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Colin Bryant
PRESIDENT & SENIOR MANAGING PARTNER
As a NBA certified and established sports agent, Colin has negotiated over $200 million in NBA contracts. His experience with numerous endorsement contracts proves that he communicates well and is savvy with the media. These skills have allowed Colin to build good relationships with many NBA GMs, coaches, scouts and companies in the world of sports marketing.

As a former college and semi-pro basketball athlete, Colin relates strongly to the life and needs of today’s players. Colin began his career in 1997 when he started his own sports management company C.E.B. Enterprises, which offered a comprehensive package of services that were designed to fill athletes needs such as marketing, website design, custom sports apparel and event management to name a few. Colin attended Cal Poly University and earned his bachelors of Science in Management degree.


Tom Cuthbert
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF MARKETING/BRANDING
Tom has been involved in sports marketing for over10 years. His work has included corporate sponsorships, website, social media marketing and basketball camps but he is best known for his work as a growth oriented technology and marketing entrepreneur.

He has founded several successful companies most recently Click Forensics. He is a recognized expert in online advertising and a frequent contributor on CNBC as well as industry conferences. Cuthbert has built relationships with industry leaders including Yahoo!, Progressive Insurance and Intel.

Tom has extensive experience in funding working with leading venture capital firms including Lazard, Austin Ventures and Sierra Ventures. Tom is focused on maximizing athlete marketing opportunities, managing their brands and negotiating new opportunities.


Dwayne Hansbro
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/GRASSROOTS
His bio should read: Dwayne worked two years in sports and event management prior to joining Max Deal Sports. He also successfully operated Elite youth basketball programs for top recruits in Dayton, Ohio. Dwayne will be responsible for new business development and grassroots recruiting.

He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2007 with a degree in communications.

  Steven Olenick
GENERAL COUNCIL
Steven is our outside general counsel. He is a leading attorney for numerous professional athletes. He regularly advises on legal matters ranging from criminal, disciplinary, corporate, intellectual property, estate and tax, real estate, and litigation. Steven graduated with honors from Cornell University.He received numerous academic scholarships including the prestigious Marshall Scholarship Endorsement. Steven later attended Northwestern University School of Law where he received numerous academic accolades.

Lisa White
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
Lisa serves as the assistant to Colin Bryant, President of Max Deal Sports. She plays a highly supportive role in client services and marketing. Her 5 years of experience in the industry has provided a strong foundation of market knowledge, relationships with key contacts, and the experience to successfully organize and administer all areas of the business operations.

With a natural proclivity for sports relationships, Lisa excels in working with different athletes and personalities. As a resident of Houston, Texas, she is active in her community as a volunteer for the American Heart Association.

Lisa graduated from the University of Houston in 2004, earning a degree in Psychology.


Ray Thames
DIRECTOR OF RECRUITING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Ray has been involved in sports over 30 years. His work has included coaching, training, and mentoring for several student athletes. Ray has been involved in multiple AAU programs and has personal relationships with numerous collegiate coaches. His primary function with Max Deal Sports is to conduct logistics, recruiting and directing basketball operations. He also serves as lead scout for the west coast to analyze players who meet the criteria set forth by Max Deal Sports.

After participating in the pre-draft process with his son, Xavier Thames (Drafted by Brooklyn Nets 2014) Ray truly understands the demands the athlete will endure and the transitions his family will experience during the process.

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