"You can live like a king for a year or you can live like a prince for life!" We will work with you to help you find a balance between saving for your future and enjoying your hard earned money today.
At Gerber Kawasaki, we believe that athletes deserve to have a team dedicated to conflict-free advice. We help athletes in not only building their financial plan, but working with their agents, publicists, accountants, managers to make sure they are taken care of on all angles. As many athletes play on a team, we ensure you have the right financial team in place for your situation. It is crucial that every player on YOUR team is working for YOU.
Our team is led by Elijah, Ben and Malcolm. Being involved and around sports most of our lives, we understand the challenges athletes face. Our athlete program is competitive at its core and focuses on all the challenges an athlete will go through in his or her career.
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Malcolm Jones (Co-Director)
An athlete from a young age, Malcolm graduated high school as the Gatorade National Player of the Year. While playing running back at University of California Los Angeles, Malcolm earned his degree in economics. As a former athlete himself, Malcolm understands the triumphs and tribulations that go along with an athlete's path to success.
Elijah Souza (Co-Director)
Growing up playing sports his whole life, Elijah has been engulfed in sports culture from a young age. While in college, he led marketing and promotional activities during Loyola Marymount University sporting events. He now works with athletes at all different stages of their careers and helps them through the unique challenges they face.
Ben Dunbar (Co-Director)
Ben has more of an action sports background, growing up with surfing, skateboarding, and skiing all being regular parts of his daily life. With the growing success of events like the X-Games and increasing popularity of extreme sports, Ben helps his athletes take advantage of high incomes at a young age, and building a brand that will last.
We often see athletes who have been taken advantage of by advisors who do not put their interest first. At Gerber Kawasaki Wealth Management we legally have a fiduciary responsibility to put our clients best interest first!
A majority of athletes will make most of their income within the first handful years of their professional careers. Our job is to help ensure those funds last well beyond retirement from professional sports.
Longevity of Career/Brand Awareness
One of the most underappreciated areas of an athlete’s life is building a brand early. Building this brand elongates the athlete’s career and will pay dividends later. As a company with significant social media experience and a national presence, we work with these athletes to grow their brands beyond the playing field.
The mission of our Sports Group is to help overcome the unique challenges faced by athletes and help them make sound financial decisions to ensure their wealth lasts long after retirement from professional sports.