Indianapolis-based Upper Hand Inc. has named Vanessa Palestino Vice President of Business Development. In the role, she will lead and support the sales team, as well as cultivate growth for the Enterprise Sales department, for the firm’s award-winning sports and fitness software platform.
Many of the world’s most successful companies started with a founder who had a problem. Google, Uber and Spanx are examples of companies born from a non-existent or inferior product that couldn’t meet a founder’s needs. Read how Kevin MacCauley, Upper Hand Founder + CEO saw an opportunity while coaching baseball and turned it into one of the sports and fitness industry’s leading software solutions.
Upper Hand, a leading technology software company serving the sports and fitness industry, today proudly announces that they were named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Training Category and a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Best User Experience Category in the 18th Annual American Business Awards®.
D-BAT is one of the top indoor baseball and softball training franchises in the country, aiming to provide quality teaching environments and high quality instruction for athletes of all ages, from little league to the pros. When their franchise locations temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Upper Hand understood the importance of continuing to provide quality training to athletes, and immediately began working on a solution for the business.
On behalf of our team at Upper Hand, our hearts are with all those impacted by COVID-19. Leaders across the company have been highly focused on mitigating the potential impact of the novel coronavirus. Our two main guiding principles remain consistent: 1) protect the health and safety of our employees and 2) protect our sustainability at a time of distress for our customers who need us more than ever.
Kevin MacCauley is the Founder & CEO of Upper Hand which is a software that helps to streamline all aspects of business operations in sports and fitness. He recognized a need for a scheduling software when he was coaching Little League and he used the skills he learned in previous jobs to grow the company to much more than just scheduling and to winning many tech awards in Indy. In this episode, you’ll hear Kevin tell us about the progression of his career and how a lot of his success relates back to the first job he had out of college and the skills he learned there, his love for books and learning and a ton of great book suggestions he has for us, and his company Upper Hand and how it’s evolved to what it is today.
For owners and operators of fitness studios, clubs, and gyms, having a flexible fitness software to manage daily operations is imperative to driving growth. A great gym and fitness management software should relieve you of tedious administrative work and provide an integrated way to manage all aspects of your business. Here are four signs that you should look into finding a new software for your fitness studio.
In an ideal world, the majority of time spent operating a sports training business would be on developing clients. Unfortunately this scenario rarely represents real life, and many business owners find themselves spending most of their time doing admin work. Recently, Upper Hand has helped two similar businesses not just escape this vortex but also see immediate results in revenue and new clientele.