Cleat Defense began in Carpentersville, IL with five high school athletes and a desire to be entrepreneurs. Through the Dundee-Crown INCubator program, our dream became a reality. As the word about Cleat Defense grew, we engaged with our followers to find out what they really desired. From that, our product, “Cleat Defense” was created.

Meet the Team

Grant Long

Grant Long

COO

As head of the company, Grant has been the one to keep the team heading in the right direction. As a golfer, his experience with muddy cleats has impacted his game and his drive to fix the problem has propelled this company forward.

Daniel Price

Daniel Price

CMCO

Our go to when it comes to speaking, Daniel, or Danny, is the one to tell you all about Cleat Defense. Danny is a cross country runner and has had many experiences slipping in the mud during a race.

Anthony Hurgoi

Anthony Hurgoi

CFO

Anthony is in charge of the numbers. Tasked with estimating and calculating our business projections, Anthony has been a great asset to have. Anthony is also a cross country runner and qualified for state finals.

Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz

CPIO

Keeping our company in the know and continuing to change the company for the better, Luis has kept our company current and alive. He’s a goalkeeper in soccer so one slip could mean the end of a close game.

Avery Lovaglia

Avery Lovaglia

CTO

Avery’s role is to do anything that involves tech. He has kept all of the business files in an accessible place and put together this website. Avery plays soccer and baseball, sports in which mud can really change the way the game plays.