OUR
TEAM

75 YEARS

OF COMBINED

EXPERIENCE

Our experience is unmatched.  From brand development, sponsorship sales and negotiation, strategic communications, broadcast and digital media, content creation and government relations – our leadership team has more than 75 years of combined experience and success at the highest levels of intercollegiate and Olympic sport. NIL has been a way of life for Olympic-sport athletes and National Governing Bodies for more than two decades, and our partners have a proven record of success in helping athletes, rightsholders and corporate partners balance their shared interests and opportunities.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

BOARD OF ADVISORS

PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

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DR. BRANDON MARTIN

Vice Chancellor /

Director of Athletics, USC Basketball Student-Athlete

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CAMERON

MYLER

4x Olympian,

Professor,

Sports Lawyer

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SUMMER

SANDERS

Olympic Gold Medalist,

TV Personality,

Author

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BOB

STOOPS

National Championship Winning Football Coach, Entrepreneur

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RISHI

NARAYAN

Founder & Managing Owner, Underground Printing

Lecturer, University of Michigan

Co-Owner, Association Football Club Ann Arbor

Topics:

Entrepreneurship,

Licensing, Apparel Industry,

E-commerce

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STEVE

RAQUEL

President, IOV Media Agency

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Illinois; Marketing executive - McDonald's Corporation; U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Comm.

Topics:

Social Media, Digital Media, Advertising, Brand Marketing, Athlete Marketing

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JOHN

REGISTER

CEO, Inspired Communications Int'l; Paralympic Silver Medalist;

Combat Veteran; Keynote & TEDx Speaker; Track & Field athlete at the Univ. of Arkansas

Topics:

Public Speaking, Change Management, Leadership, Overcoming Adversity

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ROBERT

SMITH

Senior Vice President /

Chief Operating Officer,

Old Hat Creative;

Third Degree Advertising;

Ackerman McQueen

Topics:

Sports Marketing,

Strategy, Market Research,

Data Analytics 

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KATIE

THOMPSON

Sports & Ticketing, Google

Former Asst. Athletic Director, Marketing, Univ. of Tulsa

Former Director of Marketing, Univ. of Maryland

Topics:

Brand Marketing,

Search Marketing,

Online Marketing

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JOANNA

TODD

Head Worldwide Bus. Dev., Accommodation & Lodging -

Amazon Web Services;

Former VP Global Partnerships & Strategic Alliances, Marriott Int'l; Board Member, Children's Miracle Network Foundation

Topics: Sponsorship, Partnership Marketing, Athletes, Artists & Celebrity Influencers/Brand Ambassadors (What a Sponsor Wants), Branding, Marketing Strategy

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JAMAAL

WALTON

Assoc Athletic Dir for External Ops, College of Charleston

Former Dir of Marketing, University of Alabama; Asst Dir of Marketing, Univ of Oklahoma

Topics:

Branding, Revenue Generation, Athletics Marketing, Student-Athlete Experience

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