Our Team

Meet the leadership at Defend Your Head.

Glenn Tilley, CEO

Glenn brings over 30 years of leadership experience in management of sports and entertainment marketing companies. Most recently, Mr. Tilley was the CEO of Ripken Baseball where he oversaw brand management for Cal Ripken, Jr., and all Ripken brand companies and the company’s national expansion. Prior to that, Mr. Tilley was President and CEO of the international experiential marketing company, Becker Group. Glenn is a graduate of Princeton University and was a member of the university’s football team.

John Roman, President

John is the former CEO of Defend Your Head and is a current DYH Board member. Prior to DYH, John was President and CEO of Merrill Lynch Trust Company. Prior to that, John served as President /CEO of Valley Forge Capital Advisors Inc. and was formerly the President of Quaker Funds. John has nine years of Professional Football experience including seven active seasons with the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). John is a graduate of Idaho State University.

Karen DeSantis, Sr. V.P., Operations

Prior to joining DYH, Karen spent 10 years with Ripken Baseball where she managed operations including: IT, Insurance, Administration, and special projects across multiple entities and locations. Prior to that, she spent 10 years at MBNA America Bank, NA, holding management positions in marketing, business development, customer service and education. Karen is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

John Loughery, Senior Advisor

John brings over 35 years of business experience to the company. Prior to joining Defend Your Head John was the President and CEO of The MNM Group, a Telecommunications Cable Assembly and Contracting Company. John is a graduate of Boston College School of Management and was a member of the university’s football team.


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