Today we’d like to introduce you to Jay Field.
Jay, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started in the finance as a portfolio manager at the same time I was coaching and training high school, college and pro players back in 2011. I spent years coaching, training and connecting basketball players with jobs/agents, I use to also create highlight reels and build pro basketball resumes to give to teams/agents. In 2014 someone gave me the idea to professionally start representing players as a sport agent and after some research, I decided to start my own agency firm. New Vision Elite Athletes Sports agency (NVEA) was born. I started my own firm because I wanted to be more hands on with my clients’ careers off and on the court. Took a few bumps and bruises along the way but eventually I started to build a little name for myself and eventually expanded the agency into NVEA Management firm. Currently I’m building a RIA financial firm to be able to cater to my current/future clients as well as educate your everyday people on how to save, invest, and plan for retirement long before their careers are over.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
There have been more obstacles and learning experiences than victories and celebrations, that’s for sure. The biggest hurdle has been just getting the agency name out there and conceiving clients to take a chance on a smaller firm. My belief is that when you face adversity, it shows you who you really are. The bumps along this road have done nothing but help me hold on to my firm’s core values of genuineness and integrity even tighter.
Please tell us about NVEA Management.
On the Sport Agency side I negotiate contracts for my clients whether it’s for a specific team or endorsement deal. My wealth management division helps clients maximize the money they make on the court so that their bank accounts can far exceed their careers. I make sure to educate our clients on life after sports, goals on the court, and opportunities off the court. Even though its very cliché, the focus of the firm is making sure my clients’ every needs are taken care of to the best of our ability. Looking to create a plan for each of my clients and prospective clients no matter if they are pro athletes or my wealth management clients is always key!
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
Not sure if I would do anything different. Every decision has been a learning experience. I’m a firm believer that how you handle the results of those decisions is where you get your experience from, and in this industry experience is everything.