CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
An accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in the collegiate sports industry. Nick spent nearly 16 years with LEARFIELD, most recently serving as Vice President - Strategic Solutions and Partnerships. Nick spearheaded much of LEARFIELD's Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) go-to-market strategy and executed the company's NIL educational and training rollouts to nearly 180 properties across the country. As part of this initiative, Nick leveraged LEARFIELD's influence in the collegiate space to create and execute the company's strategic NIL partnership with industry leader, Opendorse. Prior to his Vice President appointment, he served as General Manager of Mizzou Sports Properties at the University of Missouri. Nick and his wife Denise have three children (Kaylee, Kaitlyn, and Brayden). He holds a M.Ed in Sport Management from Wichita State University and a BS from Kansas State University.
A member of the winningest class in Mizzou Basketball’s history, Laurence knows the feeling of winning big AS A TIGER! If you ever have a conversation with him, you will hear the sincerity and passion in his voice when he says, “I want Mizzou to be top tier again!” Laurence leads the fundraising efforts, in addition to handling all media relations and administration. As someone who is heavily-involved in community service himself, he is extremely excited to help instill the values of being a good humanitarian in the athletes that ETTF partners with from The University of Missouri. Laurence is the proud husband of Feven, whom he met his freshmen year at Mizzou, and the father of Fiyori (“YoYo”) and Lael. Laurence holds a Master's Degree in School, Educational, and Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
A former Mizzou Football standout and 6th round draft pick of the St. Louis Rams, Bud handles many of the day-to-day operations for Every True Tiger Foundation. As a passionate Mizzou alum, Bud helps coordinate the NIL deals between the Collective and its athletes, supporting the structure of each deal to fit each athlete’s needs. He also leads the team to plan and execute Every True Tiger Foundation's events to bring players and fans together. Bud holds a Master's Degree in School, Educational, and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri and is currently a Juris Doctor Candidate at the University of Missouri School of Law. Bud and his wife, Mandi, are excited to be welcoming their first child this Spring.