Our Team

Executive

Technical

Roberto Gomide, CEO (Global)

Founder and CEO of World Sports (Brazil, Florida, California/Nevada, USA).  Mr. Gomide holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from PUC – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and is the founder and VP, ABGE Brazilian Sports Turf Association, and Member of STMA – Sports Turf Managers Association (USA).

Having held several executive positions in South America and in the USA, and with a strong partnership with top European professionals and technologies, Roberto and World Sports had a significant role in many projects related to the new stadiums for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.  Of the 14 new stadiums built in Brazil, 12 are for the 2014 World Cup, and 2 comply with FIFA standards, and World Sports had responsibility for the field structure of 9 of them.   From initial design to the final development of the pitch, these stadiums employ state of the art technologies, involving such elements as turf reinforcements, cooling systems and growth light systems.

Roberto started also to operate Soccer Academies and venue management with great success in Brazil and since 2014 is leaving in USA focusing the company on the same path working with Sports Fields, venue management and content for sports complexes.

Roberto's email: roberto@worldsportsusa.com

Michael Newcomb, COO (USA)

Chief Operating Officer for World Sports, Mr. Newcomb is responsible for overseeing business, financial, legal, media and marketing activities for World Sports in the U.S.  Mr. Newcomb received his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA.  Mr. Newcomb has extensive experience working with sports complexes, athletic fields, media relations, government affairs and business operation.

 

Michael's email: michael@worldsportsusa.com

Andre Amaral, Dir. of Operations (Brazil)

Director of Operations of World Sports Brazil. Mr. Amaral education is Agronomist Engineer by ESALQ/USp and MsC in Irrigation and Drainage by UNESP.  He has 25 years of experience in grass cultivation in the Sports Turf industry.  In Brazil, he is responsible for maintaining more than 30 major soccer fields, including Arena Corinthians, Allianz Parque, Estadio do Pacaembu and Pelé’s home stadium Vila Belmiro.  Worked as Turf Grass Manager during FIFA World Cup 2014, with responsibility for 4 venues and 12 training centers, Olympics 2016 in Rio and Russia 2018 Qualifiers.  At Allianz Parque is in charge of the field operation of the venue (in natural turfgrass) that has more events in a year for the second year in a row. Manages all the “ready-to-play” grass conversions at the stadium and the preparation for concerts.  Allianz Parque hosted more than 42 concerts in the grass in the last 5 years.

Andre's Email: andre@worldsports.com.br

Renato Luis Lauretti, V.P. (US - East Coast)

Vice President, World Sports Turf and Marketing (Florida, USA).  Mr. Lauretti holds a B.S. degree in Agronomy (1995) and a M.S. degree in Agriculture (1998).  Mr. Lauretti’s career began in 1996 as the agronomist and manager for the World Sports (Brazil) constructing the Santos FC soccer field in Santos, SP.   He worked with World Sports in Brazil until December 2003 as our agronomist and Technical Director, constructing several professional and community club soccer fields as well as other sports fields and was also responsible for several maintenance crews for the professional and club levels fields.

 

In 2005, Mr. Lauretti was instrumental in opening World Sports Turf and Marketing, LLC, in Florida, building the first soccer field for Miami FC in Miami, FL at Tropicana Park.  In 2013 Mr. Lauretti helped World Sports as a consultant during the preparation of 8 fields for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. At the FIFA World Cup 2014, he was the Head Grounds Keeper of Arena Corinthians, one of the stadiums of the World Cup and where the opening and semi-final games were played.

Renato's Email: luis@worldsportsusa.com

Fabio Camara, Director (US - West Coast)

Director of Field Turf Services, World Sports Solutions International (California/Nevada, USA).  Mr. Camara’s education is Agronomist Engineer, graduated by the State University of São Paulo - UNESP – (1993) and Postgraduate in Agribusiness (Crops) by the State University of São Paulo – UNESP – (1994/1995).  Mr. Camara has been with the World Sports family of companies from 1997 to present.  He has been directly involved with constructing, maintaining and consulting on over 200 sports turf field projects in Brazil, Singapore, Florida, Nevada and California for World Sports.

Fabio's Email: fabio@worldsportsusa.com