Robosport Technologies is a sports performance enhancement company that asks one question: Do sports training methods and technology foster neuroplasticity?* We pursue new methods and develop novel sports training products only if the answer is YES.
*Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections and allows the neurons to adjust their activities to new situations or to changes in their environment.
Robosport’s management team has extensive experience in the fields of product development, robotics, baseball coaching, professional baseball, finance, and real estate.
FOUNDER & CEO
Mr. LoDuca is an attorney whose background is rooted in New York City real estate and Hotel Development. His current Manhattan hotel portfolio includes The Artezen in the downtown financial district and The Broadway Plaza Hotel located in the heart of Nomad in midtown south. Focusing on the neuro-motor aspect of optimizing athletic performance and combining established scientific principles with state-of-the-art technology, Mr. LoDuca is also the founder and CEO of two additional startups, Offset Ventures, LLC (d/b/a oOLO Fitness) and Neurobotics, LLC. He holds 12 patents and numerous patent pending applications for sports performance, strength and conditioning, and sports and medical rehab. Sal is also the founder and co-host of the Bats Left Throws Right Podcast, delving into neuro-motor plasticity and ambidextrous nature of the high-level athletes.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER & BOARD MEMBER
Matthew Fisher is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of two other New York City-based startup companies, Offset Ventures, LLC (DBA OOLO Fitness) and Neurobotics, LLC. Both companies are in early-stage growth and have multiple patented technologies that will be used in several exciting consumer and healthcare product lines. For the past 16 years, Matthew has been developing and delivering practical robotics systems and interactive software applications for use in entertainment, healthcare, inspection services, and consumer products. Apart from his work in robotics, he began his career in 1996 as an Electronics Technician in the US Navy, serving aboard multiple warships and overseas commands, and recently retired from the Navy Reserve as Supply Corps Officer in March 2020. Matthew is an honors graduate from the University of Richmond and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with focuses in International Business and Japanese. He is a native of Texas and currently resides in Nagasaki, Japan.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
A Certified Public Accountant, Michael LaLuna blends a career in professional baseball with financial expertise as a partner in the accounting firm of Laluna, Cohen & Lampert.
Jack “Cactus Jack” Howell
ROBOSPORT BOARD ADVISOR & MLB STRATEGIST
Jack’s MLB career spans 39 years; beginning as a 3rd baseman with the California Angels, a four year span in Japan with an MVP award with the Yakult Swallows in 1992, with him currently as the Manager of the LA Angels, Single A Affiliate – The Tri City Dust Devils. Jack’s coaching career has included working with the Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Seattle Mariners, and Director of Instruction for the LA Angels.
CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Nick played six years of minor league baseball with the St Louis Cardinals and is currently the Head Coach at the University of Maine. In addition, Nick is a regular speaker on hitting, catching, and recruiting topics at the World Baseball Convention. At Robosport Technologies Mr. Derba has been instrumental in developing the robotic tee prototype.
Dr. Jacob Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., CSCS*D has a B.S. in sports nutrition, two masters degrees in exercise physiology and sports psychology, and a doctorate in exercise physiology. Dr. Wilson is CEO of Applied Science and Performance Institute. Dr. Wilson’s research has covered the cellular, molecular, and whole body changes in muscle size, strength, and power in response to novel products, training, and nutrition interventions. On these topics he has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and abstracts. Jacob has won several awards including the NSCA’s 2013 Terry J. Housh young investigator of the year award, 2013 bodybuilding.com writer of the year award, and the 2014 bodybuilding.com column of the year award. Dr. Wilson was also featured in the movie Generation Iron.