Charles Fishbein – Founder/President
Charles Fishbein is the Founder of Elite Scouting Services and has been identifying high school football players for over a decade. His innate eye for those special athletes that deserve the opportunity to play college football has allowed him to earn national recognition with coaches, athletes and peers. Charles has a deep belief that football serves as a vehicle to create opportunities and change lives. “It’s truly a blessing to have the opportunity to do what you truly love and make a living doing it. I wake up every day energized by the responsibility I feel to provide opportunities to those who have separated themselves from the field. We are very proud of our accomplishments to date and are just getting started! We won’t stop until we are identifying talent nationwide.”
Shawn Garrity – CEO
Shawn attended Syracuse University (Class ‘86’) where he received his B.A Degree in Communications and also received the Bill Miller Outstanding Student, Athlete Citizen Award as a scholarship athlete (Football). In 2009, Shawn was inducted into the Holy Name CCHS Hall of Fame recognized for his lifetime achievement. Shawn began his professional career in the marketing and events industry founding several successful companies while working with fortune 100 brands including Fujifilm, Warner Bros, Turner Broadcasting, MGM and Sharp Electronics to name a few. Over the last decade, Shawn has made a strong mark in the entertainment industry creating integrated marketing and event properties working with ESPN, NBC, CBS College Sports, Gatorade, Adidas, Goodyear, Athlon Sports, University of Tennessee, World Baseball Classic (MLB) and the Orange Bowl Committee to name a few. Shawn has defined a true leadership position for himself in the entertainment industry and currently serves on several advisory boards including the Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics at Syracuse University.
Jonathan Hadnott – National Scouting Director
Jonathan Hadnott is the National Director of Scouting for ESS and currently resided in Chicago, Illinois. Jonathan has established relationships with coaches in each of the major college football conferences to include the Big Ten, Big Twelve, Atlantic Coast Conference, South Eastern Conference and PAC Twelve to name a few. Jonathan is currently President and CEO of NSE Football located in Northern Illinois. and doubles as the Midwest Regional Director for Player Development for All American Games producers of the the US Army All American Bowl and Football University. With over 25 years of football coaching experience along with training and developing quality athletes, he has the unique ability to identify athletic talent and players that are considered difference makers. Jonathan has coached and developed athletes that have gone on to play in NFL Level (Michael Turner – Northern Illinois Atlanta Falcon, Aaron Moorehead – Illinois – Indianapolis Colts) Jonathan continues to organize and operate regional camps, regional combines and passing camps for Nike – The Opening, All American Games – US Army National Combine and Football University as a way to scout and evaluate talent live and in person nationally. Jonathan has established himself as a leader and is committed to excellence.
Todderick Hunt – Director NE Scouting
Todderick Hunt played high school football and basketball at Woodbridge (N.J.) high school and was a standout under head coach Bill Nyers. He then went on to play collegiate football at Towson (Md.) University under head coach Gordy Combs. Hunt finished up his college studies at Rutgers University, where he earned a degree from the Rutgers Business School in Management. Since the conclusion of his playing days, Hunt has managed StateofRutgers.com, a Rutgers team site that was at one time a part of the Scout.com/Fox Sports Next network. He also wrote, edited, coordinated content for and assisted in the development of the site when it transitioned into an independent venture. Hunt was an executive board member as well as offensive and defensive line coach at America’s Elite Football Camp, held in Colonia, N.J. He also covers New Jersey high school football and basketball recruiting for the Star-Ledger/NJ.com. Hunt works as a football color analyst for Verizon Fios1 Sports. And he is also an executive board member and assistant head coach for the North Edison Shamrocks, a group that won the Central Jersey Division III championship in 2012. Hunt, a member of the Maxwell Football Club, hosted the Maxwell Football Awards dinner in 2012. He is also a part-time contributor to the National Underclassman Combine.
Corey Long – National Development Director
Corey Long has been covering college football recruiting since 1996 with the Tampa Tribune. Over the past 16 years, he has worked for The Ledger in Lakeland, Florida and was the Managing Editor of Florida Football Magazine (later called FNF Florida Magazine) in 2006. After five years at FNF Florida, Corey left and joined the ESPN family where he covered recruiting on ESPN.com and was a contributor to the Recruiting Nation show on ESPNU. In 2013 Long operates the long-form recruiting analysis site FUEL Recruiting (www.FUELrecruiting.com) and is a contributor for the Tampa Bay Times, 247Sports and several other outlets. He is based out of St. Petersburg, FL.
Mike Hopper – Director Marketing and Systems
Mike is a 25-year veteran of interactive design and application development. Bringing technology to the trade show industry earned early success allowing access to fortune 500 client and the development of interactive kiosks, digital multi-media displays and online apps to configure trade show booth arrangements. After 9/11, the industry took a big hit and Mike worked with Shawn Garrity to build the online component of MSL Combines; a company which hosted football combines around the country capturing digital video and athletic stats for on-demand access to college coaches via the internet. Mike currently focuses on local customers in the Las Vegas Valley. He has produced solutions for: SW Gas, Newland Communities (Symphony Park – City of Las Vegas), Harrah’s Entertainment, Metro Police (Homeland Security STIX application), Department of Labor (prime vendor for all marketing and online systems improvement) …. plus a variety of local residential and commercial builders in the Las Vegas valley. Mike is a recognized industry expert and speaks at industry-related events and customer seminars. He also served as past President of Las Vegas Chapter AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) and Board Director for 6 years and served 6 years on the Advisory Board for The Art Institute developing and approving classroom curriculum for graphic art students.