Learn more about our management team below.
Chad Merrill, Managing Partner
Chad Merrill has a long history as a successful entrepreneur, having been involved in the creation and leadership of multiple businesses. Most recently Chad founded Impact 2:52, LLC which owns and operates 7 athletic facilities in the Atlanta area operating as D-BAT Baseball & Softball and TOCA Soccer. The mission of Impact 2:52 is to Inspire, Influence & Impact.
Prior to Impact 2:52, Chad was a Founding partner in Onepath Systems. Founded in 2006 it has grown to a $200 million dollar technology company with over 1,500 employees. Prior to Onepath Systems, his companies included a technology and cabling company operating in seven states and a travel and technology company that was sold to Synovus in 2001. His special strengths lie in leadership, strategy, strategic partnerships and out-of-the-box thinking that leverages partner skill sets to create Win-Win-Win relationships.
In late 2017, Chad became the President of the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International. FCCI is a 40 year old ministry whose vision is transforming the world through Christ one business leader at a time.
Originally from Swainsboro, Georgia, Chad attended boarding school in NYC before attending Emory University & Georgia State University in Atlanta. An entrepreneur at heart, he enjoys working with partners to create companies and opportunities for others to succeed. Chad lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Robin, and their two sons. Chad sits on the Truett McConnell University Board of Visitors, and the Boards of FCCI International & Amplio Recruiting. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching entrepreneurs, traveling and living an active lifestyle.
Hammond Moore, Chief Operating Officer
Hammond is a trusted and proven strategic business leader with over 10 years of experience wearing multiple hats . During his career, he has led large complex consulting projects, umpired in front of thousands of people, spoken at the largest church in the country, lead a week-long business consulting workshop with an interpreter in Brazil, and done a leadership development workshop for the UGA football team. In addition to these accomplishments, he continues to focus on personal growth and recently became a certified John Maxwell Leadership Team Member.
Hammond grew up in Roswell, Georgia, and played football at Roswell High School where he was a 4-year football starter and awarded Roswell High School Rotary Leadership Award. After high school, he went to the University of Georgia and graduated from the Honors Program with a BBA in Finance. He has always had a passion for leadership, business, and sports. Outside of business, Hammond loves spending time with his wife Leslie, family and friends.
As a former Big 4 business consultant, he has experience leading complex initiatives with a team of 20-30 members and reporting directly to an executive steering committee for both large and complex companies (Coco-Cola, Home Depot, Chick-fil-A, etc.) and small start-up companies (1.5M Insurance Company) across a vast array of industries.
While Hammond has spent most of his professional career transforming businesses, he has made an intentional decision to focus on positively impacting people’s lives by transforming their heart, mind, and body. Over the past 5 years, Hammond has focused on leading the Breakout Training Team which is comprised of former college and professional athletes, to accomplish the goal to “Change the world one athlete at a time”. This has now turned into a vocational mission for him. Breakout Training has worked with over 1,000 athletes over the last 5 years by providing services such as speed & agility training, team building, and leadership development coaching.
Recently, Hammond joined Impact 2:52 and D-BAT Atlanta, a group of very talented and proven business leaders, to expand his influence both in business and with athletes. Hammond is excited about the opportunity to focus on developing a unparalleled culture based upon christian principles and built upon 3 pillars- Unbelievable Attitude, Great Effort, and Pursuit of Excellence. When asked how he will measure his success, he answers “by the number of customers who we can turn into employees to recycle our dream. We want an unbreakable chain of people growing and loving people”.
Robin Merrill, Executive Partner
Robin is an Executive Partner with Impact 2:52 and leads our Professional Coaching and Leadership Development practice. As a Senior Associate with GiANT Worldwide she consults with individuals & executive teams to maximize their influence and effectiveness. Robin plays an important role with all our partner companies.
The GiANT Worldwide leadership design works because we use a “leadership language’’ that is a common, viral vocabulary, combined with “visual tools” that are simple, scalable and sustainable to produce transformation in personal growth and team effectiveness. This approach creates a “multiplication process” within a company so that everyone is informed, trained, coached or apprenticed.
We believe that the core to leadership development and life transformation is serving others and being a liberator to all those you have influence on by giving them high support and high challenge that comes from a heart of genuine love and concern.
Impacting and influencing those around me has been my ultimate goal in life. I have had the privilege of mentoring, discipling and coaching teenagers and young adults along with parents and families in order to promote healthier perspectives and better communication.
One of my most enjoyable experiences I have had throughout my life was while working for Emory Healthcare when I was a part of developing and implementing the Department of Care Transformation. During this time, I enjoyed integrating patients and families into significant conversations and decision making processes all throughout the Emory Healthcare system.
I am incredibly passionate about being intentional with relationships and partnering with organizations that invest in others, such as the two boards that I serve on: Faithful Servants Mission (Costa Rica & Panama) and Peace Preparatory Academy (Atlanta).
Mike Moye, Executive Partner
Mike Moye has been representing Professional Athletes since 1986. His passion is to empower clients to achieve their goals and dreams and to be good stewards of the athletic talent they possess.
Mike received his undergraduate degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech where he graduated with High Honors and was awarded membership to the Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies. While pursuing his studies at Georgia Tech, Mike worked for the Athletic Association where he was awarded a full scholarship for service to the organization. Mike received his JD degree from Emory University School of Law, graduating with Distinction and induction into the Order of the Coif Legal Honor Society, finishing 1st in his class in taxation courses and 8th overall out of a class of over 200 students.
Mike’s full time entry into the sports representation business came in 1988, when he accepted employment with a highly successful Orlando based sports representation and marketing firm. He was quickly elevated to Executive Vice President of Team Sports Representation and became a member of the firm’s four man Executive Committee. The firm was known for outstanding contract negotiation work and some of the most innovative and creative sports marketing initiatives in the industry. Mike was primarily responsible for leading the firm’s representation of football and baseball players.
In 1993, Mike founded Moye Sports Associates, Inc., with the mission of providing outstanding service to a select group of excellently skilled, high character professional athletes. Mike has had the privilege of negotiating numerous market setting and record-breaking deals over the course of his career.
Mike is a family man and enjoys treating his clients as part of his own family. He attributes his success to God’s grace and the support of his loving wife, Sharon and their 3 children, Rachel, Rebekah and Michael, Jr. Rachel and her husband, Dimitri, have blessed them with a granddaughter, Penelope.
Mike serves on the board of directors of Pro Athletes Outreach, a conference ministry for professional football and baseball players. He also serves on the board of directors of Young Leaders International, an evangelism and discipleship ministry operating primarily in Ghana, Africa. Mike also leads a men’s discipleship group that meets weekly at his office.
Mark Spears, Executive Partner
As a CPA and member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s, Mark Spears has been serving and advising clients and management teams through the accounting profession for over 30 years. Following 11 years in public accounting with one of the largest international accounting firms, Mark worked for two publicly traded NYSE-listed companies, where he rose to positions of Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
Mark grew up in the metro Atlanta suburb of Mableton, GA where he played baseball at Pebblebrook High School. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, obtaining his BBA in Accounting in 1984.
Mark, his wife Sharon, and their son Ryan live in Decatur, GA where they are active members of Oak Grove United Methodist Church. Mark served for several years on the Boards of St. Martin’s Episcopal School and Druid Hills Youth Sports and coached many youth teams in several sports. He is a strong believer that athletic endeavors, and team sports in particular, can contribute significantly to youth development.
Fran Leach, Executive Partner
Fran Leach holds over 25 years of Business Building, Sales Management and Business Consulting experience with emerging, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies. He continues to build on a broad based portfolio of skills, experience and resources that have generated measureable success. He also brings two decades of entrepreneurial and business architecture experience having launched, developed and managed several successful “start-up” enterprises. His focus on “the customer experience” has served as the foundation of all of his business ventures.
Thru Impact 2:52, Fran has been able to provide impactful coaching, consulting and mentoring to a wide range of businesses and their leaders. His focus areas include capital funding, financial structure, brand and marketing strategy, social media advisory as well as sales and marketing architecture and execution. Balancing his business focus with the desire to give back, Fran is active in various charitable activities in the Atlanta community including serving on the Board of Directors of the Onepath Foundation, Children’s Hopechest and Orphan’s Tree as well as mentoring at Homestretch Charities in Roswell, GA. He is also a member of InfoComm, Specialty Foods Alliance, Angel Flight and Vistage International.
Fran holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a concentration in Transportation Marketing from the University of Georgia and also attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin’s Executive Management Institute. A licensed pilot, Fran enjoys spending time with his wife Leigh, fishing, cooking and playing golf.