GK Sports and Entertainment

We give our clients in the Sports and Entertainment industry guidance for financial decisions critical to building, managing, and protecting their wealth.

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Philosophy

Our goal at Gerber Kawasaki is to democratize financial advice. We believe everyone is entitled to a solid financial plan.

The GK Sports and Entertainment Group strives to be the consistency our clients in the industry need through times of cyclical and unpredictable cash flow. We work alongside your professional team of business managers and agents to ensure that you feel secure with your current and long-term financial vision. We are adept at helping our clients set budgets, meet goals, and will confidently put a holistic financial plan in place for you. We are the safety net to help you optimize and maximize your income and ensure optimal financial decisions are made in your best interest. It is crucial that everyone on YOUR team is working for you.

Ayal Shmilovich Managing Partner
Email:
ayal@gerberkawasaki.com
Twitter:
ayalshmilovich
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For over a decade, Ayal has worked with clients in the entertainment industry and is a co-founder of the GK Entertainment Group. He strives to help them create a holistic financial plan to alleviate their stress so they can focus on what they do best. Ayal is proud to be part of a 'New Generation of Financial Advisors' who use social media and the latest technology to enhance the client experience and increase their investment potential; however, never as a replacement for the human element.

Elijah Souza, CFP® Investment Advisor Representative

Elijah has focused the majority of his career working with clients in the entertainment and sports industries. He understands from a firsthand basis the many challenges faced in these industries and is one of the founders of the GK Entertainment and Sports group. Elijah caters to his clients' needs around financial planning, breaking down complex concepts into plain English. From the beginning of his career, Elijah has worked with professionals across these industries. He is adept at helping those with cyclical paychecks feel comfortable and confident. Elijah also understands the unique opportunities people in these industries are presented with in their careers - he can help turn your vision into a reality. Elijah, a fiercely competitive athlete himself, has worked with elite athletes competing at the highest levels in sports as well as creative individuals at every stage of their career to create customized financial plans that suit their needs.

Greg Fields Investment Advisor Representative

Greg is uniquely suited to serve the financial needs of creative professionals. As a former literary agent at ICM, he put together projects with top talent, including Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson, Bruce Willis, and Antoine Fuqua. As a WGA member, he was a production rewrite specialist for Focus Features and collaborated with multi-Academy Award-nominated producer Michael London. Greg has intimate knowledge of how Hollywood works and the many financial challenges it presents for creatives and executives.

Brett Sifling Investment Advisor Representative

Brett grew up in a family of athletes.  Not only did he play and coach baseball, football, basketball and soccer, he is also an avid dirt-biker and snowboarder who believes the popularity of action sports will continue to rise. Brett received Business Insiders “20 Under 20” in Finance and has also been featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Fox News among others. He knows the challenges and struggles of managing large amounts of money at a young age. Brett assists his clients by helping them maximize their high incomes at the beginning of their careers and builds financial plans to support them for the rest of their lives.

Sage Casaga Investment Advisor Representative

Sage grew up playing a wide variety of sports with families and friends from a young age. Immersed in the sports culture, he played basketball, soccer, golf, and is an avid snowboarder, wakeboarder, and dirt-biker. His talents in golf allowed him the opportunity to compete on the NCAA Division 1 team at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. While he was at Cal Poly, he represented the student-athlete body for the university on an advisory board to promote sportsmanship and unity that elevated Cal Poly Athletics in the Big West Conference. Sage recognizes the circumstances that professional athletes face with managing inconsistent finances and earning high incomes early on in their careers. Sage understands the time commitment necessary for athletes to succeed in their sport. He assists his clients by creating a financial plan that is customized to support their lifestyle and help them achieve their long-term goals.