Owners

Dan Roman

Owner, Johnstown Family Entertainment

Dan is one of three equity partners in Johnstown Family Entertainment, the entity which owns and operates the Johnstown Mill Rats. Dan is also Chief Financial Officer of National Sports Services. As CFO, Roman directs the financial strategy, operational planning, and business activities of NSS and across all the franchises in its ownership portfolio.

Dan has 20 + years of versatile leadership experience in not-for-profits, consulting services, industry, and start-ups. He most recently served as Chief Operating & Financial Officer at St. Augustine College—a nonprofit institution educating Chicago’s most under-resourced and under-served populations—and as a leader of Deloitte’s internal strategy team, where he helped solve the firm’s most complex financial, operational, and strategic challenges.

Prior to Deloitte, Dan held cross-functional leadership and transformational roles across several industries, and built, scaled, and led two early-stage companies, including a boutique M&A advisory and an award-winning live music entertainment concept.

Dan has a BA from the University of Colorado and an MBA from Northwestern University; he is also a CPA. Dan lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.


Bill Davidson

Owner, Johnstown Family Entertainment

Bill supervises the day-to-day operation of the Mill Rats on behalf of the Johnstown Family Entertainment. Since 1998, Bill has served as CEO of National Sports Services. On behalf of the firm, Bill prepares business plans for team operations and supervises the execution of the same with team personnel. He also is active in new market opportunities, feasibility studies, venue development and renovation and the representation of buyers and sellers of sports properties.

Bill serves as the President of the Prospect League and is Chairman and part-owner of the Lafayette (IN) Aviators. Both the Mill Rats and Aviators are members of the Prospect League.

With National Sports Services, Bill has held CFO / President positions with a number of teams including the Atlanta Gladiators hockey team (15 years), Stockton Thunder hockey team (8 years), and Harrisburg Senators baseball team (7 years).

Prior to forming National Sports Services, Bill served as President of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds AA affiliate) and General Manager of the Midland Angels (California Angels AA affiliate).

Bill earned a BA in Journalism and Public Relations from Purdue University and secured his Master’s in Education (Sport Management) from Wichita State University. He resides in Cleveland, Tennessee with his wife Susan and two sons.


Matt Perry

Owner, Johnstown Family Entertainment

Since 1998, Matt has served as President of National Sports Services. Matt provides a multitude of services for the firm, including new project development, facility development, financial and market feasibility, lease negotiations, securing project capital, and venue and team consulting.

He currently serves as the League Director for the company’s ownership of the Wilmington (NC) Sharks franchise, a member of the Coastal Plain League. 

Prior to forming National Sports Services, Matt served as a top executive in all areas of day-to-day operations for the Midland Angels (as an Angels Double A affiliate), Columbia Mets (as a New York Mets Single A affiliate) and the Fayetteville Generals (as a Detroit Tigers Single A affiliate).

Matt earned his BS degree in Advertising and a Minor in Business from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and secured his Master’s in Sport Management from Ohio State University. He resides in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife Kelly, and their three sons reside in Colorado and Kansas.



Chad & Jill Gontkovic

Owners, Johnstown Family Entertainment
 
Chad and Jill (Skowron) Gontkovic are Johnstown Natives. The center of the universe to them is Johnstown, PA. Chad and Jill are raising their four children in Johnstown and believe so much in it’s future, that when the opportunity to own part of the Johnstown Mill Rats presented itself, they didn’t hesitate. Chad and Jill are co-owners of Coal Tubin’ Pennsylvania; an outdoor recreation outfitter in Johnstown, PA specializing in whitewater rafting, river tubin’, biking adventures and adventure shuttles in the Alleghenies and Laurel Highlands region. Jill is an Eco/Graphic designer who brings to life the vision of an urban/outdoor recreation landscape for Johnstown. Chad is a Combat Systems Officer aboard the EC-130 Commando Solo aircraft as part of the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. The belief that Johnstown’s best days are ahead is what drives their investment in Johnstown. Mill Rats baseball at the point stadium falls right in line with their vision of a well rounded, community focused investment strategy. Nights at the ball park is what makes this town an All-American City to them.


Bart & Stacy Vickroy

Owners, Johnstown Family Entertainment
 
Bart and Stacy (Pomroy) Vickroy and both native to the Johnstown area. Bart is a University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown alumni, where he studied Business Management and Marketing. Since graduating college, he has worked in the healthcare information technology arena as a Sr. Director & Client Partner for Cerner Corporation (based in Kansas City). The Vickory’s relocated back to the Johnstown are in 2009 to be closer to family, and raise their three boys in the town they know as home. Since their return to the Johnstown area, Bart and Stacy find joy in being active in the Johnstown
community (church, golf course, little league, etc.).