Continental Event and Sports Management Group, LLC was founded by one of the leading race production teams in the US. Robert Pozo, President of Continental Event and Sports Management Group, began his race production career in 1997 with Swim Bike Run, Inc. What started as a small business, built on the passion of the sport, turned into a race production career featuring triathlons, duathlons and 5K runs in the South Florida area. Robert convinced Gaby Pozo, then the CFO of a local Miami business, to join his company and help him grow the running empire they achieved in Miami over the next 10 years. The Pozos’ largest home-town achievement was starting and producing the ING Miami Marathon® through 2007. They grew the event from 5,000 to 18,000, producing such a formidable event that it was named as a top 10 running event by USA Today. Later on, Robert’s love of the running industry inspired him to form Continental Event and Sports Management and launch the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, the Biggest Loser 5K for NBC (coverage on tv) and the Divas® Running Series, among some of his latest projects.
ROBERT POZO, Executive Race Director
Prior to Continental Event & Sports Management, Robert was the hands-on Race Director of the ING Miami Marathon for the first six years of the event. Robert then began a consulting career where he offered his expertise when acquiring events as well as when creating them. Robert’s operational and financial background allows for a diverse skill-set used in analyzing possible ventures or mergers/acquisitions.
Today, Mr. Pozo is the Executive Race Director of his own company, Continental Event and Sports Management Group, which produces and manages events like the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and the Divas® Running Series. Under Robert’s leadership, the Divas® Running Series has been recognized as a three-time SportsTravel Award winner for Best Amateur Sports Series and has been included in various “Top Half Marathons” and “Must-Do Races” on Active.com, Runner’s World and Shape Magazine, just to name a few. Robert has also been recognized by Active Network as one of their race directors of the month.
GABY POZO, National Race Director – Divas Running Series
Gaby Pozo, our Diva-in-Chief, was also one of the three founders of the ING Miami Marathon. After the sale of the Miami Marathon, she remained with the acquiring company for two more years serving as COO for their national operations. She had the privilege of being the first woman in this industry to serve in such a post, overseeing multiple national events of high caliber like the ING Miami Marathon, the Publix Georgia Marathon, the Chicago Half Marathon and the 13.1 Series. She took on the project as its National Race Director and worked on its national expansion, which at one point hosted 10 locations nationwide.
It takes a strong woman to run the Divas events! Gaby is analytical and creative and gives the Divas® Running Series an edge over all other women-only events in the nation, growing it to the largest such series in the nation. She’s a visionary and leader in the field as she’s been previously recognized by Active Network as one of their race directors of the month and by Connect Sports as one of their 2016 Game Changers.
Like Robert, Gaby has a financial background having worked as auditor, controller and CFO over 12 years in the local Miami market. However, she yearned to work in a dynamic world where she could have input on marketing, lead operations and return financially sound projects.