Meet The Founders

Bringing OmegaBall To Life

Anthony Dittmann

CEO/Founder

Anthony spawned the idea of OmegaBall after speaking with friends and former ESPN colleagues, Bob Funk and Jamie Hemann. The three were strategizing about a new American Football League when the conversation turned to traditional football or soccer. Anthony’s background in X Games and sports television led him to remove rules and rethink the linear nature of soccer. The addition of a third team to create even more action was natural and thus, OmegaBall was born!

Jamie Hemann

Advisor

Jamie is currently the CEO/COO of HUB Football, a professional football athlete development company conducting events for NFL team clients. After a 20-year career as a business, operations and legal executive with long stints at both the National Football League and ESPN, Hemann has spent the last four years expanding his own business consulting company co-founding and advising multiple entrepreneurial start-ups in sports, media, entertainment, and AR/VR tech industries.

Bob Funk Jr

Advisor

Bob is the owner of Prodigal. In addition to co-owning and operating OKC Energy FC, Prodigal co-promotes PBR (Professional Bull Riders) events and represents the top 15 global rodeo athletes. He is also on the board at Express Employment Professionals and previously Chairman of the Greater Oklahoma Sports Consortium.

Adam Cozens

Advisor

Adam is a dynamic outdoor and sports industry veteran who has spent the past 18 years scaling modern media brands and overseeing award winning live event properties. Adam is the former Partner and Senior VP at Impact Real Life, a boutique live event agency developing experiential businesses for clients like Vans and Lionsgate Films. Prior to that he was Vice President and General Manager at The Enthusiast Network, a media group focused on serving enthusiasts in the emerging sports, outdoor, and automotive genres.

Ricky Lopez-Espin

Advisor

Ricky started playing soccer at the age of 3 at the local YMCA, before moving on to local clubs in south Florida. He was recruited to play with the Olympic development team, where he represented the southeast region domestically. At 12, he was recruited to a USA Soccer boarding Academy, where he spent 5 years, during which he was named a high school All-American, and was called up to Team USA to represent the country on the U-23 Men’s National Team. He committed to Creighton University, a top 5 school for college soccer, during his junior year of high school, where he received a full-ride athletic scholarship and was named team captain, Conference Player of the Year, and All-American, as well as to the Mac Herman watchlist, and to the Conference team multiple times.

In January of 2018, he signed his first Professional contract with Major League Soccer and was drafted by Real Salt Lake. Throughout his professional career, he has signed with and represented numerous historic and well-represented organizations, such as the Los Angeles Football Club and Inter Miami.

Ricky is a Competition Advisor, OmegaBall Ambassador and an analyst for all OmegaBall broadcasts.