Jed and Maggie Ortmeyer have been friends since they were 16. Jed went on to play hockey at the University of Michigan while Maggie attended the University of Texas in pursuit of a career in Corporate America. Several NHL cities and years of marketing experience later, the high school buds teamed up as husband and wife in 2009. Jed continued to play professional hockey and Maggie soon launched her own sports marketing company, Sportified, in 2010.
Like many professional athletes, Jed didn't know what his livelihood, purpose or passion would entail after hockey and found himself at a challenging crossroads when he retired in 2014. He discovered that the resources for athletes in search of their next fulfilling career were limited, and this discovery became the inspiration for Sportified Recruit.
Given Maggie's extensive work with brands, agents and athletes across all sports combined with Jed's NHL veteran status and the network and reputation he established during his 11-year hockey career, the Ortmeyers knew they had the reach, ability and passion to create a successful business...together.