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Connor Group to Coach NFL Players in Entrepreneurship and Investing

At the 2018 Pro-Athlete Business Combine, Connor Group Leaders will coach NFL players in entrepreneurship and investing.

Pro-Athlete Business Combine

Connor Group is excited to present at the weeklong 2018 Pro-Athlete Combine in NYC beginning on February 26th. The event brings 30 elite NFL players together with top organizations and best-in-class business leaders. This year, the combine will include Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara, Kansas City Chief defensive back Eric Berry, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham, New England Patriots wide receiver Chris Hogan and Miami Dolphins defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake.

The Combine offers the opportunity for these athletes to develop new skills, increase business acumen, pursue business interests, and create an off-the-field network. This apprentice style networking conference will focus on technology, entrepreneurship, personal branding, real estate, fashion & design, hospitality & service and sports & entertainment.

With entrepreneurship ranking as the top topic of interest for these elite NFL players, Connor Group Managing Partner Jim Neesen will be leading two panel discussions at the event on Investing and Entrepreneurship. Jim believes strongly in sharing knowledge and investing in the community, “we are honored to help coach these athletes in successfully pursuing their future career and business goals”.

For more information on the Pro-Athlete Combine, read the latest Forbes article.

Jim Neesen
Jim NeesenJim Neesen is Managing Partner at Connor Group, an elite Accounting and IPO services firm. Connor Group has worked on 54% of the IPOs in Silicon Valley in the past 5 years with 500+ global clients in technology and high growth. Clients include Facebook, Tesla, Snap, Uber, Twitter, GoPro, Spotify, SurveyMonkey and WhatsApp to name a few. Jim joined Connor Group as CFO after the GSB 2009 and has led growth in revenue from $3M and 20 employees to over $65M and 200 employees…More