AP is a leading brand engagement platform powered by athlete influencers (a.i.)

Athletepreneur is managed by a team of industry pioneers in sport and media with experience at Disney, Omnicom, Deloitte, and Amazon. We help build athletes into influencers and provide the tools needed for these 'athletepreneurs' to manage, measure, and monetize a growing fan base.


Mike Fingado, MS

Business Development, Angel Investor, Startup Advisor

Mike is a serial entrepreneur and 5 year veteran of Amazon. He has been recognized as a 30 Under 30 award winner for innovation, creativity, and leadership in the sports business industry. He holds a MS in Sport Management and will sit for the NFLPA Agent Certification in 2021. 


Brian Dzingai, OLY

2x Olympian, IP Domain Expert

Brian is an entrepreneurial professional with a financial services background in audit & project management. He competed in both the Athens ’04 and Beijing ’08 Olympics for his native home of Zimbabwe. He was a professional athlete for 9 years with Nike and Mizuno as major sponsors at some point in his career.


Jen Rea, BBA

 Communications & Public Affairs

Jen is a public relations and marketing professional with expansive experience within multi-channel content strategies and developing strategic influencer programs for brands. When she's not following the latest strategic communication trends, her spare time is spent further exploring her love of health and fitness.

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Ryan Nugent, JD

Business and Legal Affairs Attorney

Ryan adds sports and entertainment law experience to the team. With experience serving as counsel within a major independent entertainment studio that grossed over $14B, he's used to taking the lead for merchandising, licensing and marketing agreements, and intellectual property infringement and enforcement matters.


Kala Funderburk, MBA

Brand Strategist and Social Media Coordinator

Kala is a marketing professional with experience in the entertainment, travel, and fitness industries. She specializes in digital and social media marketing and enjoys fitness, sightseeing, and trying new restaurants in her free time.