Braynard O. Brown

Bobby is a former NFL player with extensive relationships across several professional sports organizations and Wall Street firms.  Bobby attended high school at the national sports powerhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned All-State and All-American honors in multiple sports. In college, he became a two-sport student-athlete at the University of Notre Dame, where he broke records in both football and track & field. He also graduated with a triple major and a minor concentration. In his senior year he was awarded the Westwood One Student-Athlete of the Year.

After graduating from Notre Dame, Bobby was signed by the Green Bay Packers and then went on to play for the Cleveland Browns. After playing in the NFL, Bobby returned to Notre Dame to obtain his law degree. While there, he became the president of the Black Law Students Association.  Bobby then took a role as a transactional attorney at Riker Danzig, a large, corporate law firm in New Jersey, and brought sports-related clients to the firm.  Bobby was a certified NFL agent for 10 years and negotiated several NFL contracts worth millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.

Bobby obtained his MBA from Yale in 2011.  At the Yale School of Management, he served as the Co-Chair of the Black Business Alliance and Co-Captain of the Debate Team. He then began his career in financial services as a sales & trading associate at MF Global and passed the Series 7 FINRA exam.  Since 2012, Bobby has taught sports and entertainment related college courses in his “spare time” as an adjunct professor.  In his role as an adjunct professor at both Montclair State University and Mercy College, he teaches law courses (Contract Law and Entertainment Law) and business courses (Finance & Marketing in Sports Business and Sports Finance and Administration), respectively.  In 2017, he was awarded the highly coveted Adjunct Professor of the Year award at Montclair State University.

Bobby moved to the buy-side of Wall Street in 2014 by leading external, institutional sales in the asset management group of Rockefeller & Co.  At Rockefeller, Bobby covered college endowments and public pension funds.  Bobby also developed a new pipeline of sports and entertainment clients for the wealth management group at Rockefeller. Most recently in 2018, Bobby took a role at an internationally renowned securities litigation law firm, Grant & Eisenhofer, in NYC.  Separately, Bobby has devoted his time and efforts to providing financial literacy to professional athletes and has assumed a business development role at a boutique sports & entertainment wealth management firm.  Bobby has well-developed relationships and has sourced wealth management prospects from the NBA, NFL, Premier Soccer League, USA Track & Field, Boxing, IndyCar racing, and Formula 1 racing.