Core Sports Management merger makes it the largest football sports management firm

May 16, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Grand Rapid, Mi – With one of the biggest merger in sports management history which will be official Monday, Core Sports Management goes from just one office located in Grand Rapids, Michigan to now 10 offices thought out the country with the possibility of more to open up soon. CSM now has 10 NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors, which is the most with any one sports management firm that represents NFL football players.

CSM merged with the following companies Diamond Edge Enterprise, Burkhardt Sports Enterprise, Sports Image Brokers, and Advantage Sports Management as well 5 individual attorneys that are NFLPA certified, happened over the past few months and was finalized today.

CSM now is the only true nationwide sports management firm and has offices now in Grand Rapids, MI, Lansing, MI, St. Louis, MO, Pittsburgh, PA, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Washington D.C., Cincinnati, OH, Montgomery, AL and Bluefield, WV. CSM is a full service sports management firm that offers services such as, contract negotiations, public relations, marketing, legal services, and much more.

“We all think that by this new merger that we will be able to serve our clients better and have more personal attention no matter what team that they play for,” said Justin VanFulpen President and founder of Core Sports Management. “Our goal is to have an office in every region of the country so we can be the only true nationwide sports management firm.”

Before this merger the most NFLPA Certified Contact Advisors under one firm was 7. This merger puts CSM in a position to provide the personal attention of a small firm but with the backing and power of a large firm.

The 10 NFLPA Contract Advisors are the following Justin VanFulpen (Grand Rapids), Erik Burkhardt (Miami), Brian Benson (St. Louis), Mike Boyer (Washington DC), Matthew Keranko (Pittsburgh), Sayge Grubbs (Montgomery), Jeff Disibbio (Bluefield), Vincent Green (Lansing), Brian Redden (Cincinnati) and Matthew LaVallee (Atlanta).

The process of this merger started at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in late February and talks between all parties involved continued through out last month NFL draft until an agreement was made between all parties.

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