Tracy Deforge

Founder @ The Players Impact

A founder of The Players’ Impact, a venture platform for professional athletes, Tracy is focused on the growth of early stage companies, venture investment and pioneering business initiatives.  An attorney by training, an entrepreneur in spirit, and an executive leader through her experience, her career has focused for more than a decade on start-up companies and sports/media technology offerings. Tracy’s background provides management expertise, startup business initiatives, legal affairs experience and managing operations.    Tracy has been starting, growing, and selling companies for over 17 years.

Her roles and positions throughout her career saw her intimately involved in all aspects of entrepreneurship, from envisioning the concept, business planning, hiring, operations build out, fundraising, strategic partnerships, outsourcing, finances, marketing, and more.  After earning her J.D at Seton Hall University she worked for the National Hockey League, Major League Baseball Advanced Media and was a partner in a venture investment firm focused on companies that intersected sports, technology and media/entertainment.

Tracy started the Boston chapter of Women in Sports and Events, a not-for-profit representing the voice and invaluable resource for professional women in the business of sports and remains and advisor.  She is an adjunct professor at Dean college and serves as a board member of Team USA Handball and the New England Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance. Tracy has 2 children, is a 6-time marathon finisher and a 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a 2018 Haymaker’s for Hope fighter.