Labs acquires The Sports
Office and launches the Performance
Intelligence Research Initiative (PIRI)

2021

Presagia acquired with
100 NCAA clients

2022

iP: Intelligence Platform launched as first integrated, cloud-based advanced operating system, with Risk Advisor using proprietary AI technology, and Performance Medicine replacing legacy EMR systems.

2023

First US Pro Leagues launch: NFL launches Performance Medicine Solution across all 32 clubs; MLS Next launches League Operations across all Academies.

software as a
superpower

The Kitman Labs Intelligence Platform is a centralised, advanced operating system that streamlines and automates workflows to help achieve specific performance outcomes.

One configurable,
cloud-based platform.
Many Solutions.

Our technology aggregates thousands of data points into a single platform. Accessible to the entire organisation. Configured to your needs.

The Team
Behind the Team

Our practitioners and data scientists work with your teams to design, develop and deliver against your stated objectives.

More than an EMR.
beyond an AMS.

An interactive, multi-disciplinary platform supporting data-led solutions for Performance Medicine, Performance Optimisation, Coaching & Development, and League Operations.

More than an EMR.
beyond an AMS.

An interactive, multi-disciplinary platform supporting data-led solutions for Performance Medicine, Performance Optimisation, Coaching & Development, and League Operations.

Data strategy
that leads to
on-field success.

Before optimising human performance, it’s critical to optimise your strategy. We help implement and operationalise more efficient processes and systems to drive faster success.

Outcome Stories

Oakland Roots

From Siloed to a Single View

Data was never a problem for Oakland Roots SC. But stuck with outdated spreadsheet tools and inundated with data, they weren’t able to efficiently share or learn from anything they collected. Kitman Labs gave them a consolidated view that joined together everything from practise planning to player development, giving them objective scores and ratings, and bringing together medical, technical and performance data under one roof.

Burnley F.C.

Driving Organisational Efficiency

Burnley F.C. has always seen data and tech as especially critical in the world of football, so they understand that the organisational structure around data is as important as the data itself. With Kitman Labs, Burnley has been able to create efficiency in all their departments, from sports science to recruitment and coaching, and to bring those departments together with a single view of data across the organisation.

Malmö FF

Future Proofing the Organisation

Malmo FF has been around for over 100 years, but their focus remains steadily on the future. Their player management tools had limited scope and capabilities, meaning they couldn’t be as forward-thinking as they needed to drive success. Switching to Kitman Labs gave them a platform that allowed information to be shared openly and the customisation to plan and change as they need to, truly future-proofing their organisation.

NEXTOUTCOME STORY

WE WORK WITH

This partnership represents a significant development in how clubs and the Premier League can use data to support elite player development and personal growth across all club academies.
Kitman Labs and the Columbus Crew are both deeply committed to fundamentally changing how data is used in sport to optimise performance, reduce injury risk, support operations, and ultimately drive success across every aspect of the organisation, from the First Team, through Crew 2 and to the Academy.
The Intelligence Platform has given us a data system that we can call our own, and the Kitman Labs team itself has been great with helping us make sense of it all, while also giving us a push in areas where we could be doing even more with our data.

Tony Scholes

Chief Football Officer

Tim Bezbatchenko

President & General Manager

Andreas Georgson

Technical Director

Performance Strategists

Andy Shelton

Head of Performance Strategist

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Bryan Burnstein

Senior Performance Strategist

Bryan was previously the Head of Performance at Cirque du Soleil and the California University of Pennsylvania. Bryan helps partners align around solutions to optimize the availability and performance of their athletes.

Chris Knerl

Performance Strategist - Defense

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Michael Bridges

Performance Strategist - UK Football

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Andy Gorski

Partnership Success Manager

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Henry Ruggiero

Performance Strategist - NCAA

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Anne Makinen

Performance Strategist - EMEA

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Greg Sammons

Performance Strategist - EMEA

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Chad Gerhard

Performance Strategist - US Pro Sports

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Karim Hader

Performance Strategist - SEMEA

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John Dams

Performance Strategist - APAC

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Diarmaid Brennan

Performance Strategist

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Donald Rich

Performance Strategist - AFL

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Andy Cain

Performance Strategist - UK Football

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Miguel Angel Campos Vasquez

Performance Strategist - EMEA

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Darcy Norman

Performance Solutions Expert

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Adam Grainger

Performance Solutions Expert

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EXECUTIVE TEAM

Stephen Smith

CEO

Stephen is Kitman Labs’ CEO and founder. He was previously Senior Injury Rehabilitation & Conditioning Coach at Leinster Rugby Club. Stephen holds a BSc in Sport & Exercise Rehab and MSc in Football Rehab from Edgehill University.

Chris Aker

CRO

Chris has a wealth of experience designing and building global sales and success organizations for Facebook (pre and post IPO), Google, Compass, Eventbrite, Skype (pre-Microsoft), IBM, and Toshiba.

Kirk Iwanowski

CMO

Kirk has been a long-time CMO across SaaS and Entertainment, leading on branding, marketing, design, PR, thought leadership & go-to-market strategy.

David Hesse

Chief of Staff

David has 20+ years experience in leading change in high performance sport and business in both the UK and US with companies such as IMG, Capgemini and Ernst & Young

Derek Mchugh

Head of Data Science

Derek has a Theoretical physics & computing background with a PhD in quantum computing. He has 20+ years of experience in academia, finance & insurance industries.

Kevin McLaughlin

COO & People

A former professional rugby player for Leinster & Ireland, Kevin brings high-performance and leadership expertise to Kitman Labs.

Announcement

Bayer Leverkusen Renews and Expands Deal with Kitman Labs ‘Intelligence Platform’

On the heels of winning the Bundesliga championship title – the first in Club history – a European record-setting winning run and a six-year pre-existing partnership with Kitman Labs, Bayer Leverkusen announces the extension and expansion of their relationship with Kitman Labs to include the entire Academy.

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