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by Abby Slenker

LAKE PLACID, NY (May 17, 2023) - USA Bobsled Skeleton (USABS) announced its partnership today with Sportified Recruit.

The company was founded by husband and wife team, Jed and Maggie Ortmeyer. Jed played professional hockey for 11 years and is currently the Director of Player Development for the New York Rangers. Maggie worked in the corporate world before starting a sports marketing business alongside Jed's hockey career that extended the couple's collective network to all major sports and beyond.

Sportfied Recruit is a resource for individuals looking to turn their innate characteristics and soft skills as an athlete into a gratifying career in the corporate world. Their employer partners are those who understand and value these attributes and offer a corporate culture that lends well to this type of talent.

Experience levels of their candidates range from fresh out of their respective sport to seasoned professionals, and although they do not focus on a particular industry, many of the opportunities they work with are sales, business development and/or leadership focused.

"Sportfied Recruit is thrilled to solidify a formal partnership with USA Bobsled Skeleton, and we look forward to helping both their recently retired athletes and alumni discover or redirect a fulfilling post-sport career path. Sportified Recruit has always been committed to working with athlete candidates from a variety of pro and collegiate sports and feels the addition of bobsled and skeleton athletes who competed in The Games will be a fantastic way to continue diversifying their 'roster' while hopefully leading more of these individuals to their next victory," shared Maggie, who serves as Owner and Co-Founder of Sportfied Recruit.

Sportified Recruit has many existing relationships throughout pro and collegiate sports. Both organizations are excited to add USABS to the list in an effort to help more athletes at the highest levels of competition with their next chapter.

"Celebrating our newest partnership with Sportfied Recruit, USABS is excited to join forces with a passionate organization that truly understands the power of talent and determination. As we look to expand support to retiring athletes and existing alumni, Sportified Recruit will provide the expertise and connections to provide meaningful opportunities as athletes transition from their athletic careers to personal endeavors," Aron McGuire, CEO of USABS shared about the partnership.

For media inquiries, contact USABS Digital Media & COmmuncations Manager Abby Slenker at


About Sportfied Recruit:

Catering exclusively to former athletes, Sportfied Recruit is a company that aims to assist athletes at the highest level of competition in finding passion and purpose outside of sports and enable select organizations to hire from this elite talent pool. For more information, visit

About USA Bobsled Skeleton:

USA Bobsled Skeleton (USABS), based in Lake Placid, NY, is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. For more information, please visit Individuals interested in becoming bobsled or skeleton athletes can visit

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