NexGoal Places Former NCAA Swimmer With New Client

By Staff
In August 6, 2014

NexGoal continues to match our athlete-candidates with great roles in corporate America, including the recent placement of Dan Backler, a former collegiate swimmer at the University of Massachusetts with MioMed Orthopaedics Inc.

Based in Chicago, IL, MioMed Orthopaedics Inc.  specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic rehabilitation, and sports medicine. As a territory sales representative, Backler will be building his relationships with surgeons in the OR and managing all sales activities.

Backler, a standout swimmer at UMass, was a conference champion in the 100 Breaststroke as a senior. He holds the school’s second-best times in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke and was a 4x YMCA All-American in high school.

“NexGoal has helped me gain entry into Orthopedic sales through a fantastic company in MioMed.  The role perfectly fits my background and is a leap in the right direction towards my medical sales career.  It was great and easy working with everyone at NexGoal, especially Kevin Dahl.  Thank you!”

“Dan personifies what we look for in our athlete-candidates,” said Kevin Dahl, co-founder of NexGoal. “He’s a driven, motivated young professional and as a candidate, he was a pleasure to work with. His determination and work ethic will take him far in his career.”

Specializing in placing former athletes (collegiate, Olympic, and professional), NexGoal works directly with their corporate clients in a variety of industries to place our athlete-candidates in open roles. Our recruiting processes and relationships enable NexGoal to take the stress out of the process for both sides.


Staff posts are written by our Communications team, which is a combination of former athletes and writers with experience in the digital media world.