Board of Directors
Greg Campbell currently serves as the Chairman of SPG and has been in that capacity since November 2018. He is currently also Chief Executive Officer at V-Grid Energy Systems, Inc., a California-based start-up focusing on converting agricultural waste into renewable electricity and valuable bio-carbon. With V-Grid, Campbell has helped deliver breakthrough technology that reimagines what it means to be environmentally conscious, pushing boundaries towards carbon negative operations and fighting soil degradation. Having received his Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles and BA/MA in Engineering from Cambridge University, Campbell’s nearly 40-year career spans new and emerging technologies, product development, and philanthropy. He has successfully taken two companies public. He also served as SVP&GM for Lam Research where he managed a $1.2B P&L.
Dottie Pepper has been a member of the SPG Board since April of 2022, and is a 17-time winner on the LPGA tour, including two major championships. She served 3 years as an Independent Director on the PGA of America Board of Directors. Dottie was the 2016 William D. Richardson Award winner, given by the Golf Writers Association of America for continuing contributions to golf and she was also the 2021 Gold Tee winner, given by the Metropolitan Golf Writers Association for career achievements that exemplify the best spirit and traditions of the sport of golf. Dottie also won on the JLPGA Tour and represented the U.S. 6 times in the Solheim Cup. She played the LPGA Tour from 1988 until her retirement in 2004 when she began a career in television. Dottie has covered nearly every major in men’s and women’s golf and has also covered every major international amateur golf competition. She was the first woman to announce live golf at The Masters beginning in 2016 and in 2020 became the first walking reporter to cover that same event. She is currently the lead walking reporter for CBS Sports’ coverage of the PGA Tour, PGA Championship and Masters. She is also the author of the recently released book and audiobook, “Letters to a Future Champion: My Time with Mr. Pulver.”
Brett Hoge has been a member of our Board of Directors since March of 2022 and a Financial Advisor with Truist Investment Services, Inc. since 2008. Brett’s deep understanding of investments, and capital management earned him a position in the Top 400 Financial Advisors by the Financial Times in 2017, 2018, 2020 and he was also recognized for Best-In-State Wealth Advisors by Forbes in 2022. Brett earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with majors in finance and insurance, from Appalachian State University in 1999. He is a passionate community volunteer and mentor, Brett received the 2007 Forsyth County United Way Volunteer of the Year Award, the Investment News Community Leadership Award, and is a past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Forsyth, Davie and Yadkin counties. He is also an active board member of the Clemmons Community Foundation Investment Committee, the Centers of Aging and Rehabilitation of Florida, Inc., and JDRF Piedmont Triad Chapter.

Jane Casanta brings a rich background in the golf industry to Sacks Parente Golf, having served in various marketing and product development roles at the Acushnet Company for 26 years, including as Director of Marketing for Titleist Gloves and Accessories worldwide.  Her accomplishments during this time include doubling international sales, increasing domestic gear sales by 100%, and achieving a 15-point increase in Titleist golf bag industry share.

Akinobu Yorihiro, one of our co-founders, is a Director and Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Legal Officer, he has served in such capacities since March 2018. Mr. Yorihiro also served as our Chief Financial Officer from March 2018-February 2022. Mr. Yorihiro has served as Chairman of the Board for Nippon Xport Ventures, Inc. since 2017. Mr. Yorihiro served as Chief Executive Officer of Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, the U.S. Subsidiary of Yoshimoto Kogyo of Japan, and the Chief Executive Officer of Bellrock Media, a digital media company backed by Dentsu, NTT Docomo and Yoshimoto Entertainment, from 2006-2017. He was a Corporate M&A Partner of Bingham McCutchen LLP, a large national U.S. law firm, where he specialized in cross-border transactions, representing Japanese and U.S. clients across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, banking, sports and entertainment, from 1993–2006. Bilingual and Bicultural in Japanese, he earned his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Claremont McKenna College and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.