Bell Buckle Holdings, Inc.
5660 Strand Ct. #107 Naples, FL 34110
Bell Buckle Holdings, Inc. is a holding company with a focus on acquiring and growing businesses in Youth Sports & Enrichment industry, a $19 billion dollar market with over 80 million participants every year in the United States.
In June 2022, Bell Buckle acquired a majority interest in Jump Start Sports LLC, a leader in youth sports camps & programs. Jump Start Sports partners with schools and recreation departments to offer youth sports programs and camps that teach kids team building, friendship, self-esteem and sportsmanship through participation in football, soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, cheerleading, volleyball and other sporting activities. It has served tens of thousands of children across many communities in 5 states – Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and North Carolina. Jump Start Sports recently completed its Franchise Disclosure Document, and is now actively awarding franchises nationwide. Our mission is to provide opportunities for children to develop physically, mentally and emotionally through participation in sports and other extracurricular activities.
In February 2023, Bell Buckle acquired the exclusive expansion rights of Technique Tigers Baseball Academy, a Trumbull, Connecticut baseball skill development academy for kids. Over the last 15 years, Technique Tigers has provided instruction to over 700 athletes, many of whom have gone on to play college and professional baseball. Its mission is to build strong young student athletes into healthy people who understand the importance of health, education, and discipline.
Robert Clegg, President & CEO
Robert Clegg has been a leader in strategic planning, innovation and development for various companies for over 25 years. He has successfully taken 5 startups from conception through development, funding and operation – Instructional Sports Software, Digital Impact, Career DNA, iStadium, and Tabula Digita (now DimensionU.com). A seasoned executive with expertise in product development and agile methodologies, Robert is also an award winning professional who has delivered exceptional value at every level. His industry awards include PayPal Developers Challenge Winner (2010 for Appbackr), AlwaysOn Global 250 and AlwaysOn 100 (2009/2007 for Tabula Digita), CODiE Award (2008), Best Education Game or Simulation CODiE Award (2007), Education New Comer of the Year, Macworld Editors’ Choice Award (2006 for Dimenxian Algebra), Newsweek Editors’ Choice Award (1997 for Ozzie’s World Deluxe) and Family PC, Top Product of the Year Award (1994 for Ozzie’s World). Robert has a degree in Philosophy from University of Akron (Akron, Ohio), holds PSPO, PSM 1, PSM II Certifications from Scrum.org and is a member of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute. As President & CEO of Bell Buckle, his vast business acumen and exposure to finance, strategy and implementation will lead the company going forward.
Lori Hart, COO
After a successful career in management consulting, including with global leader EY, Lori Hart has been Director of Business Administration for Jump Start Sports, a subsidiary of Bell Buckle Holdings. Since its founding in 2002, Lori has developed, implemented and managed all aspects of Jump Start Sports operations, including scheduling, human resources, marketing and financial reporting. Lori will be an integral part of Bell Buckle Holdings’ expansion in the youth sports & enrichment industry. Lori earned a Business degree from Ohio University.
Kris Baillargeon, VP Tech. Resources
Mr. Kris Baillargeon plays an intrinsic role in the company’s technological implementations. With experience in marketing, website development, graphic design, and process automation, Kris is involved in technological decisions, increasing productivity, employee training, business process advancements/automation, website creation/maintenance, graphic design, and client relations.