Don McDermott, Managing Director
Mike Creaney, Director
Attended the University of Notre Dame earning both Academic and Athletic All-American Football honors, then spent two years in the professional game.
Spent thirty years within a privately-owned commercial real estate development firm based in Baltimore, Maryland, the Creaney & Smith Group where the proximity to our nation’s capital and the surrounding five states, provided a diverse array of ventures that afforded a consummate variety of tenancies and development capabilities. While intentionally maintaining a small group and home roots, Creaney & Smith parlayed their geographic good fortune and corporate focus to develop and deliver 84 commercial buildings, to include +/- 8.2 MM sq.ft. and value in excess of ½ billion dollars, for themselves and for their institutional, private, public and governmental partners.
Along with his partners and Principal Members, has delivered Mission Critical Secure Facilities for the Corp of Engineers, for the Taskforce to Eliminate Fraud in the Medicare and Medicaid Systems, for Homeland Security, for divisions of the Armed Forces and for other highly secure and governmental tenancies, at various level SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities) locations within the portfolio. The collection also includes expertise for medical offices, X-Ray facilities and MRI financing and construction, State of the Art storage delivery systems within facilities serving Iron Mountain, Under Armour and “Just in Time” services to the Port of Baltimore, along with more conventional office, warehouse and flex tenancies.
Tasked by a joint venture between the City of Baltimore (Baltimore Economic Development Corporation – BEDCO) and Aldrich, Eastman & Waltch (AEW) to assess the city’s potential to provide institutional and financial investment in facilities and technology transfer for the nascent Biotechnology Industry within a few select properties. After extended study and multiple, lengthy visits to Boston, San Diego and San Francisco, and despite the presence of world-class Institutions already in Baltimore (Johns Hopkins & University of Maryland Trauma Center by example) Mike’s analysis recommended a delayed entry into the sector, a suggestion that in retrospect had proven prescient.
Has partnered with and/or provided third party development, construction and management services to The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Company, McCormick Inc., Aldrich, Eastman & Waltch (AEW), Cabot Industrial Trust, The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company (NML), Beacon Capital, the Pension Fund to IBEW (Electrical Workers in Washington DC), ASB Capital, & The Prudential Life Insurance Company among others.
Samantha Prutch, Director
Leads brand development, media outreach, and design activities for clients and supporter engagement
Experience includes collaboration with global retail brands: Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie, Hollister, Gilly Hicks, Ruehl, Aviator Nation and Sole Serum.
Her executive leadership role within the Abercrombie & Fitch family of brands allowed her to collaborate to create globally iconic retail brand experiences, campaigns and brand environments.
Casey Carr, Director
Entrepreneur, business strategist, and turnaround specialist with over ten years' experience in banking and wealth management including stints at BB&T, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, and CertusBank.
Equity owner in Kixsports, an innovation team product brand; owner of HappyFeet preschool soccer franchise; founder of First XI Sports, an international soccer camp and travel company; founding member of Vloggedin.com, a tech start-up.
Former Division I Soccer player at DePaul University where he was a member of the Conference USA All Freshman team.
Steve Smith, Senior Advisor
Consultant with SRS Consulting with focus on long and short term engagements advising on best practices for B2B/B2C acquisition, traditional/digital marketing, customer service/retention/account maximization, product development & pricing strategies, industry technology solutions, department structure, staffing, compensation, and ticket operations with Impact de Montreal FC.
Harry Feuerstein, Partner, Merryk
Chris Graham, Managing Partner, The Private Client Law Group
Charlie Houser, Chairman, Green Cloud Technologies
Tom Sharkey, Private Investor
Tony Suber, Chairman, Fund Philanthropy
James E. Thompson, Partner & CFO
Joshua J. Prutch, Partner
John W. Prutch, Managing Partner
You never know when an opportunity might present itself and when it happens in the realm of sports and media the playing field can look pretty complicated. At Club 9 Sports, we have both the experience and expertise to accomplish your objectives. We're also willing to do the blocking and tackling needed to make sure it's done right.
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