Ownership

Bill Davidson 

Chairman, Lafayette Family Entertainment

Since 1998, Bill has served as CEO of National Sports Services.  On behalf of the firm, Bill prepares business plans for team operations and supervises the execution of the same with team personnel.  He also is active in new market opportunities, feasibility studies, venue development and renovation and the representation of buyers and sellers of sports properties.

With National Sports Services, Bill has held CFO / President positions with a number of teams including the Atlanta Gladiators hockey team (15 years), Stockton Thunder hockey team (8 years), and Harrisburg Senators baseball team (7 years).

Prior to forming National Sports Services, Bill served as President of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds AA affiliate) and General Manager of the Midland Angels (California Angels AA affiliate).

Bill earned a BA in Journalism and Public Relations from Purdue University and secured his Master’s in Education (Sport Management) from Wichita State University.  He resides in Cleveland, Tennessee with his wife Susan and two sons.    


Sean Churchill 

President, Lafayette Family Entertainment

Sean also is the Medical Director for Genesis Innovation Group which is a product development company specializing in advancing early phase medical technology from conception to FDA approval and use. 

He and his wife have had a lifelong dream of owning and running a baseball franchise after retirement from the medical field.  Sean is currently in the process of completing his Masters in Business Administration in Sports Management from the University of Massachusetts.  He previously earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University, a MD from University of Michigan and completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 

Sean enjoys running, climbing, and ocean swimming.  He and his wife have been married 31 years and have 4 adult children living in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Ohio.  


Stuart Gutwein

Vice President, Lafayette Family Entertainment

Stuart is a co-founder of Gutwein Law, a business law firm with offices in Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In his law practice, he focuses on serving as outside general counsel to emerging and growing businesses, including formation, capital raising and other financing transactions, operational issues and mergers and acquisitions.  

Gutwein is a co-founder of Boulder Group, LLC, a real estate capital and asset management company and Granite Student Living, a property management company. Stuart is also a co-founder and board member of M25, a venture capital firm based in Chicago.

Stuart received a BS in Business Management from the Krannert School of Management of Purdue University and his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. 

Stuart is married to Alivia and they have four children, Ava, Hudson, Lukas and Mac. Stuart enjoys coaching youth baseball as well as running, crossfit, and backpacking.


Brent Gutwein

Vice President, Lafayette Family Entertainment

Brent currently lives in West Lafayette and is the managing partner of real estate management company Granite Student Living.  Prior to founding Granite, Brent owned AAG Venture, LLC, a row crop farming operation and grain elevator that sourced and serviced the commodity needs of Morning Song Wild Bird Food.  In addition, he was the CEO of Fred Gutwein Family Citrus, LLC, a Florida based family citrus operation for 10 years.  Brent managed the production and finances of the citrus operation for Fred Gutwein Family Citrus, LLC as well as the strategic liquidation of the underlying real estate. 

Gutwein is also co-founder and President of Boulder Group – a real estate capital management firm providing individuals and institutions with professional, dedicated and focused attention to real estate deals in the market servicing Purdue students. He is a board member and co-founder of M25 Group, a micro-VC firm based in Chicago.  Brent has a small residential subdivision project underway near the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. 

Brent received his BS and MBA from the Krannert School of Management of Purdue University. He holds an Indiana real estate broker’s license.

Brent is married with three children. He is an avid runner and recently achieved his goal of running the equivalent number of miles as jaunting around the equator, hence he has decided to turn around and head back home.


Matt Perry

Vice President, Lafayette Family Entertainment

Since 1998, Matt has served as President of National Sports Services.  Matt provides a multitude of services for the firm, including new project development, facility development, financial and market feasibility, lease negotiations, securing project capital, and venue and team consulting.  He currently serves as the League Director for the company’s ownership of the Wilmington Sharks franchise, a member of the Coastal Plain League.

Matt is currently representing the firm’s interest in acquiring the Gastonia (NC) Grizzlies summer collegiate league team, and stadium development projects in Gastonia, Clarksville, Tennessee and Fort Smith, Arkansas.   He recently concluded successful representation for a client’s sale of an ECHL professional hockey franchise in Greenville, South Carolina.  

Prior to forming National Sports Services, Matt served as a top executive in all areas of day-to-day operations for the Midland Angels (as an Angels Double A affiliate), Columbia Mets (as a New York Mets Single A affiliate) and the Fayetteville Generals (as a Detroit Tigers Single A affiliate). 

Matt earned his BS degree in Advertising and a Minor in Business from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and secured his Master’s in Sport Management from Ohio State University.  Perry resides in Topeka, Kansas with his wife Kelly, and their three sons reside in Colorado and Kansas.