Interview With Leon C. McKenzie, Founder And President Of Sure Sports Lending

Leon McKenzie is the Founder and President of Sure Sports Lending

The following is a guest contribution from Richard Pallarino. Leon C. McKenzie is Founder and President of Sure Sports Lending. He launched Sure Sports Lending in 2009 to focus on an underserviced market of providing athletes with competitive credit facilities. (1) Your company title gives a small insight as to what it is your business…
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Interview With The Agent: Rick Thurman

Beverly Hills Sports Council

This year, Beverly Hills Sports Council (BHSC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of its existence in athlete representation. From 1984 through today, BHSC has represented some of the top players in baseball. Some notable names include: Barry Bonds, George Brett, Trevor Hoffman, Tim Lincecum, and Hunter Pence. Dennis Gilbert and Rick Thurman founded BHSC and…
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Q&A With Ben Sturner Of Leverage Agency


The following interview is with Ben Sturner, Founder and CEO of Leverage Agency. Leverage Agency is a full service sports, entertainment, and media marketing agency. What inspired you to create and start Leverage Agency? One of my first internships was working for NBC Sports in 1996 at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.  It was a huge…
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Protecting Your Talent: The Importance Of Proper Protection For Your Athletes

Amare Stoudemire

Finding talent can be a very difficult task. It involves hundreds of hours of work of constant research and travel. Once you have found an athlete that has enough talent to be successful you have to try and convince the rest of the world that this kid is the real deal. It is extremely important…
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What To Do If You’re Not Interning In Sports This Summer


Not interning in the sports industry this summer? Don’t worry, your hopes of having a career in sports should not diminish. Instead, figure out what you’re doing wrong. Here are some steps to follow, during the year, that should hopefully lead to some type internship or employment next time around: 1. Attend as many Symposiums and…
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Interview With The Agent: Jay Franklin


Jay Franklin is the President of B.B.I. Sports Group. Some of the clients signed to B.B.I. include Dylan Bundy, Ian Kinsler, Mitch Moreland, Conor Gillaspie, and Jeremy Hefner, amongst others. Franklin was previously employed with the Boras Corp before starting his own agency. 1) When did you realize that a career as a sports agent…
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Six Questions With Storm Kirschenbaum, Founder Of Metis Sports Management


The following “Six Questions” short interview with Storm Kirschenbaum, founder of Metis Sports Management, was conducted by Richard Pallarino (@rpallarino). 1) What made you realize that being a sports agent was the right career choice for you? During my collegiate baseball career I had realized that not many MLB teams were interested in a 5’7 Jew with…
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The Most Influential Sports Agents in U.S. Basketball


The following guest contribution was written by Richard Pallarino (@rpallarino).  Richard is a student at CUNY-College of Staten Island and Assistant to the Director of Artist Management at Wilhelmina Models. Ever since the advent of basketball in the late 1890s, the ball-shooting game has continued to gather more popularity and earn more fans across the globe. Right…
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