Two former Indianapolis Colts have joined forces with The Tyros LLC, a startup technology company in Indianapolis.
John Standeford, a 2004 Purdue University graduate who still holds the Big Ten record for career yards accumulated, has joined The Tyros as head of business development. Standeford was a member of the 2006-2007 Colts team that won the Super Bowl.
“Being a part of a team has always been important to me, and I like the team atmosphere of The Tyros,” he said. “I believe in the product, which speaks for itself, and I see great potential. We are a company that is going to change the sports industry forever.”
Another former Colt and vice president of the NFL Alumni Association’s Indianapolis chapter, Gary Padjen, has been elected to The Tyros board of advisors.
The Tyros offers an online training system for sports officials, a universal rating system that could also be used for certification, an electronic scheduling system that will match officials’ qualifications with needs of game schedulers, and an automated payment system allowing game organizers to more efficiently pay officials, said the company’s CEO, Tony Monteleone.
Later this summer, the tech company plans to move its headquarters to Shelbyville’s new Intelliplex Technology Park.•