Definitive Sports

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Definitive Sports Group formerly Definitive Sports Representation was formed in 2009 by Tenisha Patterson Brown. After working in college recruiting and athletics marketing, she quickly realized that athletes needed more than an agent. They needed someone that cared about their development as men and businessmen. Most athletes she encountered did not realize that being an athlete was a career and not their identity. Her goal was to challenge clients to be more than an athlete, and to expand their portfolio to be more marketable to businesses and the community. Her first client was her now husband and college sweetheart, Everette Brown. As Everette blossomed in his career, he challenged Tenisha to expand her business to include legal representation. After graduating with her Masters and Everette with his Bachelors, the two moved to Charlotte. Tenisha pursued law school and Everette was drafted to the Carolina Panthers. 

In 2012, legal consulting was added under the Definitive Sports umbrella. Tenisha primarily represented NFL players until 2015 when she expanded her clientele to include the spouses of current and former athletes. After a 7 year career in the NFL, Everette joined the Definitive Sports team and the name was changed to Definitive Sports Group.

At Definitive Sports, our passion is helping our clients fulfill their dreams by providing the resources and support they need. 

 

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Our Team

 
 
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Partner

Tenisha Patterson Brown, Esq. 

Tenisha is a sports attorney and business consultant, entrepreneur, author, avid philanthropist and wife. She specializes in business development, contract negotiations and drafting. She created Definitive Sports Representation in 2009 with a mission to turn athletes into brands but more importantly businessmen. She expanded her business in 2015 to include the spouses of athletes to encourage her clients to build empires together. Her philanthropic work includes serving as Executive Director of her and her husband's foundation, the Everette Brown Bag Foundation, and the Professional Football Wives Association, Inc. which she co-founded to encourage women of the NFL to serve one another and their communities. 

She co-owns two businesses with her husband, a Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise and Charlotte Luxury Rentals, a luxury rental car company. She also owns Fab Baby Treasures which was inspired by the loss of her first daughter and her journey through infertility. She avidly writes on her creative blog www.fiercefabulousandflawless.com about life, love, business and family. She is co-author of the book 100 Ways to Stay Married (Released March 2018). 

From creating brands to coordinating weddings, Tenisha has an array of expertise that help her clients win. She has been featured as a Top 30 Under 30 Alumni from Florida State University, on Forbes.com, Black Enterprise Magazine, Munaluchi Bridal Magazine, and TLC's Say Yes to the Dress. Her greatest passion is speaking life into others. 

 

Education

CHARLOTTE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2012

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
M.S., Sports Management, 2008

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Business Management & English, 2007

Activities & Affiliations

• Florida Bar Association, Member
• Florida State University Young Alumni Council , Member-at-Large
• Everette Brown Bag Foundation, Executive Director
• Professional Football Wives Association Inc., Co-Founder & Executive Director
• Success & Submission, Co-Founder
• Charlotte City Club, Former Member
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc

Expertise

• Contract Drafting and Negotiations
• Business Timelines & Plans
• Business Development: Start Up & Expansion
• Life Coaching
• Legal Counseling
• Investment Consulting
• Mergers & Acquistions
• Branding

 
 

 
 
 
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Partner

Everette Brown

Everette is a NFL coach, entrepreneur, former NFL player, avid philanthropist and husband. His NFL career started in 2009 when he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers as their first pick. He played in Carolina for two seasons before being picked up by the San Diego Chargers. He played in the NFL for 7 seasons and during his career he decided to pursue his dream of being a business owner. He opened a Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchise location in November 2013 while playing for the Dallas Cowboys. In 2015, Everette launched his own brand, Charlotte Luxury Rentals, a luxury rental car company. In February 2019, he returned to the Carolina Panthers as an defensive Assistant Coach.

In 2011, Everette founded his official charity, the Everette Brown Bag Foundation, geared towards fighting childhood obesity and getting kids active. His commitment to his community includes working with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, NFL Play 60, Fuel Up Play 60, No Kid Hungry North Carolina, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He was inducted into the Beddingfield High School Hall of Fame in 2011. 

As a leader on an off the field, Everette has a unique understanding of what our clients need. He has been featured on Forbes.com, Black Enterprise Magazine, Visit Charlotte Magazine, and Munaluchi Bridal Magazine.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Executive M.B.A., 2017

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S., Social Science, 2008

Activities & Affiliations

• National Football League Players Association, Member
• Florida State University Alumni Association, Member
• Everette Brown Bag Foundation, Founder & Chairman
• Affiliated NFL teams: Carolina Panthers, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins 

Expertise

• Small Business Start Ups
• Franchising
• Commercial Real Estate: Investments & Retail Leasing
• Marketing
• Auto Sales & Leases

 
 

 
 
 
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ASSOCIATE

Janae Laury

Janae is a talent acquisition expert, entrepreneur, and mother. She specializes in resume writing for business professionals and athletic career transitions, interview preparation, and staffing. She has over ten years of experience in the business of career consulting and talent acquisitions, having worked closely with countless hiring managers at Fortune 500 companies such as Cartier, Tiffany and Co., Nordstrom, MetLife, Duke Energy, etc.

Janae wrote and revised thousands of resumes during her career as a recruiter, and helped thousands of people to land interviews, to get a foot in the door at desired companies, and to take the next steps in their careers. After noticing over the years that many people only received interview invitations after having their resumes modified by HR professionals, she founded JNL Career Services in 2012 to tackle the need for career consulting and resume writing from an insider’s point of view.  

Janae has worked with many professional athletes looking to transition into business or coaching following their athletic careers. Even entrepreneurs and thought leaders have to wow the occasional hiring manager, business partner, or investor. One of the best ways to do so is to create a powerful resume that succinctly showcases your most important skills, experience, and achievements. Janae is an expert at identifying how on-the-filed skills will translate in any business setting.

She also owns a faith-based apparel company, Poiema Brand, inspired by her faith and her desire to engage the culture with the gospel in a refreshing way. Her ultimate passion is to inspire others to overcome adversity, be the best version of themselves, and excel at anything they do.

 

Education

WINGATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., Organizational Communication & Management, 2017

Activities & Affiliations

• Transformation Church Career Group Facilitator
• Samaritan's Feet International Volunteer

Expertise

• Resume Writing for Athletic Career Transitions
• Interview Preparation
• LinkedIn Profiles
• Staffing

 
 

 
 
 
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ASSOCIATE

Dr. Quiana Fluellen, DPT, Cert. DN

Dr. Fluellen aka Dr. Q is a physical therapy expert, entrepreneur, former collegiate athlete, wife and mother. As a collegiate track and field athlete, Dr. Q understood the value of proper training but more importantly the need for quality preventative and rehabilitative care. After completing her track and field career, she pursued her doctorate in physical therapy.  

Dr. Q is a strong believer in corrective movements and fixing the body's total function in order to maximize the client's mobility and decrease overall pain. She has worked with a variety of athletes including current and former NFL players, collegiate and high school baseball players, golfers, and runners. 

In 2018, after 6 years of practicing, Dr. Q started her own practice Body G.O.A.L.S. Physical Therapy & Wellness just outside of Atlanta, GA. Her husband and retired NFL veteran, Andre Fluellen, joined her team as a trainer and mental sports coach. Her goal is to promote both mental and physical wellness.

She joins our team as our healthcare specialist with an emphasis on preventative and rehabilitative care. She serves as the consultant for all of our clients healthcare needs. 

Activities & Affiliations

• Professional Football Wives Association, Member
• Florida State University Varsity Club, Member
 

Expertise

• Orthopedics
• Sports Specific Training
• Rehabilitative Yoga & Pilates
• Dry Needling
• Pain Management  
• NEURAC- Red cord suspension system trained
• Cupping 

Education

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY  
B.S., Exercise Science, 2008

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
D.P.T., Physical Therapy, 2011

 
 
 

 
 
 
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director of public relations & Branding

Emily Clayton

Emily joined the Definitive Sports team as a intern and helped develop the internship program curriculum. She graduated from the University of Alabama in May 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a specialization in Sports and Entertainment Management. Emily currently works with the Miami Heat in their Corporate Sales and Service Department, where she ensures contractual obligations are met through partnership activation. She is a trustworthy and tenacious employee eager to take hold of any challenge in her path. She is motivated in every aspect of life, and always encouraging clients and colleagues to be the best version of themselves. She not only does this through communications and management, but through health and fitness as well.

Emily has an array of collegiate and professional experience in sports, ranging from event management, marketing, and game day operations but is always willing to expand her knowledge and experience in branding and client development. She oversees our Public Relations & Branding department dedicating her time to help ensure our' clients’ success off the field.

 
 

Activities & Affiliations

• NASM Personal Trainer, 2017
• Public Relations Society of America, Member, 2016
• Kappa Delta Sorority, Member, 2015
• National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Member, 2015
• Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Member 2014

Expertise

• Microsoft Office
• Adobe Creative Cloud
• Social media content creation and planning  
• Branding, event planning and management
• Creation and implementation of business and communication plans, including: media kits, copy comps, news releases (external and internal), OST's 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
B.S., Communications Sciences & General Business Specialization in Sports & Entertainment, 2018