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Empowering Athletes Through NIL with Orlando Arnold

In this episode, hosts Rob Finkelstein and Coach Trent are joined by Orlando Arnold, founder and CEO of Pyramid Sports and Entertainment. As a former Alabama State baseball player turned MLB agent, Orlando shares his journey and insights into the evolving NIL era. An episode about empowering athletes through NIL.

Welcome to the NIL4U Podcast, an enlightening journey into the world of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), brought to you by SportsE Media.

Topics discussed in this episode “Empowering Athletes Through NIL with Orlando Arnold”:
  • Orlando Arnold’s Path: From choosing Alabama State to becoming a key figure in sports management.
  • NIL Evolution: Understanding the impact of NIL on student-athletes and the importance of education in making informed decisions.
  • Unique NIL Deals: Exploring groundbreaking NIL agreements, including Orlando’s work with athletes and brands.
  • Professional Athletes and NIL: How figures like Christian McCaffrey support college athletes through NIL initiatives.
  • NIL for Good: Highlighting partnerships between athletes at Ole Miss and their contributions to social causes through NIL.
  • Realistic NIL Expectations: Educating athletes and their families on what to realistically expect from NIL opportunities.
  • Lifelong Learning in Sports: The importance of adaptability and continuous learning for athletes navigating their careers and NIL possibilities.
  • Connect with Orlando: Instagram | LinkedIn | Pyramid Sports and Entertainment
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NIL Education and Opportunities: How Athletes at All Levels Can Benefit

More about Orlando Arnold: President, MLBPA & NFLPA Certified
Orlando Arnold is a former Division I-A athlete with over 10 years of experience in sales, marketing, negotiation, and contracts. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Alabama State University and an MBA from Troy University. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Orlando was raised in the shadow of Tiger Stadium, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and Ford Field. Growing up in such a rich sports environment sparked Orlando’s passion for sports early on.

After participating in athletics throughout high school and college, Orlando set his sights on a new challenge. The corporate world. The discipline and determination he’d cultivated over the years paid off well in his early years as a sales agent in the hospitality industry. It was here that Orlando learned the inner workings of contracts, negotiation, and marketing. After 5 years, Orlando set his sights on a slightly different challenge and stepped into the fast-paced world of pharmaceutical sales. Excelling in this role, Orlando was able to refine his marketing and sales skills and led a high performing team. Throughout this time, though, Orlando never lost his passion for athletics.

Shortly after graduating from Alabama State University, Orlando began working in coaching and player development in addition to his corporate career. To this end, he was successful. Orlando used his experience and talent to nurture and develop the skills of young athletes. A consummate and caring professional, Orlando helped 14 young athletes move on to the next level in their athletic journey, cultivating relationships with various coaches and athletic personnel.

Although he was raised in the northern Midwest, Orlando has spent nearly 15 years in the Southeast. Orlando played his college ball in the Southeast, received his degrees in the Southeast, and met his wife there as well. He’s planted a firm foundation with his family and Pyramid Sports & Entertainment Group in the southeast and is prepared to help you reach the pinnacle of success.