David Weaver, Owner

As a 30-year New York State emeritus soccer referee and former youth soccer administrator, David Weaver dreamed of owning a professional soccer club.  In December 2020 his dreams became a reality.  "I am extremely excited to return professional outdoor soccer to Rochester," says Weaver. "Flower City Union is committed to being inclusive within the local soccer landscape, as well as supportive of our community as a whole." At Flower City Union, Weaver brings his passion for soccer, love of Rochester, and entrepreneurial leadership to the team.

David Weaver holds over 40 years of experience in engineering and design and is responsible for the creation of much of Aphex BioCleanse Systems proprietary formulas.  Previously, he spent over two decades as an optical engineer for Eastman Kodak, where he earned a name for himself by streamlinging the company's technology and operations, training its team around the world and innovating for the photography industry.  Following his role with Eastman Kodak, Weaver went on to found his own digital camera company, where he led the company to sell over $100 million within the first year through his innovations.  He also helped Motorola launch his first-ever camera phone. 

Jimmy Paola, Minority Owner

Jimmy Paola spent his early years in the 18th Ward of Rochester, NY where his passion for homegrown soccer took root as a big fan of the Lancers.  Now a Los Angeles resident, Jimmy works in the entertainment industry and has holdings in numerous business and real estate properties. When asked about his desire to be a minority owner, Jimmy said,  “The chance to be in a position to support Flower City Union, a club in my hometown? It certainly is a dream come true to be an investor providing early stage resources." 

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