Brent Lawrence

Founder & CEO

Mr Lawrence is the lead negotiator and directs the partnership development efforts for Accelerate Sports. In his career, Mr Lawrence has utilized his highly competitive nature to work successfully with a growing list of nationally prominent businesses / entrepreneurs in dynamic, fast-moving transactions including Arizona Coyotes (NHL), United Soccer League, New Mexico United, USL San Diego, East Bay USL,  Canadian Premier League, rEvolution, Sports MEDIA Technology, Sacramento Republic FC, Charleston Battery, Landon Donovan, Donnie Nelson, Jerry Colangelo, Hayes Barnard, Sam Belzberg, Guthy-Renker, and many others.

Mr. Lawrence served as an M&A and Corporate Securities Attorney for nearly 20 years prior to founding Accelerate Sports.

Memberships/Affiliations:

  • Positive Coaching Alliance Sacramento (Director 2009 to 2014)

  • Sports Lawyers Association

  • Olympic Club, San Francisco (2006 to Present)

  • Entrepreneurs Organization (2004 to 2014)

  • FINRA Series 79 and 63 securities licenses

Education:

  • MBA – Finance, U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management, cum laude

  • J.D., University of San Diego College of Law

  • B.S., U.C. Riverside, Business Administration, cum laude

Personal/Sports:

  • Originally from San Diego, Mr. Lawrence played basketball at U.C. Riverside where his team made the Division II Final Four.

  • Mr. Lawrence coached boys varsity basketball at Christian Brothers HS where his team won the Sacramento Section Championship.

  • Lifelong Duke Basketball fan.