Current and Previous Companies

ASquared Investments, LLC

ASquared Investments, LLC is a private investment group that was created to help “Activate & Accelerate” early stage ventures and to partner with other Value-Driven investors and entrepreneurs. Identifying like-minded organizations that they support, help scale, and collaborate with to help realize their full potential.

Check out a few of our Investments

TOCA Atlanta

TOCA Training Centers work with players of all ages and abilities to refine and develop a full range of soccer skills. The highly focused curriculum was formulated to allow for hundreds of repetitions during each session, bringing out the elite in every participating player.

A key element in TOCA training is the TOCA Touch Trainer, a ball-delivery machine. The TOCA Touch Trainer was developed alongside the small-ball training method to target first touch improvement along with mastery of the technical skills required to succeed at every level of the game. The TOCA Touch Trainer delivers a smaller ball that emphasizes the development of the player’s touch. The certified TOCA trainers at the TOCA Norcross studios work with individuals, small groups and teams to refine and develop their first touch.

D-BAT Baseball & Softball Academy

Impact 2:52 bought the Atlanta franchise of D-BAT in 2014. The Impact team had a vision to build a youth baseball & softball business that would truly impact youth sports in Atlanta. Over the past 3 years we have grown to 7 locations throughout Metro-Atlanta and have plans to continue adding locations in Atlanta and in the Southeast. We have been honored as Franchise of the Year and best in class in Membership, Camps & Lessons consistently over the last 5 years.

Our D-BAT facilities are transforming into youth facilities that offer not only baseball & softball training, but also Speed, Agility, Performance, Soccer, Leadership Development and general fitness training. We are expanding our vision to Impact our city through sports, leadership and education.

GiANT WORLDWIDE

Impact 2:52 is proud to be affiliated with GiANT Worldwide. Chad Merrill was initially introduced to GiANT’s people-based growth strategy through a year long X-Core leadership development group. Immediately he invited partners Casey & Robin to participate. Our team was so impressed by the programming that Robin Merrill completed Affiliate Training and has become a Senior Associate the company.

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 utilize this approach in all of our partner companies and in our leadership development and coaching practice.

Kitchen Six

Partners Chad & Robin Merrill are co-founders and a managing partner in Kitchen Six. The vision of the restaurant was to inspire intentional community around a neighborhood restaurant. Located in the Atlanta-Decatur neighborhood, Kitchen Six was created for the community by the community. A group of neighbors saw the need for a casual, fine dining eatery and set out to provide this for their neck of the woods. The mission was to offer an intentionally limited menu by providing an elevated but approachable selection.

Breakout Training, LLC

Breakout Training, LLC, founded in 2012, is an athletic training company that focuses on maximizing the potential of serious athletes by transforming their body, mind, and heart. Impact 2:52 partner, Hammond Moore, was a Co-Founder of Breakout Training which provides sports performance, leadership development, and football skills training for large organizations.

Currently, Breakout’s staff is comprised of Super Bowl Champions, SEC Champions, College and High School All- Americans and more. Under Hammond’s leadership, Breakout Training has seen many successes including conducting leadership development for the UGA football team and speaking at the largest church in the country. Breakout has also worked with high school state championship teams and highly recruited collegiate prospects. Hammond’s number one priority is to stay to mission and create a culture where employees and customers grow to new heights.

Onepath Systems, LLC

Founded in 2005 to provide building infrastructure installation services. Impact 2:52 partner Chad Merrill was a principal in Onepath. Chad became the President of the Advanced Technology division of Onepath, leading the company into a leading IT services, Cisco Gold systems integrator & cloud services company. In 2010 Onepath recapitalized the company with Trivest as their Private Equity partner. Today, Onepath is a $200 million company with over 750 employees and is a national leader in deployed field services, building technology, advanced IT services and managed cloud-based services. As a member of the executive team, Chad gained vast experience in the leadership development necessary in a high growth, dynamic environment. We understand the processes needed to scale a company how to maintain the financial controls to be successful.

Pita Pit

In late 2016, the Impact 2:52 team was introduced to a recent college graduate from the University of West Georgia named John Crossley. During his time as a student at the University, John had the vision to start his own business (Pita Pit) in the same town (Carrollton, GA) he attended college. John had a business plan and goals for what he wanted to achieve. However, like many aspiring entrepreneurs, he lacked some of the means necessary to make this dream a reality.

John went through a vetting process with the Impact team and after extensive due diligence, the Impact team made an investment in John and are opening their first Pita Pit Franchise in 1st Quarter 2017. Impact looks to Inspire, Influence, and Impact, and this opportunity is the perfect fit. John has the skill and the will to be a successful business owner and the Impact team is excited to expand into the restaurant business.

Kids In Sports

Kids In Sports is a specialized sports program for children ages 12 months to 12 years. Developed by educators, Kids In Sports is a proprietary sports curriculum teaching multi-sports classes, rather than just one specific sport. Instructing children in multi-sport or specific-sport classes focusing on: Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer and Volleyball. Pre-school alternatives, after-school programs, camps and birthday parties are also available throughout the year.

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