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SportsETFs, LLC is a privately held company with a passion for sports and investing. We are dedicated to creating products that allow investors to align themselves with the companies that partner with professional sports leagues.
Our management team is highly experienced and accomplished in the fields of investment advice and professional sports.
Co-Founder and Manager. Nick is a founding member and will provide support and experience to the venture in his capacity as a registered investment advisor dealing directly with wealthy individuals. Nick has been a Principal at Fullerton Advisors LLC for approximately seven years, where he is dedicated to providing financial planning and investment advice to individuals, families, trusts, foundations and corporations. Prior to founding Fullerton Advisors, Nick held various positions as a financial analyst and as a sales representative for financial applications and investment advisory services. He graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations in 1997, and completed his CFP educational requirements for financial planning at the Boston Institute of Finance in 2007.
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. Jim is a founding member and two-time Emmy Award winner who brings 30 years of broadcast and sports marketing experience. He has covered three Olympic Games for the NBC Sports Group (Beijing, London, Rio). Kozimor has been a Host for Regional coverage of the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Final and U.S. Open Golf for NBC Sports in the San Francisco Bay Area market. Jim also spent 19 seasons as a broadcaster in the NBA with four teams (Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings). Jim is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Our advisory board is a experienced group of former professional athletes, investors, index creators and a current professional team owner.
Brent has served as a Managing Director of Northgate Capital since co-founding the firm in 2000. He has been an investor in Silicon Valley's premier venture capital funds as well as an angel investor in several Silicon Valley start-ups including Data Domain, Nvidia, VA Linux, Palo Alto Networks, Admob, Clearwell, Meraki, and Rocketfuel. Brent's current activities include overseeing investments in Aoptix, Drawbridge, OpenDNS, and Mobile Iron among others. Brent currently serves on the board of directors for Zazzle, a Kleiner Perkins-backed portfolio company. Brent also serves as an advisory board member to US Venture Partners. Brent played 12 years in the National Football League, including 11 with the San Francisco Forty-Niners where he was a four-time All-Pro performer and three-time Super Bowl champion. He was honored as the NFL's Bart Starr Award recipient in 1998 for outstanding character in the home, on the field, and in the community. He has been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame for both Division I and Division II.
Paul was a driving force behind the creation of the index licensing and technology business “Indxis”. While he led Indxis, that company created and licensed the Dividend Achievers index product line. The licensed product line had more than $12 billion of assets invested when NASDAQ acquired the product line. He is also former Managing Director of Strategy for Mergent Inc. and former Managing Director of Kinetic, a leading index calculation technology company.
Phil Oates is chairman of the board for Buzz Oates, a leading commercial real estate developer in the Greater Central Valley of California. He is responsible for leading the company’s community affairs while respecting the heritage and faith of his iconic entrepreneurial father, Buzz Oates. Phil is also a local owner of the Sacramento Kings. Passionate about his community and the future of the city, Oates was one of the original investors instrumental in keeping the Kings in Sacramento. A frequent speaker for Rotary, 2030 Club, Christian Business Roundtable and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Phil focuses most of his professional endeavors toward sports, community and charity. Oates was honored for his impactful contributions to Sacramento’s Positive Coaching Alliance at its Youth Sports Award event. The event is held each year to honor those who have demonstrated what it means to be a Triple-Impact Professional individual. Prior to Buzz Oates, Phil held a high school and elementary school teaching credential. Phil earned a B.A. in Teaching with an emphasis in Psychology from Bethany College. In 1978, he left teaching to join his father in the family business, learning every aspect; from property management to eventual leadership within the organization. He continues to provide a bridge between the company and growing multi-generational needs of the Oates family. Buzz Oates is prominently involved in local philanthropic efforts that support faith-based fundraising, children’s causes and education through its Marvin “Buzz” Oates Charitable Foundation that continues to honor and promote the legacy of his father. A great example of this effort, in alliance with Destiny Church, Buzz Oates and the Sacramento Kings, is an event where over 4,000 children from 10 different Sacramento schools received bikes and toys during the holidays. Phil and Jana Oates have been married for more than 35 years and have three children and one grandson.