TPG Staff

Pete Philo

Known in the industry as one of the world’s best talent evaluators, Pete Philo was revolutionary in his fundamental ideas and beliefs in the international “pre-draft” style Eurocamp for nine consecutive years. In those nine years he helped over 82 players enhance their global reputation in front of NBA scouts and General Managers, which enabled them to be selected in the NBA draft.

Pete was not only instrumental in the establishment of a global “pre-draft” camp, but has also served as a “trained eye” and scout for three different NBA franchises for the previous fourteen seasons (Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks). Pete was Director of Scouting for Team China from 2010-2012 including the London Olympics, General Manager of Team Scandinavia in the 2003 Global Games, Dallas, Texas and has traveled to over 70 different countries scouting and evaluating basketball talent. In addition, Pete most recently was the Director of International Scouting for the Indiana Pacers. Pete played collegiately at Manhattan College, the University of South Alabama and professionally from 1996-2001 in 7 different countries.

Charlie Wend
Vice President

Charlie Wend is TPG Sports Group’s Vice President. Wend joined TPG in 2011 and has been an integral part in the creation and management of every TPG event. Charlie’s creativity and global experience sets the bar high for all TPG business. Prior to TPG, Wend has held operational and marketing positions within organizations such as the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Charlotte Bobcats.

Originally from Ohio, Wend graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Sports Management.

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Selcuk Ernak
Director of Intl Ops

Selcuk has over 20 years of coaching experience at the international level and is currently the Head Coach of Sakarya BSB Basket. He has attended the Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy for 8 years as a scout. His vast international ex-perience is a valuable asset to the success of TPG. Selcuk’s coaching experience in Turkey includes, Asst. Coach U-18 Natl Team (2000-02), Asst. Coach U-18 World Championship (2003), Asst. Coach U-20 Natl Team (2003), Asst. Coach Ulker Pro Team (2002-06), Asst. Coach Banvit Pro Team (2006-07), Head Coach Banvit Pro Team (2007-09) and Technical
Coordinator at Banvit Basketball Club (2009-10). Selcuk has also served as an Asst. Coach for the Chinese Men’s Natl Team at the World Championships in 2010, and won a Gold Medal with the team at the 26th Asian Championships in Wuhan, China. Proudly, Selcuk was a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics with Team China in London, England.

Matt Marske
Dir. of Operations

Matt Marske joined the TPG staff as Director of Operations in September 2018. Matt has a diverse background in the amateur and professional sports industry. Prior to joining TPG, Matt worked with the NCAA, NFHS, Exclusive Sports Group, Learfield Licensing, USA Football and has done freelance contract analysis for USA Today Sports. Matt has also put together a couple Saint Louis University Alumni Teams to compete in The Basketball Tournament (TBT).
Matt graduated from IU McKinney Law School in Indianapolis and passed the bar exam in Indiana. Before law school, Matt attended Saint Louis University where he was a head manager for the men’s basketball team under Rick Majerus and Jim Crews.

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