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The NIL Rule In Student Athlete Profitability with Chris Ward



In September of 2021, the NCAA allowed a ruling that unlocked college athletes from getting compensation for the first time in history. How will this change the relationship between student athletes, sponsoring companies, and their fans?

In this episode, George Papanicolaou speaks with Chris Ward, CRO of The Publisher Desk, on the NIL rule and the regulations surrounding it. Since the rule is still in its infancy, there are many questions like, who can provide sponsorships, how are sponsorships managed for independent players, and how can a player’s marketability impact their future as a professional athlete?

Listen as Chris discusses:

  • How an athlete can earn for their name, image and likeness
  • What kinds of opportunities student athletes can bring to local businesses
  • How social media influences the marketability of student athletes
  • And more

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About Our Guest:

Christopher Ward, Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of The Publisher Desk, a full-service technology and monetization platform for content publisher. He got his start in advertising and publishing in 2007 at News Corp and later at Undertone, an advertising network. In November of 2019, the Publisher Desk acquired Sportsnaut.com, doubling down on their belief in the future of sports marketing.  

About Our Host:

George has a very unique background and work history. Broad, diverse, and driven by integrity and strong family values, his experiences create the perfect foundation for teaming up with clients to protect, build, and enjoy their financial world.

George puts a strong emphasis on family. His parents and grandparents ran a very successful flower business with several locations in Westchester County, in addition to owning and managing commercial and residential real estate. From a young age, George was taught that compassion, good customer service, and a strong work ethic were key components to the longevity of a business.

George credits his significant business success to his strong work ethic and desire to learn— two qualities that have helped him earn several leadership awards. George’s interest in real estate contributes to his ability to help clients diversify their holdings.

George is married with four children, two dogs, and a bunny. He and his wife live in Pleasantville, NY. They are huge lovers of food and culture and enjoy traveling and entertaining at their home.

 

This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as tax, legal, or investment advice.  Therefore, the information should be relied upon only when coordinated with individual professional advice. Iván Watanabe & George Papanicolaou are Registered Representatives and Financial Advisors of Park Avenue Securities LLC (PAS). Securities products and advisory services offered through PAS, member FINRA, SIPC. Financial Representative of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), New York, NY. PAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian. Opus Private Client, LLC is not an affiliate or subsidiary of PAS or Guardian.  Opus Private Client, LLC is not registered in any state or with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Registered Investment Advisor. Compliance Approval 2022-144380, Expires September 2024.

 


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How Will Socially-Distant Schooling Work?



With the pandemic precautions, returning to school is a concerning issue for many parents. What will their children’s education look like throughout the 2020-2021 school year?

In this episode, Ivan Watanabe is joined by OPUS partner George Papanicolaou and educational consultant Elaine Avinoam. Elaine shares her insight into the changes to schooling due to COVID-19 and the impact it could have on children, both in curriculum and in childrens’  socialization. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How schools are adapting to social distancing precautions
  • How childhood socialization will be impacted by hybrid or virtual education
  • What homeschooling could look like when done in “pods”
  • Tips for teachers who are nervous about teaching in this environment
  • The logistics of transitioning from the classroom to virtual learning or a hybrid model
  • And more!

Discover how the 2020-2021 school year will be impacted by COVID-19 precautions. 

Resources: Opus Private Client, LLCElaine Avinoam Consulting

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Financial Planning Considerations for Young Families



As your life changes, so will your financial planning needs. One major transition that can shift your financial picture is starting a family.

But what should you consider around your financial planning when it comes to starting your family?

Today, Iván Watanabe joins OPUS Private Client’s George Papanicolaou to discuss financial planning considerations for young families. Together, they reveal key questions you should ask when planning for your first child and share planning ideas for after you welcome your first child.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The financial steps you should take when planning for a baby
  • Why you should get your documents in order
  • The importance of locking your child’s social security number
  • How your income plays a role when planning around your child
  • And more!

Tune in now to discover the importance of financial planning when starting your family!

Resources:  Opus Private Client, LLC