With over a century of combined experience, Outplay’s corporate team brings a range of broad and nuanced expertise to the organization.
Chief Executive Officer
A distinguished and natural leader with more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Terrell “Terry” Herring currently serves as the acting CEO of OPI.
Previously, Herring was President, Commercial Operations for Mission Pharmacal Company where he oversaw the transformation of this small pharmaceutical company to a well-respected conglomerate in the pharma industry with seven distinct subsidiaries operating under the “Mission Family of Companies” umbrella. Prior to Mission, Herring was President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director, at InVentiv Health. He first joined InVentiv Sales and Marketing in 1999 as a National Business Director and moved progressively through additional positions including Vice President and General Manager, as well as Vice President of Sales before being appointed President in 2002. Herring was the Senior National Sales Director with Noven Pharmaceuticals, where he was instrumental in establishing their first sales force and creating an effective team dedicated to transdermal delivery and women’s health marketing. He also held positions with Solvay Pharmaceuticals as a Regional Business Director, Director of Training and Development, Director of Operations and Trade Affairs, and Director of Customer Marketing. Prior to this, Herring served as Training Manager, Hospital Sales Manager, and Trade Relations Manager with Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals.
In 2017, Herring was recognized by PharmaVOICE magazine as a Red Jacket honoree, the publication’s highest distinction for people in the pharmaceutical industry. Previously, he had been named by the publication as one of the industry’s 100 Most Inspiring people in both 2007 and 2008.
Herring serves on the board of directors for Bridging the Gap Africa, a nonprofit group that helps local communities in rural Kenya build life-saving footbridges across dangerous rivers to give residents safe access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. He is also on the board of directors for A New Equilibrium (ANE), the advisory board for BioAgilytix, and is a former Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Board Member (2007 honoree).
Herring graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in biology from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. In addition, he attended Mercer University School of Engineering where he received a graduate certificate in project design and Duke University/London Business School where he earned a graduate certificate at the International Marketing Forum.
Chief Financial Officer
An accomplished executive, Jason Benge brings his pragmatic, astute, and insightful approach to his roles as Board Member and Chief Financial Officer of OPI.
As former Co-President of ABI Document Support Services, Benge was responsible for the company’s strategic direction and cutting-edge initiatives which led to their rapid and considerable growth and eventual sale to a public company.
Over the last thirty years, Benge has served on multiple boards of directors including EDCO, Inc. and ABI and is currently splitting time between Europe and the US managing existing and exploring new global investment opportunities.
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Currently serving as a Board Member and Chief Corporate Development Officer of OPI, Co-Founder, Kevin Atkinson, radiates passion and enthusiasm.
Atkinson’s entrepreneurial penchant dates back to his teens, when he created his first business, CDC, Ltd., a first-of-its-kind Consumer Discount Card (long before companies were offering loyalty cards) which he sold at a significant profit, after just two years.
Following this success, he created another marketing business and invented the PostCard CD, which became a national brand and indirectly introduced him the power of web traffic and subsequently, online sales. Currently, Atkinson owns and operates an online marketing and brand development firm.
Chief Operating Officer
With a reputation for being meticulous and energetic, Amanda Wallace comes from over a decade in management consulting and product management and currently serves as COO of OPI.
With expertise in business process strategy & planning, subscription and recurring revenue, merger & acquisition, technology solutions, and pricing & financial analysis across industries from SaaS / data services, business & financial services, media/entertainment, apparel/retail/eCommerce, and legal/insurance; Wallace brings a breadth of experience and perspective to OPI.
Wallace is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University, East Bay with options in Marketing and Corporate Management and a minor in Spanish.
Scientific Advistory Board
Brad Dieter, MS, PhD
An expert in physiology, molecular biology, and biomedical science, Brad Dieter recently finished his fellowship training in discovering novel therapeutics. Dr. Dieter’s research adopts a bench-to-bedside approach; adeptly utilizing molecular biology tools and his advanced training in biostatistics to discover and develop novel therapeutic agents for disease. In addition to his scientific career and training, he has been involved in building several businesses in the health-technology and biotechnology space through work as an executive and on scientific advisory boards.
Chad Macias, MSc
Chad Macias founded the Institute for Human Kinetics in 2011, where he works with many of the world’s top athletes. He has spent over 19 years conducting research and developing protocols in cellular and molecular physiology, developing some of the most advanced blood lactate testing and intermittent hypoxia protocols in the world. Macias has the experience and knowledge-base to conduct both medical and exercise physiology research and drives R&D at OPI.
Timothy Sharpe, MSc, DACM
A nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner, Tim Sharpe has fifteen years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating complex diseases. He currently serves as the head nutritionist at the Institute for Human Kinetics and is an adjunct faculty member in the post-graduate Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program at the University of Western States where he teaches integrative therapies to physicians and allied health professionals.
Conrad Earnest, PhD
Conrad Earnest currently works as a Research Scientist at Texas A&M University. His work has encompassed a number of thematic areas, including research in Exercise and/or Nutrition for sport and health. He holds a PhD in Exercise Science with a secondary emphasis in Nutrition and Food Science, and he is also a former professional soccer player. To date, he has published approximately 190 research articles, been cited over 17,000 times, carries a lifetime h-Index of 64 and is one of the most highly published scientists examining the physiologic response of cyclists competing in the Grand Tours of Cycling: The Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta España. You will find Earnest’s research findings published in JAMA, Archives of Internal Medicine, Lancet Oncology, as well as a number of major sports science journals.
Stacy T. Sims, PhD
A Senior Research Fellow at the Adams High Performance Centre, at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, Stacy Sims is developing and continuing active research in environmental (heat, altitude) considerations and sex differences in elite athletes and public health. She has contributed to the environmental exercise physiology and sports nutrition field for more than 15 years as both an athlete and a scientist. She is always looking deeply at human physiology to apply innovative solutions in the sport nutrition world. Not only an elite athlete herself, Stacy has extensive experience working with athletes at the highest levels of sport worldwide, from the Tour de France to the Olympics.