We are driven by the goal of improving availability at work, on duty, and on the field.
Sparta Science is an industry leading solution for reducing injuries and optimizing performance with validated scientific assessments. Sparta’s force plate software is used worldwide by the military, sports organizations across all levels, and the medical community to quickly predict, diagnose, and prescribe personalized plans that reduce any physical limitations to improve an individual’s availability.
Reduce injuries and increase performance with validated assessments and evidenced-based prescriptions.
Eliminate limitations to physical activity.
Sparta is a leader in the application of diagnostic software in the pursuit of human resilience. Our partners, including the San Francisco 49ers and top tier special ops military units, trust our software and our database of over 500,000 scans to reduce injuries in their organizations.
Phil Wagner, M.D.
“Sparta’s technology not only individually diagnoses and prescribes, but also puts that information in the hands of the user, ultimately validating the decisions each individual is making. We solve the problem of consistency.”
At Sparta, the pursuit of human resilience is in our blood. We love our partners and are dedicated to helping removing all limitations to physical activity on the field, in combat, and in the workplace. We spend each day nurturing our unique culture, holding ourselves to the highest possible standard.
We are relationship driven. We create a mutual trust in what we’re doing as a team and with our partners.
We are driven, curious, and humble enough to understand that we can always improve ourselves and those around us.
Everything we do is intentional and evidence-based. We’re impatient about delivering on our promises and about positively impacting our partner organizations.
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Phil spent 8 years as a strength & conditioning coach at University of California Berkeley and University of California Los Angeles, including 3 National Championships, as well as a performance coach for the Canterbury Crusaders and the New South Wales Waratahs (professional rugby teams in New Zealand and Australia). Following his coaching career, he graduated medical school as a physician from University of Southern California, focused on studying biomechanics at their School of Physical Therapy’s Biokinesiology Lab. Dr. Wagner founded Sparta Performance Science in the Silicon Valley as a facility to directly measure and enhance performance alongside athlete resilience to injury. This business evolved to include a larger technology business, Sparta Software Corporation (est. 2012), which provides an athlete data management platform to establish evidence based practices within sports organizations.
General Marks has over 42 years of leadership experience in both the Army and industry. He commanded Soldiers at every level from 2d Lieutenant to Major General. He served as both an infantryman and intelligence officer in some of the most storied and decorated units in our Army to include the 101st Airborne Division, the 82d Airborne Division, 7th Infantry Division, and 6th Infantry Division. He commanded an Infantry company in the 101st, a battalion in the 7th Infantry Division, and was the Commanding General of the Army Intelligence Center, Ft Huachuca, Arizona. He served as the Senior Intelligence Officer at the Battalion, Division, Army, and Theater levels which included duty in Los Angeles during the LA Riots, Alaska, Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo, Korea, Kuwait, and Iraq. Since retiring from the Army, Marks has been a business leader and entrepreneur. He’s held CEO positions and is President of the Marks Collaborative, an advisory firm dedicated to the development and transformation of corporate leaders and their organizations. General Marks is also an on-air military and national security contributor to CNN, having worked with Fox News, CBS, MSNBC, and BBC.
Steve was the former President and CEO of the NFL Network and Executive Vice President of Media. At the NFL, Steve oversaw the league’s media division, which included the relationships with national broadcast and sponsorship partners as well as all internal media assets. Previously, Steve spent 22 years at ESPN and ABC where in September 1990, he became ESPN’s youngest president and CEO at age 38. He was later elevated to Corporate Vice President of Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. (1993), President of ABC Sports (1996), Chairman & CEO of ESPN (1998), and President of ABC, Inc. (1999), where he was responsible for all media assets at ABC/Disney.
Fern Mandelbaum is an entrepreneur, coach, lecturer, and investor. Ms. Mandelbaum is the Managing Partner at Vista Venture Partners. She focuses her investments on companies that help people reach their full potential. Ms. Mandelbum was co-founder and CEO of Skyline Products, one of the premier toy invention firms that was sold to IDEO. Since 1998, Ms. Mandelbaum has worked with CEO’s helping them develop their leadership style, refine their business concepts, recruit management teams, key advisors and board members, implement fund raising strategies and establish strategic alliances. She also works with companies on building more diverse and inclusive environments.
Mr. Kaplan began serving as an Advisory Partner to Oaktree Capital parnters following his retirement as a Principal and and the head of Oaktree’s Global Principal Group. During his career as an attorney, Mr. Kaplan specialized in transactions involving the purchase and sale of companies undergoing financial restructurings. He presently serves on the boards of Regal Entertainment Group, AdvancePierre Foods and Townsquare Media, Inc. Mr. Kaplan previously served on the boards of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc.; Genco Shipping and Trading Ltd. and General Maritime Corporation. In additiona, Mr. Kaplan is a partial owner and Vice Chairman of the Memphis Grizzlies as well as the Co-Managing General Partner of the Swansea City Football Club.
George Foster holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from the University of Sydney and a doctorate from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He taught at the University of Chicago and the Australian Graduate School of Management prior to joining the GSB faculty at Stanford University. He is actively involved in the business community, especially with venture-capital backed startup companies and has served on the Board of Directors of multiple companies. He is also actively involved with sporting organizations around the globe, including directing executive programs for the National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA).
Dr. Ted Leland retired from University of the Pacific as the Director of Athletics in 2017. While at the university, he helped secure the largest gift in school history as the University announced a $100 million bequest and reinvigorated the annual giving program for the athletics department. Mr. Leland also held the position of Director of Athletics at Stanford University. From 1991-2005 Stanford won 57 national championships, yielding Leland the distinction of having won more national college championships that any other AD in NCAA history. These championships were won in 14 different sports, also an achievement unmatched by any other AD in NCAA history. Finally, Stanford won six National titles in 1996-97, giving Leland the honor of having won more championships in one year than any other AD in NCAA history. Leland has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of eight different organizations including University of the Pacific, Chabot College, Stanford University and Stockton Hall of Fame.