Ian Ebert

Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships

[email protected] | (704) 444-1880

Ebert, who joined the Checkers in April 2019 as an Account Manager for Corporate Partnerships, helps businesses achieve their marketing goals and objectives utilizing the Checkers platform as a springboard for success. Prior to joining the Checkers, he spent nearly 3 years at Learfield IMG College, where he worked in a Corporate Sponsorships support role for major colleges that included Ohio State, Cincinnati, UConn, Akron, and Kent State. In this role, he helped maximize sale opportunities with a variety of sellers at each school. Prior to joining the Learfield IMG College, he interned with the Charlotte Hornets in their Grassroots Marketing Department. He also served as a UNC JV Basketball Manager during his time at UNC Chapel Hill. Further, he worked closely with UNC’s Athletic Department on developing key promotions and Social Media campaigns to further student engagement and participation.

He is a very passionate sports fan, especially when it comes to all UNC-Athletics related. He also enjoys the Charlotte Hornets, the Atlanta Braves, and the Miami Dolphins. He resides in Uptown Charlotte and is happy to be back in the city where his family and friends he grew up with live.

Profile

Hometown I was born in High Point but lived there for only 2 weeks prior to moving to Atlanta for 9 years. After a brief stint in Raleigh, I moved to Charlotte, which I would consider as close to a hometown as I am going to get!
College and major UNC-Chapel Hill with a double major in Sports Administration and Management and Society
Favorite sports team Go Heels!
Random fact about yourself I’ve been hit by a car – and survived! I was hit in a pedestrian crosswalk after studying for a Spanish Exam during my Freshman Year of college. Luckily, I escaped with only a concussion and a broken foot
Favorite dessert Cookie Cake
Best thing about your job The opportunity to meet and develop relationships with people who also love sports
Hobbies Playing basketball, attending concerts, working out, yelling at UNC sporting events, uploading craft beer ratings to Untapped, and traveling
One place you've always wanted to visit Germany. My grandparents and Dad were all born there and I would love to explore the town they grew up in.
Last place you went on vacation Austin, Texas to visit my twin brother
Favorite type of music In a mosh pit at an EDM or Metal Concert
Favorite pizza topping Buffalo Chicken
Pets Lover of all dogs – alive or stuffed
Favorite Checkers memory Winning the Calder Cup in Chicago 2 months on the job
Previous jobs I worked at Learfield IMG College in Winston Salem immediately upon graduation from UNC. At UNC, I worked in the Athletic Department as well as being a UNC JV Basketball Manager for two years. I also interned with the Charlotte Hornets in between my Junior and Senior Year in college. Sports!
Community Initiative North Meck Animal Rescue / Humane Society