Tom Gizzi Joins Game Plan as VP of Employer and Sponsor Markets

Committed to guiding 100% of athletes through 100% of their journey, Tom Gizzi joins Game Plan as the VP of Employer and Sponsor Markets to lead the strategy, execution, and revenue growth of Game Plan’s Employer Services.  With over 30+ years of human resources and talent strategy experience, Tom brings significant workforce solution experience, driving large-scale global and national talent acquisition solutions and managed services partnerships.

Work Background

Tom joins Game Plan from his most recent post as the Chief People Officer of a global marine engineering, professional services, commercial, and innovative industrial talent acquisition firm. As the Chief People Executive of Human Resources, executive suite member, merger & acquisition HR strategist, and HR technologist of a 4,000 employee innovative talent firm, Tom architected and led all HR strategies. These included client workforce solutions, implementations, and revenue generation across all client, legal, regulatory, and administrative environments. Tom strategically developed all HR functions, resources, and optimized HRIS investments in a private equity environment. 

As an active member of SHRM, HROA, ATAP, recruitDC, and the HCI, Tom’s rich HR background includes organic ETTA, RPO, MSP, VMS, HRIS, ATS, BPO, and SaaS strategic client solutions to drive client business outcomes on both regional and national levels. Tom has cultivated strategic client solutions for market leaders such as Adecco, Pontoon, ManpowerGroup Solutions, Aon, Advantage Resourcing, Staffmark, Recruit Global, and Berkshire Associates as a proven leader in employer services, sponsorship, and talent strategies.

In a family full of student-athletes, Tom has been married to Holly Gizzi for 26 years and has two daughters, Hannah (24) and Leah (22).

Game Plan’s Investment

Game Plan has invested in clients by investing in Tom as an HR consultant, optimizing all functions of human capital as a CPO, VP of HR services, VP of Strategic Client Workforce Solutions, National Talent Solutions Executive, and Senior Director of Revenue. With the athletic DNA for winning, Tom demonstrates motivational leadership and high-level strategic consultative HR solutions that drive organic revenue growth via optimized sponsorship and talent strategies. Tom also brings over 12 years of experience evaluating strategic growth and development of talent solutions of global leaders in workforce solutions serving Fortune 500 companies in the public and private sectors.

“As Game Plan continues to grow, we hire individuals that not only fit our unique culture but have the DNA of our customer. It’s been wildly successful for us in our athletics organizational work. As we launch our employer and sponsor solution, Tom’s got the exact DNA we need – former college athlete and college coach that successfully transitioned into corporate talent strategy, and ultimately even served as an executive in HR. Game Plan is stepping on the gas in the employer market. Professional leagues and athletics departments will now see Game Plan as the resource to guide their athletes into the workforce successfully and Tom and his team will lead the charge with those employers.“ Vin McCaffrey, CEO & Founder of Game Plan

Tom’s foundation includes an M.B.A in Management and Ethical Business Strategy  (Loyola University MD,) an M.S. in Educational Leadership and Chemistry (St. Joseph’s University, PA), and a B.S in Neurobiology (University of Pennsylvania).  At Penn, Tom was a D1AA All-American and All-IVY football player while winning 3 IVY League Championships as a team captain. Tom has coached student-athletes for 34 years, including coaching in the NCAA as a D1 associate head coach and DIII Head Women’s Basketball Coach. 

Tom’s job and his background are integral to the athlete’s experience here at Game Plan. Want to reach Tom? Check out his profile here: About Us

About Game Plan

Game Plan’s comprehensive software platform integrates mobile-first eLearning as well as virtual mentorship and career services, uniquely designed for athletic organizations. Game Plan has over 300 athletic organizations with over 240,000 courses completed yearly. Our eLearning courses provide student-athletes ultimate access and flexibility while equipping both athletics departments and the conference office management tools and insight to ensure outstanding experiences and outcomes. To learn more about Game Plan, please visit