Membership Information

Mission Statement

We are an exclusive community of former college and professional athletes excelling in the world of business. We are competitors, teammates, friends, and trusted advisors. We expect nothing but success at the highest level as business professionals. From the backboards to the boardrooms or the courts to the court of law, we maintain the passion, discipline, and fortitude to thrive in the sport of business. The uniforms may be different, but the athlete is always the same.

Membership Dues

ACCESS THE NETWORK

Meet business leaders and professionals in your area.


YOU CAN PAY MEMBER DUES HERE

Pay your member dues annually (prorated) or set up monthly payments.


COMMUNITY

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Our Ethos

  • Our members are of the highest quality and character
  • We exist to find ways to provide true value of others
  • We observe total confidentiality and a circle of trust.
  • We help others win.
  • We look to partner with and be a resource to others.
  • We look to inspire our teammates.
  • We realize our greatest currency (other than money) is our relationships.
  • We intend on being a center of influence with our clients and our stakeholders to be a resource for all things.
  • We believe in timely response and professional courtesy.
  • Relationships are a two-way street, and not WIIFM (“what’s in it for me”)

Member Benefits

  • Top inspirational speakers who share amazing stories (Amazing Speakers) from their sports, businesses and lives.
  • Amazing, successful and engaged fellow members
  • Over 80 events a year!
  • Resources from every professional industry or association
  • Topical programming and engaging events
  • Digital reach & virtual connectivity.
  • Incredible, long-term bonds.
  • Training & Education
  • Access to workshops, including our deep dive accelerator: “The art & science of building professional relationships.”
  • Inspirational Podcasts
  • One on One coaching

Code of Ethics

1. NON-SOLICITATION

We are resources for one another and our clients, but direct "selling" is not allowed.

2. INTEGRITY

Your athletic background and professional representation is accurate and verifiable.

3. RESPECT

Treat all others with professionalism, courtesy, and class. The "team" atmosphere is of paramount importance, but act according to the "golden rules."

4. ACCOUNTABILITY

As a valued and trusted member of AT, a few things are expected: follow through, reliability, communication, attendance, enjoyment.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY

As trusted advisors, please respect confidential information shared from members regarding clients or private matters.

Some Amazing Members

Ambro Blackwell

Sport: Track & Field

Title/Company: Vice President, Relationship manager, Chase Business Banking

Bio: Ambro graduated from University of California, Riverside with his undergrad in Sociology Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. In 2013 he finished his MBA at La Sierra University in Marketing and Finance. He helps business owners of small to medium sized companies to cut costs, improve sales and marketing, reinvest their financial gains, optimize growth at an accelerated rate, and ultimately increase the value of their business.

Alana Long

Sport: Volleyball

Title/Company: Account Executive, IQ Risk Insurance Services, LLC

Bio: Alana is a Commercial Insurance Broker specializing in General and Product Liability, Workers Compensation, Employment Practices, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability and Directors and Officers with a focus in the cannabis industry. A Chapman University graduate and avid beach volleyball player, Alana is a true competitor who will stop at nothing to ensure her clients have the very best service and advice.

Taylor Kendzierski

Sport: Crew

Title/Company: Attorney at Law, Dack Law Group

Bio: Taylor is an experienced Law Clerk with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment law industry involving agent contracts, player contracts, child actor contracts, various entertainment employment contracts, trademark filing, copyright filings, right of publicity issues, and entity formations. She was a Juris Doctorate candidate at Chapman University, School of Law (2018) with an emphasis in Entertainment Law.

Deepak Hadpawat

Sport: TechBiz Group

Title/Company: USC Marshall School of Business, MBA Candidate, May 2021

Bio: Deepak is a USC Marshall MBA Candidate, Class of 2021, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and proven leader. He a Founding Fellow for Expo Ventures, An AVG VC Fund for USC Alumni to invest and support high potential startups led by Trojans. He loves working with passionate founders who are attacking a problem with a fresh perspective, technology and positive energy to execute their visions as they develop their value proposition and product market fit.

Ross Burningham

Sport: Volleyball

Title/Company: Partner, Gunderson Dettmer

Bio: Ross has been included in The Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years in the areas of Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity and Venture Capital Law, has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in the area of Corporate Law on multiple occasions and was named the “San Diego Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year” in 2015 and the “San Diego Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Lawyer of the Year” in 2017 by The Best Lawyers in America.

Owen Fileti

Sport: Tennis

Title/Company: Managing Director, HelloOffice

Bio: Owen specializes in solving technology, startups and entertainment companies real estate needs. His expert ability to align business objectives with real estate strategies helps fuel growth, recruitment and enhance company culture. Over the past 16 years, Owen has consulted and closed over six hundred lease and sale transactions totaling over three billion in real estate transactions for a variety of industry leaders throughout Southern California. He is frequently featured on industry panels and publications. Owen has a passion for partnering with entrepreneurs and new establishments. He is heavily involved in the LA tech ecosystem and prides himself on making high quality introductions that help his clients succeed.

Erik Bildman

Sport: Tennis

Title/Company: Director of Asset Management at Sundae

Bio: As Director of Asset Management, Erik is responsible for maximizing ROI for Sundae’s fund portfolio, working alongside the Acquisitions team and overseeing all construction operations, execution strategy, and project management. Prior to Sundae, he spent 11 years at Wedgewood Inc., most recently as Director of Regional Investments overseeing all East Coast flip operations and REO management. During his time at Wedgewood, Erik was involved in the acquisition, renovation, and resale of more than 5,000 properties and was responsible for launching over 20 new markets across the U.S.

Manny Medrano

Sport: Tennis

Title/Company: Partner, Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP

Bio: A Harvard Law School graduate and former federal prosecutor, Manny is a state and federal criminal defense attorney. He launched a boutique litigation law firm in Los Angeles, Medrano and Carlton, specializing in white collar criminal defense, complex business litigation, and crisis management. In April 2019 I joined Zuber Lawler as head of the firm's white collar practice area. He is also a very sought after speaker who has given keynotes to corporations, government agencies, non-profits and universities on various topics, including media and the law, leadership, team building, and motivating individual performance.

“Our members hail from all professions in the business world, including CEO’s, Executives, Entrepreneurs, Founders, Charity Founders advisors, lawyers, CPA’s, bankers, investment bankers, etc."