Daymond John

has come a long way from turning a $40 budget into FUBU, a $6 billion fashion game-changer. Throughout his career, Daymond has continued to be an entrepreneur in every sense of the word.

 

He is not only a pioneer in the fashion industry but a Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, a multiple New York Times best-selling author, branding guru and highly sought after motivational speaker.

 

In 2013, President Barack Obama appointed Daymond a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, a position focused on promoting the power and importance of entrepreneurship on a global scale. Daymond brings that same vision to the area of sports representation. 

35+
YEARS OF REPRESENTING NFL PLAYERS
200+
YEARS OF COMBINED AGENT
AND NEGOTIATING EXPERIENCE

OUR TEAM

Cliff Brady earned his undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago in 1981. He then earned his master’s degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

After completing his education, Cliff worked with Gary Fencik and Leslie Frazier of the Chicago Bears ‘85 Super Bowl team, who suggested he start a program for second career planning. In 1987 he was certified through the NFLPA and he began his life’s work of representing NFL athletes and helping them to leverage their time in the NFL to spring board them into a second career after their playing days in the NFL.

Kevin Robinson played running back and defensive back at Columbia University in New York. Kevin received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1998. While excelling in academics, Kevin was also an All-Ivy League football selection. Kevin became an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor in 1999.

Kevin has also worked at J.P. Morgan on Wall Street, as a financial analyst at Allstate Insurance Company’s regional office, and as an attorney at the law firm of Burg, Simpson, Eldridge, Hersh, and Jardine. Kevin’s combination of financial acumen and legal expertise make him a versatile agent for professional athletes.

Tom Mills has been an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor since 1996. His prior work experience includes employment at the NFL Players Association, the Kansas City Chiefs and the law firm of Armstrong, Teasdale, Schlafly, and Davis in Kansas City. He recently served on the NFLPA’s drafting committee for the examination given to prospective player agents.

He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn his law degree in 1994 from the University of Kansas Law School.

Jim GrogaN received his law degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law after doing his undergraduate work at the University of Nevada. Jim has been an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor since 2000.

Jim has been involved in professional and collegiate football for 15 years. He worked for the Oakland Raiders organization.  With the Raiders, he worked with both the legal and public relations teams for the team. In addition, Jim worked at the collegiate level with a Division I and junior college football programs. These experiences and relationships from the NFL and collegiate football programs have provided him with a wealth of contacts, experience and knowledge as a NFLPA Contract Advisor.

Ryan Downey received his law degree from the University of Denver in 2006 after doing his undergraduate work in business at the College of William and Mary. While at William and Mary he competed in track and field and cross-country and was a multiple All-Conference award winner.

Ryan’s professional career started while he was still in college as he served as the director of marketing for a semi-pro soccer team in Williamsburg, Virginia. He took a job as the general manager of an A-League soccer team right after graduation. After spending six months working in the Denver Broncos organization, Ryan was hired by the law firm of Larson & Larimer, P.C. in his final year in law school.

Ryan has been an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor since 2006. Ryan currently works as an NFL agent from his office in Orange County, CA.

GLENN SCHWARTZMAN serves as attorney, agent and contract advisor for our clients. Glenn received his law degree from George Washington University. Schwartzman’s previous experience includes leading multiple sports management companies, where he has worked with over 100 professional athletes, and held legal positions with the Major League Baseball Players Association and the National Basketball Players Association. Glenn has represented many top professional athletes including NFL first rounders and Pro Bowlers as well as NBA lottery picks and All Star participants.

Matt Striegel is an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor and licensed Attorney.  Matt received his law degree, with honors, from the University of North Dakota in 2006, where he was also elected law school President. Prior to attending law school, Matt played cornerback and wide receiver at Highland Community College (KS), North Dakota State University, and Lane College (TN). At Highland, Matt was elected team captain, named the most valuable defensive back, and was selected to play in the Junior College All-American Bowl (where he was named the Most Valuable Player). After junior college, Matt received numerous full-ride Division I scholarship offers. Matt graduated, with honors, from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee, in 2002.

Prior to joining Capital Sports Advisors, Matt worked as an attorney at the law firm of Ritsema and Lyon, P.C. in downtown Denver, Colorado, where he represented employers and professional sports teams in various legal matters.  He is a frequent guest speaker at Universities and Law Schools around the country.  Matt's football experience, coupled with his broad legal knowledge, makes him an excellent advocate and advisor for his clients.

Rilio Mastrantonio graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 1989 with a Law Degree (Juris Doctor).  While at Hamline he competed on the Hamline Crew Team.  Additionally, he attended University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana from 1982 to 1986 and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Sociology (Double Major).

Additionally, Rilio has over 25 years in contract negotiation, sales, and marketing in the corporate sector which he brings to bear when representing players.  His experience gives him the tools to create ideal situations for his players in the marketing and contract negotiation areas.

Drew Pittman has assisted more than 100 players in their pursuit of their dream and has had numerous NFL Draft picks. Drew’s clients consider his ability to lead as they navigate their careers as one of his greatest assets.

Drew is the author of First Team Dad, Your Playbook For A Winning Family which helps men become better leaders of their homes. In the Forward he wrote for the book, Drew’s good friend Tony Dungy says of the bond that brought them together, "It was our job to help our players grow as athletes and as people…”

Drew was a member of the nationally ranked soccer team at Southern Methodist University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Drew had experience in the banking and commercial real estate industries but leveraged this background and began his career as an NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor in 1992.

KEVIN A. POMPEY Is an NFLPA certified contract advisor for our clients with over 20 years of experience.  Kevin is responsible for all aspects of athlete representation, including the recruitment of prospective players and negotiation of their NFL team sports contracts.  Prior to joining the Shark Sports Management team Kevin worked at Precept Sports and most recently Kevin Pompey & Associates, managing multiple NBA lottery selections and negotiating numerous high salary contracts.  Kevin is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park.

Kim Grillier is a contract advisor and NBA agent with over 20 years of experience. His integrity, passion and commitment to success has enabled him to negotiate countless contracts and marketing deals for several 1st round picks over his career, including Dennis Smith Jr. who was selected with the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks and Tremont Waters who was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 2nd round of the 2019 draft. Kim also has negotiated mulit-million dollar contracts including high endorsements deals with Under Armour, Nike and Lexus. Kim’s intimate knowledge of the industry has created unparalleled connections throughout the NBA and Europe.

Jack Mills holds both a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.  After serving two years in the U.S. Army performing intelligence operations, Jack was hired as an assistant athletic director at the University of Colorado.  After a year at Colorado, Jack entered private practice specializing in sports law.  He has represented NFL football players for over 40 years.  His clients include NFL Hall-of-Famers and Heisman Trophy winners.  He is a Director and past President of the Sports Lawyers Association (of which he was a founding

member).

 

Jack also teaches a course in Sports Law at the University of Colorado School of Law.  Jack is on the Board of Directors for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Colorado.  The National Sports Law Institute recently presented Jack with the Joseph E. O’Neill award, in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of sports law, ethics, and integrity.

LARRY FOX is President of Shark Sports. Larry began his career as a corporate attorney at one of the largest law firms in the world from 1990-99, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate structuring and negotiations, advising many Fortune 500 companies. Larry also serves as General Counsel for Daymond John’s Shark Group and is Daymond’s personal attorney. Larry has been involved in representing professional athletes over the last 25 years.

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