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Chief Executive Officer

Matt came to Thrill One in June 2023 from Endeavor, the global sports and entertainment company, and home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. During his decade-long tenure at Endeavor, Matt was responsible for leveraging the organization’s vast ecosystem and comprehensive network of talent, brands, partners and owned assets. He oversaw the 2016 integration of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and drove continued growth across content, digital and direct-to-consumer, international, consumer products, and partnerships. Matt also developed and executed strategies and partnerships for other leading global sports and motorsports properties including William Morris Endeavor (WME), IMG, Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR), IMG Academy, Formula Drift, and more, helping to drive business and brand growth.     


A native of New Jersey, Matt holds a Bachelor of Sciences from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

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Travis Pastrana is an iconic athlete, magnetic personality and driven innovator committed to the progression of action sports. To date, he has won 17 X Games medals (11 of them gold), six National Rally championships, numerous Supercross podiums, as well as a prestigious Motocross of Nations title – seen as the Olympics of motocross. His groundbreaking 2006 FMX double backflip remains a towering moment in action sports history, while in 2018 Travis celebrated his hero, Evel Knievel, by recreating three of the American legend’s most famous moments – including his epic Caesars Palace fountain jump – all on live television. As ringleader of Nitro Circus, a global action sports authority known for pushing the limits with huge stunts and seminal new tricks, Travis strives to break new ground. In 2018, fueled by that inspiration, he created Nitrocross to elevate four-wheel motorsport, boosting racing excitement for drivers and fans alike.



Rob Dyrdek is a serial entrepreneur, media magnate, and founder and CEO of Dyrdek Machine. Rob became a professional skateboarder at the age of 16, started his first company at 18, and over the course of a 25-year career, became one of the sport’s most prominent ambassadors. He has founded eighteen brands of his own—including Street League Skateboarding, the world’s first true professional skateboarding league. Rob also remains one of the most prolific personalities in TV history. His current show, MTV’s Ridiculousness, produced by Dyrdek and Thrill One’s Superjacket Productions is now in its 31st season.


Chief Financial Officer

Lia Frazier is the Chief Financial Officer at Thrill One Sports & Entertainment and is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting, audit, corporate finance and treasury. 
Prior to joining Thrill One, Lia was SVP of Finance and Administration at NextVR, Inc., and she played a key role in effectuating the acquisition of NextVR by Apple in May 2020. Before that, she served as VP - Global Corporate Controller at Viant Technology, a now publicly traded digital media company. Lia  spent the first four years of her  career as an auditor at KPMG.


EVP, Events 

Sarah Castaneda is the Executive Vice President of Events for Thrill One. Sarah has over 18 years of experience in event development and execution of the largest and most prestigious events in action sports. She has held a leadership role with large, world-class events and special content-driven projects within the action sports disciplines of Skateboarding, BMX, Snowboarding, Freeskiing, Freestyle Moto, RallyCross and Scootering. 

Sarah’s expertise lies in the specific areas of competition management and overall athlete experience; including selection, invites, athlete activation, competition format, scheduling, rules, run-of-show formats, and live televised competition coordination/management.

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Chief Marketing Officer

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SVP & GM, Nitro Circus

Ricky Melnik is the General Manger for sports entertainment leader Nitro Circus. Melnik has a long history in action sports, starting at a very young age when he competed as an aspiring snowboard athlete. As he traveled to events across the country, Melnik began building an extensive network of relationships within the sports community and became increasingly drawn to the creative energy of the business.


In 1996, Melnik’s passion for action sports grew into a career which has now spanned over two decades. He since has gone on to work for numerous top brands including DC Shoe Company, World Industries, Forum Snowboards, Von Zipper Eyewear and DVS Shoe Company where he was the Global Marketing Director. Most recently Melnik served as the Athlete and Brand Manager for Nitro Circus, where he traveled, managed, and co-produced over 200 live shows in stadiums and arenas across the globe over the past 8 years.


With his history of successful leadership in all aspects of brand and athlete marketing, Melnik has developed an acute insight into market demand, and can tap into his creativity, innovation and resourcefulness to discover untapped markets and open new revenue channels.

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General Manager, Nitrocross

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Chief Operations Officer


SVP, Content

Jen has been a part of Superjacket since it’s origin in 2013, and a producer on every project that Superjacket has ever produced or where Dyrdek has appeared on camera as talent. 

As SVP of Content, Jen is point for all current Superjacket programming across digital, linear, broadcast, and streaming projects, as well as consulting on SJ development projects.

Prior to joining Superjacket, Jen was a free-lance producer where she produced series for Viacom, Discovery, YouTube, TLC, Lifetime, Conde Nast, and History Channels.


Head of Development

As Head of Development, Delmore manages all aspects of Superjacket’s development slate and team. He’s charged with generating new character driven series and original formats for broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms, leveraging Thrill One properties and talent for compelling storytelling opportunities, packaging producers and talent with creative concepts, and nurturing third-party producer and talent relationships. Previously, Delmore served as the Head of Development at Shed Media, a Warner Bros Discovery company, where he led the development team in creating, developing, and selling multiple projects to series including award-winning Fast Foodies (TruTV), Murder for Hire (Oxygen), and 101 Places To Party Before You Die (TruTV).


President, Nitrocross

Brett Clarke is the Revenue Officer and has an extensive background in the sports and entertainment industry after serving 9 years in Australia’s National Rugby League as the General Manager of Wests Tigers, one of the country’s largest sporting franchises.

Brett was inducted into the Ivy League’s inaugural 10 NEXT Class of 2011 for global sports leaders 30 or under and was also inducted into the Leaders Under 40 Class of 2016 at the Leaders Sports Business awards event in London. Currently driving the commercial elements of the business, Brett is overseeing the rapid growth of sponsorship, as well as heading up the global licensing, consumer products and media distribution departments of the business as well as the establishment of the Nitro Rallycross brand.


EVP, Commercial Partnerships

Nick Cartan is the Executive Vice President of Commercial Partnerships for Thrill One. Nick is responsible for the entire commercial partnerships division and leads our efforts to drive sponsorship revenue across the portfolio.
Nick has made a meaningful impact by creating an integrated sales approach that commercializes Thrill One’s full suite of assets which has led to attracting more blue-chip sponsors and executing on renewal and upsell deals.

Prior to Thrill One, Nick spent four years at World Surf League and the prior five years at Fox Sports where he achieved much success, including the sale of WSL’s major sponsorship and partnership with Jeep.

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