Teamwork – Excellence – Respect – Integrity – Innovation

We hear these words a lot, but these are the values that have kept us together and inspired the reuniting of former Helios people. Renaissance Sports is both a rebirth and an affirmation of the great team and talent that was responsible for much of our past success.

We are Renaissance Sports, and our mission remains simple and direct:

  • We strive to become a leading sports marketing agency by providing personal service and innovative solutions.
  • We prioritize our clients’ objectives and respect the environments in which we operate.
  • We act with integrity, openness and transparency in every facet of our business.

Our team of professionals maintains a singular ambition:  to guide organizations, cities, properties and corporate brands through the complexities of a changing industry and toward a return on their investment.

Our culture is one of commitment to shared success, and our past results confirm the strength of that commitment.

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Kevin Donovan

President

Kevin brings 20 years of experience in sports marketing and communications as both a sponsor and a consultant.  As part of Helios Partners, he developed brand positioning strategies for numerous globally recognized sports properties and rights holders, including the X Games, the World University Games, the Paralympic Games and multiple sports federations.  He also played a key role in the campaign of the International Golf Federation to return the sport of Golf to the Olympic Games.

Leading up to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, Kevin managed the strategic plan development for National Partner Petro-Canada’s popular athlete family program, as well as its employee engagement and hospitality incentive programs.  The hospitality program for Petro-Canada was estimated to have delivered more than US$20 million in ROI.

Prior to joining Helios, Kevin spent 20+ years with Delta Air Lines and fulfilled several roles in support of its highly successful sponsorship of the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games.  Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University.

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SynDee Acevedo

Financial Director

SynDee oversees all financial management functions for Renaissance Sports.

Prior to her work at Helios Partners, SynDee worked for Netra-Systems, Inc., a French based manufacturing company for the bottling industry, where she served as part of the US executive management team in the area of accounting and finance.  She brings to Renaissance her extensive knowledge of international treasury management and organizational management on both the corporate and operating level.

SynDee received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and continued her post degree education at New York University.