Our Team

Team Roster

Our diverse and dynamic team was collectively brought together by two things we all share in common: a love of sports and a passion for helping young people succeed.

Mark Koesterer
Founder

John Fitzpatrick
Vice President of Operations

Dave Meluni
Curriculum Leader

Josh Rosen
Curriculum Leader

Mit Winter
Curriculum Leader

Ryan Schachtner
Curriculum Leader

Mary Colon
Social Media Manager

Alexis Moore
Marketing Manager

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Mark Koesterer
Founder

Welcome. I’m Mark Koesterer, founder of The Players NIL, and I have a deep passion for this work. My background includes a long and extensive relationship with the sporting industry. As a former college athlete, I have first hand experience navigating the collegiate world. As a father of college athletes, I was actively involved with supporting the requirements needed to compete at the highest level, while maintaining focus on broader life goals. As the president and CEO of Sports Studio, I helped build a successful Hollywood sports and entertainment company.

At Sports Studio, I interacted with athletes, brands, production companies, professional sports leagues, and agents. All of this gave me expert-level experience in digital marketing, branding, production, group licensing, sponsorship, influencer marketing, apparel design and production, and fan engagement.

It’s ALL of this collective experience that I offer, while bringing you a premier level of service that will help you reach your goals. If you would like to learn how to build your brand and maximize your NIL potential, contact me today.

The Players NIL is built for YOU.

John Fitzpatrick
Vice President of Operations

As Partner and Vice President of Operations, John oversees day-to-day operations and is responsible for the company's growth, partnerships and marketing.

Prior to co-founding The Players NIL, John helped lead the B2B marketing efforts for NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association. John also serves as a Capstone Advisor for the Georgetown University Sports Industry Management program.

Dave Meluni
Curriculum Leader

Dave Meluni, Assistant Teaching Professor at Syracuse University and a leading NIL authority, is overseeing the first pillar – Personal Brand Development – where student-athletes learn how to effectively develop their personal brand, and market and position themselves to potential brand partners.

Josh Rosen
Curriculum Leader

Josh Rosen is the Founder and CEO of TRG Sports, a brand management agency working with athletes, influencers, and organizations to build scalable and sustainable businesses. TRG Sports focuses on three primary areas: social media marketing, event management and product offerings. He has worked on deals with brands including Walmart, Microsoft, PUMA, TIAA Financial Services, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Urban Outfitters. Rosen is passionate about assisting student-athletes and young professionals as they begin their careers and is committed to providing them the resources to be successful.

Rosen holds a BA in Business Management Sports Administration from the University of Miami (FL).

Mit Winter
Curriculum Leader

Mit Winter, a leading sports law attorney at the Kennyhertz Perry law firm, is driving the third pillar – Legal, Tax, and Compliance – where student-athletes learn how to navigate contracts, taxes, and legal matters of NIL.

Ryan Schachtner
Curriculum Leader

Ryan Schachtner, ranked among the Top 10 Finance Entrepreneurs in 2022 by Entrepreneur Magazine, is leading the fifth pillar - Financial Literacy - where student-athletes learn how to manage their finances, develop an investment strategy, and grow their wealth.

Mary Colon
Social Media Manager

Mary graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Advertising and coursework in broadcast journalism. In addition to leading The Players NIL social media strategy, she works in influencer management. Mary enjoys sports and even danced for the NBA, which allowed her to grow her network in the sports industry.

Alexis Moore
Marketing Manager

Alexis Moore is responsible for website development as well as supporting The Players NIL's overall marketing strategy.

Moore earned her bachelor's degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A Southern California native, when she is not helping businesses develop their digital presence, she spends her free time on the beach or the hiking trail with her dog.

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