Premier Owner of Professional Women's Hockey Clubs
The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) is the home of professional women’s hockey in North America. Established in 2015 as the National Women’s Hockey League, the NWHL rebranded to become the PHF in 2021 and provide opportunities for elite athletes to earn a living playing the game they love while fueling the continued growth of the sport. The league is made up of the Boston Pride, Buffalo Beauts, Connecticut Whale, Metropolitan Riveters, Minnesota Whitecaps, Montreal Force, and the Toronto Six who all compete annually for the Isobel Cup.
We are proud to own and operate four of the finest clubs in the PHF.
The PHF Constitution allows its ownership groups to own multiple teams for a limited period of time. This accommodation was made to facilitate the transition from a single entity league and ensure that every PHF club had the funding and support it needs to deliver a top shelf experience to its players and fans. BTM is proud to be associated with each of its clubs. Every club that is divested over time will be put in the hands of an exceptional ownership group.
Johanna has been a women’s hockey pioneer since she started playing pond hockey with the boys in first grade. She played on the first women’s team at St. Paul’s School and then at Harvard, where she was 2-time captain and winner of the Ivy League championship in 1987 and 1988. She served as co-chair of the Friends of Harvard Hockey for nearly two decades. She and her family coordinated billets for the 2014 US Women’s Olympic Team, and she worked with USA Hockey to establish the Sochi Family Fund enabling the families of US players to travel to Sochi, Russia to see their daughters realize their Olympic dreams.
In addition to serving on the PHF Board of Governors representing the Montreal Force, she runs a residential building company, serves as President of the Harvard Varsity Club, and sits on the board of Middlesex School.
John never played more than pond hockey, but brings a lifetime of entrepreneurial energy and experience to the table. John runs Firehouse Capital, Inc., a privately held investment company that makes investments in early stage technology companies, real estate, and other interesting opportunities. As an investor and board member, he contributes his experience and prioritizes good governance practices. He serves as Chairman of Yandex and Infinet Wireless, two companies he co-founded in Russia, and serves on the boards of other early stage companies. He is a member of Harvard’s Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility and the executive committee of the Harvard College Fund.
John was the architect of the PHF’s new governance structure and chairs its Board of Governors where he represents the Metropolitan Riveters.
Miles is CEO of Re:Build Manufacturing and co-head of Cannon Capital where he is responsible for driving investment strategy and management of portfolio companies. Miles has 20 years of investment experience and a background in engineering, turn around management and start ups. He is the author of two books, founder of three start ups and principal inventor on 125 patents. Miles has served in executive and interim executive roles at companies in various lifecycle stages and industries. Miles was a goaltender at MIT and played Junior B hockey.
Miles is Chair of the Boston Pride, where he has established a leadership team and business practices that are setting the standard for independent, locally-owned clubs in the PHF. He represents the Pride on the PHF Board of Governors.
Bryant is a builder. Since 2000, he has built seven start-ups all at the intersection of sports and technology. He builds and invests in opportunities driven by growing markets and technologies that solve problems and unlock value. He has experience in building teams that produce products for the web, mobile, social, the cloud and TV. He has also built companies with a focus on professional and college sports media, and the untapped opportunities in youth sports marketing. His teams and investors bring a missionary zeal to their efforts and have been rewarded with successful exits to ESPN, The Active Network (2) and Sports Illustrated/Time Warner.
Bryant brings an unrivaled network and extraordinary commitment to making hockey more inclusive. He aims for nothing short of generational impact, and brings his impact to the PHF Board as Governor for the Toronto Six.
Digit is an innovator, visionary, and builder in the women's sports world. She was founding president of the first PHF franchise in Canada, quickly catapulting the Toronto Six to the top of the leaderboard. Prior to that, she helped the KHL’s Kunlan Red Star build women's hockey in China in preparation for the 2022 winter Olympics. She founded United Women’s Sports, an innovative and disruptive model in the women's sports space. Even earlier, she coached the CWHL’s Boston Blades and spent over 20 years coaching at Division I Brown University. She has coached Olympians and All-Americans, and earned numerous ECAC and Ivy League titles.
Digit has a broad role at BTM overseeing partnerships, sponsorships, and recruiting. She prides herself on challenging the existing markets and models in women's sports.
Caroline is the CEO & Founder of GOALS - a women's sports marketing agency that helps women’s sports teams & organizations grow through the formation of brand partnerships. As the first-ever sponsorship agency dedicated exclusively to women's sports, GOALS exists to show brands, networks, and people in general that it's good business to invest in women’s sports. Before starting GOALS, Caroline worked for 10+ years as a marketing and sales professional across a variety of industries, and was most recently the SVP of Partnerships at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.
Caroline brings intelligence and passion to her partnership and sponsorship work at BTM.