After six years in the world of politics, followed by 15 years as a sports agent, Jay Goldberg's entrepreneurial vision and passion led him home — to baseball — and the founding of Bergino in the spring of 2001. Jay opened the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse — a unique shop/gallery/event space — in the summer of 2010.
While still an undergraduate at NYU, Jay began working with the country's preeminent political consultant David Garth.
Six years later, he went to work as the Director of Marketing for Athletes & Artists, Inc., while attending law school at night. In 1991, Jay started The SportsMakers Agency, an athlete representation and sports marketing firm.
In the sports arena, Jay managed image campaigns and negotiated various contracts for such baseball legends as Mike Schmidt, Bobby Thomson and Ralph Branca; sportscasters Al Michaels, Chris Berman, Dan Dierdorf and Karl Nelson; sports heroes Mark Spitz, Edwin Moses, Eric Heiden, Jeff Blatnick, Jim Valvano and the 1980 USA Olympic Hockey Team; and even top-dog advertising icon Spuds MacKenzie.
During his time in the political consulting field, Jay worked on Mayoral campaigns for Ed Koch and Tom Bradley, Senate campaigns for Arlen Specter and John Heinz, and the Presidential Democratic primary campaign of Walter Mondale.
Additionally, Jay managed and promoted all aspects of the innovative and highly successful Russians Are Coming and Russian Tour-nado I and II Hockey Tours.
Jay is a graduate of NYU and New York Law School. He serves on the Board of Directors of Abilities Inc. at The Viscardi Center.
Jay is currently working on a multimedia project - “The Memory of America: Remember Your First Baseball Game?” He remembers being with his Dad at Shea Stadium in 1964. There is more to the story. He wants to include your story, too.