About Us

RealGM, L.L.C., owns and operates RealGM.com and a licensing business that delivers proprietary software to NBA teams as an application service provider.

Building off the original Trade Checker feature that launched in 2000, RealGM.com quickly grew to become one of the Web's most popular and well-respected sports sites. RealGM.com offers users all the data and tools required to simulate the experience of a real general manager.

NBA teams have been using RealGM's breakthrough technology since 2003.

The RealGM Team

  • Ryan Hoak, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael Benbow, Chief Information Officer
  • Todd Essman, Chief Operating Officer
  • Christopher Reina, Executive Editor and Chief Marketing Officer
  • Howard Mass, Forums Administrator
  • Michael Haegele, Senior Developer
  • Andrew Perna, Quality Control
  • Derek Johnson, Senior International Basketball Consultant
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