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.
- 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”)
- 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
We are resources for one another and our clients, but direct "selling" is not allowed.
Your athletic background and professional representation is accurate and verifiable.
Treat all others with professionalism, courtesy, and class. The "team" atmosphere is of paramount importance, but act according to the "golden rules."
As a valued and trusted member of AT, a few things are expected: follow through, reliability, communication, attendance, enjoyment.
As trusted advisors, please respect confidential information shared from members regarding clients or private matters.
Some Amazing Members
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."