Entrepreneur and Investor Rudy Cline-Thomas Named to Global Communities Board of Trustees

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Rudy Cline-Thomas. Photo credit: Sports Business Daily.

Global Communities today announced the appointment of Rudy Cline-Thomas, the founder and managing partner of Mastry, Inc. to its Board of Trustees. Mastry, Inc. specializes in identifying investment opportunities for Fortune 500 companies, early stage start-ups and professional athletes.

Mr. Cline-Thomas is also a founding partner of the Bloomberg Annual Players Technology Summit, which brings together top leaders in the technology, venture capital and sports communities to discuss tech investing, trends, partnerships and future sports/tech initiatives. He is on the advisory boards of Pacific Pro Football, Inc. and Intent Ventures, an investment management company created to advance and support women entrepreneurs of color. He is also a board member of the Business Advisory Council for Providence College.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Cline-Thomas to the Board of Global Communities,” said Global Communities President & CEO David A. Weiss. “His business and investment background, commitment to gender and racial diversity and experience developing vital partnerships will present new opportunities for our work in underserved communities around the world.”

Mr. Cline-Thomas has worked for many years in the business of sports and athlete representation. He and business partner Andre Iguodala of the Golden State Warriors advise clients on the constantly evolving approach to business for professional athletes. He regularly provides mentorship and investment advice for professional athletes – particularly in the NBA – who are interested in becoming involved in viable early stage investments. His network includes some of the most successful CEO's and professional athletes in the U.S.

“Global Communities is delighted to welcome Rudy to our Board, where his extensive expertise in investing and branding will be a tremendous asset to our work in some of the most impoverished corners of the developing world,” said Global Communities Board of Trustees Chair Caroline Blakeley. “His service will bring a unique perspective to Global Communities and help open doors to select networks that will help expand our international efforts greatly.”

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