Anthony Schlegel, President
Anthony formed The Difference USA, LLC, after completing his MBA from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and resigning from his post as the associate director of football sport performance for Ohio State football. Anthony, son of a high school and college football coach, started his college career at the U.S. Air Force Academy before transferring to The Ohio State University.
Upon graduation, Anthony was selected with the 76th overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft to the New York Jets. He played with the Cincinnati Bengals and the UFL’s Florida Tuskers before retiring in 2010. Hall of Fame Coach Jim Tressel then hired Anthony to be an assistant strength and conditioning coach for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Schlegel was then retained by current Ohio State Football Coach, Urban Meyer, and Head Strength Coach, Micky Marotti.
During Anthony’s tenure at Ohio State, the football team was the first college football playoff National Champions, accumulated the longest winning streak in school history and maintained a record of 44–10. While coaching Anthony went back to school to earn his MBA from the Fisher College of Business. Anthony resides in Worthington, Ohio, with his wife Stephanie and three children. To learn more about Anthony, go to http://anthonyschlegel.com
Daniel Oglevee, Founder
Finance and Operations.
Dan spent nine years on Wall Street, three years in venture capital and co-founded two companies during the internet boom. Dan received his B.S. and MBA from The Ohio State University. For the last 14 years, he has been a faculty member at The Ohio State University as a senior lecturer in finance. His areas of expertise include venture capital, financial modeling and entrepreneurial finance.
Bobby Carpenter, Founder
Carpenter served as a linebacker for the Buckeyes from 2002-2005. As a Buckeye, he was a National Champion, two-times Big Ten Champion and selected to the 3rd Team AP All-America Team. In 2005, Carpenter starred with his teammates Anthony Schlegel and A.J. Hawk to form what many have considered the greatest linebacker trio in college football history. Upon his graduation in 2006 with a degree in economics, Bobby was selected 18th in the NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys.
After four seasons with the Cowboys and three more spread across the Dolphins, Lions and Patriots, Bobby retired from the NFL and began his pursuit of an MBA from the Fisher College of Business. Bobby graduated with his MBA in 2015 with a specialization in finance and strategy. Since 2011, Carpenter has worked with 97.1 The Fan in Columbus as radio host, now leading Carpenter & Rothman from noon-3 p.m. daily. For the 2015 football season, he is an analyst for inaugural IMG College Football Blitz radio show. Bobby has also made numerous appearances on ESPN, B1G Network and the Fox News Channel (providing political commentary). Bobby resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, Cortney, and their three children.