"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become." Jim Rohn, Author
MBI Sports Management was founded by Mike Baker. Mike has experienced and observed powerful lessons from sports and studied its relation to performance, both mental and physical and brings that success to the professional workplace. He began his higher education at San Bernardino Valley College in Southern California. He then attended the University of Nevada Reno on a baseball scholarship. There he focused his studies in Physiology of Exercise and was also drafted by the Boston Red Sox. In his first professional season he was the team's MVP. Mike has played throughout the United States and also traveled abroad to play and teach the game of baseball as a USA Baseball Ambassador. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Nevada Reno and Guilford College. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and a Lifetime Member of the Professional Baseball Players of America.
Mike is having a positive impact on clients by utilizing his years of experience and relationship building with other professionals. He really appreciates the opportunity to make a difference in athletes lives by guiding them through the process of change from amateur status to a professional. He resides in Greensboro with his beautiful wife Sandy, their two wonderful children, Courtney and Cody, and their new Bernese Mountain Dog...RENO! They have lived in Greensboro since 1987 when Mike was a member of the Greensboro Hornets. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Mertz's early business experience was in Audit and Tax with Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse. He is a registered CPA in the
He left the United States in 1997 to work in Kazakhstan in the Cable TV/Paging industry. This opportunity subsequently led to various finance positions either as CFO or Financial Controller in the remote-site catering, construction for the US Forces/ISAF and Russian vodka industries. In addition to Kazakhstan, where he lived for five years, Mike has also lived in Eastern Russia North of Hokkaido, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan and Moscow. Mike speaks some Russian and is currently in the process of learning Mandarin Chinese. Today, Mike lives between Luxembourg and Shanghai, China, where has a tax practice for expatriates.
R. Tony Hill
A lifelong resident of High Point, North Carolina, Tony Hill obtained his degree in Furniture Manufacturing Technology from Guilford Tech in 1968 and his AB degree from Greensboro College in 1971. He graduated from University of South Carolina School of Law in 1974. He has been in private practice since 1974 with an emphasis in personal injury litigation.
Tony Hill is a current member of the North Carolina State Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice; formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice; formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association. email@example.com
Tim L. Baker
In 1997, Tim founded Timonier Family Offices, Ltd., a wealth management office providing financial guidance to families and fiduciaries. Through his career of more than twenty seven years, Tim has carved a special niche in working with retirement plan assets and families representing the medical community.
An active member of the Investment Management Consultants Association and the International Association for Financial Planning, Tim has received top industry awards and honors in recognition of distinguished services to clients, high levels of professional performance and exemplary levels of success in leadership. Among them, Tim holds the prestigious designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA). Tim is a Registered Representative with NFP Securities, Inc.
He enjoys frequent speaking engagements before corporate executives, medical professionals, civic groups, and others. He publishes a quarterly newsletter, The Financial Guide Post, writes a Quarterly Market Commentary, and has penned articles on financial matters for other publications, as well.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Tim has been lead Chairman of Piedmont Friends for Charity while also serving on other corporate advisory boards. He has been an advocate and sponsor of Hospice events and many local charity golf tournaments.
His outside interests include golf (he was captain of the golf team at USC) jogging, meditation, yoga, travel, and reading. He is also an avid alumnus at university sporting events and academic affairs having served as president of area athletic and alumni chapters. Father of three, Tim resides in High Point, North Carolina. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler is in his final semester at Western Carolina University, and will join the MBI Staff as an intern during the Spring 2011 Semester. While at Western Carolina (2005 - 2008), Sexton earned honors such as being an ESPN The Magazine All-District III selection as well as being named the 2008 WCU Male Scholar Athlete of the Year. Tyler currently ranks in the Top 10 in several career pitching statistical categories for the Catamounts. The Baltimore Orioles selected him in 2008 with their 31st round pick (926th Overall). Tyler pitched 200.1 innings over 3 seasons in the Orioles Minor League System. Being a client of MBI during a portion of his player career with the Orioles, he has worked closely with the staff for over a year. Tyler describes MBI as a "family," and is looking forward to contributing to the agency from a former MiLB player's perspective, with a focus on pitching. Tyler currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his wife Christine. Tyler can be contacted at email@example.com
Bongsoo Kang, a South Korea native, comes to MBI Sports Management from The University of Tennessee where he is graduated in Sport Management with a concentration in Business Administration. Bongsoo will be assisting Mike Mertz in Asia.Bongsoo has experience in both the marketing and sales aspects of sporting games and events. Bongsoo is looking forward to working with MBi and building on professional skills such as communication, organization, and implementation. In the future, he hopes to become a sport agent and is excited for the opportunity to gain experience in the field. Bkang@mbisports.com
Courtney Baker graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in Communication Studies. Her interests include volunteering, writing, reading, art, music, movies and theatre, and politics. Some of her many accomplishments include two national gold keys as well as two regional gold keys in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Award, publications in Creative Communications, and a publication in Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellows Award Recipient, a Quill and Scroll Inductee, a Global & National Congressional Youth Leadership Nominee, and a member of the National Honor Role. In the future, Courtney hopes to attain her Masters Degree in Communication Studies and to keep writing for various publications and anthologies.