NAME, IMAGE & LIKENESS:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
With the NCAA making a decision in June about athletes and their rights to sell their name, image and likeness, it is important you know and prepare for a few things.
Watch the replay to recap the conversation with Tackle What's Next and Team Altemus on education about contracts, taxes, building a platform, starting to prepare and the mental health aspect to NIL. Learn to take a step back and think through these potentially life changing opportunities. As an athlete you are constantly making split second decisions, but NIL is a different game.
CEO & Founder, TeamAltemus, LLC
Courtney started TeamAltemus in 2017 to provide financial advisor due diligence and financial literacy education to athletes. After a few decades on Wall Street, first as an investment banker then private wealth manager, Courtney decided to start her own unbiased business that doesn’t manage money nor is it associated with any companies that do.
Courtney brings a unique and valuable skill set of extensive study and experience in finance (MBA Finance) and human behavior (BS Organizational Behavior Management, English minor). She believes that without being able to empathize with and understand an individual, all the financial knowledge in the world isn’t going to help that individual achieve their financial goals.
As a Director of Wealth Management, she had helped professional athletes make investment decisions for years but only after educating them extensively about finances. The endless and sad stories of athletes going broke and/or being defrauded by other investment advisors was frustrating to watch since Courtney had been able to help so many athletes avoid those pitfalls. She realized the only way to reach more athletes was to release her securities licenses and create a new space.
TeamAltemus, instead of managing assets, helps clients vet and monitor their advisors. The team also teaches financial literacy and financial advisor due diligence to collegiate student-athletes. TeamAltemus wants to change the narrative and ensure that only positive stories are associated with athletes and money.
During her investment career, Courtney worked at Barclays, Lehman Brothers, Credit Suisse and DLJ. She began her career at Wells Fargo in commercial and investment banking. She has served on the Alumni and Business Advisory Boards at La Salle University and as an advisor to the World Series of Entrepreneurship.
11x National Champion, Track & Field Olympian
800m American Record Holder
Ajee’ Wilson is a 26 year old New Jersey native who moved to Philadelphia after graduating high school to pursue a professional career in track & field. She specializes in the 800m and is the American Record holder in the event, both indoors and outdoors. She is an 11x national champion, and hopes to add two time Olympian to her resume this summer.
Ajee' volunteers at Lingelbach Elementary School and Sankofa Healing Studio. She graduated from Temple University in 2016 with a B.S. in Kinesiology. In her spare time she likes to face-time her friends and family, listen to Beyoncé and complete arts & crafts projects.
Partner, Porter Wright
Luke leads the Sports Law Practice Group. As a non-agent sports attorney, he brings a well-rounded approach to the challenges athletes face at any phase of their career. Working with an athlete’s team of advisors, he provides the essential, objective and balanced counsel necessary to leverage the matter at hand.
Luke regularly advises a range of clients – from student athletes transitioning into professional sports, professional athletes navigating life on a team, to retiring athletes creating the game plan for their life after sports – on matters including marketing contract analysis, immigration issues, investment opportunity due diligence, asset protection, real estate development, brand and mark protection, as well as trust and estates.
Luke is co-executive director of the College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA), an organization focused on educating and providing resources to NCAA college basketball parents. He is also the host of the podcast, Protecting Your Possibilities and leads the educational advisory firm, Anomaly Sports Group.
Prior to joining Porter Wright, Luke served as a legal manager in the mergers and acquisitions area, and director of business development at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.