Jim Kavanaugh is the Co-Founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, Inc., a $6.5 billion Information Technology systems integrator. He has been awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year and earned a position in the Saint Louis University Business Hall of Fame. Committed to giving back to the community, Kavanaugh has served as President of the Board for St. Patrick Center, an organization that supports the homeless. He also has been a trustee of the board of Saint Louis University since 2010. Additionally, he has been involved in supporting many local and nationwide charitable organizations, such as St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Toys for Tots, Cardinal Glennon, Junior Achievement and United Way.
In addition to business and philanthropic work, Kavanaugh has remained involved in the St. Louis sports community. Kavanaugh attended Saint Louis University, where he played soccer and graduated with a degree in Marketing. In 1983, he was selected as MS Amateur Player of the Year and played on the United States Pan-American Team. Kavanaugh also played for the 1984 Olympic team. In 1986, he was chosen as the second pick in the first round of the professional soccer draft by the Los Angeles Lazers. After his professional soccer career, he continued his involvement in St. Louis Sports, coaching his son and daughter’s teams at St. Louis Scott Gallagher soccer club. In 2012, Kavanaugh accepted the position as President the Board at SLSG. Wasting no time, he helped negotiate and fund the purchase of the St. Louis Soccer Park and installed several new turf fields. Kavanaugh is also an owner of the St. Louis Blues and was recently inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame, being chosen for the 2014 President’s Choice Award.
Tom Strunk is the Chief Financial Officer for World Wide Technology, where he has worked for more than 20 years. Tom graduated from Saint Louis University with a degree in Accounting. A lifelong soccer fan, Tom grew up playing for St. Louis Scott Gallagher and continued his playing career at SLU. In addition to his work with Saint Louis FC and St. Louis Scott Gallagher, Tom serves on the board of the YMCA and the St. Louis Sports Commission.
Rob Ebert is a partner at Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis, where he has practiced as a business and trial lawyer for over 25 years. He obtained his Accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, and his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987. He has been a member of Bryan Cave’s management team for the past 10 years, and is currently a member of its Executive Committee. Rob is also on the Board of Directors of World Wide Technology, Inc. Over the course of Rob’s career, he has represented professional teams (including the St. Louis Blues) and players in high profile cases.
With more than 15 years of executive experience, Patrick Barry serves as the President of Saint Louis FC. He acts as the club's representative on the USL Board of Governors, and provides club management oversight.
Barry’s previous sports experience includes serving as President of River City Sports, an organization that operated the St. Louis Steamers (indoor soccer), St. Louis Swarm (basketball) and River City Renegades (indoor football). Prior to River City Sports, Barry was the Director of Operations for the highly-successful St. Louis Ambush for more than six years. During his time in the sports industry, he and his organizations have received various executive, marketing, and organizational awards. Since 2010, Barry has served as the Executive Director of St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club – one of the nation’s largest and most respected youth soccer clubs. From day one, his focus was business and financial operations in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization. The club has enjoyed significant growth in membership, services, and facilities, including the purchase of the historic St. Louis Soccer Park.
Jeremy Alumbaugh is the Vice-President and General Manager of Saint Louis FC. He oversees player personnel, roster assessment, scouting and youth initiatives for the club.
Alumbaugh possesses over 18 years of coaching and management experience in the club, collegiate, and professional ranks. He has previously served as Director of Coaching at St. Louis Scott Gallagher Illinois from 2009 to 2014, managing all full-time and part-time staff coaches while overseeing soccer operations for more than 60 SLSG teams. Prior to his arrival in St. Louis, he served as the Director of Soccer Operations for the Springfield Sports Club. Previously, Alumbaugh served as an assistant coach at SIU-Edwardsville and Missouri State University as well as the Chicago Fire Reserves of the PDL. In 2009 he was an assistant coach at the MLS Player Combine. As a player, Alumbaugh helped lead UW-Oshkosh to three appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament, including one appearance in the national semifinals.
Currently, Alumbaugh serves as the Alternative Governor representative for the club with the USL Board of Governors as well as a member of the league's Player Development Committee and the Competition Strategy Committee. Jeremy, his wife Tammy and their daughter Sidney reside in the St. Louis area.
Andy Krus handles all financial tracking for Saint Louis FC.
Andy has more than 10 years of financial experience, most recently serving as Sr. Financial Analyist at ESCO Technologies Inc. in St. Louis and Los Angeles, CA. Previously, he worked in similar roles at Laclede Gas Company and Coca-Cola Enterprises in St. Louis.
Andy has a MBA from Saint Louis University and a bachelor's degree in finance from Missouri State University.