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Mike W. Giddings Recognized by Marquis Who's Who

Mike W. Giddings is the owner and president of Proscout Inc., a company revolutionizing football

Mr. Giddings has worked with 36 Super Bowl teams and more than 21 Hall of Fame coaches, owners, and general managers.

    PARK CITY, UT, September 29, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Mike W. Giddings has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

For more than 35 years, Mike Giddings has served as an experienced football evaluator, whose company, Proscout Inc.—established in 1977 by his father, Mike R. Giddings—has garnered its reputation as a leading professional player evaluation service in the world of football. Prior to joining Proscout Inc. in 1987, Mr. Giddings graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign in Champaign, Illinois, in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a college football career.

Though he would not go on to become a career football player, Mr. Giddings was offered an assistant recruiting coordinator position upon graduating by the head football coach at his alma mater. This role recruiting players to the university's program served as an invaluable stepping stone for him before he joined his father's company, enticed by an opportunity to work not only with his father, but Mr. Al Davis of the Raiders. From there, Mr. Giddings' career evolved, culminating in him taking on the role of owner and president ten years later. Since stepping into this position, he has honored the playbook of both his late father and the company while still seeking out new opportunities to evolve Proscout Inc. for the future.

Since its inception, Proscout Inc. has played a pivotal role in contributing to and advancing the sport of football. The company is credited with inventing the color code system that many NFL teams use today, and Mr. Giddings hopes to continue to see the company remain a pioneer in the field as it continues to provide services for and support those who likewise shape the sport. Whether teams and clients are utilizing Proscout Inc.'s services to cross-check their decisions or view alternate options to ensure their team is aligned in ability to avoid errors. Among his daily responsibilities, he completes all evaluations and confers with the teams' owners, coaches, and general managers who are relying on Proscout Inc.'s services.

Mr. Giddings has worked with 36 Super Bowl teams and more than 21 Hall of Fame coaches, owners, and general managers thus far. Moreover, more than 15 of the last 30 executives in the NFL have been clients of his. As owner and president, Mr. Giddings makes efforts to establish and nurture partnerships not only with teams and their players but also with his employees. He has four staff, one of which, his assistant, has worked with him for more than 30 years. He prioritizes building strong rapports with his employees, gives them grace and encourages those who work with him to be responsible and independent.

His motto, "Get the job done", encapsulates Mr. Giddings' leadership ethos and perspective. It also shapes his work-life balance, which allows him to exemplify the best qualifies of a dedicated businessman and caring, loving and supportive husband and father. Mr. Giddings owes his success to his hard work and passion, and works and lives by a sense of responsibility he feels to strive and provide. Outside of his company, he serves as one of the voters for the Dick Butkus Award, a position he has held for the last 25 years, and is an original voter for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT® Award.

In the next evolution of Proscout Inc.'s legacy, Mr. Giddings will be working alongside his son, carrying on the tradition of close-knit family involvement within the company, as he continues to put his time and efforts into building partnerships with companies and organizations. In the next five years, Mr. Giddings will continue to work with companies of interest in the hopes of becoming a premier third-party NFL company. His goal is to continue to support the NFL as they work to combine evaluation analytics and historical data. Proscout Inc. could be at the forefront of such an evolution in the sport, and this exciting opportunity motivates Mr. Giddings to capitalize on any and all opportunities that hold the potential to expand and revolutionize not only his company but the NFL as well.

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