Brian Rzeppa

Experience: 1-3 Years
Category: Print Journalist

Brian Rzeppa
4835 Hillcrest Rd.
Trenton, MI 48183


December 2015-Present - Detroit Coast II Coast All-Stars
General Manager
• Helped professional basketball team transition from American Basketball Association (ABA) to New Era Basketball Association (NEBA). Hired and managed a sales staff that grew operating budget from years past and ensured the happiness of sponsors. Scouted both opponents and future talent and assisted coaches with game plans.

December 2013-Present Trenton Trib/Market Insights
• Handled sales for a local monthly newspaper and also produced columns for the paper. Most columns were typically sports-related, but some others varied. Interviewed a variety of local athletes and entertainers, including Anthony Bass and Matt Shoemaker from the MLB and Andy Greene from the NHL. Worked on social media pages for a variety of local businesses, as well as advertising.

March 2015-August 2015 Quicken Loans/Rock Ventures
Business Development Intern
• Worked in various business roles such as recruiting, development, analysis and branding at a startup within the Quicken Loans family of companies. Developed a list of potential job candidates and contacted them through a variety of means and set up a repeatable process for co-workers. Did basic analytical assessments of the business using Google Analytics and Full Story. Involved in meetings and planning in setting the branding of the company moving forward. Learned basic functions of SQL.

September 2014-January 2015 Professional Athletes Outreach
Social Media/Writing Intern
• Remote internship with a website that creates videos based on how professional athletes had their lives affected by their faith. Wrote stories based around the videos done by the company and assisted in their social media outreach.

June 2012-March 2015 Woodchucks Home Improvement
Social Media Manager
• Assisted in both indoor and outdoor home improvement work. Developed a website for the company and created/managed all social media pages (Facebook/Google+). Used various SEO practices to steadily grow page-rank of website on Google.

June 2013-December 2013 The League News
Position: Owner/Lead Writer
• Created a basketball-centric website and grew it into one of the top 100,000 in the world and grew Facebook page to more than 30,000 “Likes”. Produced articles on a daily basis and interviewed top athletes such as Jabari Parker, Jay Bilas and Bill Sharman. Have also written for Sheridan Hoops, ESPN SweetSpot Network, SB Nation and Yahoo! Sports.

April 2013-August 2013 Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Club
Position: Fanwear Intern
• Responsible for giving game attendees their best possible ballpark experience, as well as being able to adjust to situations on the fly at the largest merchandise store in all of minor league sports.

June 2008-August 2013 City of Trenton
T-Ball Instructor/Marina Attendant/Supervisor • Taught young children the basic elements of baseball and softball. Managed the money that came into the marina and dealt with the public extensively. Was promoted into leadership role after one year.


September 2014-Present United States Sports Academy Major: Sports Management

September 2013-April 2014 Henry Ford Community College Major: Business Management September 2012-April 2013 University of Michigan-Dearborn Major: Business Administration

Google AdWords Certification
Google AdWords Advanced Search Certification